Course Title: Provide support to people living with dementia

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3319 Certificate III in Individual Support

Course Title: Provide support to people living with dementia

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 65

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

HWSS6077C

City Campus

TAFE

365T Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Term1 2016,
Term2 2016,
Term1 2017

Course Contact: Renee Costa

Course Contact Phone: 9925 0886

Course Contact Email: renee.costa@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

In this unit you will acquire the skills and knowledge neccesary to provide person-centred care and support to people living with dementia. It will assist you when following and contributing to an established individual plan.

This unit will apply to you when working in a residential or community context, including family homes. Work performed requires some discretion and judgement and may be carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia

Elements:

1. Prepare to provide support to those affected by dementia


2. Use appropriate communication strategies


 

3. Provide activities for maintenance of dignity, skills and health


 


Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.


Overview of Assessment

This unit of competency is delivered and assessed with the unit of competency Deliver care services using a palliative approach (CHCPAL001)

There will be three forms of assessment and they will include a research task, questions and answers in relation to the unit of competency and practical assessment either in a simulated or workplace environment.

The assessment tasks are as follows:

Task 1: Questions and answers

Task 2: Research task

Task 3: Observation in a simulated and workplace environment 

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

A student charter http://www.rmit.edu.au/about/studentcharter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=c15i3ciaq8ca