A National Approach to Dementia Training

Funded by the Australian Government, Dementia Training Australia (DTA) is a consortium of experts in dementia care and workforce training.

Applying a ‘hub and spoke’ model to enable national delivery of training, DTA comprises a network of teams, with leadership provided by six organisations:

  • University of Wollongong (Consortium lead and Central Coordination)
  • Alzheimer’s Australia
  • La Trobe University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Western Australia
  • Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre (University of Tasmania)

Core Mission

DTA is a service established to provide dementia-specific training to aged care, health care professionals, undergraduate trainees, and a range of other professionals and community service providers.

Our goal is to improve the care and wellbeing of people with dementia.

We will achieve this goal through a range of services, events, and resources to ensure that up-to-date dementia knowledge and skills training are within reach of anyone who has a professional contact point with people who have dementia


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