This 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
Assessment 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.
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.