CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
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
Australians working in aged care, health care and community services
Held in all Australian states and territories. Find training near you.
3 x 6 hours
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 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.
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