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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Face to Face

Dementia Essentials, Leederville, WA – 8 Febuary 2022 (Full)

2 Dec to 16 Dec, 21
3 Sessions
18 hrs
Online - Available Nationally
10:00am to 3:30pm (AWST)
Session 1 :
2 Dec, 21
Session 2 :
9 Dec, 21
Session 3 :
16 Dec, 21
There are no more spaces available in this listing.
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Face to Face

Dementia Essentials, Hamilton, NSW – 1 February 2022

1 Feb to 15 Feb, 22
3 Sessions
18 hrs
Dementia Australia Hamilton Office
3 Percy St, Hamilton NSW 2303, Australia

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9:00am to 3:30pm (AEDT)
Session 1 :
1 Feb, 22
Session 2 :
8 Feb, 22
Session 3 :
15 Feb, 22
Held on three consecutive Tuesdays
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Face to Face

Dementia Essentials, Katherine, NT – 8 Febuary 2022

8 Feb to 10 Feb, 22
3 Sessions
18 hrs
Knotts Crossing Resort
Corner of Giles Street & Cameron Street, Katherine NT 0851, Úc

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10:00am to 3:30pm (ACST)
Session 1 :
8 Feb, 22
Session 2 :
9 Feb, 22
Session 3 :
10 Feb, 22
Held on 3 consecutive days
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Face to Face

Dementia Essentials, North Ryde, NSW – 8 February 2022

8 Feb to 22 Feb, 22
3 Sessions
18 hrs
Dementia Australia, North Ryde
120 Coxs Rd, North Ryde NSW 2113, Australia

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9:00am to 3:30pm (AEDT)
Session 1 :
8 Feb, 22
Session 2 :
15 Feb, 22
Session 3 :
22 Feb, 22
Held on three consecutive Tuesdays
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Face to Face

Dementia Essentials, Tamworth, NSW – 11 February 2022

11 Feb to 25 Feb, 22
3 Sessions
18 hrs
Tamworth Community Centre
3A Darling St, Tamworth NSW 2340, Australia

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9:00am to 3:30pm (AEDT)
Session 1 :
11 Feb, 22
Session 2 :
18 Feb, 22
Session 3 :
25 Feb, 22
Held on three consecutive fridays
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Face to Face

Dementia Essentials, Battery Point, TAS – 15 February 2022

15 Feb to 1 Mar, 22
3 Sessions
18 hrs
Dementia Australia, Tasmania Office
38 Montpelier Retreat, Battery Point TAS 7004, Australia

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9:00am to 3:30pm (AEDT)
Session 1 :
15 Feb, 22
Session 2 :
22 Feb, 22
Session 3 :
1 Mar, 22
Held on three consecutive Tuesdays
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Face to Face

Dementia Essentials, North Ryde, NSW – 14 March 2022

14 Mar to 28 Mar, 22
3 Sessions
18 hrs
Dementia Australia, North Ryde
120 Coxs Rd, North Ryde NSW 2113, Australia

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9:00am to 3:30pm (AEDT)
Session 1 :
14 Mar, 22
Session 2 :
21 Mar, 22
Session 3 :
28 Mar, 22
Held on three consecutive Mondays.
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Face to Face

Dementia Essentials, Tumbi Umbi, NSW – 17 March 2022

17 Mar to 31 Mar, 22
3 Sessions
18 hrs
Migara Recreation Club
12-14 Mingara Dr, Tumbi Umbi NSW 2261, Australia

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9:00am to 3:30pm (AEDT)
Session 1 :
17 Mar, 22
Session 2 :
24 Mar, 22
Session 3 :
31 Mar, 22
Held on three consecutive thursdays
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Face to Face

Dementia Essentials, North Ryde, TAS – 22 April 2022

22 Apr to 6 May, 22
3 Sessions
18 hrs
Dementia Australia North Ryde Office
120 Coxs Rd, North Ryde NSW 2113, Australia

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9:00am to 3:30pm (AEDT)
Session 1 :
22 Apr, 22
Session 2 :
29 Apr, 22
Session 3 :
6 May, 22
Held on 3 consecutive Fridays
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Face to Face

Dementia Essentials, Hamilton, NSW – 26 April 2022

26 Apr to 10 May, 22
3 Sessions
18 hrs
Dementia Australia Hamilton
3 Percy St, Hamilton NSW 2303, Australia

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9:00am to 3:30pm (AEDT)
Session 1 :
26 Apr, 22
Session 2 :
3 May, 22
Session 3 :
10 May, 22
Held on 3 consecutive Tuesdays
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Face to Face

Dementia Essentials, Port Macquarie, NSW – 28 April 2022

28 Apr to 12 May, 22
3 Sessions
18 hrs
Dementia Australia Port Macquarie
121 Bridge St, Port Macquarie NSW 2444, Australia

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9:00am to 3:30pm (AEDT)
Session 1 :
28 Apr, 22
Session 2 :
5 May, 22
Session 3 :
12 May, 22
Held on three consecutive Thursdays
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Face to Face

Dementia Essentials, Tumbi Umbi, NSW – 9 June 2022

9 Jun to 23 Jun, 22
3 Sessions
18 hrs
Migara Recreation Club
12-14 Mingara Dr, Tumbi Umbi NSW 2261, Australia

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9:00am to 3:30pm (AEDT)
Session 1 :
9 Jun, 22
Session 2 :
16 Jun, 22
Session 3 :
23 Jun, 22
Held on three consecutive Thursdays
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