2024 Transition to Specialty Palliative Care Practice (TSP) – Hume

Applications for 2024 are now open!

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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 (‘district’) 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. Participants with successful completion of all components of the course and assessments will be awarded of one unit, the ‘Principles of Palliative Care’, towards a Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care at ACN or other universities.

This course is a combination of two online and four face to face workshops, as well as the online learning component and assessment, provided by ACN. 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 and application is available – Click here 

Course details

Date: February through to August 2024

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, Wangaratta or Bendigo (nurses enrol for one site only)

Cost: $2,850, payable before commencement of course. Click here to apply for a subsidy.

Applications: Click here to complete an application.

Application Submission: Completed applications and supporting documentation must be received by the January 12th, 2024, and should be emailed to TSP@pcse.org.au

Applications close: Friday, 12th January 2024.

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