Course Title: Provide support to people living with dementia

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3401 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

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.

Important Information:

This course is delivered and assessed in a cluster with;

  • CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative care approach
  • CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families


Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

HWSS6077C

City Campus

TAFE

375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Face-to-Face or Internet

VE 2020 (XXX1)

HWSS6077C

City Campus

TAFE

375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Face-to-Face or Internet

VE 2021 (WFV1)

Course Contact: Gwen Cawsey

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4581

Course Contact Email: Gwen.Cawsey@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide person-centred care and support to people living with dementia. It involves following and contributing to an established individual plan.

This unit applies to workers 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

4. Implement strategies which minimise the impact of behaviours of concern

5. Complete documentation

6. Implement self care strategies


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

 Assessments will include a combination of tasks including knowledge questions and case study analysis.