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Personal Carer

Provide support with daily tasks to individuals with a disability or special needs.

What's it like to be a Personal Carer?

Personal Carers are carers for vulnerable individuals, and provide help with daily tasks. This can range from administering medication and helping with household tasks, to providing support with bathing, eating, drinking and dressing.

Personal Carer

Tasks and duties

  • Providing support with eating, drinking, bathing and dressing.
  • Administering medication.
  • Completing household tasks.
  • Supporting clients to continue hobbies and activities.
  • Transporting and accompanying clients to appointments.
  • Filling out paperwork and acting as an advocate for the client’s wishes and best interests.
  • Doing grocery shopping and preparing meals.
  • Working with doctors and therapists to ensure adequate support is in place.
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Personal Carers may need to work on weekends and holidays, on any day of the year, depending on their client’s needs.

What can I earn as a Personal Carer?

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How to become a Personal Carer


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It’s possible to work as a Personal Care Worker without formal qualifications, however, many employers require a vocational qualification such as a Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015).

  1. Complete a vocational qualification in disability or community services. This may be a Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home & Community) (CHC33015) or a Certificate IV in Disability (CHC43115).
  2. Ensure you have a current police check for your state. It’s also recommended to hold a current First Aid Certificate.
  3. It may be helpful to hold an unrestricted drivers’ licence. Check with your local traffic authority for more details.
  4. To get experience in the industry and to boost your resume, you can also volunteer with Seniors and Aged Care or Disability Services.

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Certificate III in Individual Support

This certificate gives you the skills to provide person-centred support to people who require assistance due to ageing or disability.
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Certificate IV in Disability

This qualification provides the skills to work in the disability support industry and provide supervision to a small team.

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Latest Personal Carer reviews

Latest reviews from 36 Personal Carers surveyed on SEEK
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Aug 2019
Personal Care is about caring for people to keep our Elderly in the own homes, I feel honoured to be part of the Community Services.
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Aged Care
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Community Care
The good things
I love caring for the elderly, so you would have to be caring and passionate in your role. You can be flexible with your availability and nominate what hours and days you would like to work. I love Co...
The challenges
Sitting to the time allocated to clients, so time management. Enjoy domestic working because we do alot of house cleans. Challenging behaviours, you have to be able to manage and have a great communic...
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Aug 2019
Caring isn’t for everyone but, I love what I do
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Criminology
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
I'm self-employed
Specialisation
Personal carer
The good things
It’s amazing to see people thrive and grow and do things they thought they were incapable of doing, you get to be a part of that. You get to help build them up when they don’t feel happy or if they ar...
The challenges
I am a 24/7 carer to people I know so I don’t get sick pay or holidays, if I need time away I have to notify an organisation who is disinterested in my mental health but only in how many hours I am aw...
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