Aged Care Courses Dubbo

Give back to older generations with a career in aged care.
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Begin Your Education To Bring About Positive Change In Lives

Working in aged care is a truly rewarding and enriching experience that can make a significant difference to elderly individuals, their families, and society. It is more than a job: it is a diverse and stimulating role that allows you to be a part of people’s lives when they require – and deserve – extra care and compassion to help them become more comfortable, independent, and happy.

The aged care sector is wide and varied. As the size of the elderly population increases, the need for qualified care workers grows. Our courses at breakthru College provide high-quality training so that you can be well prepared and competent for this role.

Fully accredited and recognised across the nation, our aged care courses are updated and relevant due to our consistent engagement with government and industry organisations, allowing us to promptly respond to evolving needs and standards.

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.

Embarking on a journey to become an aged care worker with breakthru College could be a pivotal moment in your life, bringing about long-term positive changes that will touch numerous lives.

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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.

In our courses, we include work placements for hands-on learning and practical experience, supported throughout by experienced and qualified professionals. You have the choice between face-to-face or online classes, with the mode of delivery and level of qualification influencing the 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 Dubbo 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.

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 Dubbo & Across Australia

In Australia, the majority of people prefer to continue living independently in their homes for as long as they can. Your role as an aged care worker can be instrumental in making this preference a reality.

Aged care services can comprise both long and short-term support within an individual’s home. For some, there might be a necessity for full-time care in a residential care home or facility, which can be greatly beneficial to the individuals and their families.

During 2019 and 2020, care was provided to over a million people in Australia, signifying the considerable elderly population. This care entailed various services and roles. For instance, approximately 840,000 individuals accessed home support through the Commonwealth Home Support Programme, while about 245,000 people lived as 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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