CHCAGE011 - Provide support to people living with dementia

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Unit code: CHCAGE011 | Study level: TAFE
Footscray Nicholson


This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide person-centred care and support to people living with dementia. It involves following an established individualised plan.This unit applies to workers in a residential or community context, including family homes. Work performed requires some discretion and judgement and may be carried out under direct, indirect or remote supervision.


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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce & extend knowledge and skill competence within set & controlled parameters in accordance with each units learning outcomes & performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines.

Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills:

  • provide support according to an individualised plan, to two different people living with dementia, including:
  • using a person-centred approach to support, that upholds the rights and dignity of the person
  • using of communication strategies tailored to the needs of the person
  • supporting activities that meet the person’s needs
  • using strategies to minimise adverse outcomes associated with changed behaviour specific to the person, which may impact the person or others
  • completing reports and documentation.

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the VU Polytechnic and/or via the Victoria University Polytechnic e-Learning system.

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