Community Services

Provide support to people living with dementia.

Unit Code: CHCAGE005

Unit Overview

It is estimated that more than 400,000 Australians are living with dementia. Dementia is common in residential facilities and home care and those living with the condition require caring, kind and patient support staff.

Planned integration of Dimensions of Competency, Foundation Skills, and Principles of Assessment ensures your learners will find this unit interesting, educational, and practical as they apply life and learning experiences to a real or simulated workplace environment.

The eLearning modules and assessments will help learners gain skills and knowledge to be job-ready to:

  • Provide person-centred care and support to people living with dementia
  • Follow and contribute to an established individual plan
  • Develop the skills and tools needed to work with people living with dementia in residential facilities or at home
  • Develop appropriate communication and management strategies


Prerequisites and assessment

Skills must have been demonstrated in an ageing support workplace with the addition of simulations and scenarios where the full range of contexts and situations have not been provided in the workplace. These are situations relating to emergency or unplanned procedures where assessment in these circumstances would be unsafe, impractical or threatens the dignity of the older person.


Qualification and Training package mapping

This unit is delivered across two training packages including:

  • Health Services (HLT)
  • Community Services (CHC)