Online module

Transforming buildings (and the organisations that run them)

1 hr

1 week

Cost free

Certificate of Completion

Learn to set up a project run by an Action Group, review a building with our assessment tool and write an Action Plan.

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

Transforming buildings (and the organisations that run them)

Transforming buildings (and the organisations that run them)


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:
  • Establish a project or process to change a building.
  • Assess an existing room, ward or household with our tools.
  • Apply Design Principles to prepare an Action Plan.
  • Identify barriers to changing an environment.

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

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