Led by the University of Wollongong, it brings together the expertise of Australia’s leading dementia educators who collectively bring a wealth of dementia expertise to this work.
For the first time Dementia Training Australia provides a truly national approach to dementia training with members based in every state and territory.
As part of Dementia Training Australia, Alzheimer’s Australia is pleased to be able to offer the Dementia Essentials fully funded dementia specialist accredited course:
CHCAGE005 – Provide support to people living with dementia
This course is suitable for people currently working in aged care, health care and community services who regularly provide assistance to people living with dementia. This is an accredited unit with written and workplace assessment requirements. Upon completion, participants will receive a Statement of Attainment that will enable them to claim credits if you plan to undertake a related qualification.
Cost: This course is fully funded by the Commonwealth Government as part of its Dementia Training Program initiative.
Participants in this workshop will gain an understanding of:
- A person-centred approach and effective communication;
- The nature of dementia and its impacts;
- Changed behaviours and effective responses;
- Activities to promote well-being; and
- Workplace issues, community support and services available.
The course can be delivered at your workplace in a format that is convenient to your organisation and meets your staff’s needs. There will also be a number of courses being held across the country, please check education events in your State or Territory or contact your local education team. The Statement of Attainment will be issued by Alzheimer’s Australia Vic. RTO Code 2512.
To be eligible for the Dementia Essentials program, you must be directly working with people living with dementia and be able to be supervised interacting with 2 people living with dementia to satisfy the workplace assessment criteria. If a person cannot be supervised, they can receive a certificate of attendance.
For further information on booking a workplace Dementia Essentials course, or to book a place on Dementia Essentials please contact the Education team in your state or territory:
Australian Capital Territory
Tel: (02) 6255 0722
New South Wales
Tel: (02) 9805 0100
Tel: (08) 8948 5228
Tel: (07) 3014 6628
Tel: (08) 8372 2100
Tel: (03) 6279 1100
Tel: (08) 9388 2800
Tel: (03) 9816 5749