Online module

Introduction to LGBTI people

45 mins

1 week

Cost free

Certificate of Completion

This module explores the sexual diversities within the Australian population.

Suitable for people working in:

Residential Care , Acute Care , Primary Care , Community Care , Mixed , Respite Care , Palliative Care , Emergency Care

This module is part of the course:

Caring for LGBTI people

Introduction to LGBTI people

Introduction to LGBTI people

This module HAS three sections:

  • 1
    What does LGBTI mean?
    • This section describes what each of the terms of this acronym mean: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex.
  • 2
    The LGBTI population
    • Here we consider the question how many LGBTI people are there in Australia.
  • 3
    Body, gender, sexual and identity diversity
    • This section focuses on terms that describe the range of diversity including gender identity, gender expression and sexual attraction.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module you should be able to:

  • Explain the term LGBTI
  • Describe key terminology around gender, body, sexual and identity diversity

Continuing Professional Education

A completion certificate for CPD credit is awarded upon successful completion of this module.


The Caring for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people with dementia online program was developed by the Dementia Training Study Centres (South Australia) with Dementia Australia in 2016. The course was updated in 2018 following a review by the National LGBTI Health Alliance and Dementia Training Australia.

If your organisation achieves the formal Rainbow Tick Accreditation, it will be listed on a national register as an LGBTI-inclusive organisation. Dementia Training Australia is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Dementia and Aged Care Services Fund.

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