Major Group: 4 – Community and Personal Service Workers | Sub-Major Group: 42 – Carers and Aides | Minor Group: 423 – Personal Carers and Assistants | Unit Group: 4233 – Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers
Description: Provides limited patient care under the direction of nursing staff.
Skill Level 4 : Occupations at Skill Level 4 have a level of skill commensurate with one of the following:
– NZ Register Level 2 or 3 qualification or
– AQF Certificate II or III.
At least one year of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Assistant in Nursing
Nurses’ Aide (NZ)
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Description: Provide assistance, support and direct care to patients in a variety of health, welfare and community settings.
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.
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
Other occupations in this Unit Group
423311 – Hospital Orderly
423313 – Personal Care Assistant
423314 – Therapy Aide