Disability Support Courses Tuncurry

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Courses For Disability Care in Tuncurry

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

Disability courses at breakthru College allow you to expand your skills for essential roles. These personalised, self-paced courses in disability care boast national accreditation, fast-tracking careers and helping those who need it most.

At breakthru College, our fully accredited disability courses are wholly responsive to industry needs and are available both online and face-to-face to meet today’s changing landscape.

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Study Disability Support in Tuncurry with breakthru College

In studying courses for disability care, you’ll be rewarded with a qualification that gives you a broad range of career paths you may be able to pursue. Whether you choose to study in-person or online, your qualification will open doors that perhaps you never knew existed, and could lead you to the most fulfilling role you’ve ever stepped into. You’ll receive career advice and study tips, and your dedicated trainer will provide tailored support through your learning journey.

Skilled, empathetic professionals in the disability sector are valued by employers and admired in the community for their caring contributions.

Studying in-person or online courses in disability support, you’ll gain vital skills for helping those with disabilities. Depending on your chosen qualification, you might learn advanced care and support techniques for assisting clients with disabilities. Potential career paths involve:

  • 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.

Understanding Disability in Australia

As disability awareness and population rise, the need for disability support workers becomes more crucial. Roughly 4.4 million Australians have a disability, with the probability increasing as they age. If support worker numbers remain constant or decrease, many requiring assistance may lack necessary support.​

Many people with disabilities depend on unqualified family or friends for support, who often help without payment and risk burnout. About 10.8% of Australians, or nearly 2.65 million people, serve as carers. Though laudable, this solution might not be viable long-term or offer the necessary assistance.

Hence, the escalating demand for support workers makes constant skills development vital. Job trends highlight the increasing relevance of disability support worker training centres, which can yield fantastic career results for those sincerely invested in the area.

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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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