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

    You can work as a Personal Care Consultant without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. You may need to complete VET (Vocational Education and Training) or university qualifications for some specialisations.

    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

    More about Personal Care Consultants

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    • Unavailable Weekly Pay
    • Strong Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment
    • 5,400 workers Employment Size
    • Lower skill Skill level rating
    • 26% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 44 hours Average full-time
    • 43 years Average age
    • 81% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Personal Care Consultants (in their main job) grew moderately the past 5 years and is expected to grow strongly over the next 5 years:
    from 5,400 in 2018 to 6,200 by 2023.
    Job openings can come from new jobs being created, but most come from turnover (workers leaving).
    There are likely to be around 3,000 job openings over 5 years (that's about 600 a year).

    • Size: This is a small occupation.
    • Unemployment: Unemployment was below average in 2018.
    • Location: Personal Care Consultants work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: Most work in Health Care and Social Assistance; Other Services; and Retail Trade.
    • Full-time: Less than half work full-time (26%, less than the average of 66%), showing there are many opportunities to work part-time.
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 44 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 43 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
    • Gender: 81% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

    Employment Outlook

    Number of Workers

    Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, Department of Jobs and Small Business trend data to May 2018 and Department of Jobs and Small Business projections to 2023.
    YearNumber of Workers
    20083800
    20094300
    20104200
    20114900
    20124000
    20135300
    20144400
    20153600
    20166600
    20175900
    20185400
    20236200

    Weekly Earnings

    Weekly Earnings (Before Tax)

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    Main Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
    Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
    Health Care and Social Assistance79.2
    Other Services11.8
    Retail Trade5.5
    Education and Training1.4
    Other Industries2.1

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StatePersonal Care ConsultantsAll Jobs Average
    NSW31.031.6
    VIC27.025.6
    QLD20.820.0
    SA5.27.0
    WA12.610.8
    TAS1.62.0
    NT0.91.0
    ACT1.11.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketPersonal Care ConsultantsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-190.8-5.05.0
    20-246.4-9.39.3
    25-3425.8-22.922.9
    35-4422.4-22.022.0
    45-5424.6-21.621.6
    55-598.3-9.09.0
    60-646.9-6.06.0
    65 and Over4.9-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Type of QualificationPersonal Care ConsultantsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate4.9-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree22.8-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma29.0-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV9.5-21.121.1
    Year 1221.0-18.118.1
    Year 112.7-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below10.0-12.512.5

    You can work as a Personal Care Consultant without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. You may need to complete VET (Vocational Education and Training) or university qualifications for some specialisations.

    Thinking about study or training?

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

    • Search and compare thousands of higher education courses, and their entry requirements from different institutions across Australia at Course Seeker website.
    • 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.

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

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Customer and personal service

      46% Skill level

      Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

    2. Psychology

      43% Skill level

      Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

    3. Food production

      41% Skill level

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

    4. Public safety and security

      39% Skill level

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

    5. English language

      39% Skill level

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

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    Demands

    The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

    1. Indoors, heat controlled

      94% Important

      Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

    2. Contact with people

      94% Important

      Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

    3. Telephone

      90% Important

      Talk on the telephone.

    4. Wear common protective or safety equipment

      89% Important

      Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

    5. Time pressure

      88% Important

      Work to strict deadlines.

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