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Care Team Leader

A Care Team Leader ensures that the care team are carrying out work according to the rota, that patients are happy and are receiving a quality service at all times.


Average wage for

Employment Levels

Around 141,000 people are currently employed as Care Team Leaders in Australia. This is set to increase slightly to 167,100 people by 2019, according to the Department of Employment.

Employment by State

25.6% of all Care Team Leaders are employed in NSW. The area with the lowest number of Care Team Leaders is NT, with only 1.1%.

Gender Split

This is a very female dominated industry with 18.8% of Care Team Leaders being male and 81.2% female.

Age Brackets

The most popular age for people working as Care Team Leaders is 45-54 years old, with 26.1%. A small percentage (6.2%) of people get into this career path younger, aged 20-24. There is also a number of people who enjoy a career as Care Team Leaders, with 15.4% aged 55-59.

Hours Worked

Care Team Leaders work an average of 37.5 hours a week which is 3.4 hours lower than the average for all occupations.

Education Level

The majority of Care Team Leaders have a Certificate III/IV qualification (48.8%) or are at a Year 12 level (12.8%). 72% of people have a Cert III or higher, whilst 28% have a qualification which is Year 12 or lower.

Care Team Leader Duties & Tasks

  • Assess the care that is being provided to patients
  • Plan and implement new ways to provide even better care to patients
  • Manage the rota for Carers
  • Dispense the prescribed medication to patients
  • Administrative work



*The information provided on this page is from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website. All salary ranges are from Payscale. Where jobs are not exact matches, job areas have been used. This information is to be used as a guide only.