CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
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
Australians working in aged care, health care and community services
Available in a number of modalities:
- Online and virtual classroom environment
- Held in all Australian states and territories
Learning OutcomesThis 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
AssessmentAssessment 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.
Qualification / AccreditationDementia 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 AttainmentStatement of Attainment will be issued by Dementia Australia VIC Inc. RTO CODE:2512. Please contact Dementia Australia with Certificate enquiries.
It really opens their minds to the possibilities that are available to residents and staff. "
There have been 'AHA moments' and as more team members progress through the course, the change in practice is becoming more evident. "
To see staff reenergized to review and improve how they care for this complex and vulnerable group of residents is priceless. "
Clinical Nurse Educator
Even staff that have worked in Residential Aged Care have stated that they have learnt and can apply new learning undertaking this course. "
Staff Development Officer