Education and Training

Palliative care is an essential component of the education and training of all health professionals. There is also a need for specialised palliative care health professionals to provide care to people with complex needs who require palliative care and end of life care.

Palliative care education, training and professional development is available via a number of avenues in the Hume Region, Victoria and  Australia.

The Community Palliative Care Services in the Hume Region participate in hosting clinical placements for health professionals undertaking the Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA). Enquiries are via PEPA clinical placements.

There are  numerous on-line and other opportunities to improve your knowledge and skills in palliative care.

Many of these links are provided on the following websites:

Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association – Palliative Care online training

Banksia Palliative Care Training Opportunities

Caring@home – Health professional education

CareSearch Education

CareSearch: Formal Qualifications

Eastern Palliative Care – Education

End-of-Life Essentials

Palliative Care Victoria Professional development

PEPA – The Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach

PEPA Clinical Placements

The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement – Education

The Centre for Palliative Care – Education

The Centre for Palliative Care: Online Learning – Palliative Care, Getting Started

The University of Melbourne – Specialist Certificate in Palliative Care Shepparton course