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Employment Outlook


A Supervisor takes care of clients, whilst managing carers in their day-to-day role. This is a rewarding job, as you get hands-on experience with patients, whilst being able to take a management approach to others, setting tasks and schedules for the team.


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Employment Levels

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

Gender Split

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

Age Brackets

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

Hours Worked

Supervisors 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 Supervisors 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.

Supervisor Duties & Tasks

  • Help client with their daily tasks such as washing, dressing, feeding themselves and using the toilet
  • Carry out house work, such as cleaning, laundry and food shopping
  • Manage Care Assistants in their day-to-day role
  • Set schedules for Care Assistants each week
  • 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.