Dementia Training Australia
About Dementia Training Australia
Funded by the Australian Government, Dementia Training Australia (DTA) provides dementia education and training to the aged care and general practice workforce across Australia.
Established in 2016, DTA is a consortium led by the University of Wollongong and comprising:
- Dementia Australia
- La Trobe University
- Queensland University of Technology; and
- The University of Western Australia
DTA combines the expertise of these consortium members to deliver a coordinated national approach to dementia training for individuals and organisations.
“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 knowledge and skills of the workforce who are involved in supporting people living with dementia and their carers. We focus on evidence-based standards in the development and delivery of practical education and learning pathways for individuals and organisations.”
Visit the DTA website
DTA offers a range of training activities including:
- Online courses
- Smart device applications (apps)
- Printed resources
Click here to access dementia training for individuals
For organisations wishing to provide training to their staff DTA offers Tailored Training Programs and consultancy services.
Click here to see our training packages for organisations
DTA’s Tailored Training Programs involve DTA working closely with organisations seeking to provide training that is tailored to their own individual needs and who are looking for sustainable practice change.
Click here to request one of our Tailored training programs
Who we are
Prof Deirdre Fetherstonhaugh – Director
Betty Panagiotaros – Hub Manager
Jenny Vibert – GP Program Manager
Dr Christine While – Learning Consultant, Research Fellow
Dr Loretta Quinn – Training Consultant, Research Fellow
Ms Erica Wise – Senior Education Designer/Developer
Sally Heeps – Learning and Development Advisor
Mera Fadaki – Project Coordinator
Kayla Royals – Project Officer
Vera Bacash – Tailored Training Program Co-ordinator
Anita Balletta – Administration Officer
As with everyone in DTA, the La Trobe team are passionate about the care of people living with dementia and supporting aged care and general practice staff who provide that care. We value working closely with organisations to translate research knowledge into practice and to bring about effective and sustainable practice change.
Our responsibilities within the DTA consortium
The La Trobe University DTA team leads the delivery of DTA’s:
- GP Education Program
- Dementia Champions Program
- Pain Management Consultancy Service
- Tailored Training Programs
- Developing and delivering training resources and courses.