Dementia Training Australia
About Dementia Training Australia
Funded by the Australian Government, Dementia Training Australia (DTA) provides dementia education and training to the health and aged care 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 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 offers a range of training activities including:
- Online courses
- Guest lectures
- Smart device applications (apps)
- Printed resources
For organisations wishing to provide training to their staff group DTA offers Tailored Training Programs and consultancy services.
Dementia training 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.
Tailored training programs
Who we are
Dr Margaret Winbolt – Director
Dr Christine While – Learning Consultant, Research Fellow
Ms Angela Casey – Learning Consultant, Research Fellow
Ms Rebecca Brown – State Training Co-ordinator and Administration Officer
As with everyone in DTA, the La Trobe team are passionate about the care of people living with dementia and supporting their health and aged care 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: