Certificate in Dementia Care

Certificate in Dementia Care

 

The aim of this program is to develop healthcare assistants with the knowledge, skills and abilities required for working with clients affected by dementia. Students will learn about the stages, symptoms and behaviours of clients living with dementia and how to respond to changes. Communication skills will be developed for dementia clients and their families/whānau.

The Certificate in Dementia Care is made up of four Dementia Care Unit Standards.

 

Certificate in Dementia Care

AT A GLANCE

Method of learning:
Full-time

Level:
4

Duration:
9 weeks

Credits:
20

 
Unit Title
23920 Describe dementia, support, and safe practice to support people living with dementia in a health or wellbeing setting
23921 Provide person-centred support to people living with dementia in a health or wellbeing setting
23922 Manage the effects of providing support for people living with dementia in a health or wellbeing setting
23923 Demonstrate knowledge of behaviour presented by people living with dementia in a health or wellbeing setting

This qualification features a strong practical component to ensure students put their learning into practice.

Blended Learning

For more information on the modes listed above, refer to the Modes of learning page

Inaugural intake - 25 July 2019

NZTC qualifications have been designed to link easily into each other, providing you with a flexible range of pathway options into further study.

Upon completion of the Dementia Care Program, you may choose to apply for the following programs. Entry criteria will apply.