Certificate IV in Dementia Practice (10993NAT)

By Dementia Australia

  • Enhanced Practice
  • 12 months
  • Online Course

This qualification will provide participants with a range of knowledge and advanced skills to become leaders in implementing changes to practice through the engagement of workers, families, and carers to improve the lives of people living with dementia. The course focuses on the establishment of collaborative networks to ensure the effective application of knowledge of changed behaviour, reablement strategies, cognitive assessment, and screening.

Domains:
Person-Centred Care

Location:
nationally

Cost:
fully-subsidised

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) :
Not Available

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, staff should be able to:
  • Demonstrate Leadership skills to implement sustainable practice changes.
  • Obtained skills to participate within a multidisciplinary team, contribute to care plans and to the review of these plans using a range of contemporary practices.
  • Have the ability to identify and respond to changed behaviour through appropriate analysis and development of strategies.
  • Obtained skills to communicate effectively while respecting cultural and lifestyle preferences to support independence for people living with dementia.
  • Obtained skills and knowledge to select and complete screening tools and conduct cognitive assessments to contribute to dementia diagnosis.
  • Make contributions to the establishment of effective networks with workers, families, and carers to support wellbeing and the provision of dementia services.
  • Use a palliative approach when planning and providing care services.
  • Provide care to people living with dementia in accordance with legal and ethical frameworks.
  • Apply critical reflective practice to own work role.