National Palliative Care Program Learning

Education Options: National Palliative Care Program

The Australian Government funds a range of national palliative care projects primarily focused on education, training, quality improvement and advance care planning. Many of these have specific resources for aged care and primary care.

  • The Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA)
    PEPA provides health professionals and care providers with an observational placement in a palliative care service as well as access to workshops in the palliative approach. Reverse placements, where a specialist palliative care staff member travels to the residential aged care service to facilitate customised palliative care learning, are also available. Workshops are also offered and these can be tailored to aged care. Open-access online learning modules are also available with the option to select a set of modules specific to your professional group or work role.
  • CareSearch My Learning Modules
    The My Learning modules aim to demonstrate how to find relevant evidence and how to use the evidence resources in CareSearch to make a difference in clinical care. Two were written for aged care: My Learning 4: Residential Aged Care and My Learning 5: Dementia.
  • Advance eLearning 
    The Advance Project offers a range of learning options for GPs, general practice nurses, and general practice managers to develop their knowledge of, and skills in using, screening tools to support the provision of palliative care and advance care planning (ACP) in everyday general practice.
  • End of Life Essentials Education Modules 
    These education modules are designed to assist clinical staff working in acute hospitals in delivering end-of-life care.
  • TEL: Talking End of Life... with people with intellectual disability
    TEL provides online education via 12 modules covering the role of disability support workers, key issues on dying and death, and supporting the needs of people with intellectual disability as they plan for end of life.
  • caring@home
    The Caring Safely at Home (CSAH) project aim is to train nurses to support and enhance the ability of lay caregivers to manage subcutaneous medications thereby assisting palliative patients access to timely symptom management.
  • End of Life Directions for Aged Care (ELDAC)
    ELDAC provides information, guidance, and resources to health professionals and aged care workers to support palliative care and advance care planning to improve the care of older Australians.

You can find other education options and learning opportunities relating to palliative care in the CareSearch Education section.

Page updated 17 May 2024