Accredited Community Services Courses and Training Programs

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Specialising in aged care, mental health, and disability education

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Congratulations to our rising star – Julia Hurst – winner of Equity Student of the Year!

What we offer

At Breakthru College, we offer courses within aged care, disability, and mental health for those wanting to start a new career in community services. We also provide short courses and custom training for those already in the industry and looking to expand their knowledge and skills even further. What are you looking for?

Accredited Qualifications

Accredited Qualifications

We offer a wide range of nationally recognised qualifications to give you the headstart in a new career in the community sector. Discover our certificate III and IV courses on offer either online or in person.

Short Courses

Short Courses

Are you looking to upskill, enhance your current knowledge, or get an idea of the industry before committing to completing a full certificate? You can enrol in a short course that specialises in an area of interest to you.

Custom Training

Custom Training

Custom training options are available for organisations looking for innovative ways to recruit and retain new staff. Fee-free training of accredited skillsets is also available in NSW. Reach out to discuss your training needs with us today.

Aged Care Courses

Aged Care Courses

Breakthru College offers several courses that expose you to real-life learning and experience in the aged care industry. Learn from our highly qualified trainers and get a feel for this rewarding and growing industry with an aged care qualification.

Disability Courses

Disability Courses

Broaden your skills with a course in disability care that will give you the skills you need for a number of career paths. Our qualifications can be offered either face-to-face or self-paced online. Learn more about our disability certifications.

Mental Health Courses

Mental Health Care Courses

Begin a career where you can help individuals and the community. A mental health course from Breakthru College can give you the skills and experience needed to start a lifelong career of helping others.

Our Qualifications

Individual Support

Certificate III in Individual Support

This qualification reflects the role of workers in community services that offer person-centred support. 6 to 12 months of work placement is required.

Certificate Ageing Support

Certificate IV in Ageing

This course has been created to reflect the real life roles of support workers in their roles in aged services. You will need to find and complete work placement for this qualification of at least 120 hours.

Certificate IV in Disability

Certificate IV in Disability

The Certificate IV in Disability reflects roles where workers empower individuals with disabilities to achieve greater independence and wellbeing. This course can be delivered either in a classroom or online.

Certificate IV in Mental Health

Certificate IV in Mental Health

This certificate is created to reflect the role of workers providing support for those with mental illness through community-based programs. To complete this course you must complete at least 80 hours of placement over the 12 month course duration.

Certificate IV Mental Health Peer Work

Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work

This qualification is for individuals with lived experience of mental illness who wish to work in roles in the mental health sector that support peers or carers. This course can take up to 12 months to complete and requires 80 hours of placement.

Certificate III Allied Health Assistance

Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance

This certification is designed to reflect industry roles of allied health assistants that follow treatment plans and conduct programs under direct supervision of allied health professionals. Completion can take 6-12 months including 80 hours of mandatory work placement.

Certificate III in Business

Certificate III in Business

This certificate is created to reflect the role of workers providing support for those with mental illness through community-based programs. To complete this course you must complete at least 80 hours of placement over the 12 month course duration.

Provide First Aid CPR Course

Provide First Aid and CPR

This is a one day course that will teach you the skills required to provide first aid and CPR in the community services sector. We can even tailor your training by showing you how to adapt your skills for when working with people with a disability or the elderly.

Trauma Informed Care Course

Trauma Informed Care

This short course has been designed by industry experts who have decades of experience providing trauma informed care to help you gain the necessary skills to better support people that have experienced trauma. Complete online or in-person.

Why Choose Breakthru College?

Fully Accredited Courses

Fully Accredited Courses

We work closely with both Government and industry organisations to ensure our online and face to face classes are responsive to industry needs and nationally recognised.

Qualified Local Trainers

Qualified Local Trainers

All of our courses are delivered by highly qualified local trainers with many years of knowledge and experience in the allied health, disability, aged care industries and mental health industry.

Face to Face Placement

Face-to-Face Placement

If you enroll in one of our face-to-face courses, we’ll support you in finding the compulsory work placement needed to complete your qualification.

Online Course Delivery Available

Online Delivery Available

We also have flexible, online study options so you can complete your qualification from home or on-the-go. You’ll also be assigned a dedicated Trainer who will support you in your study journey.

About Breakthru College

Breakthru College offers a range of qualifications, short courses, and customised training services responsive to industry needs.

Through personalised and self-paced training, we ensure that students obtain the skills they need to succeed as disability support workers, aged care workers, allied health assistants, and mental health professionals.

As a proud part of the Royal Rehab Group, we work closely with our community services team at Breakthru and colleagues at Royal Rehab Ryde to stay up to date with industry best practice to ensure our students receive the best education possible.

Breakthru students celebrating after graduating with community services qualifications

Our Study Locations

Government Funded Locations

New South Wales (NSW)
Queensland (QLD)

Self-funded Locations
Victoria (VIC)
Australia Capital Territory (ACT)
Western Australia (WA)
South Australia (SA)
Northern Territory (NT)
Tasmania (TAS)

State Government Funding Options

Australian residents living in NSW or QLD may be eligible to have all or part of their course fees subsidised using State Government funding schemes like Smart & Skilled (NSW) or Skills Assure (QLD).

NSW Smart & Skilled Eligibility Calculator
NSW Smart & Skilled Eligibility Calculator: Go to the Course Finder and click the ‘Estimate your fee’ button. You can then check your eligibility and get an estimate of the fee for your course.
QLD Skills Assure Gateway Funding Eligibility
QLD Skills Gateway Funding Eligibility: Visit the Queensland Skills Gateway and follow the prompts. Complete the questions to confirm your eligibility to access subsidised training.

Are you ready to find out more about our courses, fees and funding?


Can I use my work experience as evidence of prior learning?

Yes, students may use their work experience as evidence of prior learning.
To do this students must first enroll in a qualification and complete the RPL Application Form attached to their Learner Handbook.
Note there is a $250 administration fee applied for each RPL unit.

How do I check my eligibility for funding?

If you reside in Queensland, you can visit the Queensland Government website to check your eligibility:

If you reside in New South Wales, please check the NSW Education website:

If you’re still unsure or would like some assistance, please get in touch and we can help assess your eligibility.

How fast can I complete my qualification?

It takes between 6 – 18 months to complete most of our accredited qualifications. This depends on your ability to study the appropriate modules and complete your assessments.
Most of our accredited qualifications also require work placement to be completed prior to graduation, which may take some time for students to complete.

Can I study both Ageing and Disability together?

Yes, students can study both Ageing and Disability streams for our CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support.
If you’re eligible for Government funding, this will cover only one stream. Once you have completed that qualification stream, you must then pay out of pocket for the extra units required to complete the second stream.

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