Dementia Training Australia (DTA) is a consortium bringing together leading dementia experts from four universities and the National Peak Body, Dementia Australia.
Dementia Training Australia (DTA) is a consortium funded by the Australian Government to provide nationwide education and training on the care of people living with dementia.
Established in October 2016, our mission is to improve the care and wellbeing of both the people living with dementia and the staff delivering their care.
DTA combines the expertise of four universities and Dementia Australia to deliver a coordinated national approach to dementia training for individuals and organisations. Central coordination is provided by consortium lead, the University of Wollongong.
All people living with dementia, regardless of care setting and location, receive high-quality, evidence-based care that enhances their health and wellbeing.
Our mission is to improve the knowledge and skills of the workforce who are involved in supporting people living with dementia and their carers. We focus on evidence-based standards in the development and delivery of practical education and learning pathways for individuals and organisations.
Dementia training and education for the Australian workforce
Our approach is based on a knowledge translation framework. We aim to encourage life-long learning and promote applied skills development by converting what we know into practice.
Education for individuals
Increase your understanding of dementia. Study anytime, anywhere.
Nationally-accredited dementia training for Australians working with people living with dementia.
A range of practical tools and resources that you can use at your workplace.
DTA training activities include a Certificate of Completion or Attendance, which may contribute to your continuing professional education.
For the first time I am learning about the salutogenic approach and I am delighted. It’s changing my perception of the person’s wellbeing.
Over the years I have found all the online courses available with DTA to be very interesting, valuable and informative. Well worth doing.
The information is at a level anyone working in the age care sector can understand.
Services for Organisations
We work with organisation to bring about sustainable change which improves the wellbeing of people living with dementia and the staff who care for them.
Services available as part of a TTP include:
- Medication Management Consultancy
- Responsive Behaviours Consultancy
- Pain Management Consultancy
- Fellowship Program
- Training Needs Assessment
We provide environment design education and advice to organisations across Australia. We work with you to create an environment that supports people living with dementia to live as full a life as possible.
Testimonials from organisations we have worked with
The training actually changes people – they recognise that they need to respond in a different way.
DTA is able to provide really good quality experience, expertise and advice. And that’s what people are wanting – it makes them feel empowered.
Excellent tailored education and leadership programs with great support from DTA
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