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  • CHCSS00095

Dementia Support - Service Delivery Skill Set

Accredited Skill Set
At a glance

At a glance

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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CHCSS00095 Dementia Support - Service Delivery Skill Set

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Course overview

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.

Units

The successful achievement of this skill set requires you to complete all 4 core units listed below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
CHCAGE005
Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS008
Develop strategies to address unmet needs
CHCCCS009
Facilitate responsible behaviour
CHCCCS020
Respond effectively to behaviours of concern

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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.

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Applying for a course does not guarantee you a place in that course. Your place is only guaranteed once you enrol into units. Enrolling means that you are committing yourself to study, and to paying the associated fees. The tuition fees and applicable charges are required to be paid at enrolment or by scheduled instalment dates either by yourself, a nominated third party (e.g. your employer), or as identified within a contract for delivery of TAFE Queensland training.

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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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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


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
  • 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.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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Get started with TAFE Queensland

If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland