Disability Support Courses Port Macquarie

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Courses For Disability Care in Port Macquarie

breakthru College is committed to assisting Port Macquarie individuals with disabilities in living their chosen life. This gratifying position ensures daily positive impacts and requires great empathy and insight.

At breakthru College, we provide disability courses to develop your skills for much-needed environments. Our personalised, self-paced disability care courses hold national recognition, accelerating your career and benefitting those who need support.

Our accredited disability courses at breakthru College cater to industry requirements and can be taken online or face-to-face, suiting the dynamic environment.

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Study Disability Support in Port Macquarie with breakthru College

With disability care courses, you’ll obtain a qualification presenting various career options. In-person or online study can reveal unexplored opportunities and fulfilling roles. Receive career advice, study suggestions, and customised trainer assistance throughout your journey.

Qualified, compassionate workers within the disability sector are highly regarded by potential employers and are well-respected within the general community for the caring work they do.

Regardless of whether you study in person or take online courses for disability support, you’ll learn the skills you’ll need to support somebody with a disability. Depending on the qualification you choose, you may also learn advanced care and support skills, and how you can best assist clients living with a disability. Career paths your qualification may lead to include:

  • Disability team leader
  • Support assistant
  • Behaviour support worker
  • Day support disability
  • Senior disability worker
  • Disability service officer
  • Residential care assistant
  • NDIS worker
  • NDIS disability support worker
  • Behavioural support officer
  • Support officer
  • Disability team leader
  • Support assistant
  • Behaviour support worker
  • Day support disability
  • Senior disability worker
  • Disability service officer
  • Residential care assistant
  • NDIS worker
  • NDIS disability support worker
  • Behavioural support officer
  • Support officer

Our Disability Courses

CHC33021:
Certificate III in Individual Support
 

A Certificate III in Individual Support enables you to start a fulfilling career in the community services, disability, or aged care industry.

This nationally recognised qualification takes six to 12 months depending on the mode of delivery, which can be through classroom or online learning. There are 13 total units and there is a mandatory work placement requirement of 120 hours. 

Entry requirements include a National Police Certificate, a Working With Children Check, a vaccination record check, and a Code of Conduct check.

CHC43115:
Certificate IV in Disability

A Certificate IV in Disability aims to give you the skills to take a person-centred approach to empower people with disabilities and help them to achieve greater levels of independence.

The Certificate IV in Disability takes six to 12 months to complete depending on the mode of delivery, either via classroom or online, and contains 14 units in total. This certificate also requires students to complete 120 hours of mandatory work placement.

Entry requirements include a National Police Certificate, a Working With Children Check, a vaccination record check, and a Code of Conduct check.

Short Courses 

If six to 12 months isn’t feasible for you, one of our short courses may be what you’re looking for. These give you the opportunity to upskill and get a taste of a full qualification before you commit to it, which makes them a great option for school leavers or those considering a career change.

We offer a broad range of accredited short courses such as those in Individual Support – Disability Support and Mental Health.

Australian Disability Landscape

The growing recognition of disability and population expansion lead to an urgent need for disability support workers. About 4.4 million Australians experience a disability, and the chances of having one grow with age. If the support worker pool doesn’t expand, many needing help might struggle to find adequate support.​

Some individuals with disabilities rely on assistance from unqualified family or friends who frequently offer their services for free, potentially leading to burnout. Around 10.8% of Australians, or roughly 2.65 million people, act as carers. While commendable, this approach may be untenable in the long run and might not provide the required support.

As such, the need for support workers is growing and ongoing skills development is crucial. Job trends show that training centres for disability support workers are more important than ever, and can provide excellent career outcomes for those with a genuine interest.

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Your Disability Courses Questions Answered

How long is a disability course in Australia?
The length of time it takes to complete a disability course is generally between six and 12 months. This varies depending on the method of delivery (in person or online) and the amount of training hours per week.
How much does it cost to study disability in Australia?
Funding options vary depending on your location and personal situation. We have access to subsidised training in both New South Wales and Queensland for eligible learners through the State Government funding bodies.
To find out more about the costs of courses for disability care, contact breakthru College for course fees.
What is the difference between Certificate III in Individual Support and Certificate IV in Disability?
In general, higher qualifications allow you to work in your field with greater autonomy. A Certificate III in Individual Support is what’s known as an entry-level qualification in Individual Support and is generally relevant to direct support workers. A Certificate IV in Disability is a more advanced qualification within the disability sector, and is more relevant to Disability Support Team Leaders and Support Coordinators.
When it comes to course content, a Certificate III in Individual Support reflects the role of workers in the community or in a residential setting and is concerned with established person centred behaviour, and a Certificate IV in Disability is focused more around empowering people with disabilities to achieve greater levels of independence.
Do the courses include practical experience in disability support?
Both Certificate III in Individual Support and Certificate IV in Disability require students to complete 120 hours of mandatory work placement, which is a form of practical experience.
What education pathways can these courses be included in?
Students who complete Certificate III in Individual Support may choose to go on to study Certificate IV in Ageing Support, Certificate IV in Disability, or any other Certificate IV level qualification.
Students who complete Certificate IV in Disability may choose to continue their education with a Diploma of Community Services.
Completing one of these courses allows you to further study for a diploma or bachelor-level qualification.
Can I get recognition of prior learning (RPL)?
Yes, if you have completed studies in the past or have relevant work experience you may get recognition of prior learning (RPL) when enrolling in breakthru College. To find out more about your individual circumstances and if you may qualify for RPL, contact us at breakthru College.
Is disability support a good career path?
Disability support is an excellent career path for those who are motivated and compassionate. The need for support workers is increasing, so job security is high, and those who love their role find that it brings them a lot of job satisfaction.

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