Certificate IV in Dementia Practice

Alzheimer's Australia Vic

This course is for staff supporting people with dementia both in a residential and community setting. It will provide participants with the ability to integrate current knowledge and apply enhanced skills for effective dementia care. This course is applicable to experienced care workers who are considering a career transition, allied health workers, nurses and other health professionals who wish to widen their knowledge and expertise in supporting people with dementia, both in a community and residential setting.

Course Fee:

Australian: $3,350

Entry Requirements:

Participants must be dementia care experts within their organisations.


15 units: 12 core; 2 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Contribute to services and care that enhance quality living for persons with dementia; Apply enabling strategies for persons living with dementia; Communicate with and relate to persons living with dementia; Respond holistically to changed behaviour in persons living with dementia; Undertake valid cognitive assessment of persons living with dementia; Maintain the wellbeing of informal and formal caregivers; Orientation to dementia services; Apply a legal and ethical framework to protect the rights and interests of persons with dementia; plus more and electives.

Related Careers:

Disability Support Worker,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Hawthorn No info No Part time 11 days
Parkville No info No Part time 11 days
Established in 1983, Alzheimer's Australia Vic is a non-profit Registered Training Organisation providing information, education and support for people living with dementia, their families and friends. The organisation offers a range of educational services to equip people involved in dementia care and to help them find ways of coping with the physical and emotional demands of caring. Alzheimer's Australia Vic has developed numerous education courses for aged, community, disability and health care workers.

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