ANZSCO Code: 423413

Provides services and support to people seeking assistance in a refuge.

Skill Level



ANZSCO Code: 4234

SPECIAL CARE WORKERS provide care and supervision for children and young people in residential and institutional facilities, and provide care and support to people in refuges.

Indicative Skill Level

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below. In Australia

In Australia

AQF Certificate II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand

NZ Register Level 2 or 3 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

Tasks Include
  • planning and implementing programs of supervision and care for children and young people in residential care
  • supervising and arranging activities to enhance the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of children and young people in residential care
  • waking children and young people and ensuring they are washed, dressed, fed and ready for educational and recreational activities
  • supervising children and young people during domestic activities such as eating meals and showering
  • maintaining discipline, enforcing regulations and behaviour standards, compiling disciplinary reports and assisting in implementing remedial measures
  • organising refuge accommodation
  • providing emotional support to residents of refuges
  • referring residents of refuges for health and welfare assistance
  • ensuring security of refuge