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 $66,594 per annum.

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: 11% more Personal Care Assistants employed in Australia in 2020 (compared to 2015)

Source: joboutlook.gov.au
Employment by region

The top three regions for employment as a Personal Care Assistant are:

  • NSW: 40.8%
  • VIC: 21%
  • QLD: 20.3%

Source: joboutlook.gov.au
Key skills required
  • 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

Source: myfuture.edu.au

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