Accredited programs

Dementia Australia (RTO CODE: 2512) provides a range of nationally accredited courses 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.

Dementia Training AustraliaDementia Essentials - CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia

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

This nationally-accredited course is designed to assist workers supporting people living with dementia. Strategies are explored to assist with good communication, planning, developing appropriate activities and understanding changed behaviour in people living with dementia.

By successfully completing this nationally recognised unit, you will gain a comprehensive knowledge of dementia and receive a formal Statement of Attainment.

On completion of this accredited course you will develop an understanding of:

  • the nature of dementia
  • the impact of dementia
  • effective communication strategies
  • purposeful and meaningful engagement
  • the environment of care and a person-centred approach to support
  • understanding changed behaviours and developing effective responses
  • the application to care practices and reporting requirements

If you have any questions prior to enrolment, please contact Emma Brett for details: or call 03 9816 5749.

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