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CHCSS00095

Dementia Support - Service Delivery Skill Set

Accredited Skill Set

Add to your existing skill set and learn how to support and improve the quality of life for people living with dementia.

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NEXT START DATE 05 Oct 2022
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Darling Downs and South West Wide Bay Burnett
WAYS TO STUDY On campus Online
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
JobTrainer
$0
Full Fee
$270

Course overview

Add to your existing skill set and learn how to support and improve the quality of life of people living with dementia. This skill set may be useful across a number of industries including community services and health care.

In this skill set you will develop an understanding of dementia, symptoms, types of dementia, behaviours of concern, and suitable activities for mental stimulation. You will also learn how to support people living with dementia, respond effectively, and develop strategies to address their unique needs.

Successful completion of this skill set will give you a foundation for further study and will expand your job prospects in the health and community services sectors.

Course outcome:

Statement of Attainment

JobTrainer funded course

This course is eligible for JobTrainer funding, meaning it could be free for eligible school-leavers, young people and job seekers looking to develop new skills. Training is proudly delivered by TAFE Queensland and jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government. Learn more >

What you will study.

The successful achievement of this skill set requires you to complete all 4 core units listed below.  You will also be required to undertake 40 hours of vocational placement in an approved setting.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCAGE005
    Provide support to people living with dementia
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCAGE005
    Unit 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.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide support to people living with dementia

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCCCS008
    Develop strategies to address unmet needs
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCCCS008
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess unmet needs of individuals and to develop and monitor individualised plans in response.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Develop strategies to address unmet needs

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCCCS009
    Facilitate responsible behaviour
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCCCS009
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to monitor individuals, respond to behaviours of concern, deal with conflict and support responsibility for behaviour management and change.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Facilitate responsible behaviour

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCCCS020
    Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCCCS020
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to respond effectively to behaviours of concern of people. Skills are associated with handling difficult incidents rather than managing ongoing behaviour difficulties.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Ipswich
14 Jun 2022
up to 6 months
Part time 2 workshops
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Full fee: $270
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
05 Oct 2022
4 months
Part time 2 workshops online
Wednesday
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Full fee: $270
05 Oct 2022
4 months
Part time 2 workshops online
Wednesday
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Full fee: $270
05 Oct 2022
4 months
Part time 2 workshops online
Wednesday
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Full fee: $270
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Ipswich
14 Jun 2022
up to 6 months
Part time 2 workshops
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Full fee: $270
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
05 Oct 2022
4 months
Part time 2 workshops online
Wednesday
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Full fee: $270
05 Oct 2022
4 months
Part time 2 workshops online
Wednesday
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Full fee: $270
05 Oct 2022
4 months
Part time 2 workshops online
Wednesday
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Full fee: $270

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Dementia Support - Service Delivery Skill Set (CHCSS00095)

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Dementia Support - Service Delivery Skill Set

COURSE CODE: CHCSS00095
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information

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Entry requirements

To enrol into this course, you must meet one of the following entry requirements:

  • hold a qualification at Certificate III level or higher in an area involving provision of direct client care or support;
  • have skills equivalent to the qualification requirement validated through a recognition of prior learning process; and
  • have substantial industry experience, on the job training and development along with supervisor assessment of capacity.

It is also recommended that you have sound literacy and numeracy skills.

Resources Required

No specific resources are required to successfully complete this course.

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You will also require a valid email address, personal stationery (pen and paper), and are required to wear closed-in, non-slip soled shoes when at TAFE.

Placement

You may be required to have full COVID-19 vaccination to undertake vocational placement in a range of Community Services organisations. Potential students are advised to seek current information as policies may be updated.

You will be required to complete a minimum of 40 hours of industry experience spread across the duration of your study. This may be in the context of paid work, or as a student in a formal vocational placement. 

Need to know

For all students who are undertaking courses that include Vocational Placements in a high risk workplace, Queensland Health has directed that students must declare your COVID-19 Vaccination status and evidence to either TAFE Queensland or the placement provider. 

This may require you providing us or the placement provider information on:

  • Your vaccinate status
  • Last date of vaccination
  • Evidence of vaccine status

Where this information will be collected as part of your application and / or enrolment process.  Any data collected will be managed under the TAFE Queensland Privacy Policy.

This requirement is in place for all students in affected courses, including TAFE at School students.

Those students who have a medical contraindication may be unable to complete the vocational placement component of their course. This means you may not be able to meet all of the requirements of your course and may not be able to graduate or receive your qualification.

If you have any questions or concerns with this requirement, please contact our COVID hotline on 07 3307 4789.

Pathways

University Pathways.

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

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