This course is highly structured, combining theory and practical components for an engaging learning experience. Participants receive ongoing support from experienced facilitators throughout the program.
Eligible participants must be working with people living with dementia in a professional capacity.
Please note: if you already hold the CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia unit, you will not be awarded with a statement of attainment again. If you are unsure if you already hold this unit, you can check by visiting www.usi.gov.au
The nature of dementia
Impact of dementia
Activities for engagement
Identifying elder abuse and restrictive practices
Understanding changed behaviours and developing effective responses
Creating supportive environments
As this is a nationally recognised course, participants will need to complete questions, practical tasks and a third-party checklist successfully to obtain the Statement of Attainment.
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
Statement of Attainment will be issued by Dementia Australia VIC Inc. RTO CODE:2512.
Please contact Dementia Australia
with Certificate enquiries.