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Alzheimer’s WA is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 4755) with decades of experience in educating and training the health care professionals and front line teams who work with those living with dementia. 

We believe dementia is a human experience rather than just a biological condition. 


Our philosophy of care is rooted in a commitment to a person-centred approach and practice. This is reflected in all of our education and training. 

Our highly professional educators are all qualified and have vast and varied experience in providing support to people living with dementia and their families in either community, hospital or residential settings.


Foundation Workshops

Foundation Workshops

Increase your awareness of dementia and gain a better understanding of the impact of dementia on a person’s life. Reflect on your own role in providing person-centred care.


Exploration Workshops

Exploration Workshops

Increase your understanding of specific forms of dementia and focus on insights from the latest research that can inform dementia assessment, treatment and support.


Specialised Courses

Dementia Change Champion Program™

A capacity-building program that supports organisations to develop and maintain a skilled workforce to better support the needs of people living with dementia in the community.

Dementia Change Champion Program

Dementia Change Champions

The Dementia Change Champion™ Program is a capacity-building program that supports organisations to develop and maintain a skilled workforce to better support the needs of people living with dementia in the community. This capacity-building model has been identified as the most effective way to share innovation and best practice in dementia care with organisations in Western Australia.

Participants enrolled onto the this Program will have access to nationally accredited training, ongoing mentoring and support, access to Alzheimer’s WA’s extensive resources and networking opportunities.

On completion of the program, Dementia Change Champions™ have the knowledge and leadership skills to develop staff within their own organisation in the specialised field of dementia care, using a person-centred approach.

There are different Dementia Change Champion Programs tailored to the needs of different sectors.

Community Care Staff

The Program for community care staff assists community organisations to develop staff in the specialised field of dementia care. Its primary aim is to build capacity within the community care sector to support the needs of people living with dementia with an emphasis on the use of a person-centred philosophy.

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Hospital Staff

This two day program supports you to undertake a comprehensive train-the-trainer approach to develop expertise in the care of patients with cognitive impairment. The Program for hospital staff provides education and reflective practice opportunities to enable you to become a resource person in your workplace. You will receive ongoing support, mentoring and education to further develop their skills and knowledge.

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Training College Operations

Our Educators

Our educators are suitably qualified and experienced in accordance with the requirements of the VET Quality Framework for the delivery of nationally accredited training products. This includes holding the current requirements for training and assessment qualifications, industry competency and currency across all requirements.

They take part in ongoing professional development and have access to experts in dementia practice and research. They are experienced in providing support to people living with dementia.

Accredited Training

Alzheimer’s WA is a Registered Training Organisation. All accredited courses have an applied focus on skills development and reflective practice, enabling students to transform their own practice, and potentially that of their colleagues, enhancing quality of life for people living with dementia. Nationally accredited programs are marked with the Nationally Recognised Training logo.

All students undertaking one of our accredited courses will require a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

For more information refer to the Obtaining Unique Student Identifiers Procedure (2.2.10 )

Feedback, Complaints & Appeals

Alzheimer’s WA is committed to making sure all students are satisfied with the courses and workshops we deliver and we strive to continuously improve our services. Student and employer feedback are gathered through engagement (formal and informal) and managed through our continuous improvement process.

If a student or employers wishes to make a complaint, Alzheimer’s WA has a robust complaints resolution process outlined in our RTO Complaints Procedure (2.2.1G)Open this document with ReadSpeaker docReader and the Student HandbookOpen this document with ReadSpeaker docReader. The procedure and the handbook set out, in detail, the steps required to have a complaint lodged and managed.

Alzheimer’s WA will investigate any matter raised in a timely fashion according to our Code of Practice and the RTO Complaints Procedure (2.2.1G)Open this document with ReadSpeaker docReader. If the matter is not settled between Alzheimer’s WA and the complainant, then they have the right to engage an independent arbitrator.

Formal feedback, complaints, compliments and appeals can be lodged by:

For more information refer to the procedures below:

RTO Policies, Procedures & Documents

Prior to enrolment students should read the following policies, procedures and documents relating to the RTO operations and their enrolment conditions.

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