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Programme Overview

This programme supports caregivers specialising in dementia care and represents the essential knowledge and skills required for working with people affected by dementia. Learning and assessment for this programme occurs in the workplace.

This programme consists of four unit standards and focuses on the essential skills, knowledge and attitudes required to support a person with dementia in a specialised residential facility.

This LCP (Limited Credit Programme) is supported by Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) funding.


Programme Outline

The Dementia Care (LCP) covers the following topics:

  • Knowledge of dementia and communicating with a person with dementia.
  • Providing person-centred care to a person living with dementia.
  • Knowledge of the effects of dementia and how to manage them.
  • Supporting a person with dementia when their behaviour presents challenges.

The average timeframe for completing this programme is 4 months.

Enrolment Requirements

To enrol in the Dementia Care (LCP), the trainee must meet the following requirements:

  • Be employed as a support worker in a health, disability or aged support organisation.
  • Have one of the following residency statuses:
    • New Zealand citizen (including Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau citizens).
    • New Zealand permanent resident.
    • New Zealand work permit/work visa.
    • Australian citizen.
    • hold refugee status in New Zealand.

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* This programme presently has free enrolment via the Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF)

Contact Us

To enrol in the Dementia Care (LCP) Level 4, please call 0800 277 486email: info@careerforce.org.nz or speak to your local Careerforce Workplace Advisor

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Level 4

Ideal for

Support workers working in a health, disability or aged support organisation.

Relevant for the following sectors

  • Aged Care
  • 20 Credits
  • 4 months
  • $110 (inc GST) FREE ENROLMENT*