The New Dementia Training Australia: What’s It All About and What Can It Offer Me?

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The New Dementia Training Australia: What’s It All About and What Can It Offer Me?

Guest Lecture – 24 October 2017

Professor Elizabeth Beattie


Professor Beattie discusses the vision and mission of DTA and the important changes in our approach to workforce dementia education that we are making.

Details will be provided of the multiple learning and support opportunities available to organisations wishing to improve the capacity of their staff to care for people living with dementia.

Professor Elizabeth Beattie is one of the six Directors of the new Commonwealth-funded consortium, Dementia Training Australia (DTA).

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

Professor Elizabeth Beattie

PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN

Elizabeth Beattie, Professor of Aged and Dementia Care, School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology, is a psychgeriatric nurse educated in Australia, the UK and the US who has been involved in dementia-focused clinical practice, education and research for 30 years. She directs the Dementia Collaborative Research Centre Carers and Consumers and Dementia Training Australia in Queensland. Elizabeth has an international nursing leadership profile and a sustained record of competitive research funding and publication. Her research is focused on improving the quality of care and quality of life of people living with dementia and those who support them.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the new philosophy, structure, vision and mission of DTA Australia
  • Appreciate the multiple ways in which DTA can provide education, training and evaluation services
  • Discuss specific examples of DTA programs, e.g. Tailored Training Programs.

Professional Value

1 hour lecture equals 1 point (Nursing) (Allied Health)

TOP QUESTIONS

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.

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 straight after you have submitted your details.

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

  1. Browse the available courses
  2. Click the grey Register button
  3. Complete the requested fields e.g. Which of the following reasons best describe why you engaged with this DTA training option?
  4. Click button Request a Booking for this Course
  5. You will then receive an automated confirmation email and the course/s will show as pending in your DTA Profile.
  6. The day prior to your course start date, your registration will be approved, and an email sent to you containing the entry link to your course/s.

You can see  your course registrations in your DTA profile.

  1. Log in to your DTA Profile
  2. Check My Courses for listing of current, completed and pending courses

Note: Pending enrolments  – You will receive a link into the course, on the eve of the session start date

Certificates do not become available until the after the completion date of the course, and once DTA’s eLearning coordinator has reviewed the completed coursework.

If you finish the course before the end date, a completion link will be emailed to you (once the course has ended and been reviewed by our eLearning coordinator).

After this time, Certificate(s) will be available in your DTA Profile, and accessed/printed as needed.

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.

You will receive a link into the course, on the eve of the course start date.

There is no early access into courses.

Not at this time.

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

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.