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.


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

Upcoming courses for health professionals and care workers 2016

North Ryde

  • 2017 Professional Calendar
    • Experiencing Dementia and Challenging Perceptions of Behaviour associated with Dementia - Monday 1 May 2017
    • Understanding Dementia and Communicating with a Person Living with Dementia - Tuesday 20 June 2017
  • Enable EDIE Interactive Workshop
    • Monday 29 May 2017
    • Friday 30 June 2017
    • Tuesday 18 July 2017
    • Wednesday 23 August 2017
    • Wednesday 13 September 2017
    • Tuesday 17 October 2017
    • Wednesday 22 November 2017


  • 2017 Professional Calendar
    • Meaningful Engagement in Activities - 18 May 2017
    • Communicating with a Person Living with Dementia and Challenging Perceptions of Behaviour associated with Dementia

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 - Northern Sydney Education & Conference Centre Flyer.  

North Ryde - Alzheimer's Australia NSW Flyer.  

Bathurst - Flyer

Marrickville - Flyer

Mingara Club, The Entrance - Flyer

Myrtle Cottage - Ingleburn - Flyer

Newcastle - Flyer

Port Macquarie - Flyer 2


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

North Ryde 

  • Introduction to Group Leadership - 22 & 23 May 2017
  • Loss & Grief in a Carer Support Group - 5 & 6 June 2017
  • Advanced Group Leadership - 26 June 2017


  • Introduction to Group Leadership - 16 & 17 May 2017


  • Group Leaders Forum - Promoting Resilience - 14 June 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