Nursing Support Worker

Also known as Assistant in Nursing.
Provides limited patient care under the direction of nursing staff.
Training time 16 weeks - 1 year
Average pay $36,787
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 1,600

How do I become a Nursing Support Worker in Victoria?

To work as a Nursing Support Worker in Victoria, you'll need:
  • Certificate III in Health Services Assistance
  • Completed traineeship
  • Recommended

  • Completion of Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or equivalent
  • Certificate II in Health Support Services

What does a Nursing Support Worker 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 reporting complaints about care
  • Assists with rehabilitation exercises, basic treatment and delivering medications

Specialisations

  • Paramedical Aide

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