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
  • Face to face in all Australian states and territories
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Course Duration:

18 hours

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 cdl@dementia.org.au
Learning Outcomes
Participants will gain an understanding of:
  • Person-centred care
  • The nature of dementia
  • Effective Communication
  • Impact of Dementia
  • Activities for Engagement
  • Identifying elder abuse and restrictive practices
  • Understanding changed behaviours and developing effective responses
  • Community supportive enviuronments
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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Online Virtual Classroom

Dementia Essentials, Virtual Classroom – 3 August, 2021 (Full)

3 Aug to 7 Sep, 21
5 Sessions
18 hrs
Online - Available Nationally
1:00pm to 3:00pm (AEST)
Session 1 :
3 Aug, 21 - Orientation (1 hr)
Session 2 :
17 Aug, 21 - Module 3
Session 3 :
24 Aug, 21 - Module 4
Session 4 :
31 Aug, 21 - Module 5
Session 5 :
7 Sep, 21 - Module 6
Held on Tuesdays
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Face to Face

Dementia Essentials, North Ryde, NSW – 4 August 2021 (Full)

4 Aug to 18 Aug, 21
3 Sessions
18 hrs
Dementia Australia
120 Coxs Rd, North Ryde NSW 2113, Australia

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9:00am to 3:30pm
Session 1 :
4 Aug, 21
Session 2 :
11 Aug, 21
Session 3 :
18 Aug, 21
There are no more spaces available in this course
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Face to Face

Dementia Essentials, Hamilton, NSW – 4 August 2021

4 Aug to 18 Aug, 21
3 Sessions
18 hrs
Dementia Australia, Hamilton
3 Percy St, Hamilton NSW 2303, Australia

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9:00am to 3:30pm
Session 1 :
4 Aug, 21
Session 2 :
11 Aug, 21
Session 3 :
18 Aug, 21
Held on Wednesdays, 3 days over 3 weeks
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Face to Face

Dementia Essentials, Robina/Gold Coast, QLD – 11 August 2021

11 Aug to 25 Aug, 21
3 Sessions
18 hrs
Newlife Church
4 Greenwich Ct, Robina QLD 4226, Australia

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9:00am to 3:30pm
Session 1 :
11 Aug, 21
Session 2 :
18 Aug, 21
Session 3 :
25 Aug, 21
Held on Wednesdays
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Online Virtual Classroom

Dementia Essentials, Virtual Classroom – 19 August 2021 (Full)

19 Aug to 30 Sep, 21
5 Sessions
18 hrs
Online - Available Nationally
9:30am to 11:30am (AEST)
Session 1 :
19 Aug, 21 - Orientation (1 hr)
Session 2 :
9 Sep, 21 - Module 3
Session 3 :
16 Sep, 21 - Module 4
Session 4 :
23 Sep, 21 - Module 5
Session 5 :
30 Sep, 21 - Module 6
There are no more spaces available in this course
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Face to Face

Dementia Essentials, North Ryde, NSW – 30 August 2021

30 Aug to 13 Sep, 21
3 Sessions
18 hrs
Dementia Australia
120 Coxs Rd, North Ryde NSW 2113, Australia

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9:00am to 3:30pm
Session 1 :
30 Aug, 21
Session 2 :
6 Sep, 21
Session 3 :
13 Sep, 21
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Online Virtual Classroom

Dementia Essentials, Virtual Classroom – 7 September, 2021

7 Sep to 12 Oct, 21
5 Sessions
18 hrs
Online - Available Nationally
10:00am to 12:00pm (AEST)
Session 1 :
7 Sep, 21 - Orientation (1 hr)
Session 2 :
21 Sep, 21 - Module 3
Session 3 :
28 Sep, 21 - Module 4
Session 4 :
5 Oct, 21 - Module 5
Session 5 :
12 Oct, 21 - Module 6
Held on Tuesdays
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Face to Face

Dementia Essentials, Annandale, QLD – 7 September 2021 (Full)

7 Sep to 9 Sep, 21
3 Sessions
18 hrs
Good Shepard Nursing Home, Townsville
Good Shepherd Nursing Home, 565 University Rd, Annandale QLD 4814, Australia

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9:00pm to 3:30pm
Session 1 :
7 Sep, 21
Session 2 :
8 Sep, 21
Session 3 :
9 Sep, 21
There are no more spaces available in this course.
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Face to Face

Dementia Essentials, Dubbo, NSW – 9 September 2021

9 Sep to 23 Sep, 21
3 Sessions
18 hrs
Dubbo RSL Club Events Centre Cnr Brisbane and Wingewarra Streets
178 Brisbane St, Dubbo NSW 2830, Australia

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9:00am to 3:30pm
Session 1 :
9 Sep, 21
Session 2 :
16 Sep, 21
Session 3 :
23 Sep, 21
Held on Thursdays, 3 days over 3 weeks
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Online Virtual Classroom

