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.


10341NAT Certificate IV in Dementia Practice

This accredited course, suitable for health and aged care workers, provides you with a great opportunity to challenge current dementia practice using a relationship-centred approach.

The course comprises interactive workshops across a wide range of dementia topics, which includes guest speakers from industry. You will learn to transfer this knowledge into practice and improve dementia support within your organisation. This course can be a pathway for those wishing to pursue leadership roles within their workplace and build on existing skills with up-to-date and innovative strategies that will assist you in staying current in the sector. This course also offers an opportunity to undertake the local and international award-winning Virtual Dementia Experience.

This course is offered ONLY in Victoria by Dementia Australia Vic and places are limited.

Become a dementia leader in your workplace!

Course overview

For more information about the 10341NAT Certificate IV in Dementia Practice, download the following:


To enrol for the Certificate IV in Dementia Practice, please complete ALL of the necessary forms below and submit them via email to  



Dementia Australia is offering half-scholarships for individuals to complete the Certificate IV in Dementia Practice course in 2017. Dementia Australia will award two scholarships per course for Hawthorn & Ballarat, each worth $1675.

To apply for a scholarship, you must download and read the form below to ensure you are eligible before submitting your application.


Cost: $3350 paid in three (3) instalments

Duration: 11 full-day workshops (Generally 1 face to face session per month)



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Transferring theory into practice


CERT IV in dementia practice - Reflections


If you have any questions about the course please contact Imola Giusti on 03 9816 5797 email


Develop and deliver Montessori based activities as part of a cognitive rehabilitative therapy model. A two-day accredited program (REHTHE001A

This unit is part of a two-unit course that on completion will equip participants with the required knowledge and skills required to provide rehabilitative therapies for people living with dementia.

This nationally recognised training provides all participants with the opportunity to gain a statement of attainment for the successful completion of this unit of competence.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Link needs, interests, skills and abilities of persons with dementia to Montessori goals and objectives.
  • Describe the Montessori for Dementia model and explain why this is a useful technique for people living with dementia.
  • Describe the Montessori philosophy as well as the basic Montessori principles.
  • Develop programing for individuals and groups based on the Montessori classes of activities as modified for dementia.
  • Create and present Montessori activities and programs based upon Montessori principles.
  • Assess current programing strategies and adapt these to be more Montessori in nature.

Disclaimer: Upon successful completion, this statement of attainment will be issued by Dementia Australia Tasmania RTO Code: 60053

Suitable for: Diversional therapists, nurses, support workers, paid carers, lifestyle and leisure staff, and community support workers.


Dementia Training Australia

Dementia Training Australia The Dementia Training Australia consortium provides a national dementia training program. Led by the University of Wollongong, it brings together the expertise of Australia’s leading dementia educators who collectively bring a wealth of dementia expertise to this work. For the first time Dementia Training Australia provides a truly national approach to dementia training with members based in every state and territory. As part of Dementia Training Australia, we are pleased to be able to offer the Dementia Essentials, fully funded dementia specialist accredited course.

Dementia Essentials – CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia

Dementia Essentials is a Commonwealth funded initiative delivered by Dementia Australia as part of Dementia Training Australia offering fully funded education to workers who provide support to people living with dementia. In this accredited course, you will learn how to incorporate therapeutic communication techniques; apply a person-centred approach; and develop useful strategies to respond to changed behaviours.

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 Imola Giusti 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