AGED CARE& DISABLED CARE

POPULAR STUDY & CAREER OPTIONS IN AUSTRALIA

 

 

Local Area Coordinator

Average Salary:  AUD 87,770 / year *

Recommended Course(s) of Study:

  • Certificate IV in Disability (30 Weeks)
  • Diploma of Community Services (Case Management) (78 Weeks)
  • Bachelor of Social Work (4 Years)
  • Master of Social Work (Qualifying) (2 years)

Disabilities Services Officer

Average Salary: AUD 62,767 / year *

Recommended Course(s) of Study:

  • Diploma of Community Services (Case Management) (78 Weeks)

Disability Support Worker

Average Salary: AUD 57,038 / year *

Recommended Course(s) of Study:

  • Certificate III in Individual Support (36-38 Weeks)
  • Certificate IV in Disability (30 Weeks)
  • Bachelor of Social Work (4 Years)
  • Master of Social Work (Qualifying) (2 years)

Residential Care Officer

Average Salary: AUD 54,495 / year *

Recommended Course(s) of Study:

  • Diploma of Community Services (Case Management) (78 Weeks)
  • Diploma of Mental Health (78 Weeks)

Personal Care Assistant

Average Salary: AUD 46,084 / year *

Recommended Course(s) of Study:

  • Certificate III in Individual Support (36-38 Weeks)

Home Care Worker

Average Salary: AUD 38,660 / year *

Recommended Course(s) of Study:

  • Certificate III in Individual Support (36-38 Weeks)

Aged Care Support Worker

Average Salary: AUD 37,500 / year *

Recommended Course(s) of Study:

  • Certificate III in Individual Support (36-38 Weeks)
  • Certificate IV in Ageing Support (78 Weeks)

* Disclaimer:

  • The salaries stated above are based on average income per year in Australia gathered from different sources -Neuvoo, Glassdoor & Payscale (see below).
  • Salaries may vary based on relevant education, work experiences, skillsets and professional recognition of a working individual as well as job location. 

 

Job Descriptions and Pay Range for each occupation listed above:

Local Area Coordinator

Job Overview:

Assist people with disability to advocate, plan, organise and access the support and services needed to live an ordinary life. This includes assessing each person’s eligibility for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and (where eligible) helping to establish a NDIS plan with reasonable and necessary supports.

Source Reference: Ethical Jobs

Pay Range:

Source Reference: Neuvoo

Disabilities Services Officer

Job Overview:

Works in a range of service units which provide education and community access to people with intellectual, physical, social and emotional disabilities.

Source Reference: abs.gov.au

Pay Range:

Source Reference: Glassdoor

Disability Support Worker

Job Overview:

Provides care and emotional support for people with physical and/or intellectual disabilities. Assists with domestic tasks and chores such as shopping, cooking, washing, toileting and cleaning and other daily routines. Provides companionship and support to assist clients to develop their existing skills, abilities and confidence.

Pay Range:

Source Reference: Neuvoo

Residential Care Officer

Job Overview:

Provides care and supervision for children or disabled persons in group housing or institutional care.

Source Reference: abs.gov.au

Pay Range:

Source Reference: Payscale

Personal Care Assistant

Job Overview:

Provides routine personal care services to people in a range of health care facilities or in a person's home.

Source Reference: abs.gov.au

Pay Range:

Source Reference: Payscale

Home Care Worker

Job Overview:

Provides in-home support to clients including the elderly and those with disabilities or special needs. Responsible for preparing and cooking meals, transporting clients to appointments, administering medicines, providing companionship and other daily routines in and around the home.

Pay Range:

Source Reference: Payscale

Aged Care Support Worker

Job Overview:

The aged care support worker's daily tasks vary based upon the specific position, but they generally revolve around attending to the needs of senior citizens in their facility or otherwise under their care. This involves tasks such as ensuring daily medicine is taken, regularly checking in with older adults, assisting with activities, and performing any other miscellaneous tasks required. These tasks require great communication skills and attention to detail, as well as a friendly personality and great customer service skills.

Source Reference: Payscale

Pay Range:

Source Reference:  Payscale

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