01:25am Tuesday 30 May 2017

Unique dementia training collaboration

The Australian Government has announced the Dementia Training Australia (DTA) consortium, of which La Trobe University is pleased to be a partner, will deliver the new Dementia Training Programme.

The consortium brings together the expertise of Australia’s leading dementia educators and trainers across Victoria, Western Australia, Queensland, Tasmania and New South Wales and the Alzheimer’s Australia network to enable a truly national approach to dementia training.

“The establishment of this nationwide programme marks a milestone in Australia’s journey towards consistently high standards of care for people with dementia. It will ensure the best available dementia training is delivered not just to professional carers in major cities, but right across Australia’s regional and rural areas,” La Trobe University’s DTA Director Dr Margaret Winbolt said.

“The ultimate goal of this programme is to improve quality of life of the more than 330,000 Australians living with dementia. We will deliver quality training through a blend of face-to-face and online sessions, including workshops, lectures, training courses and webinars.”

The University of Wollongong leads the consortium. Other partners include Alzheimer’s Australia, Queensland University of Technology, the University of Tasmania’s Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre, and the University of Western Australia.

Media contact: Briena Barrett 0432 566 014

La Trobe University

 


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