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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3421-15 Residential Care Officer

Provides care and supervision for children or disabled persons in group housing or government institutions.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Diploma or higher qualification or at least 3 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • ensures residents are washed, dressed, fed and ready for educational and recreational activities
  • organises and participates in educational and recreational activities
  • supervises residents during domestic activities such as dining and showering
  • assists with social and living skills, and trains residents unable to live independently or work in open employment
  • enforces behavioural standards, compile disciplinary reports and assist in implementing remedial measures
  • may assist in serving meals and performing other housekeeping tasks

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