Aged Care Courses Parramatta

Give back to older generations with a career in aged care.
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Embark On A Learning Journey To Positively Impact 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 highly skilled, qualified, and experienced local trainers conduct our classes, available in person or online for added flexibility and the possibility of distance learning. Whichever mode you choose, rest assured that our dedicated trainers will offer their full support.

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

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.

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 Parramatta Community with a breakthru College Aged Care Qualification

While many occupations may seem monotonous, working in aged care offers a unique variety. Your tasks may range from administering medications, assisting with daily living activities, to organising social events, and much more! Aged care can cater to individuals requiring in-home assistance or those needing consistent, targeted care in a facility. The individuals you’ll care for are diverse and complex, fostering mutual learning, comprehension, development, 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 Parramatta & 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 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.

In the span of 2019 to 2020, more than one million Australians availed care services, indicating the significant proportion of the elderly population. This encompassed diverse services and roles. For example, close to 840,000 individuals received home support via the Commonwealth Home Support Programme, and nearly 245,000 people were housed 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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