Facilitate support responsive to the specific nature of dementia

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CHCAC416A, 'Facilitate support responsive to the specific nature of dementia'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare to plan support requirements for people impacted by dementia

1.1 Demonstrate an understanding of dementia

1.2 Identify current best practice in the support of people with dementia

1.3 Assess physical, social and emotional aspects of the person's environment to determine how well it supports the person with dementia

1.4 Review the impact that the dementia has on family carers and significant others

1.5 Identify signs consistent with financial, physical or emotional abuse or neglect of the client and appropriate response in line with organisation requirements

2. Plan support requirements

2.1 Plan for and facilitate activities which aim to maintain independence and use familiar and existing skills and activities

2.2 Plan for and facilitate activities that are appropriate to the individual, reflecting their likes and dislikes to maximise their enjoyment

2.3 Plan for and facilitate activities that provide focus on ensuring the safety and comfort of the client balanced with autonomy and risk taking

2.4 Plan for and facilitate activities that ensure the safety and comfort of the person

2.5 Involve family carers and significant others, team members and volunteers appropriately as resources to assist in developing appropriate activities by accessing information about client reminiscences and routines

2.6 Identify and implement appropriate adaptations to the environment to support the person

2.7 Provide guidance and support to family carers and significant others, where appropriate, to assist their understanding of the disease, its impact on the person and some approaches to providing care

3. Develop and implement strategies which minimise the impact of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia

3.1 Observe and document behaviours to determine triggers which may be related:

Physical and emotional health




Past history

3.2 Consider the potential impact of the behaviours on the person or other clients in determining an appropriate response

3.3 Consider a range of options when developing effective responses for inclusion in the client's care plan

3.4 Implement best practice strategies which minimise the impact of behaviours

3.5 Regularly review strategies that are implemented to ensure maximum effectiveness

4. Provide guidance and support workers and carers to implement plan

4.1 Assist workers and/or carers to understand the purpose of an individual's care plan and supports identified in it

4.2 Guide workers and/or carers to provide the support identified in the plan according to duty of care, ethical and legal requirements and in a manner that respects the person's self-esteem and dignity and maximises their participation

4.3 Guide workers and/or carers to provide the support identified in the plan in a manner that respects the person's preferences and history

4.4 Guide workers and/or carers, where appropriate to monitor progress against the plan

4.5 Evaluate ability of worker and/or carers to implement requirements of the individualised plan, including processes, procedures and the use of equipment

4.6 Monitor implementation of the plan and provide feedback and/or make revisions to care plan as required

4.7 Monitor self care ability of workers and carers and provide support and guidance where appropriate

5. Complete documentation

5.1 Comply with the organisation's reporting requirements

5.2 Complete documentation according to organisation policy and protocols

5.3 Maintain documentation in a manner consistent with reporting requirements

5.4 File documentation organisation policy and protocols

Qualifications and Skillsets

CHCAC416A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CHC40108 - Certificate IV in Aged Care
  • CHC40208 - Certificate IV in Home and Community Care
  • CHC52008 - Diploma of Community Services (Case management)
  • CHC40308 - Certificate IV in Disability
  • CHC50508 - Diploma of Leisure and Health
  • CHC52208 - Diploma of Community Services Coordination
  • CHC40708 - Certificate IV in Community Services Work
  • CHC42508 - Certificate IV in Community Services (Information, advice and referral)
  • CHC41108 - Certificate IV in Pastoral Care

And the skillsets: