CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia

Dementia Essentials

This 3 day 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
  • Cost free for learners

Suitable for:

Australians working in aged care, health care and community services

Course location:

Held in all Australian states and territories. Find training near you.

Course Duration:

3 x 6 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 comprises an “open book” in-class written assessment followed by a workplace supervisor observation checklist. The observation checklist 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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Nationally recognised training

August 2020 – Tamworth – NSW

14th Aug to 28th Aug, 2020

09:00 am to 03:30 pm

Heritage Room, Tamworth Community Centre

3A Darling St, Tamworth NSW 2340, Australia map


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