Aged Care Courses Townsville

Give back to older generations with a career in aged care.
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Study To Bring Positive Change To People’s Lives

The aged care sector offers more than just employment; it’s a deeply rewarding and fulfilling experience that impacts elderly individuals, their families, and society as a whole. This diverse and exciting role allows you to be part of people’s lives when they need and deserve extra care and understanding, thereby promoting comfort, autonomy, and happiness.

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 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.

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.

Work placements form an integral part of our courses at breakthru College, offering real-life learning experiences. During these, skilled and qualified professionals provide ample support. You have the flexibility to choose either in-person or online classes, with the course duration varying based on the delivery mode and qualification level.

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 Townsville 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.

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 Townsville & 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 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.

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.

Given the rise in the population aged sixty-five and above, there is a significant demand for support workers. In 2020, the Commonwealth Home Support Programme had 76,096 employees, and the Residential Aged Care sector had 277,671. Considering the number of elderly people requiring care against the number of workers, the high demand for support workers becomes evident.

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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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