For health professionals and care workers - NT

Dementia Essentials

CHCAGE005 - Provide support for people living with dementia 

Read our brochure for more information, including course dates for 2017. 

Dementia Essentials is a Commonwealth funded initiative providing free of charge education to eligible aged and community care workers providing support for people with dementia. In this competency-based, accredited course, you will learn how to incorporate therapeutic communication techniques; apply a person-centred approach; and develop useful strategies to respond to behaviours that require intervention.

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

Free of charge courses (for people working in residential aged care or community aged care services):

To be eligible to attend this course free-of-charge, you must be working in residential aged care or community aged care.

If you do not work in these services and wish to complete this course, there is a course fee. Please contact Klem Hedenig for details: or call 08 7979 0076.

Please note:
Due to the anticipated endorsement of new units of competency in the CHC Training Package, the title and code may change. All course content will reflect the changes in accordance with training package rules.