The Queensland Dementia Training Study Centre is led by the Queensland University of Technology and is co-located with the Dementia Collaborative Research Centre (DCRC): Carers and Consumers.

Our National Priority Areas are:

  • Behavioural and psychological symptoms associated with dementia
  • Allied Health Professionals

The Centre is also involved in delivering the following:

Workforce Development Program

This program includes a broad range of innovative training projects aimed at building capacity and sustainability in the dementia care workforce. Each project focuses on evaluating the role of evidence-based leadership, workforce planning and organisational change strategies in ensuring high quality care for people living with dementia and their families.

Clinical Workshops Program

Our clinical workshops raise awareness of key dementia care issues, while increasing health professionals’ skills in identifying and using evidence-based interventions and tools when caring for people with dementia and their families. Delivered by academic and industry experts, the workshops cover a wide range of contemporary topics tailored for multidisciplinary and specific health professional groups.

Guest Lecture Series

We offer a monthly guest lecture series that is also delivered via videoconference to multiple sites across Queensland. These lectures increase health professionals’ awareness of contemporary dementia-related research and innovations with a specific focus on practice implications.

Curriculum and Resource Development Program

This program incorporates several projects designed to develop and evaluate dementia-specific curricula and resources for use by health professionals and university students. All of these projects have been undertaken in direct response to dementia education and training needs identified by DTSC target and stakeholder groups.
Key projects include:

  • Assessment and Management of BPSD: An Education Resource for Novice Clinicians
  • Sexuality and Dementia: An Education Resource for Health Professionals
  • Evidence Based Tools – Management and Assessment of BPSD for Health Professionals
  • ‘The View from Here: Skills for Dementia Care in Acute Settings”

Professional Development Short Courses Program (PDP)

Our PDP program involves the design, delivery and evaluation of a series of university-accredited, fully external (distance education) courses for health professionals from across care settings and disciplines.
In 2015, our focus is on:

  • Continuing to deliver across Australia our fully external ‘Palliation in Dementia Care’ course at both the professional development and postgraduate level
  • Development of a number of dementia specific postgraduate units as part of a Leadership in Dementia Care program to be offered through the Qld University of Technology


The QLD DTSC is located at:
Room N614, Level 6 of N Block
Queensland University of Technology (Kelvin Grove Campus)
Kelvin Grove QLD 4159
Phone: 07 3138 3822

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