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Helping people is incredibly rewarding, the days are filled with variety, and you can be selective with your availability which helps maintain a healthy work/life balance to allow time for study or other commitments.

The benefits of working within a growing, in-demand industry are immense. There is a clear career path if you wish to progress to a supervisor or manager role. Working in care sector roles builds transferable skills, meaning you can easily get jobs in multiple fields. Being an experienced, in-demand employee allows you to use your skills for working holidays or easily return after career breaks.

Explore the resources below to find out more about careers in care.

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People working in the care sector have a deep respect for people and love hearing about their lives, achievements and amazing stories.


Not only are you helping older people live their best lives you might learn something new, make friends and be paid to do something you enjoy.

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Working in the care industry isn’t limited to care roles, there are jobs in administration, facility maintenance (builders, gardeners, cleaners) and hospitality positions too.

There are full time, part time and casual roles available, or consider traineeship and apprenticeship opportunities to allow you to earn as you learn.

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There are a lot of programs available to talented and passionate people who are looking for a career in the care sector.​

To help you get ready for work, you may be eligible to access fully funded initiatives to get the support you need to gain the skills, experience and qualifications you might need in the workforce.


Whatever your age, current occupation, work-life balance needs, background and career goals, if the care and support sector is where you want to be, there are options available to you.

The Aged Care Workforce Industry Council (ACWIC) is encouraging Australians to bring their skills, talents and passions into a rewarding career in Aged Care.

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