Education and training - NSW

Attend our information sessions and education programs to learn more about dementia and practical ways of dealing with it.

Courses are available for:

For people with dementia

We offer a range of services designed to support the specific needs of people living with dementia. 

For family and friends

We have free courses and workshops in locations around NSW where you can explore issues relating to you as family carers and friends of people with dementia.


  • Understanding Dementia - Monday 24 July 2017
  • Communication - Thursday 24 August 2017
  • Behaviours - Wednesday 20 September 2017
  • Family and Friends - Wednesday 25 October 2017
  • Transitions into Care - Tuesday 21 November 2017

North Ryde



Information and registration for the above courses is available via the flyer linked to the course or by contacting the Education Team on 02 9805 0100 or email


For health professionals and care workers

Education Services is able to offer customised education and professional development available anywhere in NSW. In consultation with you we can tailor-make a program to meet your specific learning needs.


Find our more about our in-service education here or fill out the enquiry form

Masterclass 2017 - Promoting Better Dementia Practice

Upcoming courses for health professionals and care workers 2016

North Ryde


Enabling EDIE Interactive Workshops

  • Tuesday 22 August 2017
  • Wednesday 27 September 2017
  • Tuesday 7 November 2017

Goulburn - Enable EDIE Interactive Workshop - Thursday 3 August 2017

Queanbeyan - Enable EDIE Interactive Workshop - Wednesday 2 August 2017

Narooma - Enable EDIE Interactive Workshop - Wednesday 26 July 2017

Information and registration for the courses listed above is available via the flyer linked to the course or by contacting the Education Team on 02 9805 0100 or email. A completed Registration Form is required for all participants.

Dementia Essentials

Dementia Essentials is an accredited unit of competency which sits within the Certificate III Individualised Support/Aging and Certificate IV Aged Care. Find out more.  

Please click on the relevant date to download the enrolment form or the word Flyer to see the Flyer.

North Ryde - Alzheimer's Australia NSW Flyer for July, August and September and November

Bankstown - Flyer

Batehaven - Flyer

Bathurst - Flyer

Baulkham Hills - Flyer

Blacktown - Flyer

Brunswick Heads - Flyer

Campbelltown - Flyer

Dalmeny - Flyer

Newcastle - Flyer for July, August, and October

Port Macquarie - Flyer 

Tumbi Umbi - Mingara Recreation Club - Flyer

Wollongong - Flyer for September and Flyer for November


For community volunteers

Short-course workshops focusing on fundamental principles for positive interaction and engagement with a person who has dementia. 

North Ryde


Information and registration for the above courses is available via the flyer linked to the course or by contacting the Alzheimer's Australia NSW on 9805 0100 or email  

For the community

We provide a range of services to increase awareness of dementia and related issues in the community.   - Warners Bay Flyer

If you would like more information about where the Memory Van is visiting please contact Brain Health / Community Outreach Officer on 02 8875 4609 or email

For carer support group leaders

If you facilitate or are planning to start a support group, we have a number of courses to develop your skills and provide an opportunity to meet other leaders in your area. 

Best Practice Guidelines manual for Dementia Carer Support Group.  Please click here to download.

Carer Support Brochure for Dementia Support Group. Please click here to download.

The calendar  lists the courses planned for 2017

Read about the course options

Registration for any of these courses is available by contacting the Group Development team on 02 8875 4682 or email or by downloading the registration form.


Social and Therapeutic Programs

Aims to educate and support people living with dementia, family carers or friends, health care workers, staff and volunteers of local councils, museums and art galleries, historic homes and gardens.

Find out more