1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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SPECIAL CARE WORKERS provide care and supervision for children in residential child care establishments and security institutions, provide care to people in refuges, or provide household support and assistance to people in need of care or therapy programs.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this unit group is an AQF Certificate II or higher qualification or at least one years relevant experience.

Tasks Include:

  • planning and implementing programs of supervision and care for children
  • supervising and arranging activities to enhance the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of children
  • waking children and ensuring they are washed, dressed, fed and ready for educational and recreational activities
  • supervising children during domestic activities such as eating meals and showering
  • organising refuge accommodation
  • accompanying sick or aged people during daily activities
  • as directed, provides general care and comfort to therapy patients
  • guiding and assisting patients in the performance of craft, recreational and leisure activities


This section contains the following subsection :
              6313-11 Hostel Parent
              6313-13 Child or Youth Residential Care Assistant
              6313-15 Refuge Worker
              6313-17 Aged or Disabled Person Carer
              6313-19 Therapy Aide

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