DTA currently uses different terms for behaviour. We will be progressively moving to the term Changed Behaviour in all our content.

About DTA

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.

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 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.

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.

Training Accreditation

DTA training activities include a Certificate of Completion or Attendance, which may contribute to your continuing professional development.

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:

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

More about DTA

carer and elderly man

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.

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