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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

Tasks and duties

  • Communicating with clients about their care and support requirements.
  • Writing personalised care plans in consultation with clients.
  • Making home visits and assisting with such tasks as food preparation, personal hygiene and dressing, washing and cleaning.
  • Assisting clients with shopping, running errands and social outings.
  • Providing companionship, friendship and emotional support.
  • Organising appointments, transport, and change in services for clients.

What can I earn as an Aged Care Support Worker?

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The most common annual salary in AUS for an Aged Care Support Worker is between $45k and $55k
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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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How do Aged Care Support Workers rate their role?

Latest reviews from 4 Aged Care Support Workers surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
4.8
Job satisfaction
4.8
Career progression opportunities
4.0
Job security
3.8
Pay / Salary
3.8
Variety of work
4.0

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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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Nov 2018
Give nursing a go a challenge but rewarding
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Aged Care
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
The good things
Being able to support elderly in their own home prevention going into ages care facility and giving them social aspect in company as a friend
The challenges
Starting with a new client and juggling time to get done what needs to be done
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What are the job opportunities for Aged Care Support Workers?

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Projected job growthAlert

National increase over next 5 years *
25.4%
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Source: LMIP. Aged and Disabled Carers

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