Aged Care Courses Fortitude Valley

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.

At breakthru College, we offer nationally recognised and fully accredited aged care courses. By maintaining regular communication with government bodies and industry organisations, we adapt swiftly to the ever-changing needs and updates, ensuring our courses remain current and pertinent.

Led by our expert, experienced local trainers, our classes can be attended in-person or online, providing greater flexibility and the opportunity for remote study. Regardless of your choice, our devoted and seasoned trainers fully support both learning modes.

Training to become an aged care worker through breakthru College can be a turning point in your life with a long-term impact that will positively shape countless lives.

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Study Aged Care Support Through breakthru College

breakthru College offers a range of courses tailored to your career goals and preferred outcomes. These courses encompass a variety of practical skills and theoretical knowledge, including understanding procedures and medication, and acquiring personal care capabilities.

At breakthru College, our courses incorporate work placements to facilitate practical learning and experience. Throughout these placements, you’ll receive support from qualified and experienced staff. You can opt for either face-to-face or online classes, with the course duration reflecting the mode of delivery and type of qualification.

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 Fortitude Valley 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.

Studying with us is a great experience that can make a huge difference in your life and can contribute greatly in the future. Talk to our friendly staff to find out more about the courses and qualifications that interest you.

Aged Care in Fortitude Valley & 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 range from long to short-term support provided in a person’s own home. Some individuals may eventually need full-time care in a residential care home or facility, a change that can offer significant benefits to them 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.

The growing population of people over sixty-five in Australia has created a significant demand for support workers. In 2020, the Commonwealth Home Support Programme employed 76,096 workers, while the Residential Aged Care sector had a workforce of 277,671. The ratio of elderly individuals needing care to the number of available workers highlights the high demand for support workers.

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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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