Online module

Exploring good places to live

2 hrs

2 weeks

Cost free

Certificate of Completion

Learn how to establish a vision for a way of life, support smaller-scale living and encourage movement outside to gardens.

Cost free

This module has prerequisite requirements

Further details below

Suitable for people working in:

Residential Care,  Acute Care,  Mixed

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

This module is made up of three sections:

1. Establishing a vision for a way of life

2. Supporting smaller scale living

3. Encouraging movement outside to gardens


Before undertaking this module you will need to complete the following:

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, you 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 Development

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

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Version history

Published: 16 Sep 2020
Updated: 14 Jul 2023

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