Transition to Specialty Palliative Care Practice (TSP)

Applications for the 2023 intake are now open.

Click here to download the application form.


Gippsland Region Palliative Care Consortium (GRPCC) and Palliative Care South East (PCSE) have partnered with the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) to develop and deliver the ‘Transition to Specialty Palliative Care’ course.

The course is designed for Registered Nurses (RNs) working in a variety of clinical settings, included but not limited to acute wards, oncology, haematology, chronic disease management, emergency departments, palliative care and community based nursing.

The goal is to support participants to undertake formal recognised education and development in a supportive environment, to assist in leading to a specialist qualification.

The course will have a mixed mode of delivery and will include online learning facilitated by ACN, reflective practice activities, online assessments, and face to face workshops. The content covers symptom management, and the use of clinical practice guidelines, including the physical and psychosocial impacts of life-limiting illness on patients, carers and family. Strategies are explored to develop skills in appropriate evidence-based care to enable the best possible quality of life for patients and their families.


Subsidy information

The Hume Region Palliative Care Consortium (HPCC) is a proud supporter of the course and subsidy information is available. Click here for more information


Course details

Date: February through to August 2023

Requirements: Nurses will need to allow personal study time of approximately 5 hours per week, plus study days to attend the workshops

Locations: Narre Warren or Shepparton (nurses enrol for one site only)

Cost: $2,750, payable before commencement of course

Applications: Available on the GRPCC and Palliative Care South East websites, or click here to download.

Application Submission: Completed applications and supporting documentation must be received by the January 16th, 2023, and should be emailed to

Applications close: January 25th, 2023.


Important links and further information

  • Written information and the course application form please click here
  • Details of the course please contact: Carol Barbeler – or Anny Byrne – at the GRPCC, or

Kelly Rogerson –  at PCSE.