Online Modules

BERTIE - Better lives for residents though innovative education

BERTIE - Better lives for residents though innovative education

A package of 20 self-paced learning modules. FREE to all residential aged care workers across Victoria and accessible via the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission. 

End of Life Essentials

End of Life Essentials

Education modules that are designed to assist doctors, nurses and allied health professionals working in acute hospitals in delivering end-of-life care. They are free to use and can be accessed on the web from anywhere in Australia. All modules are hosted on the Learning Management System and registration is only required once.

Dementia Essentials: Provide support to people living with dementia

Dementia Essentials: Provide support to people living with dementia

This course is highly structured, combining theory and practical components for an engaging learning experience. Participants receive ongoing support from experienced facilitators throughout the program.

As this is a nationally recognised course, participants will need to complete questions, practical tasks and a third-party checklist successfully to obtain the Statement of Attainment.

Offered as fully online, face-to-face, online via a virtual classroom – or a combination of both.

Fully funded

Palliative Care Short Courses

Palliative Care Short Courses

Certificate in Palliative Care (10 weeks online - start anytime): Provides an overview and introduction to best practice end-of-life care. It is structured to meet the needs of those caring for people with palliative care needs or at the end of life. It is open to health care professionals, undergraduates, diploma-qualified and unregistered support workers.

Specialist Certificate in Palliative Care (13 weeks online  - commences July 2024): Provides an overview of best practices and the opportunity to develop knowledge of the palliative approach to care. It is structured to meet the needs of those interested in further study but are unsure if they want to complete a postgraduate course.

The Palliative Care Online Training Portal

The Palliative Care Online Training Portal

The Palliative Care Online Training portal is a free educational resource designed to support health professionals, family members and carers to deliver best practice palliative care in the community. The training provides users with the knowledge, skills and values to effectively communicate with and contribute to the care of people in the community who have a life limiting illness or who are approaching the final stages of the normal ageing process. 

A step-by-step user guide is available to support new registrants to access the modules.

PalliAged: Online Courses

PalliAged: Online Courses

PalliAged provides access to a number of courses relevant to providing care for older people with palliative care needs. 

Dementia Australia Leadership Programs

Dementia Australia Leadership Programs

Dementia Australia Leadership and Practice Change education programs build leadership skills within the aged and community care sectors.
These Australian Government funded courses form part of Dementia Training Australia and include:

  • 10993NAT Certificate IV in Dementia Practice
  • Demonstrating Dementia Leadership
  • Leading Quality Dementia Care
  • Community of Practice

The programs will deliver engaging education to build the dementia capability of future leaders. 

Paediatric Palliative Care Education Hub

Paediatric Palliative Care Education Hub

PPCEH is a collaboration between the Paediatric Palliative Care National Action Plan project and the Quality of Care Collaborative Australia (QuoCCA) project, delivering a range of paediatric palliative care education modules for health professionals.

LGBTIQ+ Inclusive Palliative Care eLearning

LGBTIQ+ Inclusive Palliative Care eLearning

This FREE eLearning aims to increase healthcare providers’ confidence in providing LGBTIQ+ inclusive palliative care. Learning topics are explored across four 1-hour modules. 

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VCCC Alliance Centre for Cancer Education (Learning Hub)

VCCC Alliance Centre for Cancer Education (Learning Hub)

Developed in partnership with the University of Melbourne, the VCCC Alliance Centre for Cancer Education is a new online learning hub designed to meet your learning needs. The virtual centre includes a huge range of educational tools and resources, including symposia, webinars, podcasts, workshops, courses, microlearning and online learning modules.

Palliative Care Clinical Skills Update Sessions

Palliative Care Clinical Skills Update Sessions

Designed by clinicians for clinicians, these new Clinical Skills Update (CSU) sessions provide participants with skills that can immediately be implemented into daily practice to enhance patient outcomes.

Self-directed Learning Palliative Care Getting Started Online Module

Self-directed Learning Palliative Care Getting Started Online Module

Free online course for health professionals as an introduction to the key palliative care concepts required to provide best-practice clinical care. Embedded short films ensure the course is interesting and informative, with interactive quizzes that will confirm your understanding of the key concepts.

