Dementia Training Australia

DTA Logo 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.

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 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.”

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DTA's training

DTA offers a range of training activities including:

  • Online courses
  • Workshops
  • Webinars
  • 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.