Aged Care Courses Tuncurry

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

Being part of the aged care sector is not just a profession, but a fulfilling journey that positively impacts the lives of older individuals, their families, and the broader community. It provides a unique opportunity to show empathy and offer extra support when needed, enhancing the comfort, independence, and happiness of those we care for.

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.

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

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.

At breakthru College, our courses incorporate work placements to facilitate practical learning and experience. Throughout these placements, you’ll receive support from qualified and experienced staff. You can opt for either face-to-face or online classes, with the course duration reflecting the mode of delivery and type of qualification.

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 Tuncurry 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.

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 Tuncurry & 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.

The growing population of people over sixty-five in Australia has created a significant demand for support workers. In 2020, the Commonwealth Home Support Programme employed 76,096 workers, while the Residential Aged Care sector had a workforce of 277,671. The ratio of elderly individuals needing care to the number of available workers highlights 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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