The New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory Dementia Training Study Centre is led by the School of Nursing, within the Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health at the University of Wollongong.

Our National Priority Areas are:

Environmental Design

Our Environmental Design Education Service is offered to aged and health care services in every State and Territory. We provide education on how the built environment can be used to maximise the quality of life of people with dementia and to minimise behavioural expressions of need. Service managers and staff are supported in their use of environmental audit tools to identify the strengths and weaknesses of their environments and plan improvements.

Knowledge Translation

Knowledge Translation is about taking new ideas and putting them into practice. The tasks of raising people’s awareness of the new knowledge, helping them consider it and agree that it is useful and then adopt it into practice is not as easy as it sounds. We provide services and events ranging from the provision of tools and resources to running specialised workshops and on-site consultancy designed to make this process as smooth and quick as possible.

Engaging the next generation of professionals

The care of people with dementia is not high on the list of career choices of many undergraduates. If we are to provide high quality care in the future we must engage the interests of a wide variety of professionals. We run essay competitions; support clinical placement and specialised courses; and provide Honours scholarships to a wide range of undergraduates to capture their attention and inform them of the needs and opportunities in the care of people with dementia.  Students of nursing, medicine, exercise physiology, occupational therapy, psychology, design and architecture are amongst those we engage.


The NSW & ACT DTSC is located at:
Bldg 233 (ITAMS) Innovation Campus, Room G13
University of Wollongong
Wollongong NSW 2522
Phone: 02 4221 5927

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