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Aged Care Support Worker

Aged Care Support Workers are responsible for providing personal, physical and emotional support to elderly clients needing assistance with their daily activities.

What's it like to be an Aged Care Support Worker?

Aged Care Support Workers look after the health and wellbeing of clients in aged care facilities, or help to maintain the independence of those wishing to remain in their own homes. They assist clients with such tasks as personal care, domestic duties and mobility. Aged Care Support Workers also provide companionship and emotional support to improve their quality of life.

Aged Care Support Worker

What can I earn as an Aged Care Support Worker?

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How to become an Aged Care Support Worker


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Most Aged Care Support Workers learn the skills required to work as a carer through experience and training. Courses at the certificate level are the most popular courses for those looking for their first job in the industry.

  1. Complete your Secondary School Certificate.
  2. Complete a Certificate II in Community Services (CHC22015), a Certificate IV in Disability (CHC43115), or a Certificate IV in Ageing Support (CHC43015).
  3. Alternatively, complete a Certificate III Individual Support (CHC33015).
  4. To get experience in this industry and to boost your resume, you can volunteer with Seniors and Aged Care.

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Latest Aged Care Support Worker reviews

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May 2021
Aged Care is a very rewarding job
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate IV in Aged Care
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
HACC
The good things
It is a great way of giving back to our aged community
The challenges
Providing services and care dementia clients or palliative clients
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Nov 2018
Looking after our seniors
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate IV in Ageing Support
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Aged Care
The good things
The good things about aged care and being able to support and help people who are in your care, giving them the help to do things they cannot manage at home and seeing their thankful responses and app...
The challenges
Challenges are difficult behaviour and how to overcome and manage this behaviour. Also time limitations to complete tasks allocated can be a little short.
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