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.
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 (March or July)
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
PCC4U Learning 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
Palliative Care Webinar recordings
- Annual Lecture 2023: The Economics of Palliative Care
- Annual Lecture 2022: Past, present, and possibilities: Using evidence to inform the future of volunteering across palliative care
- Public Health Palliative Care: a shifting healthcare paradigm bringing benefit to people, communities and healthcare services
- Enhancing support for family carers of people with serious illness
- Advance Care Planning: Is it worth doing?
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.
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.
“In conversation with…”
A new consumer-focused webinar series from the Centre for Palliative Care (CPC).
Launching in March 2024. Further details to come.
“In conversation with…” will be a 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 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.
A podcast & video series with conversations with experts from the field and people living and working at the end of life. Palliative Care Australia opensup 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.
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.
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.
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.
Targeted to physicians, but all are welcome.
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 will provide insights into good practice on diversity, wellness and reablement from policy through to practice and evaluation.