What are your employment prospects?
Job prospects in this industry are excellent and will continue to grow. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (2003) indicates that 20.6% of the Western Australian population has a disability. The majority of positions can be found in direct care services with reduction in the number of positions in a managerial or supervisory role.
Over half of the people with a disability who live in the community require help from another person with their daily living needs. This help is often provided by carers (unpaid family members or friends) who require regular breaks and some assistance. In fact, approximately one in every 3 carers has a disability.