Hospital Orderly

Also known as Patient Services Assistant, Wardsperson.
Assists with the provision of care to patients in a hospital by ensuring wards are neat and tidy, lifting and turning patients and transporting them in wheelchairs or on movable beds, and providing direct care and support.
Training time 16 weeks - 1 year
Average pay $43,803
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 4,400

How do I become a Hospital Orderly in Victoria?

To work as a Hospital Orderly in Victoria, you'll need:
  • Certificate III in Health Services Assistance
  • Food Handling Certificate
  • Recommended

  • Experience working in an administrative environment

What does a Hospital Orderly do?

  • Assists patients with their personal care needs such as showering, dressing and eating
  • Assists patients with their mobility and communication needs
  • Participates in planning the care of individuals
  • Follows therapy plans such as interventions to assist those with dementia and behavioural problems
  • Observes and reports changes in patients' condition, and reports complaints about care
  • Assists with rehabilitation exercises, basic treatment and delivers medications

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate II in Health Support Services
Certificate III in Health Services Assistance
Certificate III in Health Support Services