Aged Care Courses Port Macquarie

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

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.

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.

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 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

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.

Our courses involve work placements for real-life learning and experience. During these, you will be well supported by knowledgeable and qualified workers and trainers. You can choose from in-person and online options for classes. The delivery mode and qualification type will be reflected in the duration 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 Port Macquarie 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.

Your journey with us at breakthru College can be a fulfilling one, paving the way for a brighter future. Connect with our cordial team to explore more about the courses and qualifications you’re interested in.

Aged Care in Port Macquarie & 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.

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.

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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