Level One - Knowledge

Level 1 Knowledge modules provide participants with increased awareness of dementia by exploring the nature of dementia and its impact on the person, their family carer and people within the support relationship.

These programs discover what it is like to experience dementia and encourage the participant to reflect on their own role in providing a person-centred approach to support.

HOW TO REGISTER:

  • Online: Choose a workshop or course and click on the links.
  • Fax: Registration Form to 03 9816 5733
  • Mail: Registration Form to Locked Bag 3001, Hawthorn 3122
  • Ph: 03 9816 5708
  • Bookings are essential, as places in our courses and workshops are limited.

Dementia Australia Vic is a Registered Training Organisation offering dementia education with flexible course structures providing practical answers to the challenges of everyday care designed specifically for people working in aged care.

Learning programs within Level One - Knowledge:

  • Virtual Dementia Experience™

  • Dementia Essentials – CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia

  • Doorway to Dementia - practice and strategies

  • What is Dementia? (Online)

  • Upcoming Level 1 courses - Calendar

 


Virtual Dementia Experience™

The Virtual Dementia Experience™ – awarded the National 2014 iAward in the Education Category of the Service Domain - assists professional carers in understanding environmental elements that are friendly or hostile to a person with dementia. Developed in consultation with people living with dementia, the Virtual Dementia Experience™ immerses participants in a home environment that replicates the lived-experience of a person with dementia. 

Equipped with this insight, you will enter into a discussion on how the emotional and physical environment can impact a person with dementia, and consider changes that could be implemented to improve the delivery of person-centred practice.

On completion of this session you will:

  • have an improved understanding of what it may be like to live with dementia

  • have developed more empathy with people living with dementia and their carers

  • have gained an understanding of the impact of the environment on people with dementia

  • be prompted to consider enhancements to the environment and support for people living with dementia

Suitable for all levels of staff from frontline to senior management.

CPD points: This program is suitable for the continuing professional development of registered nurses and other health professionals.

Cost: $110 members, $125 non-members

Address: 155 Oak St, Parkville VIC 3052

See the calendar at the bottom of this page for dates and times of the upcoming sessions

To arrange this exclusive session at the Parkville office, please contact us

Download flyer for The Virtual Dementia Experience™

Watch the video below to learn more about the technology behind the Virtual Dementia Experience™.

 


Dementia Training Australia Dementia 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 www.dta.com.au.

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 accreditedprograms@dementia.org.au 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.

See the calendar at the bottom of this page for dates and times of the upcoming sessions

To register your interest for a scheduled session, click the BOOK NOW button or contact us

 


LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT CODE OF PRACTICE

Click here to download the Learning and Development Code of Practice

Course Cancellation and Non-Attendance Policy

 


Doorway to Dementia - practice and strategies

The aim of the session is for the participant to gain knowledge of dementia, its implications on practice and to learn about specific approaches and strategies to support a person who is living with dementia and their families.

At the end of the session you will gain knowledge in:
• the nature of dementia, including prevalence, risks, types of dementia,
how the brain works and signs of dementia
• a person-centred approach to dementia support, including
communication, risk enablement and supporting decision making
• a problem-solving approach to support people with dementia that
experience behavioural and psychological symptoms
• accessing resources and services

Suitable for all staff working with people living with dementia and their families.

CPD points: This program is suitable for the continuing professional development of registered nurses and other health professionals.

To arrange this session at your workplace, please contact us

See the calendar at the bottom of this page for dates and times of the upcoming sessions

To register your interest for a scheduled session, click the BOOK NOW button or contact us

 


What is Dementia? (Online)

Dementia is a condition health professionals will encounter in a range of care settings. This module is designed to provide you with an introduction to dementia, diagnosis and treatment and support strategies for both the person with dementia and their carer.

This module will help you increase your awareness of:
• dementia and its prevalence and incidence in Australia
• early signs of dementia and its impact on the brain
• screening and tests used in its diagnosis
• features of common types of dementia
• drug treatments and non-pharmacological approaches to support
• effective communication and support strategies
• identifying and reporting associated risks
• services available for the person and family carers

Suitable for all workers providing support to people living with dementia and their carers.

CPD points: This program is suitable for the continuing professional development of registered nurses and other health professionals.

Cost: FREE

This module is available online via dementialearning.org.au. Register or Sign In here.

 


See the upcoming Level 1 courses in a calendar below:

 
Click here to view the complete calendar of all upcoming sessions and courses.

We also offer customised in-house training at your premises or ours as well as a suite of online learning.

To arrange any of these session at your workplace simply contact our Customer Relations Consultants to further discuss your training needs and get an obligation free quote.

Suzanne McMeikin
Email Suzanne
03 9816 5791
Marie Norman
Email Marie
03 9816 5716