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Aged Care Worker

Find out how to become an aged care worker or a personal carer. Learn more about the future of the industry, average salaries and occupational responsibilities.

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The current average salary of an Aged Care Worker is $40,200 - 59,750 annually


Aged care workers provide in-home assistance to elderly people. They assist with mobility issues, household chores, shopping, personal hygiene and provide companionship. Australia has an ageing population and the future growth of this industry is very strong. It is a large industry set to employ 241,200 workers by 2022.

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Key skills

An aged care worker looks after the physical and emotional needs of their clients, assisting them around the home and accompanying them to social events.

  • Implementing general housekeeping procedures
  • A caring personality, empathy, compassion
  • Ability to establish and foster good relationships
  • Assisting client to maintain hygiene and get dressed
  • Organising social outings and activites
  • Preparing meals and snacks

Quick facts

The future of the aged care industry will experience very strong growth; providing aspiring workers with plenty of employment opportunities.

  • Average Hours Worked
    35.9 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Healthcare and social assistance; public administration and safety; administrative and support services
  • Average qualification level
    51.2% Certificate III/IV

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from and the Australian Government's - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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