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1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.2  
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UNIT GROUP 4233 NURSING SUPPORT AND PERSONAL CARE WORKERS


    NURSING SUPPORT AND PERSONAL CARE WORKERS provide assistance, support and direct care to patients in a variety of health, welfare and community settings.

    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.

    Registration or licensing may be required.

    Tasks Include:

    • assisting patients with their personal care needs such as showering, dressing and eating
    • assisting patients with their mobility and communication needs
    • participating in planning the care of individuals
    • following therapy plans such as interventions to assist those with dementia and behavioural problems
    • observing and reporting changes in patients' condition, and reporting complaints about care
    • assisting with rehabilitation exercises, basic treatment and delivering medications
    • providing direct support and assistance to therapists

    Occupations:
      423311 Hospital Orderly
      423312 Nursing Support Worker
      423313 Personal Care Assistant
      423314 Therapy Aide

423311 HOSPITAL ORDERLY

    Alternative Titles:
      Patient Services Assistant
      Wardsperson

    Assists with the provision of care to patients in a hospital by ensuring wards are neat and tidy, lifting and turning patients and transporting them in wheelchairs or on movable beds, and providing direct care and support.

    Skill Level: 4


423312 NURSING SUPPORT WORKER

    Alternative Titles:
      Assistant in Nursing
      Nurses' Aide (NZ)

    Provides limited patient care under the direction of nursing staff.

    Skill Level: 4

    Specialisation:

      Paramedical Aide

423313 PERSONAL CARE ASSISTANT

    Provides routine personal care services to people in a range of health care facilities or in a person's home.

    Skill Level: 4


423314 THERAPY AIDE

    Alternative Title:
      Therapist's Assistant

    Assists therapists in providing therapy programs and in the direct care of their patients in a variety of health, welfare and community settings. Registration or licensing may be required.

    Skill Level: 4

    Specialisations:

      Diversional Therapist's Assistant
      Occupational Therapist's Assistant
      Physiotherapist's Assistant


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