Personal Care Assistant

Personal Care Assistant

A Personal Care Assistant is responsible for providing quality care to their clients. Duties may include preparing meals, general house cleaning, escorting clients to appointments, grocery shopping, and assisting carers.

As a Personal Care Assistant, your clients may be younger with a disability, or elderly living in an aged care facility. You may also be required to provide in-home care. The average annual salary for this role is $39,912 per annum.

Salary range
Average salary $39,912
salary range
Source: SEEK
Projected job growth
12% by 2020
Employment by region
The top three regions for employment as a Personal Care Assistant are:
NSW 35.9%
VIC 25.3%
QLD 20.5%

Key skills required

The top skills for a Personal Care Assistant are:
  • Able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • Able to lift heavy objects
  • Caring and supportive attitude
  • Respect for the rights of others
  • Able to perform domestic duties efficiently
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Able to follow instructions
Related careers
Avg. salary: $39k
Avg. salary: $52k
Avg. salary: $58k