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.

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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

Our Vision

All people living with dementia, regardless of care setting and location, receive high-quality, evidence-based care that enhances their health and wellbeing.

Our Mission

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:

 Training Accreditation

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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What DTA can offer you and your organisation

Watch as DTA Director Professor Elizabeth Beattie discusses what DTA is all about and what we can offer you and your organisation.