Dementia Essentials, Virtual Classroom – 15 September, 2021

15 Sep to 22 Sep, 21
5 Sessions
18 hrs
Online - Available Nationally
6:00pm to 8:00pm (AEST)
Session 1 :
15 Sep, 21 - Orientation (1 hr)
Session 2 :
29 Sep, 21 - Module 3
Session 3 :
6 Oct, 21 - Module 4
Session 4 :
13 Oct, 21 - Module 5
Session 5 :
22 Sep, 21 - Module 6
Held on Wednesdays
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Face to Face

Dementia Essentials, Frankston, VIC – 16 September 2021

16 Sep to 30 Sep, 21
3 Sessions
18 hrs
Frankston RSL
183 Cranbourne Rd, Frankston VIC 3199, Australia

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9:00am to 3:30pm
Session 1 :
16 Sep, 21
Session 2 :
23 Sep, 21
Session 3 :
30 Sep, 21
Held on Thursdays
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Face to Face

Dementia Essentials, Mulgrave, VIC – 16 September 2021

16 Sep to 30 Sep, 21
3 Sessions
18 hrs
Mulgrave Country Club
Jells Rd & Wellington Rd, Mulgrave VIC 3170, Australia

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9:00am to 3:30pm
Session 1 :
16 Sep, 21
Session 2 :
23 Sep, 21
Session 3 :
30 Sep, 21
Held on Thursdays
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Online Virtual Classroom

Dementia Essentials, Virtual Classroom – 29 September, 2021

29 Sep to 10 Nov, 21
5 Sessions
18 hrs
Online - Available Nationally
9:30am to 11:30am (AEST)
Session 1 :
29 Sep, 21 - Orientation (1 hr)
Session 2 :
20 Oct, 21 - Module 3
Session 3 :
27 Oct, 21 - Module 4
Session 4 :
3 Nov, 21 - Module 5
Session 5 :
10 Nov, 21 - Module 6
Held on Wednesdays
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Face to Face

Dementia Essentials, Hamilton, NSW – 6 October 2021

6 Oct to 20 Oct, 21
3 Sessions
18 hrs
Dementia Australia, Hamilton
3 Percy St, Hamilton NSW 2303, Australia

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9:00am to 3:30pm
Session 1 :
6 Oct, 21
Session 2 :
13 Oct, 21
Session 3 :
20 Oct, 21
Held on Wednesdays, 3 days over 3 weeks
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Face to Face

Dementia Essentials, Parkville, VIC – 12 October 2021

12 Oct to 26 Oct, 21
3 Sessions
18 hrs
Dementia Australia (Parkville Office)
155 Oak St, Parkville VIC 3052, Australia

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9:00am to 3:30pm
Session 1 :
12 Oct, 21
Session 2 :
19 Oct, 21
Session 3 :
26 Oct, 21
Held on Tuesdays
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Online Virtual Classroom

Dementia Essentials, Virtual Classroom – 18 October, 2021

18 Oct to 22 Nov, 21
5 Sessions
18 hrs
Online - Available Nationally
6:00pm to 8:00pm (AEDT)
Session 1 :
18 Oct, 21 - Orientation (1 hr)
Session 2 :
1 Nov, 21 - Module 3
Session 3 :
8 Nov, 21 - Module 4
Session 4 :
15 Nov, 21 - Module 5
Session 5 :
22 Nov, 21 - Module 6
Held on Mondays
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Face to Face

Dementia Essentials, Tumbi Umbi, NSW – 26 October 2021

26 Oct to 9 Nov, 21
3 Sessions
18 hrs
Mingara Recreation Club
12 Mingara Dr, Tumbi Umbi NSW 2261, Australia

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9:00pm to 3:30pm
Session 1 :
26 Oct, 21
Session 2 :
2 Nov, 21
Session 3 :
9 Nov, 21
Held on Tuesdays
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Online Virtual Classroom

Dementia Essentials, Virtual Classroom – 28 October, 2021

28 Oct to 2 Dec, 21
5 Sessions
18 hrs
Online - Available Nationally
3:00pm to 5:00pm (AEST)
Session 1 :
28 Oct, 21 - Orientation (1 hr)
Session 2 :
11 Nov, 21 - Module 3
Session 3 :
18 Nov, 21 - Module 4
Session 4 :
25 Nov, 21 - Module 5
Session 5 :
2 Dec, 21 - Module 6
Held on Thursdays
Register

Online Virtual Classroom

Dementia Essentials, Virtual Classroom – 1 November, 2021

1 Nov to 6 Dec, 21
5 Sessions
18 hrs
Online - Available Nationally
10:00am to 12:00pm (AEST)
Session 1 :
1 Nov, 21 - Orientation (1 hr)
Session 2 :
15 Nov, 21 - Module 3
Session 3 :
22 Nov, 21 - Module 4
Session 4 :
29 Nov, 21 - Module 5
Session 5 :
6 Dec, 21 - Module 6
Held on Mondays
Register

Face to Face

Dementia Essentials, Watsonia, VIC – 3 November 2021

3 Nov to 17 Nov, 21
3 Sessions
18 hrs
Watsonia RSL
6 Morwell Ave, Watsonia VIC 3087, Australia

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9:00am to 3:30pm
Session 1 :
3 Nov, 21
Session 2 :
10 Nov, 21
Session 3 :
17 Nov, 21
Held on Wednesdays
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