Featured Partner Update

Dementia Training Australia (DTA) is Australia’s first peak body for workforce education and training in dementia. Led by the University of Wollongong from a base at Innovation Campus, DTA is a consortium of Australian teams, funded by the Department of Health.

  • The DTA vision is ‘best life possible’ – for people living with dementia and the workforce who provide 24/7 support and care;
  • The DTA goal is research translation – to accelerate implementation of beneficial impacts of research in a ‘knowledge to knowhow’ journey for the workforce;
  • The DTA mission is capacity building – to achieve sustainable science-to-practice impact within reach for any Australian learner, in any care setting or location.

Since establishment in 2016, DTA has delivered over 50,000 occasions of training. Around 75% of DTA clientele work in aged care (residential and community).

The Health and Wellbeing Precinct brings exciting opportunities for DTA to further research and develop best practice aged care services ‘in our own UOW backyard’, including the proposed aged/senior living village. It will enable the Illawarra to benefit directly from DTA teaching and learning expertise and enable collaborations with academics and clinicians to develop implementation and improvement science as a cornerstone of the University of Wollongong’s aged care agenda.

To learn more, please visit Dementia Training Australia.