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Minor Group

423 Personal Carers and Assistants

ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
Reference period
2021

Personal Carers and Assistants provide basic care, supervision and other support services to individuals for the enhancement of their health, welfare and comfort.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3); or
  • AQF Certificate II or III, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3); or
  • NZQF Level 2 or 3 qualification, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • providing assistance, support, care and companionship to aged and disabled persons and others in need of care and in therapy programs
  • assisting Dental Practitioners
  • assisting in caring for patients in hospitals, clinics and nursing homes
  • caring for and supervising children in residential childcare establishments and correctional institutions
  • caring for people in refuges