Dying Well: The Role of Palliative Care and Sedation in End-of-Life Care

Dying Well: The Role of Palliative Care and Sedation in End-of-Life Care

Learn from the experts at Lancaster University and various European countries   This course will help you provide better care for patients who experience difficult end-of-life symptoms.

Inclusive end of life decision making for diverse populations 

Inclusive end of life decision making for diverse populations 

The End of Life Law for Clinicians national training program has launched a free online training module to help health professionals understand relevant legal considerations when caring for people from diverse populations at the end of life.

Equip Aged Care Learning Packages

Equip Aged Care Learning Packages

FREE Entry-level modules for those new to the sector and refresher-level content for those familiar with aged care will cover a range of aged care-related topics - for anyone interested in the aged care sector. Information about Diploma, Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses.

The Essence of Spiritual Care

The Essence of Spiritual Care

The Essence of Spiritual Care eLearning module on Spirituality in Health and Palliative Care has been developed to support health professionals in their understanding of spiritual care and how to benefit the people and families in their care and also their own wellbeing.

Online Training Modules

PCC4U Learning Modules: 

Core Modules: Four case-based learning modules to support the achievement of the graduate capabilities in palliative care.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples and end-of-life law: The End-of-Life Law for Clinicians national training program has a free online training module for all health professionals about Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples and end-of-life law.

Webinar, Seminar and Forum Recordings

Doctors' Die-logues

Doctors' Die-logues

A series of thought-provoking masterclasses, featuring healthcare leaders from Singapore and Australia who reflect on early experiences and share personal anecdotes and insights that have shaped their perspectives over time.

Webinar recordings

Webinar recordings

Guiding Lights: Expert Perspectives on Palliative Care and End-of-Life Support

Webinar series hosted by Catholic Health Australia featuring expert speakers who discuss various aspects of palliative care delivery, the impact of ELDAC (End of Life Directions for Aged Care) and improving end-of-life care in different settings.

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Paediatric Palliative Care Podcasts & Videos

Paediatric Palliative Care has gathered videos and podcasts designed to help families and health professionals access quality information as they care for an infant, child or young person with a life limiting condition.

Webinar recordings: PCA Connect

Webinar recordings: PCA Connect

PCA Connect is a project that supports health professionals, volunteers, and carers with some of the most challenging conversations about palliative care and dementia.

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Diversity Webinar recordings

The Diversity Webinar series includes a range of topics relevant to culturally safe and inclusive practice and is designed in response to topics requested from staff working in the aged care sector. Recordings and slides from past presentations are available.

Webinar recording: Advance Care Planning and Dementia

Webinar recording: Advance Care Planning and Dementia

This webinar and Q&A are tailored for people living with dementia and their carers, and explores how to effectively prepare and plan for future healthcare decisions. 

Webinar recordings: Grief Australia

Webinar recordings: Grief Australia

Grief Australia is the largest provider of grief and bereavement education in Australia and has been providing support for bereaved and grieving Australians for more than 20 years. Webinars are available for purchase.

Webinars for the aged care sector

Webinars for the aged care sector

The Department of Health and Aged Care provides webinars on various topics relevant to the aged care sector.

Webinar recording: Enhancing communication in Dementia Support

Webinar recording: Enhancing communication in Dementia Support

This Dementia Australia webinar is for anyone providing direct care to a person living with dementia. It covers challenges in communication and includes a discussion of practical strategies for supporting effective communication.

Webinar Recording: End of Life and Palliative Care - What You Need to Know

Webinar Recording: End of Life and Palliative Care - What You Need to Know

There are many misperceptions about palliative care within the healthcare system. Society often fails to acknowledge death and dying appropriately. This webinar highlights the importance of palliative care as a public health priority, especially for the older adult population. Holistic care and the need for new service delivery models are discussed using case studies, with an opportunity to answer questions arising from the discussion.

With Jo Wood and Leeroy William

Seminars in Ageing program

Seminars in Ageing program

Free online recordings from NARI’s online Seminars in Ageing program. These present the most recent evidence in ageing and aged care for researchers and clinicians.

