What is the program?

The Dementia Training Program provides:

  • continuing professional development training on dementia assessment, diagnosis and management to GPs, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, specialists, allied health and other relevant professionals as appropriate
  • accredited dementia care vocational level training courses — free to eligible care workers in residential, respite, community care or the wider health services
  • tailored onsite training to aged care providers who request assistance, including a dementia skills and environment audit, followed by a tailored training package — these services may include a fee

Why is the program important?

The program is important because all people living with dementia should receive high-quality, evidence-based care in every setting and location.

What are the goals of the program?

The program’s goals are to improve the care and wellbeing of people living with dementia, and the wellbeing of staff delivering their care.

It does this through providing or brokering nationally consistent, high-quality knowledge translation services to aged and health care staff, managers and other professionals.

Who works with us on the program?

Dementia Training Australia delivers the Dementia Training Program.

The Department of Health funds Dementia Training Australia through the Dementia and Aged Care Services Fund.


Dementia Training Australia is a consortium funded to provide national dementia training until 30 June 2021.

Related information

Dementia Training Australia has online dementia training resources created as part of the program.


For more information about the Dementia Training Program, contact Dementia Training Australia.

Last updated: 
22 January 2020