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Chronic Disease Support

Driven by a desire to create better health for clients, reduced hospital admissions, better patient compliance and the provision of care by those best qualified to provide advice.

Chronic Disease Support Program

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60 hours study
CPD hours

As a general guide, one hour of active learning equates to one hour of CPD. It is the responsibility of the individual student to calculate how many hours of active learning have been completed. The hours of active learning estimated above should act as a guide to CPD hours.

Units of competency

CHCCCS001
Address the needs of people with chronic disease
CHCCCS023
Support independence and wellbeing

Course delivery

  • One day face-to-face workshop
  • In-class activities assessed by a qualified assessor
  • Workplace activity
  • Online assessment completed via BenchmarqueIQ

Entry requirements

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers or Practitioners
  • Registered Nurses
  • Enrolled Nurses
  • General Practitioners
  • General Practice Registrars
  • Allied Health Workers
  • Social and Emotional Wellbeing Workers
  • Others on application

Student numbers

Groups are capped at 22 students to promote an optimal learning environment.

Terms and conditions

Available workshop locations

The Chronic Disease Support Program includes a 1 day face-to-face workshop. Below are the current available workshop dates. If you see a workshop date that suits you, click 'Enrol Now'. The 'Enrol Now' button will take you to BenchmarqueIQ, our online learning and assessment platform. Simply log in using your existing details or create a new account, and then follow the prompts to enrol. 

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ST LEONARDS NSW
Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards
09 November 20198:45AM - 4:30PM
PARKVILLE VIC
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North Western Melbourne PHN, Parkville
09 November 20198:45AM - 4:30PM
BRADDON ACT
Mercure Canberra, Braddon
19 November 20198:45AM - 4:30PM
BENTLEY WA
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Technology Park Function Centre, Bentley
28 November 20198:45AM - 4:30PM
EUROA VIC
Euroa Health, Euroa
26 February 20208:45AM - 4:30PM
CAIRNS QLD
Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort, Cairns
09 March 20208:45AM - 4:30PM
BROOME WA
The University of Notre Dame, Broome Campus, Broome
31 March 20208:45AM - 4:30PM
KUNUNURRA WA
Kununurra Hospital
03 April 20208:45AM - 4:30PM
PARKVILLE VIC
North Western Melbourne PHN, Parkville
18 April 20208:45AM - 4:30PM
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Course overview

The Chronic Disease Support Program is designed to develop the knowledge and skills required to support an individual or client with a chronic disease. 

The Chronic Disease Support Program is supported by funding from the Australian Government Department of Health under the Chronic Disease Support Project.

Course outline

The Chronic Disease Support Program is designed as an introduction for professionals new to the field of chronic disease self-management. The course explores a range of topics including assessing risk factors, readiness for change and health behaviours, while working with both the client and their health professionals to develop a chronic disease self-management plan. The course is driven by a desire to create better health for clients, reduced hospital admissions, better patient compliance and the provision of care by those best qualified to provide advice.

Learning outcomes

This course will enable the student to work collaboratively with other healthcare professionals in managing chronic disease, offering individuals a unique, client-focused health outcome. Upon the successful completion of this course, participants should have: 

  • A greater understanding of chronic disease, risk factors and high-risk population groups
  • The skills and knowledge to assess and support an individual with a chronic disease
  • The ability to apply a broad knowledge of management strategies, client-centred education and related support in the area of chronic disease
  • The ability to assist an individual to develop a chronic disease self-management plan which includes risk factors and areas for health behaviour change.
Delivery
  • One day face-to-face workshop
  • In-class activities assessed by a qualified assessor.
  • Online assessment completed via BenchmarqueIQ.
Pre-reading

Upon registration, students are provided with essential and recommended reading related to chronic disease. Information within the pre-reading offers an overview of various aspects of chronic disease which are discussed during the face-to-face workshop.

Assessments

To achieve competency in this course, students must:

  • Demonstrate competency through a range of classroom-based case studies and scenarios
  • Competently complete an assessment covering essential knowledge and skills.
Expectations

The face-to-face workshop involves several interactive group activities covering various aspects of chronic disease self-management, developing a self-management plan and group case studies.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Continuing Professional Development (CPD)?

Continuing professional development is the means by which members of the clinical profession maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge, expertise and competence, and develop the personal and professional qualities required throughout their professional lives.

The CPD cycle involves reviewing practice, identifying learning needs, planning and participating in relevant learning activities, and reflecting on the value of those activities.

How many CPD hours will I achieve for completing this program?

As a general guide, one hour of active learning equates to one hour of CPD. It is the responsibility of the individual student to calculate how many hours of active learning have been completed. The hours of active learning estimated above should act as a guide to CPD hours.

For all other health professionals completing this program, your continuing professional development (CPD) requirements may vary and it is important to remember that it is your responsibility to maintain and register CPD with your professional body. In many instances, your regulatory authority will recognise hours of learning as stated above.

How long do I have to complete my assessment?

12 Months. The time is calculated from when a student is provided with online access to their assessment. Within the BenchmarqueIQ platform, students will be provided an initial 12 months to complete and submit all required assessment activities. Friendly email reminders will be sent to students to ensure an assessment is completed on time. At the completion of the 6 month period, students can request up to a maximum of 2 extensions, each extension being for a period of 90 days. If requesting a second extension, the request must be in writing. 

What if I cannot complete the assessment in the allocated time?

If the entire 12 month period expires and a final assessment has not been submitted, The Benchmarque Group reserves the right to deem the assessment Not Competent and remove the student from the program.

How many times can I submit my assessment?

If you are deemed Not Yet Competent on your first and second assessment submissions, feedback will be provided. It is very important that you read all the feedback provided. The Assessor will have identified any areas where additional evidence is required or any questions that need to be reviewed and resubmitted. If, after 3 unsuccessful submissions, you are unable to demonstrate competency on your assessment, your assessment will be deemed Not Competent. Feedback will be provided to you and what the possible following steps and outcomes are.

What do I receive at the completion of the program?

At the completion of the program, successful students will receive a Statement of Attainment for the Chronic Disease Support Progam. A Statement of Attainment is issued when an individual has completed one or more accredited units.

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