About Dementia Training Australia
Dementia Training Australia (DTA) is a consortium funded by the Australian Government to provide nationwide education and training on the care of people living with dementia.
A National Approach
DTA was established in October 2016 with the mission to improve the care and wellbeing of both the people living with dementia and the staff delivering their care.
We are combining the expertise of four universities and Dementia Australia to deliver a coordinated national approach to dementia training for individuals and organisations. Consortium members are:
- University of Wollongong (consortium lead and central coordination)
- Dementia Australia
- La Trobe University
- Queensland University of Technology
- University of Western Australia
All people living with dementia, regardless of care setting and location, receive high-quality, evidence-based care that enhances their health and wellbeing.
To improve the care and wellbeing of people living with dementia, and the wellbeing of staff delivering their care, by providing or brokering nationally consistent, high-quality knowledge translation services to aged and health care staff, managers and other professionals.
DTA’s training and education options include:
- Tailored Training Packages tailored to fit the unique training needs of your organisation
- Other Services
- Online Dementia Courses (free)
- Dementia Essentials – Nationally accredited 3 day course for staff working with people living with dementia. Delivered by Dementia Australia.
- Resources including a range of Guest Lectures and Webinars
- News, articles and links
- Knowledge Translation
All DTA training activities attract either continuous professional development hours or a vocational level. These will be clearly marked and, where relevant, certificates of attendance or completion will be provided.
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