Dementia Training Australia

Dementia Training AustraliaDementia Essentials

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.

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, Dementia Australia is pleased to be able to offer the Dementia Essentials fully funded dementia specialist accredited course: CHCAGE005 – Provide support to people living with dementia

This course is suitable for people currently working in aged care, health care and community services who regularly provide assistance to people living with dementia. This is an accredited unit with written and workplace assessment requirements. Upon completion, participants will receive a Statement of Attainment that will enable them to claim credits if you plan to undertake a related qualification.

Cost: This course is fully funded by the Commonwealth Government as part of its Dementia Training Program initiative.

Participants in this workshop will gain an understanding of:

  • A person-centred approach and effective communication;
  • The nature of dementia and its impacts;
  • Changed behaviours and effective responses;
  • Activities to promote well-being; and
  • Workplace issues, community support and services available.


The course can be delivered at your workplace in a format that is convenient to your organisation and meets your staff’s needs. There will also be a number of courses being held across the country, please check education events in your State or Territory or contact your local education team. The Statement of Attainment will be issued by Dementia Australia Vic. RTO Code 2512.

Participant requirements:

To be eligible for the Dementia Essentials program, you must be directly working with people living with dementia and be able to be supervised interacting with 2 people living with dementia to satisfy the workplace assessment criteria. If a person cannot be supervised, they can receive a certificate of attendance.

To book:

For further information on booking a workplace Dementia Essentials course, or to book a place on Dementia Essentials please contact the Education team in your state or territory:

Dementia Training Australia is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Dementia and Aged Care Services Fund.

Australian Capital Territory


Tel: (02) 6255 0722

New South Wales


Tel: (02) 9805 0100

More information

Northern Territory


Tel: (08) 8948 5228



Tel: (07) 3014 6628

South Australia


Tel: (08) 8372 2100



Tel: (03) 6279 1100

Western Australia


Tel: (08) 9388 2800



Tel: (03) 9816 5749

Dementia Training Australia is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Dementia and Aged Care Services Fund.