Training for Aged and Health Care Staff


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Alzheimer's Australia WA delivers a wide range of dementia specialist courses and workshops for people working in health and aged care. Using the latest evidence and research, as well as international leading care models, our training programs are designed to advance your knowledge, skills and emotional intelligence to improve your practice. Our industry leading training programs can equip you or your staff to meet the needs of people with dementia and assist in advancing your career in this specialist area.

Dementia Essentials

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, Alzheimer’s Australia is pleased to be able to offer the Dementia Essentials fully funded dementia specialist accredited course: 

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Dementia Essentials is a Commonwealth Government initiative offering nationally recognised dementia care training to aged care workers throughout Australia. As a Commonwealth initiative DE, training is free to eligible care staff in the residential and community services sector.

The DE training is available throughout Perth and regional areas of WA and can be provided to your organisation for a group of staff.

The training is based on the latest best practice evidence and research into dementia and provides a strong foundation and intermediate dementia training opportunity for staff.

If you would like further information on DE or to book a training in your workplace please contact: 9388 2800 or email:

For details on DE units and to book online please click below:

Certificate IV in Dementia Practice

Unique to Alzheimer’s Australia the Certificate IV in Dementia Practice is designed to advance understanding, practice and leadership in dementia care. Using industry experts to share knowledge and experience, as well as learning and assessments that promote enhanced knowledge, reflection and translation into practice this industry leading dementia accredited course is the perfect pathway to developing dementia care leaders of the future. Courses are limited and early booking is advised. Please click below for further information or to reserve your place on the next intake.

Specialist Topic Workshops

A wide range of half and full day workshops covering a broad range of dementia related topics. These workshops aim to educate, inspire and develop new skills that can transform your knowledge and practice:

Workplace Training

Our experienced dementia specialist educators can deliver any of our workshops to your workplace, or tailor a package to suit your organisations identified needs. With many years’ experience supporting the development of WA’s aged and health care workforce to enhance dementia practice we can deliver flexible, quality, outcomes based training for your organisation. For further information or to discuss your training needs please contact the Team Leader of Education on 08 6271 1041 or email:

Online Training

We have a unique suite of user friendly online learning modules that will enhance your dementia practice. Each module can be completed in less than an hour and can be undertaken where and when it works best for you.

We realise that for many people they can it difficult to find time to participate in education so we have designed these modules in a way that will be easy for people new to online learning and enable you to develop clear strategies to improve your practice. 

We also offer support to help you get started.  The first module is free so why not have a go to see how easy it is to improve your dementia practice today.