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Becoming an Eden Associate

Eden in Oz & NZ Ltd (EiON) is the pioneer of Culture Change in Residential Aged Care and Community Care in Australia and New Zealand. We are the only Australian organisation licensed to conduct a range of Eden Alternative person directed courses in both countries.

To become an Eden Associate, interested individuals and groups must complete the foundation three day course "Implementing the Eden Alternative® in Aged Care.  Completing this course is an essential part of transforming individual and organisational attitudes in providing person directed care to residents, clients and members. 

All participants who successfully complete the competency requirements of this course attain the status of Certified Eden Associate. 

Eden Associates focus upon the implementation of the Eden Alternative® through the practical application of the 10 Eden Principles in their home / service or organisation.

It is recommended that those in management positions be the first to attend the open training courses Implementing the Eden Alternative in Aged Care.

Having knowledge and understanding of the Eden Alternative and the Eden Philosophy ensures that your organisation's culture change journey will begin with wise leadership, a key culture change principle of the Eden Alternative.

Who should become Eden Associates?

Anyone who is interested in the Eden Alternative can become an Eden Associate.  Many of our Eden Associates are employed in the following roles:

  • Board Members

  • Executive Management - CEO/COO/CFO

  • Heads of Department - DON, Administration, Clinical Care Managers, Human Resources

  • Lifestyle and Diversional Therapists

  • Nurses - RN, EN

  • Personal Carers and Support workers

  • Hospitality and Environmental Staff

  • Maintenance Staff

  • Volunteers

  • Educators

The underpinning philosophy of care and culture change is The Eden Alternative.

More information

Want to make a difference?

Further details of our training courses and workshops are available.


NZ Training  Feb 2010

New Zealand Associate Training Feb 2010


Warragul Training

Warragul Victoria Associate Training February 2010


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