Personal Care Assistant

Provides routine personal care services to people in a range of health care facilities or in a person's home.
Training time 1 month - 2 years
Average pay $34,291
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 17,800

How do I become a Personal Care Assistant in Victoria?

To work as a Personal Care Assistant in Victoria, you'll need:
  • A Certificate III in Individual Support
  • Recommended

  • Completion of Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or equivalent
  • Food handling and hygiene certificate
  • Manual handling and safe lifting practices certificate
  • Senior First Aid / CPR Certificate
  • Drivers licence
  • Course in Personal Carer Training Using Non-Invasive Ventilation
  • Certificate IV in Dementia Practice

What does a Personal Care Assistant 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

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance
TAFE
Certificate III in Individual Support
TAFE
Certificate IV in Health Science Foundations
TAFE
Course in Personal Carer Training Using Non-Invasive Ventilation
Certificate IV in Dementia Practice