Aged or Disabled Carer


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


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)


  • 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

Alternative Titles

  • Aged or Disabled Care Worker
  • Personal Carer
  • Personal Care Worker

Source: 1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, First Edition.
Note: The tasks associated with the occupation are to be used as guidance only. The tasks listing may include tasks associated with the grouping/category to which the occupation belongs.

Training Pathways

7 courses found.

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CHC43315: Certificate IV in Mental Health
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User Choice Program (Subsidy)
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CHC43015: Certificate IV in Ageing Support
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User Choice Program (Subsidy)
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52841WA: Certificate II in Introduction to Aged Care
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52840WA: Certificate II in Introduction to Disability Care
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22469VIC: Course in Introduction to the National Disability Insurance Scheme
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10719NAT: Certificate IV in Leadership and Innovation in Dementia Services
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10668NAT: Course in HIV and Ageing
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