Understanding Dementia Course Description

If you are driven to providing help to those in the community that are most in need, enrolling in a Understanding Dementia course is one way you can use your passion for the benefit of others. This Understanding Dementia course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to provide individualised support and person centred care (PCC) to those who require support through either ageing, disabilities or other hindering factors. Providing support to others is one of the most rewarding careers there is and to begin this journey a Understanding Dementia is a perfect start.

100% Online Course Complete your course quickly and easily online, no need to visit a classroom.

Learn at your own pace We keep a record of how far you've progressed with your course, so you can complete it whenever you prefer

Same Day Certificate
Upon completion your certificate will be sent to you.

Course Outline

Within the Understanding Dementia Course learners will experience videos and interactive modules, with multiple choice assessments throughout the 60 minute course.

Learners will undertake three 20 minute modules. These include:

  • What is Dementia?
  • Person centered care
  • Effective Communication

This online learning course is designed to align with the Aged Care Quality Standards. It has been developed in collaboration with experts, including Kineo clients working in the aged care sector, to ensure the course is fit-for-purpose. See more about the Aged Care Quality Standards

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Professional Audio
Animation and interactivity
WCAG 2.0 accessibility
Mobile compatibility
Formative assessments

The Understanding Dementia Course Online satisfies the knowledge evidence of the unit of competency (CHCAGE005), without the practical. Please note: if you require accredited training for understanding dementia, you should check with your employer or industry body to confirm online understanding dementia is accepted prior to enrolment. We do not offer refunds to students who did not realise they needed an accredited understanding dementia certificate.


Once successfully completed, learners will be issued with a Certificate of Completion for the online Understanding Dementia course. Certificates are issued by Training Unlimited Pty Ltd (RTO ID 20891).

PLEASE BE AWARE you are NOT completing a nationally recognised unit of competency. Students will NOT receive a Statement of Attainment after completing this course.

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Understanding Dementia FAQs

+ What do I need to start learning?

All you need is:

  • A computer or laptop.
  • The latest versions of Internet Explorer, Chrome or Safari are recommended.
  • NO webcam or mircophone required.
+ Who is this course suitable for?
The Understanding Dementia Course is Suitable for
  • Assistant in Nursing (AIN)
  • Aged Care Worker
  • Residential Support and Care Worker
  • Individual Support Worker
  • Family members & relatives

For more information on a career in aged care visit: Careers in Aged Care - Where can it take you?

+ Why learn online?

Our online courses enable you to gain the skills and certification you need anywhere - even in the comfort of your own home. Our course content and learning management system is industry-leading, enabling you to achieve best results first time.

Entry Requirements

You must have suitable skills in language, numeracy and literacy.

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Additionally, Training Unlimited offers personal development modules in health to help people gain a greater understanding of healthcare. We have a comprehensive range of Online Health Care Courses to extend your skills, that you can study from work or home to gain a same day non-accredited certificate.

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