Whether you work (or aspire to work) in an aged-care or special needs facility or want to support a friend or family member through dementia, this course is an excellent resource.
Supporting People With Dementia is an online professional development program that will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to provide support to clients with dementia in a variety of settings including family homes, community day settings and residential care facilities.
This online dementia support course will teach you how to develop and implement support plans for clients with dementia. You will also learn how to understand the influence and purpose of behaviour, assess behaviours of concern, develop multi-element support and response plans and utilise appropriate strategies to reduce behaviours of concern.
On completion of this course, you will feel competent and confident to work in a support role caring for a dementia patient or loved one.
Unit 1 - Provide support to people living with dementia
Types of dementia
Symptoms of dementia
Curability of dementia
Late stages of dementia
Identify care needs
Identify physical and emotional abuse
Safety and comfort of client
Maintain dignity skills and health
Support from family / carers
Carer and home support services
Behaviours of concern
Triggers of behaviour
Minimise the impact of behaviours
Estimated duration 15 Hours
Course Delivery and Start
Start anytime, self-paced and 100% Online
Assessment will be comprised of written exercises, including short-answer questions, reflective tasks, short reports and/or projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support via email;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
Are there any entry requirements or pre-requisites?
There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites for entry into this program.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 15 hours. Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
Yes! The cost for printed materials for this course is $50 per unit.Total cost for optional printed materials is: $50.00. Printed materials are available for purchase at any time and not require to complete this course. Everything you need to complete the course is provided online via our e-learning system.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.