Support Worker in Disability or Aged Care

Also known as Aged Care Worker, Aged or Disabled Care Worker, Personal Care Worker, Personal Carer.
Provides general household assistance, emotional support, care and companionship for aged or disabled people in their own homes.
Training time 2 years
Average pay $34,172
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 45,900

How do I become a Support Worker in Disability or Aged Care in Victoria?

To work as a Support Worker in Disability or Aged Care in Victoria, you'll need:
  • A Certificate III in Individual Support
  • Recommended

  • Completion of Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or equivalent
  • Certificate II in Community Services
  • Certificate IV in Disability
  • Certificate IV in Ageing Support

What does a Support Worker in Disability or Aged Care do?

  • Accompanies aged and disabled persons during daily activities
  • Assists clients with their mobility
  • Prepares food for clients
  • Arranges social activities
  • Performs housekeeping tasks such as vacuuming and cleaning
  • Assists in personal hygiene and dressing
  • Provides companionship, friendship and emotional support
  • May do shopping and run errands

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate II in Community Services
TAFE
Certificate III in Individual Support
TAFE
Certificate IV in Ageing Support
TAFE
Certificate IV in Mental Health
TAFE