Dementia Essentials - CHCAGE005

Dementia Training AustraliaProvide 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 is delivered by Dementia Australia. For more information about DTA, please visit

This nationally-accredited course is designed to assist workers supporting people living with dementia. Strategies are explored to assist with good communication, planning, developing appropriate activities and understanding changed behaviour in people living with dementia.

By successfully completing this nationally recognised unit, you will gain a comprehensive knowledge of dementia and receive a formal Statement of Attainment.

On completion of this accredited course you will develop an understanding of:

  • the nature of dementia
  • the impact of dementia
  • effective communication strategies
  • purposeful and meaningful engagement
  • the environment of care and a person-centred approach to support
  • understanding changed behaviours and developing effective responses
  • the application to care practices and reporting requirements

If you have any questions prior to enrolment, please contact Imola Giusti for details: or call 03 9816 5749.

Course duration:

18 hours over 3 days

Suitable for:

People working in aged care, community care or disability providing support for people living with dementia


To find a scheduled Dementia Essentials program in your region, please visit our events calendar page.