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Accommodation Support Worker

An Accommodation Support Worker provides help with accommodation to those with a disability. This removes some of the difficulties they may face, to help allow them to live a more comfortable and active life.


Average wage for

Employment Levels

Around 141,000 people are currently employed as Accommodation Support Workers 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 Accommodation Support Workers are employed in NSW. The area with the lowest number of Accommodation Support Workers is NT, with only 1.1%.

Gender Split

This is a very female dominated industry with 18.8% of Accommodation Support Workers being male and 81.2% female.

Age Brackets

The most popular age for people working as Accommodation Support Workers 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 Accommodation Support Workers, with 15.4% aged 55-59.

Hours Worked

Accommodation Support Workers 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 Accommodation Support Workers 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.

Accommodation Support Worker Duties & Tasks

  • Talk with clients about their requirements
  • Find accommodation that would suit their requirements and needs
  • Administration 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.