Start: Mon 12 Feb 2024
End: Tue 13 Feb 2024
RSVP: Mon 22 Jan 2024


Start: 09:00 AM
Check-in: 08:45 AM
End: 05:00 PM


Non-Member-Early Bird Price: $1,045.00 Add to Cart
  Members, please log in to register.



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

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 Laver

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

12 & 13 February 2024 ( Monday & Tuesday )

9:00am - 5:00pm | NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS |

8.00am - 4.00pm | QLD |

8:30am - 4:30pm | SA |

7.30am - 3.30pm | NT |

6:00am - 2:00pm | WA |

* Waiting room will open 15 minutes early to allow you time to login and test your technology.

Online via Zoom. Login details will be sent to registered delegates closer to the date of the workshop.


EARLY BIRD: Register on or before 8 January 2024

OTA Member: $805
New Graduate Member: $725
Non-member: $1045

STANDARD: Register from 9 January 2024
OTA Member: $885
OTA New Graduate Member: $795
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 on 22 January 2024 - no registrations after this date due to the nature and requirements of this course.

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Workshop manuals usually provided on the day will be sent out via post. Please ensure you enter your postal address when registering or email to cpdevents@otaus.com.au once you have registered.

Soft copy materials:

Our workshop materials are provided to you electronically via an online platform. 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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