National code: CHCSS00095

Statement of Attainment in Dementia Support - Service Delivery Skill Set

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Overview About this course

Take your compassionate nature and aged care experience to the people who need it most as you work to improve the lives of those with dementia. Develop life enriching support plans and join a rewarding skills shortage area.

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Effectively deal with behaviours of concern in people with dementia

  • Develop individualised support strategies

  • Report and record care needs and incidents

  • Plan activities to help clients maintain dignity, skills and health

  • Monitor and analyse behaviours of concern

Course outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • A nationally recognised Statement of Attainment

  • A pathway to further study in aged care

  • The ability to identify what triggers certain behaviours in clients and how to respond appropriately

  • The ability to manage clients and families coping with dementia

  • Specialist skills that will prepare you to work in a variety of aged care roles

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • A Certificate III level or higher qualification in an area involving provision of direct client care or support as evidenced by a copy of your transcript, or

  • skills equivalent to the qualification requirement validated through a recognition of prior learning process, or

  • substantial industry experience, on the job training and development along with supervisor assessment of capacity as evidenced by a letter from your employer

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Some experience as a support worker

  • Adequate fitness and mobility to deliver First Aid, like performing CPR while kneeling on the floor

  • The ability to work with people in difficult situations and circumstances

  • Empathy, patience, and the capacity to empower others

  • Basic digital literacy

  • Reading and writing skills to a Year 10 level

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: aged care support worker in residential and homecare, personal carer.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Statement of Attainment in Dementia Support - Service Delivery Skill Set does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 2 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 1 Course

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Develop strategies to address unmet needs CHCCCS008

  • Facilitate responsible behaviour CHCCCS009

  • Respond effectively to behaviours of concern CHCCCS020

  • Provide support to people living with dementia CHCAGE005

TAFE NSW services Facilities and support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

Delivery options Find a location to enrol

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