Disability support worker pay rate

Disability Support Worker Pay Rate in Australia

Disability support worker pay rate varies according to the experience and place.

Disability support workers provide care, supervision, and assistance to persons with disabilities in homes, residential, and hospitals.

They also collaborate with other medical specialists to improve their physical and emotional wellness. They also give companionship and emotional support and encourage independence and community involvement wherever possible.

What does a support worker do?

A disability support worker’s primary responsibility is to give care and assistance to persons in the community who have mental health or physical disabilities. You will assist and encourage your clients to enhance their quality of life as a trained support worker.

A support worker’s day-to-day responsibilities vary based on the requirements of the person they are assisting. This might involve assisting people with their everyday duties, teaching new skills, offering emotional support, and ensuring that they enjoy a meaningful life.

Tasks and duties of disability support worker


  • Providing physical support may include helping with domestic activities and personal care.
  • Providing emotional support to an individual and their family.
  • Supporting and aiding with medical requirements, such as regular checkups or medication administration.
  • Encourage and promote the development of personal talents and interests through hobbies and interests.
  • Teaching everyday skills such as shopping, public transportation, and bill payment.
  • Collaboration with other healthcare experts to ensure that all care requirements are met to the best levels possible.

Disability support worker scope

In Australia, there are 4.3 million persons with long-term disabilities. 1.4 million of these persons have severe disabilities, requiring assistance to live independently.

Although the number of persons with disabilities has declined over time, the Australian population is ageing, and older people are more likely to have a handicap.

Because half of all Australians aged 65 and higher have a disability, the demand for support workers will continue to rise as the population ages. Support worker jobs will expand by 25% from 2019 to 2024 as a result of this.

Disability support worker pay rate by experience

Disability Support Worker pay rate depends upon their experience; an entry-level Disability Care Worker with less than 1-year experience can earn an average salary of AU$ 26.50/hr.

Disability Care Worker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$27.80/hr. Disability Care Worker with 5-9 years of experience makes an average salary of AU$28.20/hr.

An experienced Disability Care Worker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average of AU$28.60/hr. In their late-career with 20 years+ experience, employees earn an average total compensation of AU$29/hr.

For people seeking a disability support worker job, this career can offer tremendous satisfaction through the opportunity to empower and support people with disabilities to thrive and live independently.

Some of the related salary

  • Care Manager – $117000
  • Provider – $102000
  • Clinician – $99500
  • Social Worker – $94000
  • Therapist – $88500
  • Case Manager – $87500
  • Personal Manager – $71400

What skills does a disability support worker need?

Disability support workers give direct care to clients, frequently in their own homes, to assist them with various daily living tasks, therefore increasing their independence and enhancing their quality of life.

The client’s requirements and demands will determine the particular responsibilities. You might potentially be part of a team in charge of the client’s care.

  • Assisting people in carrying out vital everyday tasks
  • Streamlining personal hygiene and dressing procedures regularly
  • Performing home-based tasks such as food preparation and housework
  • Performing duties such as shopping outside the home
  • Providing a diverse range of social activities
  • Providing emotional and friendship support

How can Health Provider Assist Help?

We help in every bit of the NDIS registration process; the steps are as follows.

Expression of interest / enquire today

In this step, you must identify your interest in which part you want to provide services.

Free consultation

In this step, we provide a free consultation to the client based on the specific service they want to deliver.

NDIS registration process

We explain every step of the NDIS registration process how much time it requires to register in NDIS.

Assistance with audit

We help you in the audit process; NDIS registration requires hundreds of documentation. We help our clients to simplify the process and guarantee enrollment.

Guaranteed approval

In Health Provider Assist, we will not charge anything if we cannot register in NDIS.

If you are registered as an NDIS Provider, you can support the wider participant, including NDIS Manage funds. You can market your services as being an NDIS registered provider.

You can extend your online presence through the NDIS Provider. If you are registered in NDIS, you are part of a vibrant and competitive marketplace.

If you want to register for NDIS, you must consider Health Provider Assist for seeming less process. We help from the start to finish the registration process. Ensuring you are 100% compliant so you can focus on doing what you do best.

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