CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia

Dementia Essentials

This course explores strategies to assist with good communication, planning, developing appropriate activities and understanding changed behaviour in people living with dementia.

  • Nationally-accredited training – RTO Code: 2512
  • Certificate of Attainment
  • Fully subsided for learners

Suitable for:

Australians working in aged care, health care and community services

Course location:

Available in a number of modalities:

  • Online and virtual classroom environment
  • Held in all Australian states and territories
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Course Duration:

18 hours

Learning Outcomes
This course is suitable for people working in aged care, health care and community services. Participants will gain an understanding of:
  • Person-centred care and effective communication
  • The nature of dementia and its impacts
  • Identifying unmet needs
  • Understanding changed behaviours and developing effective responses
  • Activities to promote well-being; and
  • Community support and services available
Assessment
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 Attainment
Statement of Attainment will be issued by Dementia Australia VIC Inc. RTO CODE:2512. Please contact Dementia Australia with Certificate enquiries.

This DTA course is delivered across Australia by consortium member, Dementia Australia.

Dementia Essentials

Upcoming Dementia Essentials courses

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Virtual Classroom (Online) – starting 19 January, 2021

19th Jan to 2nd Mar, 2021

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January 2021 – Darwin, NT

20th Jan to 3rd Feb, 2021

9:30am to 4:30pm
Novice

Dementia Australia Training Room, Terminal One Building

7/396 Stuart Hwy, Winnellie NT 0820, Australia map

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February 2021 – Newcastle, NSW

2nd Feb to 16th Feb, 2021

09:00 am to 3:30pm
Novice

Dementia Australia

2 Percy St, Hamilton NSW 2303, Australia map

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Virtual Classroom (Online) – starting 4 February, 2021

4th Feb to 18th Mar, 2021

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Virtual Classroom (Online) – starting 10 Feb, 2021

10th Feb to 24th Mar, 2021

01:30 pm to 3:30pm

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February 2021 – Tamworth – NSW

12th Feb to 26th Feb, 2021

09:00 am to 03:30 pm
Novice

Britten Room, Tamworth Community Centre

3A Darling St, Tamworth NSW 2340, Australia map

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Virtual Classroom (Online) – starting 23 February, 2021

23rd Feb to 6th Apr, 2021

06:00 am to 08:00 pm

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Virtual Classroom (Online) – starting 3 March, 2021

3rd Mar to 14th Apr, 2021

Novice

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Virtual Classroom (Online) – starting 31 March, 2021

31st Mar to 12th May, 2021

9:30am to 11:30 am

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Virtual Classroom (Online) – starting 15 April, 2021

15th Apr to 27th May, 2021

2:00pm to 4:00pm

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Virtual Classroom (Online) – starting 30 April, 2021

30th Apr to 11th Jun, 2021

9:30am to 11:30 am

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Virtual Classroom (Online) – starting 6 May, 2021

6th May to 17th Jun, 2021

1:00pm to 3:00pm

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Virtual Classroom (Online) – starting 25 May, 2021

25th May to 6th Jul, 2021

2:00pm to 4:00pm

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Virtual Classroom (Online) – starting 2 June, 2021

2nd Jun to 14th Jul, 2021

9:30am to 11:30 am

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