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 – 15 April, 2021

15 Apr to 27 May, 21
5 Sessions
18 hrs
Online - Available Nationally
2:00pm to 4:00pm (AEST)
Session 1 :
15 Apr, 21 - Orientation (1 hr)
Session 2 :
6 May, 21 - Module 3
Session 3 :
13 May, 21 - Module 4
Session 4 :
20 May, 21 - Module 5
Session 5 :
27 May, 21 - Module 6
Held on Thursdays
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Face to Face

Dementia Essentials, Port Macquarie, NSW – 15 April 2021

15 Apr to 29 Apr, 21
3 Sessions
18 hrs
Dementia Australia
121 Bridge St, Port Macquarie NSW 2444, Australia

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9:30am to 4:00pm
Session 1 :
15 Apr, 21
Session 2 :
22 Apr, 21
Session 3 :
29 Apr, 21
Held on Thursdays, 3 days over 3 weeks
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Face to Face

Dementia Essentials, Devonport, TAS – 22 April 2021

22 Apr to 29 Apr, 21
3 Sessions
18 hrs
Paranaple Centre
137 Rooke St, Devonport TAS 7310, Australia

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9:00am to 4:00pm
Session 1 :
22 Apr, 21
Session 2 :
23 Apr, 21
Session 3 :
29 Apr, 21
3 days over 2 weeks
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Face to Face

Dementia Essentials, North Ryde, NSW – 27 April 2021

27 Apr to 11 May, 21
3 Sessions
18 hrs
Dementia Australia
Building 21 Macquarie Hospital - Gibson-Denney Centre, 21/120 Coxs Rd, North Ryde NSW 2113, Australia

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9:00am to 10:00am
Session 1 :
27 Apr, 21
Session 2 :
4 May, 21
Session 3 :
11 May, 21
Held on Tuesdays, 3 days over 3 weeks
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Online Virtual Classroom

Dementia Essentials, Virtual Classroom – 30 April, 2021

30 Apr to 11 Jun, 21
5 Sessions
18 hrs
Online - Available Nationally
10:00am to 12:00pm (AEST)
Session 1 :
30 Apr, 21 - Orientation (1 hr)
Session 2 :
21 May, 21 - Module 3
Session 3 :
28 May, 21 - Module 4
Session 4 :
4 Jun, 21 - Module 5
Session 5 :
11 Jun, 21 - Module 6
Held on Fridays
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Online Virtual Classroom

Dementia Essentials, Virtual Classroom – 6 May, 2021

6 May to 17 Jun, 21
5 Sessions
18 hrs
Online - Available Nationally
1:00pm to 3:00pm (AEST)
Session 1 :
6 May, 21 - Orientation (1 hr)
Session 2 :
27 May, 21 - Module 3
Session 3 :
3 Jun, 21 - Module 4
Session 4 :
10 Jun, 21 - Module 5
Session 5 :
17 Jun, 21 - Module 6
Held on Thursdays
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Face to Face

Dementia Essentials, Richmond Hill, QLD – 11 May 2021

11 May to 13 May, 21
3 Sessions
18 hrs
Eventide Aged Care Facility
54-78 Dalrymple Rd, Richmond Hill QLD 4820, Australia

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8:45am to 4:00pm
Session 1 :
11 May, 21
Session 2 :
12 May, 21
Session 3 :
13 May, 21
Held over 3 consecutive days
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Face to Face

Dementia Essentials, Goondiwindi, QLD – 18 May 2021

18 May to 20 May, 21
3 Sessions
18 hrs
Kaloma Home for the Aged
16 Gough St, Goondiwindi QLD 4390, Australia

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8:45pm to 4:00pm
Session 1 :
18 May, 21
Session 2 :
19 May, 21
Session 3 :
20 May, 21
Held over 3 constitutive days
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Face to Face

Dementia Essentials, North Ryde, NSW – 21 May 2021

21 May to 4 Jun, 21
3 Sessions
18 hrs
Dementia Australia
Building 21 Macquarie Hospital - Gibson-Denney Centre, 21/120 Coxs Rd, North Ryde NSW 2113, Australia

