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One of the primary roles of a professional association is to ensure that practicing professionals are continually updating knowledge and skills to ensure that their practice is embracing current trends.

RT Wise Owls

RT Wise Owls is a free database and information resource center developed by the Recreational Therapy (RT) Program at Temple University that contains evidence-based research and resources relevant to the scope of RT practice.

DRTA PD Online Series

Welcome to our DRTA Online Training Platform.

Here you can find:

  • Video based training
  • Downloadable activities and resources

Learn new ideas, keep up to date with latest practices and earn PD points.

Member only content portal coming soon. 

DRTA FREE Online Training Modules

These 5 FREE online sessions, developed by DRTA volunteers, are a wonderful tool to cover basic learning areas and to offer another opportunity to gain PD points. To earn your PD point (1 per module) submit your answers to the questions and when they have been reviewed and accepted your PD point will be awarded and automatically recorded by DRTA - no need to keep evidence.

Session 1 What is Leisure?

Take the time to consider your own leisure choices. 

Session 2 Dementia 1

Completion of this Online Learning Module will earn 1 DTA PD point in the year it was completed.

Session 3 Dementia 2

Completion of this Online Learning Module will earn 1 DTA PD point in the year it was completed.

Session 4 Dementia 3

Completion of this Online Learning Module will earn 1 DTA PD point in the year it was completed.

Session 5 Outings 1

In this module we go through what is required to participate in an outing with residents or clients.

DRTA gratefully acknowledges the support and contributions of DRTA Members Eira Steane and Ernest Buckley in writing Session 2, 3, 4 and 5.

Other Online Training Modules - Free

In addition - DRTA encourages all members to participate in these FREE online training opportunities - again, the knowledge is so valuable to our practice quality and currency and also to assist you in earning PD points for renewal purposes. Investigate these websites to find the links - they are all unconnected to DRTA and have their individual requirements and protocols to follow. You will need to keep evidence of completion to be available for renewal.

UTAS Understanding Dementia

Understanding dementia certificate is about 27 hours work = 10 points - variations may earn extra points but these will all earn PD.

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