Aged Care Courses Cairns

Give back to older generations with a career in aged care.
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Study To Bring Positive Change To People’s 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 aged care courses are fully accredited and nationally recognised. Regular interaction with government and industry organisations means we are responsive to needs and changing requirements, keeping our courses up to date and relevant.

Our courses are facilitated by our accomplished local trainers who are both highly qualified and experienced. We offer both face-to-face and online classes, with the latter offering the convenience of remote learning. Both formats are fully supported by our committed and 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

There are several courses at breakthru College that you can choose to study depending on your desired outcomes and career trajectory. These may involve various practical skills and theory, such as procedural and medication knowledge and personal care competencies.

Work placements form an integral part of our courses at breakthru College, offering real-life learning experiences. During these, skilled and qualified professionals provide ample support. You have the flexibility to choose either in-person or online classes, with the course duration varying based on the delivery mode and qualification level.

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 Cairns Community with a breakthru College Aged Care Qualification

In contrast to the repetitive nature of many jobs, aged care work provides a dynamic experience. Your role could involve tasks such as aiding in medication provision, assisting with everyday activities, or organising social events. Aged care can be extended to those needing help at home or those requiring continuous, concentrated support in a care facility. The people you assist are intriguing and layered, offering an opportunity for mutual learning, understanding, personal growth, and gratitude.

Choosing to study at breakthru College can have a significant impact on your life and future prospects. Our approachable team is ready to provide more information about the courses and qualifications that pique your interest.

Aged Care in Cairns & 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 entail providing both long-term and temporary assistance at a person’s residence. For some, the need for full-time care in a facility or residential care home may arise, which can be immensely advantageous for both the individuals 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.

Due to the increasing size of the older demographic, which is generally classed as people over the age of sixty-five, support workers are in great demand. In 2020, the Commonwealth Home Support Programme had 76,096 workers, and the Residential Aged Care sector had 277,671 workers. When looking at the numbers of elderly people requiring care in relation to the number of workers, it is clear that support workers are in high demand.

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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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