Aged Care Courses Atherton

Give back to older generations with a career in aged care.
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Embark On A Learning Journey To Positively Impact Lives

A career in aged care is more than just a job; it’s a profoundly enriching and rewarding experience that significantly improves the lives of elderly individuals, their families, and our society. It’s a diverse and engaging role, offering the opportunity to provide extra care and compassion when it’s most needed, fostering comfort, independence, and joy in people’s lives.

As the elderly population continues to grow, the aged care sector expands, and the call for qualified care workers rises. breakthru College is committed to delivering high-standard education, ensuring you are well equipped and proficient for this vital role.

Our programs at breakthru College are nationally recognised and fully accredited. Through ongoing dialogues with government and industry organisations, we ensure our aged care courses remain responsive, up-to-date, and aligned with changing demands and requirements.

Our classes are delivered by our highly qualified, skilled, and experienced local trainers. Classes are available face-to-face or online. The latter option provides you with more flexibility, allowing you to study remotely. Both modes are fully supported by our dedicated and highly experienced trainers.

Undertaking training to be an aged care worker at breakthru College could be a transformative step in your life, with a profound long-term influence that will improve the lives of many.

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Study Aged Care Support Through breakthru College

Depending on your career aspirations and intended outcomes, breakthru College provides an assortment of courses. These courses include both practical skills and theoretical knowledge in areas such as procedural understanding, medication knowledge, and personal care competencies.

Our courses involve work placements for real-life learning and experience. During these, you will be well supported by knowledgeable and qualified workers and trainers. You can choose from in-person and online options for classes. The delivery mode and qualification type will be reflected in the duration length of your course.

Our Aged Care Courses

The courses at breakthru College are comprehensive, engaging, and nationally recognised. For more specific details regarding entry requirements, delivery modes, and unit requirements for all of our courses, please follow the links.

Available courses include:

CHC33021: Certificate III in Individual Support 

Support workers with this qualification have roles in the community or residential settings. They provide person-centred support with individualised plans to people who require care due to ageing.  

Course duration:

  • 6 – 12 months

 Work placement:

  • 120 hours (mandatory)

 Aged Care job prospects include:

  • Aged care social worker.
  • Aged care assistant.
  • Residential support worker.
  • Homecare assistant.
  • Care service employee.
CHC43015: Certificate IV in Ageing Support 

Support workers with this qualification complete specialised tasks and functions in home, community, and residential settings. More autonomy and leadership is required within defined guidelines while providing service through the development, facilitation, and review of individualised plans. 

Course duration:

  • 6 – 12 months

Work placement:

  • 120 hours (mandatory)

Aged Care job prospects include:

  • Care activity worker.
  • Care service team leader.
  • Care supervisor.

Contribute to your Atherton Community with a breakthru College Aged Care Qualification

Unlike many jobs that can seem routine, aged care work is diverse. Your day could include helping with medications, aiding with daily life activities, or even coordinating social events. Aged care services may be needed by people who require assistance at home or those needing ongoing, focused support in a care facility. The individuals you’ll be caring for are rich in personality and life experiences, fostering a reciprocal relationship of learning, understanding, personal growth, and appreciation.

Your journey with us at breakthru College can be a fulfilling one, paving the way for a brighter future. Connect with our cordial team to explore more about the courses and qualifications you’re interested in.

Aged Care in Atherton & Across Australia

Most people in Australia wish to remain living as independently as possible in their own homes for as long as it is feasible. As an aged care worker, you can help this become a reality.

Aged care services can involve long and short-term support in a person’s home. Full-time care in a facility or residential care home may eventually be required for some individuals, and this can be highly beneficial for them and their families.

Between 2019 and 2020, over a million individuals in Australia received care, highlighting the substantial elderly population. Various services and roles were involved in this process. For instance, around 840,000 individuals benefited from the Commonwealth Home Support Programme, and about 245,000 people were permanent residents in aged care facilities.

Given the rise in the population aged sixty-five and above, there is a significant demand for support workers. In 2020, the Commonwealth Home Support Programme had 76,096 employees, and the Residential Aged Care sector had 277,671. Considering the number of elderly people requiring care against the number of workers, the high demand for support workers becomes evident.

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Your Aged Care Training Questions Answered

How long is an aged care course in Australia?
The duration of our courses depends on the qualification, delivery mode. Most generally take six to twelve months to complete.
How much does it cost to study aged care in Australia?
There are various funding options for eligible students. These include the Smart & Skilled Funding (NSW) and the Skills Assure Funding (QLD). We also offer different payment plan options, such as weekly, fortnightly, or monthly, for those not eligible for subsidised training.

Please contact breakthru College for specific course fees.

What is the difference between Certificate III in Individual Support and Certificate IV in Ageing Care?
These qualifications overlap in their development of skills and knowledge related to individualised care dependent on the requirements of the elderly person accessing support. The Certificate IV in Ageing Care provides further training that allows qualification for a position with more autonomy and responsibility, with some leadership expectations.
Do the courses include practical experience in aged care?
Our courses that provide full qualifications involve mandatory work placements. This generally involves 120 hours of fully supported practical experience in an aged care setting.
What education pathways can these courses be included in?
Completion of one of our courses provides you with edibility to undertake further study, such as a diploma or bachelor-level qualification.
Can I get recognition of prior learning (RPL)?
Yes, prior learning can contribute towards our courses. Please contact breakthru College for personalised information.
Is aged care a good career path?
Working in aged care is a highly rewarding, diverse job in which you can contribute greatly to your community. Due to the increased expected life span in our society, our elderly population is growing significantly. Hence, job demand is high, providing good job security and satisfaction.

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