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Support Worker

Provide support to individuals and families by carrying a range of household and personal care tasks.

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What can I earn as a Support Worker?

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The most common annual salary in AUS for a Support Worker is between $55k and $65k
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How to become a Support Worker


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

  1. Complete a Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015) at a TAFE or registered training organisation.
  2. Consider undertaking a Provide First Aid certificate.
  3. It’s also helpful to have an unrestricted drivers’ licence. Check with your local traffic authority for more details.

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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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Latest reviews

Latest reviews from 143 Support Workers surveyed on SEEK
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May 2021
Support work can be challenging but it is very rewarding knowing you have made a difference in a clients life
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Community service
The good things
Support clients to live a quality lifestyle
The challenges
Dementia clients are challenging and travelling to clients can be challenging so you need good time management
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May 2021
Support work is rewarding if you like people
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
aged care/ disability
The good things
Being a support worker you have to like the job, otherwise you would never do it. The clients make every day worth while. They tell you stories about there lives and you get a feeling and sense of how...
The challenges
The challenges in this kind of work are many and varied, you never know what you will find when you go to a clients place, you are always given a care plan that you read and work too but things can g...
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