Provides general household assistance, emotional support, care and companionship for aged or disabled people in their own homes.
Skill Level 4
Aged or Disabled Care Worker
Personal Care Worker
Skills Assessment Authority
Caveats No caveats
Group: 4231 Aged and Disabled Carers
provide general household assistance, emotional support, care and companionship for aged and disabled persons in their own homes.
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
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
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.