Vibe Hotel, Sydney [NSW]

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Start: Tue 11 Aug 2020
End: Wed 12 Aug 2020
RSVP: Sun 26 Jul 2020


Start: 09:00 AM
Check-in: 08:30 AM
End: 04:00 PM


Non-member Price: $1,150.00 Add to Cart
  Members, please log in to register.

NEW DATES RELEASED: In light of the current climate and growing concerns with COVID-19 and in the best interest of our workshop attendees and presenters, we would like to advise that the workshop Care of People with Dementia in their Environment " COPE" Program that was scheduled for Thursday 21 and Friday 22 May 2020 has moved dates . Please see updated details below.

Occupational Therapy Australia is monitoring the evolving situation in relation to the impact of Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). We will update this page and notify registered attendees if there are changes to the delivery of this workshop.



This interactive training introduces attendees to the Care Of People with Dementia in their Environments (COPE) program developed by Professor Laura Gitlin and her team in the US. and provides attendees with the skills and knowledge required to adopt and implement COPE in their workplace.

The workshop covers:  comprehensive assessments; client directed problem solving strategies; how to use communication, activity simplification and environmental modifications to enhance people with dementia's daily function and  prevent and manage changed behaviours.

All participants will receive: a training workbook; 'The Caregivers Guide to Dementia', an invitation to participate in three telephone coaching calls and the COPE online community of practice facilitated by COPE Master trainers.


New Graduate to Experienced Occupational Therapists. Please note; this course is not suitable for students 


  • To understand the evidence for occupational therapy interventions in dementia care
  • To gain knowledge and skills of conducting a thorough assessment of the person with dementia, carer and environment
  • To deliver evidence-based dementia intervention (COPE)
  • To anticipate challenges in implementation and to form strategies to address these








Sally Day and Kate Laver

Sally is an occupational therapist with clinical experience working in health and aged care in Australia and the UK.  She is passionate about supporting people living with dementia and promoting the role that occupational therapists can play in providing comprehensive dementia specific assessment and intervention in the community.  Sally was the project manager for the COPE Australia project and was one of the original COPE Master trainers in Australia, adapting the original program to the Australian context and developing COPE Australia training.

Kate is an occupational therapist with clinical experience working with older people in home and rehabilitation settings. She leads studies of applied research translation, including forming collaboratives and training health professionals to support them to deliver evidence-based programs. She was involved in coordinating the National Clinical Practice Guidelines and Principles of Care for People with Dementia and is now working as a Research Fellow. Kate was one of the original COPE Master trainers in Australia, adapting the original program to the Australian context and developing COPE Australia training.


Total CPD claimable workshop hours: 16

Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 August 2020

Registration opens: 8.45am
Workshop day 1 (Tue): 9.00am - 4.00pm 
Workshop day 2 (Wed): 9.00am - 4.00pm 


Vibe Hotel
-111 Goulburn Street,
Sydney, NSW 2000 


  • 10 minute walk from central station
  • 5 minute walk from Museum station
  • Delegates can catch any bus which takes them to “Elizabeth street” bus stops


Secure locked car park located on Goulburn Street across the hotel. Take the ticket from the Secure parking lot and bring it to reception for validation upon check-out. Cost $35 per day.



OTA Member: $805
OTA New Graduate Member: $725
Non-member: $1,150

(All pricing is inclusive of GST)

Members must be logged in with username and password in order to register at the member rate.

Registration closes Sunday 26 July 2020 11.55pm AEST - strictly no registrations after this date due to the nature and requirements of this course


Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided on both days

*If you have specific dietary requirements that are not listed in the options upon registering, please contact OTA ASAP at info@otaus.com.au 


Vibe Hotel Sydney is offering registrants of this workshop a 15% discount off their best available accommodation rate. To book, use the link and promotion code below. T&C apply.

VHSY: Book Now
Promo code: TH12974299
Cancellation: Fully Flexible (24 hours prior to arrival)
Please note that rooms are subject to availability at time of booking.


Our workshop materials are now provided to you electronically via an online platform, Course Genius. Approximately one week prior to the commencement of the workshop we will email instructions for you to follow to access these workshop resources.

If you do not receive this correspondence within the time frame stated above, please contact the OTA representative ASAP using the contact details below. 

To ensure you receive all correspondence we recommend registering for this workshop with a personal email address.


All information is correct at the time of publication. OTA reserves the right to alter or delete items from the CPD calendar as required, and takes no responsibility for any errors, omissions and changes.

All workshop resources including copies of the presentation, along with all supporting documents and links are not for distribution and are the property of the presenter.

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Please direct all enquiries to info@otaus.com.au or phone 1300 682 878

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