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Day Activity Worker

A Day Activity Worker is an exciting role which allows workers to deal with a range of patients. Day Activity Workers will be required to run and manage a number of activities, helping clients to stay active, whilst interacting with others. This can help clients to improve their mental state and overall wellbeing.


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Employment Levels

There are currently around 55,900 people employed as Day Activity Workers in Australia. According to the Department of Employment, by 2018, there will be roughly 66,700 people within the profession.

Employment by State

The largest proportion of Day Activity Workers are in New South Wales, with 33.2%. However the lowest amount of Day Activity Workers are located in the ACT, with only 1.7%.

Gender Split

This is a very female dominated industry with 70.6% of Day Activity Workers being women and only 29.5% male.

Age Brackets

The most popular age for people within this job is 34-44 years old, with 24.3%. However, a small percentage (0.5%) of people get into this career path younger, from 15-19 years old. Around 1.1% of people are still working in this job at 65+.

Hours Worked

Day Activity Workers work an average of 38.7 hours a week which is 2.4 hours less than the average for all occupations.

Education Level

The majority of workers employed in this profession have a Certificate III/IV qualification (26.6%) or reached Bachelor level (22.3%). 81% have a Certificate III or higher, whilst 19% have a qualification which is Year 12 or lower.

Day Activity Worker Duties & Tasks

  • Plan and organise activities
  • Review activities and implement new activities over time
  • Care for patients throughout the day, providing help and support
  • Provide medication where prescribed
  • 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.