About DTA

Dementia Training Australia (DTA) is a consortium funded by the Australian Government to provide nationwide, high-quality 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 people living with dementia and staff delivering their care.

DTA combines the expertise of four universities, University of Wollongong, La Trobe University, Queenslands University of Technology, University of Western Australia, Dementia Australia and associate partnership with University of Tasmania Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre, to deliver a coordinated national approach to dementia training for individuals and organisations. Central coordination is provided by consortium lead, the University of Wollongong.

University of Wollongong
Dementia Australia
La Trobe University
University of Western Australia
University of Tasmania Wicking

Our vision

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

Our mission is to improve the knowledge and skills of the workforce who support 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 into practice.

Awareness to Agreement to Adoption to Adherence. Knowledge translation framework graphic.

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, aimed to contribute to your continuing professional development.

Testimonials from organisations we have worked with

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.

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

Dementia Training Advisory Group (DTAG)

Help make a difference for people living with dementia. The DTAG will support regional and remote areas, culturally and linguistically diverse communities, and Indigenous health care settings by evaluating training materials and developing new initiatives.

Interested in joining the advisory group?

Read the terms of reference and submit an expression of interest.

Services for Organisations

Tailored Training Programs (TTP)

We work with organisations to bring about sustainable change, improving the wellbeing of people living with dementia and staff who care for them.

Services available as part of a TTP include:

Living Experience Engagement

At DTA, we want to understand what matters most to people living with dementia, their families, and carers so we can enable the greatest possible positive impact of our training and resources.

Help us continue to provide high-quality, relevant, and effective dementia training by contributing to areas such as program design, development, and delivery, so that we can continue to ensure people living with dementia are receiving the best possible care.


Read the FAQ and submit an expression of interest.

More about DTA

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Providing dementia education and training across Australia.

knowledge translation

We describe the connection between ‘thinking and doing’ as a journey that will typically involve four general stages: Awareness, Agreement, Adoption and Adherence.