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Professional Development

The Centre for Palliative Care provides a range of professional development opportunities to health care services that cater to patients and families facing life-limiting illness, and individual health care practitioners who wish to increase their knowledge and expertise in palliative care.


Our Customised Training Programs for health care services are tailored to meet the needs of each service provider, with our specialist clinicians able to provide multi-disciplinary on-site training.

For health care professionals, we offer courses that suit every level of expertise:

= For those with limited experience in palliative care, our free, Online Course provides a general introduction. There are a number of Short Courses for health professionals (doctors (including general practitioners), nurses (including enrolled nurses), and allied health professionals)) who want to increase their palliative care knowledge without completing an entire post graduate course.

= The Specialist Certificate in Palliative Care gives a comprehensive grounding in the area for health professionals.

= The Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care is an extension of the Specialist Certificate, for those wishing to develop a more in-depth knowledge.

= Throughout the year we offer several Masterclasses which target advance practice nurses from all areas who work with patients with advanced disease. We are in the process of developing new Masterclasses for 2019. The current Masterclass options include:

    • Physical Assessment of the Palliative Care Patient
    • Pain Assessment and Pharmacological Management for a Palliative Care Patient
    • Recognition and Management of an Imminently Dying Person

Continue to check the website homepage for upcoming Masterclasses.

Masterclasses can be offered as part of our Customised Training Programs

For more information contact:

Karen Quinn
Education Coordinator, Centre for Palliative Care
p: 03 9231 1924
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