Personal Care Consultants
Personal Care Consultants provide personal care services, such as natural relaxation and health treatments, and weight loss advice.
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
Vocational Education and Training (VET)
Informal or on-the-job
JSA produces employment projections to show where likely future job opportunities may be. The latest data are for the five years from November 2021 to November 2026. Over this period, the number of workers:
- is expected to grow strongly
- is likely to reach 6,600 by 2026.
Source: Jobs and Skills Australia Employment Projections to 2026.
Notes: The number employed includes people who work in this occupation as their main job. People who work in more than one job are counted against the occupation they work the most hours in.
Employment projections figures are rounded to the nearest 100. Calculations based on these rounded figures may result in differences to the numbers that are displayed on this page. Employment projections data (including occupations) can be downloaded from the Employment Projections page.
Number of Workers
Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, ABS seasonally adjusted data to November 2021 and Jobs and Skills Australia Employment Projections to 2026.
Earnings and hours
Around 26% of people employed as Personal Care Consultants work full-time hours, in all their jobs combined. This is 40 percentage points below the all jobs average (66%).
Full-time workers work an average of 44 hours per week in their main job. This is the same as the all jobs average.
Sources:Full-time share and full-time hours: ABS, 2016 Census, customised report. Compared to the all jobs average.
Employment across Australia
Employment by State and Territory (% Share)
|State||Personal Care Consultants||All Jobs Average|
Around 64% of Personal Care Consultants live in capital cities, compared with the all jobs average of 62%.
Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian states, territories and regions, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Age and gender
The median age of Personal Care Consultants is 43 years. This is higher than the all jobs average of 40 years.
A large share of workers are aged 25 to 34 years.
Females make up 81% of the workforce. This is 33 percentage points above the all jobs average of 48%.
Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile and gender share compared to the all jobs average.
Age Profile (% Share)
|Age Bracket||Personal Care Consultants||All Jobs Average|
|65 and Over||4.9||4.2|
Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Education, training and experience
Formal qualifications are not essential to work as a Personal Care Consultant, however, some specialisations may require a formal Vocational Education and Training (VET) or university qualification.
- Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
- ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
- My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
- AAPathways website to explore Health Industry VET training pathways.
Highest Level of Education (% Share)
|Type of Qualification||Personal Care Consultants||All Jobs Average|
|Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate||4.9||10.1|
|Year 10 and below||10.0||12.5|
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.
Skills and Knowledge
Employers look for Personal Care Consultants who are caring, compassionate and empathetic and can communicate clearly with a diverse range of people.
Skills can be improved through training or experience.
Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.
Looking for ways to help people.
Reading work related information.
Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.
Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.
Talking to others.
Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.
43%Complex problem solving
Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.
43%Coordination with others
Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.
Teaching people how to do something.
43%Judgment and decision making
Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.
Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.
43%Management of personnel resources
Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.
Understanding why people react the way they do.
Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.
Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.
Writing things for co-workers or customers.
39%Quality control analysis
Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.
Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.
Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.
These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.
46%Customer and personal service
Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.
Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.
Planting, growing, and harvesting food (both plant and animal), including storage and handling.
39%Public safety and security
Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.
English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
38%Education and training
Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
32%Administration and management
Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.
29%Production and processing
Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.
29%Law and government
How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.
Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.
Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.
27%Personnel and human resources
Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.
27%Sociology and anthropology
Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.
22%Medicine and dentistry
Diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities, including preventive health-care measures.
22%Communications and media
Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.
19%Economics and accounting
Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.
19%Therapy and counselling
Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.
18%Computers and electronics
Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
Workers use these physical and mental abilities..
See details that are up-close (within a few feet).
Communicate by speaking.
Listen to and understand what people say.
Come up with different ways of grouping things.
Read and understand written information.
Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.
Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.
45%Sorting or ordering
Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.
Identify and understand the speech of another person.
Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.
Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.
Speak clearly so others can understand you.
Write in a way that people can understand.
See details that are far away.
Pay attention to something without being distracted.
Keep your hand or arm steady.
Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.
Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.
Put together small parts with your fingers.
These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.
66%Looking for changes over time
Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.
66%Helping and caring for others
Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.
65%Planning and prioritising work
Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.
62%Assessing and evaluating things
Working out the value, importance, or quality of things, services or people.
60%Researching and investigating
Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.
60%Communicating within a team
Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.
57%Monitoring people, processes and things
Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.
57%Collecting and organising information
Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.
56%Keeping your knowledge up-to-date
Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.
56%Coordinating the work of a team
Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.
56%Checking compliance with standards
Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
52%Negotiating and resolving conflicts
Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.
52%Doing physically active work
Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.
51%Making decisions and solving problems
Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.
50%Training and teaching others
Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.
50%Checking for errors or defects
Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.
49%Making sense of information and ideas
Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.
47%Coaching and developing others
Working out the needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or helping them to improve.
46%Leading and encouraging a team
Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
46%Documenting or recording information
Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
Interests and demands
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.
Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.
Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.
Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.
Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.
Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.
Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.
Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.
Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.
Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.
Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.
Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.
Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.
94%Indoors, heat controlled
Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.
94%Contact with people
Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.
Talk on the telephone.
89%Wear common protective or safety equipment
Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.
Work to strict deadlines.
Talk with people face-to-face.
Work with people in a group or team.
84%Being exact or accurate
Be very exact or highly accurate.
81%Contact with the public
Work with customers or the public.
79%Spend time standing
Spend time standing at work.
78%Freedom to make decisions
Have freedom to make decision on your own.
Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.
75%Using your hands to handle, control, or feel
Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.
74%Frequent decision making
Frequently make decisions that impact other people.
72%Physically close to people
Work physically close to other people.
72%Repeating same tasks
Repeat the same tasks or activities (e.g., key entry) over and over, without stopping.
68%Disease or infection
Be exposed to disease or infections.
68%Responsible for outcomes
Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.
68%Lead or coordinate a team
Lead others to do work activities.
67%Angry or unpleasant people
Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.
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