Accredited program

Dementia Australia (RTO CODE: 2512) provides a nationally accredited training course for residential and community care services professionals and healthcare providers in our own right and on behalf of other States and Territories.

All of our courses have an applied focus on skill development and reflective practice, enabling course participants to transform their practice, and potentially that of others, to enhance the lives of people living with dementia.

Unique Student Identifier

Please note, from 1st January 2015 all participants undertaking accredited training must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). All participants who attend these programs must create a USI prior to attending the course by accessing More information regarding the USI and how to create one will be provided in the email confirmation upon completion of registration.

Accredited TrainingDementia Training AustraliaCentre for Dementia Learning

This is a Dementia Training Australia (DTA) course, funded by the Australian Government under the Dementia and Aged Care Services Fund and delivered by Dementia Australia. For more information about DTA, please visit

When you register, you will be enrolling with a local site/organisation that will be your direct contact and facilitate the training and assessment, however Dementia Australia Limited (RTO Code 2512) will issue and post your statement of attainment.

This 3-day nationally-accredited unit of competency includes theory and practical components to be completed during the course delivery.

This course is suitable for people working in aged care, health care and community services. Participants will gain an understanding of:

  • Person-centred care and effective communication
  • The nature of dementia and its impacts
  • Identifying unmet needs
  • Understanding changed behaviours and developing effective responses
  • Activities to promote well-being; and
  • Community support and services available

Course duration: 18 hours over 3 days

Cost: Fully funded

Catering: Tea and coffee will be provided

Please note: Eligible participants must be working with people living with dementia to attend free of cost. If you are not working with people living with dementia you can attend at a cost of $600. Email or call (03) 9816 5764 to organise.

Please Note: This course is delivered throughout Australia by the respective Dementia Australia organisations in each state and territory except Western Australia where Alzheimer’s WA delivers the course on our behalf.

Below is a calendar of upcoming Accredited Courses in your region





Click here to download the Learning and Development Code of Practice

Course Cancellation and Non-Attendance Policy


For more information or enquiries about Accredited Training in your region, please get in touch with one of our consultants below

For general enquiries about courses in ACT please call Karen Cmiel on 02 6255 0722 or email

For general enquiries about courses in NSW please call 02 8875 4682 or email

For general enquiries about courses in NT, please call Klem Hedenig on 08 7979 0076 or email

For general enquiries about courses in QLD please call 1800 636 679 or email

For general enquiries about courses in SA please call 08 8372 2100 or email

For general enquiries about courses in TAS please call Kathy Mason on 03 6279 1109 or email

For general enquiries about courses in VIC please call Donna Mercier on 03 9816 5708 or email