Other Personal Service Workers includes occupations such as Civil Celebrants, Hair or Beauty Salon Assistants, Body Artists, First Aid Trainers and Religious Assistants.

Most job titles in this group require a Certificate II or III, or at least 1 year of relevant experience. For other job titles, a Year 10 Certificate, Certificate I, or a short period of on-the-job training is sometimes needed, but is not necessary. The exception is First Aid Trainer which usually requires a Certificate III including at least 2 years of on-the-job training, or a Certificate IV, or at least 3 years of relevant experience. Registration or licensing may also be necessary for some jobs in this group.

Tasks

  • conducts civil marriage ceremonies, funerals, commitment ceremonies, namings and other ceremonies, and maintains appropriate records
  • assists hairdressers or beauty therapists by performing routine tasks in a hairdressing or beauty salon

Job Titles

  • Civil Celebrant
  • Hair or Beauty Salon Assistant
  • Body Artist
  • First Aid Trainer or Instructor
  • Religious Assistant
  • Other Personal Service Workers
  • Civil Celebrant

    Conducts civil marriage ceremonies, funerals, commitment ceremonies, namings and other ceremonies, and maintains appropriate records. Registration or licensing is required.

  • Hair or Beauty Salon Assistant

    Assists Hairdressers or Beauty Therapists by performing routine tasks in a hairdressing or beauty salon.

  • Body Artist

    Decorates, adorns or modifies the human body either permanently or temporarily by using a range of techniques such as tattooing by inserting ink under layers of skin, painting or dyeing the skin; piercing by implanting jewellery and other bio-compatible material in or under the skin; and modification by cutting, branding, manipulating, stretching and scarring to change the shape of or create patterns in the skin, using scalpel, heat and restraining techniques. Registration or licensing may be required.

    Specialisations: Body Piercer, Tattooist

  • First Aid Trainer or Instructor

    Conducts first aid training courses in a variety of settings to a range of clients including corporate clients, school students, community groups and other members of the public.

  • Religious Assistant

    Supports Ministers of Religion or a religious community in performing a variety of religious functions associated with the practise of a religion, including worship, spiritual guidance, pastoral care and teaching.

    Specialisations: Pastoral Worker

  • Other Personal Service Workers

    Includes Astrologer, Bus Escort, Butler, Dog Walker, First Aid Officer, Horse Racing Analyst

Fast Facts

  • Avg. Weekly Pay

    Unavailable
  • Future Growth

    very strong
  • Skill Level

    Certificate II or III
  • Employment Size

    12,500
  • Unemployment

    average
  • Male Share

    39.9%
  • Female Share

    60.1%
  • Full-Time Share

    29.0%

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This is a medium sized occupation employing 12,500 workers. Over the past 5 years the number of jobs has grown strongly.
Very strong growth is expected in the future. New jobs and turnover from workers leaving may create between 10,001 and 25,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2020.

  • Other Personal Service Workers work in most parts of Australia.
  • They mainly work in: Other Services; Education and Training; and Health Care and Social Assistance.
  • Part-time work is very common. Full-time workers, on average, work 37.7 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). Around 3 in 10 workers are young (aged 15 to 25 years) and around 4 in 10 workers are aged 45 years or older.
  • Around 6 in 10 workers are female.
  • In 2016, the unemployment rate was similar to the 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
20056600
20066400
20079600
200810100
200911700
20108900
201115900
201211200
201314200
201413800
201512500
202016900

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.
CategoryOther Personal Service WorkersAll Jobs Average
Full-time29.068.4
Part-time71.031.6
Average Weekly Hours (full-time)37.740.0

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)
Other Services61.1
Education and Training13.1
Health Care and Social Assistance13.0
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6.5
Other Industries6.3

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.
StateOther Personal Service WorkersAll Jobs Average
NSW33.931.8
VIC24.525.5
QLD20.419.8
SA8.16.8
WA10.211.2
TAS1.82.0
NT0.51.1
ACT0.61.8

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 BracketOther Personal Service WorkersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-199.8-5.45.4
20-2416.0-9.99.9
25-3413.1-23.423.4
35-4416.4-21.721.7
45-5414.5-21.121.1
55-596.1-8.78.7
60-646.9-5.95.9
65 and Over17.2-3.83.8

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.
CategoryOther Personal Service WorkersCategoryAll Jobs Average
Males39.9Males53.6
Females60.1Females46.4

Education Level

Top Education Levels

Highest Level of Education (% share)

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Most job titles in this group require a Certificate II or III, or at least 1 year of relevant experience. For other job titles, a Year 10 Certificate, Certificate I, or a short period of on-the-job training is sometimes needed, but is not necessary. The exception is First Aid Trainer which usually requires a Certificate III including at least 2 years of on-the-job training, or a Certificate IV, or at least 3 years of relevant experience. Registration or licensing may also be necessary for some occupations in this group.

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 Service Workers who are caring and compassionate, who can communicate clearly and are trustworthy.

Knowledge

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

  1. Customer and Personal Service

    93% Important

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

  2. Administration and Management

    77% Important

    Planning and coordination of people and resources.

  3. English Language

    77% Important

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

  4. Education and Training

    71% Important

    Teaching and course design.

  5. Personnel and Human Resources

    69% Important

    Recruiting and training people. Managing pay and other entitlements like sick and holiday leave. Negotiating pay and conditions.

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Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Activities

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

  1. Making Decisions and Solving Problems

    91% Important

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

  2. Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Staff

    89% Important

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

  3. Getting Information

    89% Important

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  4. Building Good Relationships

    86% Important

    Building and keeping constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.

  5. Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work

    83% Important

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

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