Personal Care Consultants provide personal care services, such as natural relaxation and health treatments, and weight loss advice.

A Certificate II or III, or at least 1 year of relevant experience, is usually needed. Sometimes experience or on-the-job training is needed in addition to a qualification.

Tasks

  • interviewing clients to work out their needs
  • treating emotional, psychological and physical imbalances of the body using natural techniques and diagnostic methods
  • monitoring and correcting imbalances in the body using muscle testing techniques
  • advising clients on dietary requirements and exercise programs
  • recording clients' weight and measurements
  • instructing clients on the use of exercise equipment
  • providing support and counselling

Job Titles

  • Natural Remedy Consultant
  • Weight Loss Consultant
  • Herbalist (Western)
  • Natural Remedy Consultant

    Uses natural techniques and diagnostic methods for treatment, relaxation and health purposes.

    Specialisations: Aromatherapist, Holistic Pulser, Iridologist, Kinesiologist, Reflexologist

  • Weight Loss Consultant

    Assists clients with advice and practical solutions for losing weight or body fat.

  • Herbalist (Western)

    Utilises plants and plant based material to create medicines to help prevent or treat various illnesses.

Fast Facts

  • Avg. Weekly Pay

    Unavailable
  • Future Growth

    very strong
  • Skill Level

    Certificate II or III
  • Employment Size

    3,800
  • Unemployment

    below average
  • Male Share

    7.1%
  • Female Share

    92.9%
  • Full-Time Share

    25.6%

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This is a very small occupation employing 3800 workers. Over the past 5 years the number of jobs has fallen slightly.
Very strong growth is expected in the future. New jobs and turnover from workers leaving may create up to 5,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2020.

  • While there are jobs in many parts of Australia, New South Wales has a large share of Personal Care Consultants.
  • They mainly work in: Health Care and Social Assistance; Other Services; and Manufacturing.
  • Part-time work is very common. Full-time workers, on average, work 36.6 hours per week (compared to the all jobs average of 40 hours).
  • The average age is 42 years (compared to the all jobs average of 40 years) and around 5 in 10 workers are aged 45 years or older.
  • More than 9 in 10 workers are female.
  • In 2016, the unemployment rate was below average.

Employment Outlook

Number of Workers

Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, Department of Employment trend data to November 2015 and Department of Employment projections to 2020.
YearNumber of Workers
20054400
20063400
20074400
20083800
20094300
20103900
20115300
20124900
20135100
20145000
20153800
20204700

Weekly Earnings

Full-time Earnings

All Jobs Average

Weekly Earnings (before tax)

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Hours

Weekly Hours Worked

Source: Based on ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2016, Cat. No. 6291.0.55.003: Customised Report. Hours actually worked by people who usually work full-time, and share of employment by full-time and part-time status, for this job compared to the all jobs average.
CategoryPersonal Care ConsultantsAll Jobs Average
Full-time25.668.4
Part-time74.431.6
Average Weekly Hours (full-time)36.640.0

Main Industries

Top Industries

Main Employing Industries (% share)

Source: Based on ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2016, Cat. No. 6291.0.55.003: Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
Health Care and Social Assistance80.4
Other Services10.9
Manufacturing5.6
Education and Training1.9
Other Industries1.2

States and Territories

  • NSW

  • VIC

  • QLD

  • SA

  • TAS

  • NT

  • ACT

Employment by State and Territory (% share)

Source: Based on ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2016, Cat. No. 6291.0.55.003: Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
StatePersonal Care ConsultantsAll Jobs Average
NSW44.831.8
VIC29.225.5
QLD12.919.8
SA3.36.8
WA6.911.2
TAS0.52.0
NT1.71.1
ACT0.71.8

Age Profile

Age Profile (% share)

Source: Based on ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2016, Cat. No. 6291.0.55.003: Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Age BracketPersonal Care ConsultantsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-190.0-5.45.4
20-242.0-9.99.9
25-3419.4-23.423.4
35-4433.2-21.721.7
45-549.8-21.121.1
55-5913.5-8.78.7
60-649.3-5.95.9
65 and Over12.8-3.83.8

Gender

Male Share

Female Share

Gender (% share)

Source: Based on ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2016, Cat. No. 6291.0.55.003: Customised Report. Male and female share of employment in this job compared to the all jobs average.
CategoryPersonal Care ConsultantsCategoryAll Jobs Average
Males7.1Males53.6
Females92.9Females46.4

Education Level

Top Education Levels

Highest Level of Education (% share)

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A Certificate II or III, or at least 1 year of relevant experience, is usually needed. Sometimes experience or on-the-job training is needed in addition to a qualification.

If you are interested in this style of work, there are a wide range of training options available that could lead to this or a similar job.
The pathway that is right for you will depend on your skills and interests.

It is a good idea to speak to industry bodies, employers, and workers to learn more about the skills and qualifications you will need.

Employers look for Personal Care Consultants who are caring, compassionate and empathetic and can communicate clearly with a diverse range of people.

Knowledge

The topics, subjects, or knowledge areas workers rate as most important are shown below.

  1. Food Production

    73% Important

    Planting, growing, and harvesting food (both plant and animal), including storage and handling.

  2. English Language

    68% Important

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  3. Public Safety and Security

    64% Important

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  4. Customer and Personal Service

    62% Important

    Customer and personal services. This includes understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  5. Administration and Management

    58% Important

    Planning and coordination of people and resources.

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Activities

The work activities workers rate as most important are shown below.

  1. Assisting and Caring for Others

    86% Important

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support to people such as co-workers, customers, or patients.

  2. Making Decisions and Solving Problems

    84% Important

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  3. Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Staff

    81% Important

    Giving information to supervisors, co-workers, and staff by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

  4. Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

    79% Important

    Checking objects, actions, or events, keeping an eye out for problems.

  5. Getting Information

    79% Important

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

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