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Patient Care Assistant Pay Rates in Australia?

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Hello everyone!

Just wondering how much is the pay rate in Australia for a Patient Care Assistant and a Registered Nurse?

Just for information and help to my sister in law...

Thanks a lot for your help!:yeah:

joannep

Specializes in Community, Renal, OR.

Depending on where you live, a PCA is probably around $15 to $16 per hour, and an RN is around $22 to $30 depending on level of experience.

Howdy! I'm new here....and I'd like to contribute my help! I stumbled upon this last night on Bored of Studies :typing I'm still a high school student who is VERY INTERESTED in :nurse:ing. (I'm even counting down the days till Uni haha)

But anyway, I found this link helpful! It shows a table of payrates for the different types of nurses in Australia:

http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/nursing/pdf/award_july07.pdf

Take care :redbeathe

alsal41

Specializes in Aged Care/Dementia/Palliative.

Having just left Aged Care as a PCW (Personal Care Worker), I was earning $17.49 at one job (because I have done Cert III and Cert IV in Aged Care) and in the other job it was $15.63 because they wouldn't recognise my 3,800 hours of *nursing* service and they didn't recognise my Cert IV.

I'm now an EEN, and I'll be earning $21.39ph. Not a bad pay rise! LOL

joannep

Specializes in Community, Renal, OR.

Having just left Aged Care as a PCW (Personal Care Worker), I was earning $17.49 at one job (because I have done Cert III and Cert IV in Aged Care) and in the other job it was $15.63 because they wouldn't recognise my 3,800 hours of *nursing* service and they didn't recognise my Cert IV.

I'm now an EEN, and I'll be earning $21.39ph. Not a bad pay rise! LOL

Congratulations on completing your studies! Enjoy your new role, and the extra $$.

alsal41

Specializes in Aged Care/Dementia/Palliative.

Thankyou! Tonight I had my first patient load. 4 patients except one got discharged. But the buddy I had last night had two horror admissions so I ended up pretty much looking after the rest of his, so I really sorta had 9. Busy? Yes, but nothing horrible. I'm in a cardiac unit so unless they're having an episode, they're all pretty independent. Gives me time to concentrate on learning the little bits now :-)

And the $ will come in handy LOL

Cheers

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