Webinar recording: Grief and Neurodiversity

Webinar recording: Grief and Neurodiversity

This Dementia Australia webinar is for professionals working with neurodivergent populations & support professionals working with neurodivergent clients with recent or previously unresolved grief. Purchase for $75 ($50 for GA members)

Seminar recording: Insights into palliative care biography program

Seminar recording: Insights into palliative care biography program

PhD candidate Karly Edgar has been studying the Eastern Palliative Care Biography Program for the last three years. In this seminar, Karly presents parts of her research including interview extracts and research poetry.

Video Podcast Series: Grief Tending

Video Podcast Series: Grief Tending

A series of video podcast interviews with grief practitioners from around the world speaking about caring and loving those experiencing serious illness, dying, death and grief. The series offers education, support and insight for people who are (or will be) in a caregiving role to anyone who is grieving and is relevant for both professional and non-professional care givers.

Podcasts

“In conversation with…” 

“In conversation with…” 

In conversation with…”  is a bi-monthly series of 30-minute webinar sessions on numerous topics of interest to people curious about all things related to palliative and end-of-life care. Facilitated by Molly Carlile AM, a multi-award winning death and grief specialist, palliative care activist, author and international speaker.

Advance Care Planning Australia

Advance Care Planning Australia

Advance care planning helps to ensure loved ones and health providers know what matters most to the patient and respects the treatment preferences. Law for Community Workers is a podcast series produced by Legal Aid NSW's Community Legal Education team, aiming to keep community workers up-to-date with legal topics and changes to the law.

Thursdays@3

Thursdays@3

A podcast & video series with conversations with experts from the field and people living and working at the end of life.  Palliative Care Australia opens up the conversation about the last taboo - death and dying. It's a difficult conversation to have with yourself and your loved ones, but it is crucial and empowering.

Episode 10: “The grassroots values of humanity” - Vitor Rocha, Palliative Care Lead, Murray Primary Health Network. Vitor is a gay, Brazilian-born, overseas-trained GP, researcher, and palliative care public health advocate.  Among other things, his work supports diverse communities with their end-of-life journeys, which most recently included work with LGBTQI+ Health Australia and the development of their new palliative care eLearning modules.

Medicine, the law and end of life

Medicine, the law and end of life

A series of seminars and interviews by the Australian Centre for Health Law Research discussing innovative research into current and emerging health law issues in Australia and globally. Includes discussion on topics such as Voluntary Assisted Dying and Public Health Palliative Care and interviews with leading figures in health and the law.

Everyone Dies

Everyone Dies

Every living thing will die.  There are three reasons that people die: it is because they are very very sick, very very hurt (injured) or very very old. Dr. Marianne Matzo, FAAN and Charlie Navarrette explore our culture’s perception of death through time and how we deal with the ultimate finality of life.

Learn Me Right in Health Law and Bioethics – VAD mini-series

Learn Me Right in Health Law and Bioethics – VAD mini-series

This podcast series maps the Australian Voluntary Assisted Dying system.

Integrative Palliative Podcast

Integrative Palliative Podcast

The Integrative Palliative Podcast helps physicians guide families facing serious illness to physical and emotional well-being. Physicians will find insights, skills and knowledge as well as attention to their self-care. Hosted by integrative palliative medicine physician, Dr. Delia Chiaramonte.

Connecting the Pieces Podcast

Connecting the Pieces is an Eastern Sector Development Team podcast focused on connecting, supporting and promoting good diversity, wellness and reablement approaches. It builds the listeners' understanding of the interconnected relationship between diversity and wellness. It provides insights into good practice on diversity, wellness and reablement from policy through to practice and evaluation. 

Dead Curious: How Can We Do Death and Dying Better?

Dead Curious: How Can We Do Death and Dying Better?

Grave Matters is an SBS Audio podcast hosted by Anthony Levin and Nadine J. Cohen, speaking to people whose life's work is helping us to better understand death.

Webinar: 'Holding back my own emotions. Evaluation of an online education module in pediatric end-of-life care'

Webinar: 'Holding back my own emotions. Evaluation of an online education module in pediatric end-of-life care'

The Journal of Child Health Care held a conversation with A/Prof Kim Devery and Megan Winsall on the perspectives of nurses, doctors and allied health professionals and their experiences in delivering end-of-life care. Many of these professionals specialise in areas other than palliative care, such as neonatal intensive care. So, what challenges do they encounter? What strengths do they possess? And what knowledge are they eager to acquire?