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

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • 7,800 workers Employment Size
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • Average unemployment Unemployment
  • 45.9% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42.1 hours Average full-time
  • 46 years Average age
  • 84.4% female Gender Share

The number of Personal Care Consultants grew very strongly over the past 5 years and is expected to grow very strongly over the next 5 years:
from 7,800 in 2017 to 10,000 by 2022.
There are likely to be around 6,000 job openings over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created.

  • Size: This is a small occupation.
  • Unemployment: Unemployment was average in 2017.
  • Location: Personal Care Consultants work in most regions of Australia.
  • Industries: They work in many industries such as Health Care and Social Assistance; Other Services; and Education and Training.
  • Full-time: Less than half work full-time (45.9%, fewer than the all jobs average of 68.4%), showing there are many opportunites to work part-time.
  • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 42.1 hours per week at work (compared to the all jobs average of 40.0 hours).
  • Age: The average age is 46 years (compared to the all jobs average of 40 years). Many workers are 45 years or older (52.7%).
  • Gender: 84.4% of workers are female (compared to the all jobs average of 46.7%).

Employment Outlook

Number of Workers

Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, Department of Jobs and Small Business trend data to May 2017 and Department of Jobs and Small Business projections to 2022.
YearNumber of Workers
20073600
20084000
20094400
20104200
20115100
20124200
20135100
20144800
20154200
20167200
20177800
202210000

Weekly Earnings

Weekly Earnings (Before Tax)

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Main Industries

Main Employing Industries (% Share)

Source: Based on ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2017, 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 Assistance80.7
Other Services16.3
Education and Training3.0

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 2017, 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
NSW25.931.6
VIC25.426.2
QLD23.119.7
SA3.56.7
WA18.910.8
TAS1.42.0
NT1.21.1
ACT0.71.8

Age Profile

Age Profile (% Share)

Source: Based on ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2017, 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
15-190.0-5.25.2
20-242.2-9.99.9
25-3418.2-23.623.6
35-4427.0-21.721.7
45-5427.4-20.820.8
55-599.0-8.88.8
60-6414.0-6.06.0
65 and Over2.3-4.04.0

Education Level

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.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need.

  • Compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes on the QILT website.
  • Compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes on the My Skills website.
  • You might be interested in Health Industry VET training pathways on the AAPathways website.

The course listings on this page are provided by Good Education Group.

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

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  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

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  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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The importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-2051.00 - Dietetic Technicians.

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