Dementia Knowledge to Action Program

Be Leaders of Change and Transform Care
Join the DK2A program today – expressions of interest now open!

Program commences October 2024

Invest in the Dementia Knowledge to Action Program to equip your teams with enhanced skills in dementia care, care improvement, leadership, and changed behaviours. Through this program, your staff can become effective leaders and influencers at the point of care, driving positive changes in dementia care practices.

  • Offered nationally
  • Certificate of completion
  • Communities of practice
  • Online resource hub
  • Mentor support
Suitable For:
Individuals working in aged care and community services in Australia

Course Duration:

4 days of workshops
4 days of project work and support meetings
To be completed across 4 months

Course Modalities:

The program is delivered in all Australian states using the following formats:

  • Online
  • Face to face
  • Face to face – virtual reality

Learn more about the Dementia Knowledge to Action Program

The Dementia Knowledge to Action Program develops participants to become Guides, who can lead, coach, and influence within their care settings. They work directly with their team to enhance dementia practice at the point of care. By investing in a Guide who can implement rapid change and improvement, your organisation can become a preferred care provider for families and carers of people living with dementia.


To harness the best value from this program we ask that an organisational decision maker meets with the DTA Program intakes team. Program readiness as well as how to select the best candidate for the program will be explored.

To be a Dementia Guide, eligible candidates must be nominated by their organisation. They need to be:

  • Working frontline in aged care and community services.
  • Knowledgeable about dementia.
  • Have experience in supporting people living with dementia.

Course Components

Delivered over a 4-month period and participants are required to complete the following components:

  • Workshop: The Dementia Guide’s Path from Knowledge to Action
  • Workshop: Guiding Dementia Care
  • Workshop: Changed Behaviours
  • Workshop: Meaningful Spaces Virtual Reality
  • Workshop: Practical Approaches for Guiding Dementia Care
  • E-Learning: Leadership for Dementia Guides
  • Workshop: Skills for Care Improvement
  • Workshop: Care Improvement

Care Improvement Project

Dementia Guides will identify an opportunity to enhance dementia care in their care setting.

Throughout the program they will be guided to plan, implement and complete a care improvement project.

Support Tools

  • Personalised development plan
  • Mentor support
  • Online resources hub with tool and templates
  • Communities of Practice to connect with experts and other Dementia Guides

Certificate of Completion

A certificate of completion will be issued by Dementia Training Australia upon completion of the program.

On meeting program requirements, participants will become DTA certified Dementia Guides.