Monthly Archives: November 2017

New round of palliative care scholarships now open

Following two successful rounds of scholarships, the Eastern Metropolitan Region (EMR) Palliative Care Consortium has released a third round of scholarships. The intent of these scholarships is to offer opportunities to health care staff of any discipline working within the EMR to increase their knowledge and skills in palliative care and to take this new knowledge back into their own workplace. The scholarship requires the participant to commit to completing a 2.5 hour online introduction to palliative care course and a clinical placement via PEPA (Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach). The scholarship will fund a relevant short course or study day in palliative care of your choice.
For further information please contact the Consortium Manager; Karen Conte on 8804 0651 or via email at consortiummanager@epc.asn.au You can download Instructions for applicants Instructions for applicants and the scholarship application form Palliative Care Scholarship Application Form
Applications close 5pm January 12.

Courses and Training

Centre for Culture, Ethnicity & Health courses
Introduction to Cultural Competence
Online training completed in own time $45.
Working with interpreters (advanced) Training available at your workplace POA

Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement
Course enrolments closing soon
Certificate IV in Bereavement Support 22271VIC
12 month self-paced online learning $3,600
Graduate Certificate in Bereavement Counselling and Intervention
11 months part-time blended delivery $6,800
Effective Brief Contact & Single Session Bereavement Support
Workshop – Tuesday 27 February 2018, 9:30am – 4:30pm
Registration $345 (ACGB member $290)
253 Wellington Road, Mulgrave

Travel Scholarship for US Cancer Research training
This scholarship supports travel to the US for Victorian cancer researchers undertaking the training program in Dissemination and Implementation Research in Cancer (TIDIRC). The program is a combination of a 4-month online course followed by 2-day F2F training in Maryland mid July 2018. Applications close 9 February 2018. Further information is available here.

Centre for Culture, Ethnicity & Health courses
Introduction to Cultural Competence
Online training completed in own time $45.
Working with interpreters (advanced)Training available at your workplace POA

Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement
Course enrolments closing soon
Certificate IV in Bereavement Support 22271VIC
12 month self-paced online learning $3,600
Graduate Certificate in Bereavement Counselling and Intervention
11 months part-time blended delivery $6,800
Effective Brief Contact & Single Session Bereavement Support
Workshop – Tuesday 27 February 2018, 9:30am – 4:30pm
Registration $345 (ACGB member $290)
253 Wellington Road, Mulgrave

Working to support people with complex bereavement needs requires specialist counselling skills. In 2018, the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement, a national leader in delivering advanced training, will offer the 22264VIC Graduate Certificate in Bereavement Counselling and Intervention (GCBCI) in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
The 22264VIC GCBCI is a Nationally recognised post-graduate VET qualification (Australian Qualifications Framework Level 8, equivalent to a Bachelor Honours Degree).
It is designed to provide current and appropriate training and education in applied competencies and theoretical frameworks – all deemed essential for the provision of effective bereavement counselling and intervention.

Who Can Apply?
The 22264VIC GCBCI is designed for counsellors, social workers, health workers and psychologists with appropriate counselling training and substantial work experience in the human services field.
Selection for participation in this course is based on the following criteria:
• Counselling Qualification: have completed a Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma in a counselling or related field, and have at least 2 years practical experience in counselling
• Experience: Have five years supervised general counselling or related experience
• Further Qualifications and experience: All qualifications and experience in human service related fields and loss will be considered. Experience can include working in any field with grief and loss issues such as mental health, drugs and alcohol, disabilities, homelessness etc.

Units in the 22264VIC Graduate Certificate in Bereavement Counselling & Intervention
• VU21583 Apply concepts of grief and bereavement
• VU21584 Provide bereavement counselling and support
• VU21585 Provide appropriate interventions to support people experiencing complex bereavement
• VU21586 Access services to support clients experiencing bereavement
• CHCFCS806C Work within a clinical supervision framework
Delivery and Duration of Course
The 22264VIC GCBCI is delivered eleven months part-time, in a blended mode of delivery.
It is an industry-driven program with competency-based training. Benchmarks for bereavement counsellors are reflected in each unit’s performance criteria. The 22264VIC GCBCI course is delivered as a mixed mode / blended learning program incorporating three major types of training and learning activities:
1. Individual / Self-Directed Learning with students accessing course materials and resources via the LMS
2. Tutor Guided Learning such as moderated Discussion Forums and individual tutor support, feedback on Workbook Activities.
3. Face-to-Face Training sessions which provide trainer support and practical skill development.
Cost
The total cost of the 22264VIC Graduate Certificate In Bereavement Counselling and Intervention is $6,800.
A one-off non-refundable fee of $255 is required to process applications. The balance of the course is $6,454.
Eleven (11) payments of $595.00 will be debited from the nominated bank account or charged to a nominated credit card provided by the student on the first of each month.
When Can You Start?
Enrolments are now open! Please visit our website for more details.
Contact
To register, or for more information, please contact us on 1800 642 066 or email the Courses Co-ordinator.
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Mulgrave VIC 3170

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Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill

The Victorian Legislative Council passed the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017 this week with amendments by 22 votes to 18. The Bill will now return to the Legislative Assembly for a vote on the amended Bill. Meanwhile in NSW last week, the NSW Legislative Council voted down the NSW Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 20 votes to 19.

Palliative care and euthanasia
On Radio National’s Health Report this week, Norman Swan and PCOC’s Professor Kathy Eagar discussed misunderstandings and myths about palliative care, pain, care at the end of life, and dying at home. You can listen to or download the podcast (7:13) here.

Changes to the Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016

From 12 March 2018, the Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 will provide a framework for medical treatment decision making for people who do not have the capacity to make their own decisions. The Act includes some significant changes for health practitioners and for the community.

The Act will give people greater opportunity to make their own medical treatment decisions that are more in line with contemporary views. A key change is the ability to make decisions for future medical conditions, where previously this could only be done for current conditions.

More information

HIPPOCRATIC Film screening

EMRPCC is pleased to present a special one-time screening of the film HIPPOCRATIC

To watch the trailer and to reserve your tickets, please visit the Demand Film Event Page here

Unlike a traditional movie showing, my Demand Film screening requires that 57 more tickets be reserved in the next 26 days in order for the screening to occur.

We are going to need your help if we’re going to make this event happen!

We would love to see you in the audience, and would really appreciate you helping us spread the word. Tell your friends and colleagues and have them join us for this special one-time screening of Hippocratic!

Thanks for all your support!

For any enquiries please contact Karen Conte at consortiummanager@epc.asn.au or on 8804 0651