DTA in the News

Dementia and living a meaningful life

What gives our lives meaning is different for every one of us. For some it may be caring for children or grandchildren, for others making an impact in a chosen profession, or studying history, travelling, singing in a choir, getting one’s hands dirty in the garden, swimming in the ocean. DTA Executive Director Professor Richard Fleming writes for HelloCare.

Bedtime to breakfast and beyond

What started as a program to improve the sleep of people with dementia at one Life Care site has led to a fundamental shift in how the South Australian aged care provider implements and embeds person-centred care for all residents with dementia, not just at night but 24 hours a day.

A home for all ages

Construction has started on a house set to change how older people live, underpinned by a set of design principles developed by DTA Executive Director, Professor Richard Fleming.

Building capacity in responsive care

Elizabeth Beattie introduces Dementia Training Australia’s new Responsive Behaviours Consultancy – a staff training program to help residential aged care organisations address and reduce dementia related responsive behaviours.

LGBTI e-learning course ‘a step in the right direction’

A new short, online and free course aimed at assisting workers across the health and aged care sectors become culturally competent in relation to working with Lesbian Gay Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Questioning (LGBTIQ) people with dementia, that kicked off in October, has been welcomed with open arms and positive feedback.

New training on homelessness and dementia

Dementia among the homeless or those at risk of becoming homeless is one of six diverse groups featured in a series of national workshops getting underway this month.

Aged care workforce taskforce announcement

An ‘expert taskforce’ aimed at developing a wide-ranging workforce strategy focused on supporting safe, quality aged care for senior Australians has today been announced by Government. The taskforce will include DTA Director Professor Andrew Robinson.

New medication app for staff working with dementia

Dementia Training Australia has released a new mobile app to assist staff involved in medication management to provide quality use of medicines for people living with dementia.

Tailored to fit: DTA Tailored Training Packages

Acknowledging government concerns about the effectiveness of training for improving the care of people with dementia, Richard Fleming describes an approach for those organisations that dare to imagine having staff and residents who understand what is going on, can manage their surroundings and find meaning in their activities.

TOP QUESTIONS

Did you know…
Visit your DTA Profile at any time to access your active courses, see your pending enrolments, view your completed courses and download a Certificate. You can also manage your personal details and password.

COURSES

All of DTA’s online courses are FREE.Dementia Training Australia is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Dementia and Aged Care Services fund.

At any time, you can visit your DTA Profile (website top right) to access:

  • Your current courses
  • View your pending course enrolments
  • View your completed courses
  • Download a course Certificate of Completion
    (please allow 5 business days from the day you completed the course for it to become available)

To enrol in a course, you must first sign up for a DTA account.

  1. Click the Sign Up button in the top right of the screen
  2. Enter your details in the form
  3. Create a Username, and Submit your details
  4. Your new DTA password will be emailed to the email address you entered during sign up. Please check your junk/spam folder if you don’t receive the password as soon as you submit your details.

Once you’re logged into your DTA Profile, you can enrol into a course.

  1. On the DTA website, browse to Courses > Online Dementia Courses
  2. Click the grey Register button for the course of your choosing
  3. Complete the requested fields e.g. Which of the following reasons best describe why you engaged with this DTA training option?
  4. Click the Request a Booking for this Course button
  5. You will receive an automated confirmation email and your pending course enrolment will show in your DTA Profile under My Courses > Pending Enrolments.
  6. On the course start date, your registration will be approved and an email sent to you containing a link to get started. At this time, you can also access/begin your course by visiting your DTA Profile > My Courses > Current Courses > Click green Go to Course button

If you don’t receive an email after registering for a course, please know that you can always access your courses and pending enrolments in your DTA Profile.

How to access a course in your DTA Profile

  1. Log in to your DTA Profile (button website top right)
  2. Click My Courses
  3. You will see a list of your current courses, completed courses and pending course enrolments.
  4. To begin a course, visit the Current Courses tab > click the green ‘Go to Course’ button

Note: Pending enrolments are approved the morning of the course start date. Once this approval process occurs, you will receive an email containing information on how to get started. At this time, you can also access/begin your course by visiting your DTA Profile > My Courses > Current Courses > Click green Go to Course button

All course enrolments remain Pending until the morning of the course start date. At this time, pending course enrolments are approved, and an email is sent to learners containing information on how they can get started.

At this time, you can also access/commence your course by visiting your DTA Profile > My Courses > Current Courses > Click green Go to Course button

Please allow 5 business days from the day you completed your course, for your Certificate to become available.

Certificates are generated on a weekly basis, and can be accessed in your DTA Profile > My Courses > Completed Courses tab.

Course enrolments are approved on the morning of the course start date.

Once this process has occurred, you will receive an email containing information on how to get started.

At this time, you can also access/begin your course by visiting your DTA Profile > My Courses > Current Courses > Click green Go to Course button.

We do not allow early access into courses.

Not at this time.

Each participant must individually register for a course, in order to receive a Certificate.

You are welcome to take DTA courses if you live outside of Australia, however if learner quota is near full then preference will be given to Australian enrolments.

Please contact us using the help button (website bottom left) including details of the course enrolment you would like to cancel.

A course can be completed at your leisure and across many intervals.

Please hit save before you exit, so you can resume at the place you left off. Courses must be completed in full by the course closing date.

USING THE WEBSITE

Sign up to DTA in 4 steps:

  1. Click the Sign Up button in the top right of the screen
  2. Enter your details in the form
  3. Create a Username, and Submit your details
  4. Your new DTA password will be emailed to the email address you entered during sign up.
    Please check your junk/spam folder if you don’t receive the password straight after you have submitted your details.

It’s possible that the username you would like to use is already taken by another current registered learner.

Please try registering with an alternative username.

Please check your email junk/spam folder.

If the email still does not appear, please contact us using the help button (website bottom left) so we can investigate.

For security reasons, we cannot see a user’s password.

Please click here to reset your password.

Passwords can be managed in your DTA Profile.

  1. Click the Log in button (top right) and sign into your DTA Profile
  2. In the sub menu > selectChange Password

If you’re having trouble logging into your DTA Profile, and are sure your username and password are correct, please try the following:

  1. Close your current browser window
  2. Open a new browser window and go to dta.com.au
    Note: Don’t use a cached version of the page from your ‘history’ or favourites
  3. Click the Log in button in top right corner of the website.
  4. Type your username and your password all the way to the end, or cut & paste from the email exactly, with no spaces. Don’t let your device autocomplete those fields.

If you still have issues after completing the steps above, please contact us using the help button (website bottom left) so we can investigate.

Our security lock period automatically ends after 20 minutes.

Please try again after this time.

If you still have password issues after completing the steps above, please contact us using the help button (website bottom left) so we can investigate.

Please refer to our FAQs page, or submit a help request us using the Help Button (located at the bottom left of every page) including details of the assistance required.