Aged Care Courses Penrith

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, broad and varied, is witnessing a surge in the demand for skilled care workers due to the rising elderly population. breakthru College’s superior training courses ensure you are well-equipped and competent to meet this demand.

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 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.

Choosing to train as an aged care worker at breakthru College can mark a significant milestone in your life, creating lasting positive effects that will enhance many 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 Penrith Community with a breakthru College Aged Care Qualification

Many jobs can feel the same day in, day out. That’s where aged care work differs. You can go from helping provide medications to assisting with activities of daily living to facilitating social gatherings – and the list goes on! Aged care can be provided to people who require assistance in their own home and those who need more ongoing or focused support in a care facility. The people you work with and care for are interesting and multifaceted, and the two-way connection between you can bring learning, understanding, growth, and gratitude.

The experience of studying at breakthru College can be transformative, significantly shaping your future. Reach out to our amicable staff to learn more about the courses and qualifications that align with your interests.

Aged Care in Penrith & Across Australia

Many Australians aspire to sustain their independent lifestyle in their own homes for as long as practicable. As an aged care worker, you can contribute significantly to fulfilling this aspiration.

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.

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.

With the increasing demographic of individuals over sixty-five, there is a marked demand for support workers. In 2020, the Commonwealth Home Support Programme employed 76,096 workers, and the Residential Aged Care sector had 277,671 workers. The comparison of numbers between elderly individuals needing care and the available workforce underscores 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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