More about this course:
Dementia Essentials is suitable for people working in aged care, health care and
community services. It is delivered throughout Australia by Dementia Australia in an
online virtual classroom and face to face environment. Eligible participants must be
working with people living with dementia to attend.
For enquiries or general information about this course call 1300 DEMENTIA (1300
336 368) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Participants will gain an understanding
The nature of dementia
Impact of Dementia
Activities for Engagement
Identifying elder abuse and restrictive practices
Understanding changed behaviours and developing effective responses
Community supportive enviuronments
Assessment comprises of questions, portfolio tasks and is followed by a workplace
assessment with supervisor observations. The workplace assessment provides evidence
towards the participant demonstrating their learning in their practice, supporting 2
people living with dementia. Workplace observation sign off will be the
responsibility of the participant’s supervisor.
You MUST be able to undertake a workplace assessment under supervision,
interacting with people with dementia in order to complete the course. The
completed competency can be credited towards further study in aged care.
Qualification / Accreditation
Dementia Essentials is a Vocational Education and Training (VET) level
qualification. It refers to the unit of competency named CHCAGE005 Provide support
to people living with dementia. While it is a stand alone course, Dementia
Essentials sits within the broader training programs covered by Certificate III
Individualised Support/Ageing and Certificate IV Aged Care.
Certificate / Statement of
Statement of Attainment will be issued by Dementia Australia VIC Inc. RTO CODE:2512.
Please contact Dementia Australia
with Certificate enquiries.