Nursing Support and Personal Carer

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
  • Communicating
  • 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
    1. Getting involved in the Experience in Community Services Taster for Year 10s.
    2. Enrolling in the VET in Schools Certificate III in Community Services Work or
    3. 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?

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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
  • dietitians
  • health promotions officers
  • occupational therapists
  • recreational therapists
  • lifestyle therapists
  • therapy aides