423111 Aged or Disabled Carer

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
423111
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Aged or Disabled Carer
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
No
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
No
494: 
No
LMT Protected Occupation: 
No
ANZSCO Occupation Description: 

423111 AGED OR DISABLED CARER

Alternative Titles:
Aged or Disabled Care Worker
Personal Carer
Personal Care Worker

Provides general household assistance, emotional support, care and companionship for aged or disabled people in their own homes.
Skill Level: 4

ANZSCO Skill Level: 
4

4231 Aged and Disabled Carers

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
4231
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Aged and Disabled Carers
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 

4231 AGED AND DISABLED CARERS

AGED AND DISABLED CARERS provide general household assistance, emotional support, care and companionship for aged and disabled persons in their own homes.
Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
In Australia:
AQF Certificate II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 2 or 3 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

At least one year of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Tasks Include:

accompanying aged and disabled persons during daily activities
assisting clients with their mobility
preparing food for clients
arranging social activities
performing housekeeping tasks such as vacuuming and cleaning
assisting in personal hygiene and dressing
providing companionship, friendship and emotional support
may do shopping and run errands
may live in with the person

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
762.20
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
628.40
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
652.90