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9:00am to 4:00pm
Session 1 :
21 May, 21
Session 2 :
28 May, 21
Session 3 :
4 Jun, 21
Held on Fridays, 3 days over 3 weeks
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Online Virtual Classroom

Dementia Essentials, Virtual Classroom – 25 May, 2021

25 May to 6 Jul, 21
5 Sessions
18 hrs
Online - Available Nationally
2:00pm to 4:00pm (AEST)
Session 1 :
25 May, 21 - Orientation (1 hr)
Session 2 :
15 Jun, 21 - Module 3
Session 3 :
22 Jun, 21 - Module 4
Session 4 :
29 Jun, 21 - Module 5
Session 5 :
6 Jul, 21 - Module 6
Held on Tuesdays
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Face to Face

Dementia Essentials, Hamilton, NSW – 1 June 2021

1 Jun to 15 Jun, 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 :
1 Jun, 21
Session 2 :
8 Jun, 21
Session 3 :
15 Jun, 21
Held on Tuesdays, 3 days over 3 weeks
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Online Virtual Classroom

Dementia Essentials, Virtual Classroom – 2 June, 2021

2 Jun to 14 Jul, 21
5 Sessions
18 hrs
Online - Available Nationally
9:30am to 11:30am (AEST)
Session 1 :
2 Jun, 21 - Orientation (1 hr)
Session 2 :
23 Jun, 21 - Module 3
Session 3 :
30 Jun, 21 - Module 4
Session 4 :
7 Jul, 21 - Module 5
Session 5 :
14 Jul, 21 - Module 6
Held on Wednesdays
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Face to Face

Dementia Essentials, Slacks Creek, QLD – 2 June 2021

2 Jun to 16 Jun, 21
3 Sessions
18 hrs
Kingston East Neighbourhood Group
177 Meakin Rd, Kingston QLD 4114, Australia

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8:45am to 4:00pm
Session 1 :
2 Jun, 21
Session 2 :
9 Jun, 21
Session 3 :
16 Jun, 21
Held on Wednesdays, 3 days over 3 weeks
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Face to Face

Dementia Essentials, Gympie, QLD – 2 June 2021

3 Jun to 17 Jun, 21
3 Sessions
18 hrs
Hartbeat Training And Consultancy
Unit 5/24 Barter St, Gympie QLD 4570, Australia

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8:45am to 4:00pm
Session 1 :
3 Jun, 21
Session 2 :
10 Jun, 21
Session 3 :
17 Jun, 21
Held on Thursdays, 3 days over 3 weeks
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Face to Face

Dementia Essentials, Tumbi Umbi, NSW – 10 June 2021

10 Jun to 24 Jun, 21
3 Sessions
18 hrs
Mingara Recreation Club
12-14 Mingara Dr, Tumbi Umbi NSW 2261, Australia

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9:00am to 3:30pm
Session 1 :
10 Jun, 21
Session 2 :
17 Jun, 21
Session 3 :
24 Jun, 21
Held on Thursdays, 3 days over 3 weeks
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Face to Face

Dementia Essentials, Townsville, QLD – 22 June 2021

22 Jun to 24 Jun, 21
3 Sessions
18 hrs
Good Shepherd Nursing Home,
565 University Rd, Annandale QLD 4814, Australia

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8:45am to 4:00pm
Session 1 :
22 Jun, 21
Session 2 :
23 Jun, 21
Session 3 :
24 Jun, 21
Held over 3 consecutive days
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Face to Face

Dementia Essentials, Wagga, NSW – 15 July 2021

15 Jul to 29 Jul, 21
3 Sessions
18 hrs
Generocity Church
194 Lake Albert Rd, Kooringal NSW 2650, Australia

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9:00am to 4:00pm
Session 1 :
15 Jul, 21
Session 2 :
22 Jul, 21
Session 3 :
29 Jul, 21
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Face to Face

Dementia Essentials, Tamworth, NSW – 23 July 2021

23 Jul to 6 Aug, 21
3 Sessions
18 hrs
Tamworth Community Centre
3A Darling St, Tamworth NSW 2340, Australia

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9:00am to 3:30pm
Session 1 :
23 Jul, 21
Session 2 :
30 Jul, 21
Session 3 :
6 Aug, 21
Held on Fridays, 3 days over 3 weeks
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