Online module

Exploring good places to live

1 hour

2 weeks

Cost free

Certificate of Completion

The course provides an introduction to why environments matter and how you can help support transformation of the places you work to better support people living with dementia.

Cost free

This module has prerequisite requirements

Further details below

Suitable for people working in:

Mixed , Acute Care , Residential Care

This module is part of the course:

Creating supportive environments for people living with dementia

Exploring good places to live

Exploring good places to live


Gain insight into the affect environments have on people living with dementia and be introduced to the design principles.

Learning Outcomes

By completing this module, participants will be able to:
  • Explain key elements of an enabling environment.
  • Analyse the impact of a room on social activity and perception.
  • Apply content to better support small-scale independent activity.
  • Reflect on your organisation’s model of care.

Continuing Professional Education

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


Fallon Forbes and members of the DTA team who provided feedback through course development. Phyllis Ho who helped develop the content, Madalyn Dodds and Adrian Moody for course programming, and the many people across DTA who provided feedback and suggestions during course development. Thanks to the Commonwealth Department of Health whose funding made the course possible.. The many contributors you meet through the course who discuss their work and their endeavours to provide supportive places for people to live meaningful lives. Music throughout the course from

Learning with DTA

Online courses

Online courses contain modules that have been grouped together based on their topic area. Each module within a course must be completed, and in the defined order.

Online modules

Modules can be completed individually, and in any order. You may choose to complete any module, based on your areas of interest.


Some modules may have prerequisites. If a module has a prerequisite you’ll need to complete that first to ensure you have the essential prior knowledge required. Modules with a prerequisite will be clearly marked.

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Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator

Nick Seemann

Dementia Training Australia

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