Nursing Support and Personal Carer
What does a Nursing Support and Personal Carer do?
Cares for patients at home, in hospitals, aged care facilities and clinics
- Helps nurses to lift, bathe, turn patients
- Helps patients to dress and eat
- Makes sure patients have the health care support they need
- Helps patients with treatments, rehabilitation and medication needs.
- Works in a team with the medical care team.
What do I need to be good at?
- Patience and caring
- Helping disabled and elderly people
- Commitment to the dignity of life for disabled and elderly people
- You need to be fit and strong
How much does a Nursing Support and Personal Carer get paid?
Starts at $39,828 and progresses to $52,667 depending on your experience.
How does a Nursing Support and Personal Carer get trained?
You can start at school by
- Getting involved in the Experience in Community Services Taster for Year 10s.
- Enrolling in the VET in Schools Certificate III in Community Services Work or
- With a school based traineeship, Certificate III Community Services.
- After school you can study Certificate III at TAFE or another Registered Training Organisation
- You can learn on the job
Keep an eye on the Volunteering Geelong website.
Where are the jobs for Nursing Support and Personal Carers?
Some related jobs are:
Disability Support Care, Home and Community Care Work
What does this job lead to?
Nursing Support and Personal Carers may go on to further training to become:
- allied health managers
- aged and disability care coordinators or managers
- youth residential care supervisors
- health promotions officers
- occupational therapists
- recreational therapists
- lifestyle therapists
- therapy aides