Palliative care training courses
The Barwon South Western Region Palliative Care Consortium is committed to continually improving the service and delivery of palliative care across the region.
Palliative Approach education
To this end, it presents a range of Palliative Approach education and training courses for residential and community aged care and disability services staff. Consortium members can also organise education opportunities for health professionals.
The Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA) and Indigenous Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (iPEPA)
The PEPA program is all about increasing the expertise, confidence and skills of health professionals including nurses and GPs who care for people with life-threatening illnesses and their families. IPEPA builds the capacity of the workforce to provide high quality, holistic and culturally responsive palliative care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their loved ones.
The program includes supervised clinical placements, workshops and support activities after placements to boost PEPA and iPEPA participants’ professional development and education opportunities.
An Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing program, PEPA offers funded placements for participants. For more information on Victorian PEPA workshops visit https://pepaeducation.com/
Palliative Care Australia (PCA)
Palliative Care Australia highlight a number of courses and training available to help build palliative care skills. The Palliative Care Education (PaCE) Directory app is a resource directory for educators, health and aged care providers in the form of a mobile-responsive web-based app. It can help you find learning resources that support the development of a palliative care capabilities for a variety of professions and practice context. The directory includes information about learning approaches and modes of delivery for each resource. It is free to use, and all learning resources are free to access. For more information visit PaCE.
End of Life Directions for Aged Care (ELDAC)
ELDAC provides information, guidance, and resources to health professionals and aged care workers to support palliative care and advanced planning to improve the care of older Australians.
Pediatric Palliative Care
PCA and Paediatric Palliative Care Australian and New Zealand (PaPCANZ) have developed a Paediatric Palliative Care website, co designed with families/carers, health professionals and support organisations. The website is your one-stop destination for quality paediatric palliative care information and resources for families/carers, young people and health professionals experiencing paediatric palliative care.