Dementia Essentials – CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
Dementia Essentials is suitable for people working in aged care, health care and community services. Strategies are explored to assist with good communication, planning, developing appropriate activities and understanding changed behaviour in people living with dementia.
Dementia Essentials is a Dementia Training Australia course, funded by the Australian Government and delivered by Dementia Australia (RTO Code 2512).
ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA
18 hours over 3 days
People working in aged care, community care or disability providing support for people living with dementia
About this course
This is a Dementia Training Australia (DTA) course, funded by the Australian Government under the Dementia and Aged Care Services Fund and delivered by Dementia Australia. For more information about DTA, please visit www.dta.com.au.
When you register, you will be enrolling with a local site/organisation that will be your direct contact and facilitate the training and assessment, however Dementia Australia Limited (RTO Code 2512) will issue and post your statement of attainment.
This 3-day nationally-accredited unit of competency includes theory and practical components to be completed during the course delivery.
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
Course duration: 18 hours over 3 days
Cost: Fully funded
Catering: Tea and coffee will be provided
Please note: Eligible participants must be working with people living with dementia to attend free of cost. If you are not working with people living with dementia you can attend at a cost of $600. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (03) 9816 5764 to organise.
Please Note: This course is delivered throughout Australia by the respective Dementia Australia organisations in each state and territory except Western Australia where Alzheimer’s WA delivers the course on our behalf
Dementia Training Australia (DTA) is a consortium funded by the Australian Government to provide nationwide education on the support and care of people living with dementia. DTA offers a range of courses and resources including e-learning, workshops, webinars and nationally accredited vocational training. The vocational training is delivered by Dementia Australia to 6,500 people every year through the Dementia Essentials courses.
The consortium is made up of Dementia Australia and five universities – the University of Wollongong, La Trobe University, Queensland University of Technology, Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre (University of Tasmania) and the University of Western Australia. Its work is guided by a ‘salutogenic’ approach: a focus on factors that support health and wellbeing, and opportunities for a person with dementia to live as full a life as possible.
For more information on DTA courses, services and resources, visit dta.com.au.
For general enquiries about courses in TAS please call Kathy Mason on 03 6279 1109 or email Kathy.Mason@dementia.org.au
For enquiries or general information about this course in WA please call National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500 or email email@example.com