CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia

Dementia Essentials

October 2020 – North Ryde – NSW

09:00 am to 03:30 pm
13th Oct to 27th Oct, 2020
Novice

Dementia Australia, North Ryde

Building 21 Macquarie Hospital - Gibson-Denney Centre, 21/120 Coxs Rd, North Ryde NSW 2113, Australia

Learning Outcomes
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
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.
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