Aged Care Courses Townsville

Give back to older generations with a career in aged care.
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Commence Your Study To Make A Difference In 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, 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.

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

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 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.

Choosing to study at breakthru College can have a significant impact on your life and future prospects. Our approachable team is ready to provide more information about the courses and qualifications that pique your interest.

Aged Care in Townsville & Across Australia

A common desire among Australians is to maintain their independence, living in their own homes for as long as possible. In your role as an aged care worker, you can play a vital part in making this achievable.

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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