Monthly Archives: August 2016

Talking Sticks dying at home video now online

A short video (2:25) from a recent Talking Sticks event about home birth and home death is now available online. The home death video, which features Kerrie Noonan, Frank Brennan and Michael Barbato, can be accessed here.

Developing and maintaining guidance for palliative care in aged care

A new CareSearch project called Palliative Care in Aged Care Evidence (PCACE) is developing an online evidence resource for palliative care in aged care that incorporates the scope of guidance found in the Guidelines for a Palliative Approach in Residential Aged Care (APRAC) and the Guidelines for a Palliative Approach for Aged Care in the Community Setting (COMPAC). The new online resources will be released before 30 June 2017. Project pages within the CareSearch website will provide information on the progress of the project and a PCACE Project newsletter will make sure the sector is aware of the project and its purposes. You can read more about this project here.

Certificate IV in Bereavement Support (22271VIC) Online Course

The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement (RTO#22004),
is proud to announce that the November 2016 Intake is now open for Enrolments.

The Australia Centre for Grief and Bereavement (RTO#22004) is one of the largest providers of Grief and Bereavement Education and Training in Australia.

The Certificate IV in Bereavement Support (22271VIC) is a Nationally Recognised, VET qualification. The course is designed for those who have a role in providing bereavement and loss support.

The course content is offered completely online and expected to take up to 12 months to complete.

While bereavement care and support work is the main focus of the course, the content also incorporates communication, capacity building, quality management and explores specific workplace duties as found in the real workplace environment.

The Certificate IV in Bereavement Support consists of eleven units:

VU21612 Apply theoretical principals of grief and bereavement
SIFXIND003 Deal with grief responses
CHCCOM504B Develop, implement and promote effective workplace communication
CHCCSL501A Work within a structured counselling framework
CHCCS426B Provide support and care relating to loss and grief
CHCAC318B Work effectively with old people
BSBWOR501 Manage Work Priorities and professional development
CHCORG423C Maintain quality service delivery
VU21614 Apply grief and loss support strategies
VU21613 Provide support for grief and loss across the lifespan and among special populations
VU21615 Respond holistically to grief and loss in aged and palliative care settings

Enrolments for the NOVEMBER 2016 intake close
30th November 2016

Price: $3290 Upfront Payment at enrolment

Payment plan now available: Please refer to the ACGB website for our
Payment Schedule.

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, due to limited places available.

For more information about this program and other education opportunities please visit

Ph: (03) 9265 2100

Certificate IV in Bereavement Support Prospectus

The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO#22004), accredited under the Australian Quality Training Framework by the Victorian Registration and Qualification Authority.

© 2016 Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement

Julie McCrossin is dying to talk

Read moreJournalist Julie McCrossin trusts her partner Melissa and their adult kids, Amelia and Luke, to know what physical surroundings she will need at the end of her life. She wants her dogs, Charlie and Bruno, on her bed. Read more

New website makes complex end-of-life laws easier to navigate

A new website is helping patients, families and health professionals to find and understand laws that underpin medical decision-making at the end of life.
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Training communities to be compassionate and contribute

Spanish palliative care physician Dr Emilio Herrera is a keynote speaker at Palliative Care Victoria’s conference this week. He gives Palliative Matters an early insight into how he is reinvigorating communities’ capacity for caring at the end of life.

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Engage communities and train carers to provide end-of-life care: UK expert

While hospices will continue to have a role to play in caring for people with severe symptoms in the UK, there is a growing need for the community to participate more in end-of-life care, according to a leading palliative care expert.

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New book captures personal experiences of palliative care

The experiences of 10 people who cared for family members receiving palliative care are documented in a new book of personal stories.

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