Aged Care Worker

Aged Care Worker

As an Aged Care Worker, you’ll look after the health and wellbeing of the elderly in their homes or aged care facilities, helping them to maintain their independence. The average salary of an Aged Care Worker is $52,368 per annum.

You’ll be responsible for providing older people with emotional support, companionship, and general household assistance to uphold their quality of life and meet personal care needs.

Salary range
Average salary $52,368
salary range
$45,263
$52,368
$59,473
Source: SEEK
Projected job growth
31% by 2020
31%
2015
2020
Source: joboutlook.gov.au
Employment by region
The top three regions for employment as an Aged Care Worker are:
NSW
NSW 25.7%
QLD
QLD 20.3%
ACT
ACT 26.6%
Source: joboutlook.gov.au

Key skills required

The top skills for an Aged Care Worker are:
  • Patient, flexible and understanding
  • Supportive and caring
  • Able to accept responsibility
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • Able to perform domestic duties effectively
Source: myfuture.edu.au
Career pathway planner
Starting out
Starting out

Build the foundations of a rewarding career with a certificate course. You’ll be qualified to work as a Home Care or Aged Care Worker and will learn how to understand the needs of the elderly and disabled.

Moving up in the industry
Moving up in the industry

Additional study can help you further your career in the community services industry. Continue making a positive impact on other people's lives by building on your skills and gaining a desired qualification for a Support Worker or Case Worker.

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