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CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia

Dementia Essentials

This course offers skills and strategies to help with communication, planning, developing 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 Duration:

18 hours

Course modalities:

  • Online, blended and virtual classroom environment
  • Face to face in all Australian states and territories
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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.
For all enquiries relating to dementia essentials courses contact us here.
Eligibility
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
Learning Outcomes
  • 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
  • Creating supportive environments
Assessment
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 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, Annandale QLD – 17 May 2022

17 May to 19 May, 22
3 Sessions
18 hrs
The Good Shepherd Home - Education Centre
Good Shepherd Nursing Home, 565 University Rd, Annandale QLD 4814, Australia

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9:00am to 3:30pm (AEST)
Session 1 :
17 May, 22
Session 2 :
18 May, 22
Session 3 :
19 May, 22
Held on three consecutive days.
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Face to Face

Dementia Essentials, Toowoomba QLD – 24 May 22

24 May to 26 Mar, 22
3 Sessions
18 hrs
City Library Building Toowoomba - Community Rooms
Civic Square, 155 Herries St, Toowoomba City QLD 4350, Australia

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9:00am to 3:30pm (AEST)
Session 1 :
24 May, 22
Session 2 :
25 May, 22
Session 3 :
26 Mar, 22
Held on three consecutive days
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Face to Face

Dementia Essentials, Katherine NT – 24 May 2022

24 May to 26 May, 22
3 Sessions
18 hrs
Knotts Crossing Resort
10 Cameron St, Katherine NT 0850, Australia

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9:00am to 2:30pm (ACST)
Session 1 :
24 May, 22
Session 2 :
25 May, 22
Session 3 :
26 May, 22
Held on three consecutive days
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Face to Face

Dementia Essentials, Slacks Creek QLD – 25 May 2022

25 May to 8 Jun, 22
3 Sessions
18 hrs
KENG - Kingston East Neighbourhood Group, Slacks Creek
177 Meakin Rd, Kingston QLD 4127, Australia

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9:00am to 3:30pm (AEST)
Session 1 :
25 May, 22
Session 2 :
1 Jun, 22
Session 3 :
8 Jun, 22
Held on three consecutive Wednesdays
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Face to Face

Dementia Essentials, Robina/Gold Coast QLD – 8 June 2022

8 Jun to 22 Jun, 22
3 Sessions
18 hrs
Newlife Church - Youth Hall
4 Greenwich Ct, Robina QLD 4226, Australia

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9:00am to 3:30pm (AEST)
Session 1 :
8 Jun, 22
Session 2 :
15 Jun, 22
Session 3 :
22 Jun, 22
Held on three consecutive Wednesdays
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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 (AEST)
Session 1 :
9 Jun, 22
Session 2 :
16 Jun, 22
Session 3 :
23 Jun, 22
Held on three consecutive Thursdays
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Face to Face

Dementia Essentials, Griffith ACT – 9 June 2022

9 Jun to 23 Jun, 22
3 Sessions
18 hrs
Level 3, Endeavour House
House, 2/10 Captain Cook Cres, Griffith ACT 2603, Australia

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9:00am to 4:00pm (AEST)
Session 1 :
9 Jun, 22
Session 2 :
16 Jun, 22
Session 3 :
23 Jun, 22
Held on three consecutive Thursdays
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Face to Face

Dementia Essentials, Cooranup WA – 15 June 2022

15 Jun to 29 Jun, 22
3 Sessions
18 hrs
The Community Centre - Learning Centre
99 Loftus St, Leederville WA 6007, Australia

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10:00am to 3:30pm (AWST)
Session 1 :
15 Jun, 22
Session 2 :
22 Jun, 22
Session 3 :
29 Jun, 22
Held on three consecutive Wednesdays
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Face to Face

Dementia Essentials, Winnellie NT – 16 June 2022

16 Jun to 30 Jun, 22
3 Sessions
18 hrs
Dementia Australia, Darwin Office Training Room
Building, 7/396 Stuart Hwy, Winnellie NT 0820, Australia

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10:00am to 3:30pm (ACST)
Session 1 :
16 Jun, 22
Session 2 :
23 Jun, 22
Session 3 :
30 Jun, 22
Held on three consecutive Thursdays
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Face to Face

Dementia Essentials, Rockhampton QLD – 21 June 2022

21 Jun to 23 Jun, 22
3 Sessions
18 hrs
Centacare CQ
16 Bolsover St, Rockhampton QLD 4700, Australia

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9:00am to 3:30pm (AEST)
Session 1 :
21 Jun, 22
Session 2 :
22 Jun, 22
Session 3 :
23 Jun, 22
Held on three consecutive days
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Face to Face

Dementia Essentials, Trebonne QLD – 19 July 2022

19 Jul to 21 Jul, 22
3 Sessions
18 hrs
Ozcare Magdalene Villa Aged Care Facility, Trebonne
9 Stone River Rd, Trebonne QLD 4850, Australia

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9:00am to 3:30pm (AEST)
Session 1 :
19 Jul, 22
Session 2 :
20 Jul, 22
Session 3 :
21 Jul, 22
Held on three consecutive days. Previously scheduled for 10 May 2022.
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