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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 $66,594 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.

Average salary
$66,594 P/A

Source: seek.com.au (August 2016)
Min average salary
$60,956 P/A

Source: seek.com.au (August 2016)
Max average salary
$72,233 P/A

Source: seek.com.au (August 2016)
Job growth

Projection: 30% more Aged Care Workers employed in Australia in 2020 (compared to November 2015)


Source: joboutlook.gov.au
Employment by region

The top three regions for employment as an Aged Care Worker are:

  • NSW: 27.6%
  • VIC: 23.8%
  • QLD: 19.5%

Source: joboutlook.gov.au
Key skills required
  • 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

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