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.
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.
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
- 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).
- Ensure you have a current police check for your state. It’s also recommended to hold a current First Aid Certificate.
- It may be helpful to hold an unrestricted drivers’ licence. Check with your local traffic authority for more details.
- 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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