Dementia Essentials

Dementia Training AustraliaDementia Essentials

CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia

This is a Dementia Training Australia (DTA) course, funded by the Australian Government under the Dementia and Aged Care Services Fund and delivered by Dementia Australia. For more information about DTA, please visit

When you register, you will be enrolling with a local site/organisation that will be your direct contact and facilitate the training and assessment, however Dementia Australia Limited (RTO Code 2512) will issue and post your statement of attainment.

This 3-day nationally-accredited unit of competency includes theory and practical components to be completed during the course delivery.

This course is suitable for people working in aged care, health care and community services. Participants will gain an understanding of:

  • Person-centred care and effective communication
  • The nature of dementia and its impacts
  • Identifying unmet needs
  • Understanding changed behaviours and developing effective responses
  • Activities to promote well-being; and
  • Community support and services available

Course duration: 18 hours over 3 days

Cost: Fully funded

Catering: Tea and coffee will be provided


Please note: Eligible participants must be working with people living with dementia to attend free of cost. If you are not working with people living with dementia you can attend at a cost of $600. Email [email protected] or call (03) 9816 5764 to organise.

Please Note: This course is delivered throughout Australia by the respective Dementia Australia organisations in each state and territory except Western Australia where Alzheimer’s WA delivers the course on our behalf.



For the list of available Dementia Essentials training sessions in your region click here.