Dialog Box

Discipline Specific Palliative Care Education

Medical Practitioner

See the Victorian Palliative Medicine Training Program (VPMTP).

Music Therapist

Music therapists interested in post graduate research can consider undertaking a Master of Music Therapy through the Faculty of Victorian College of the Arts & Music, The University of Melbourne. Contact the National Music Therapy Research Unit for details.

The Australian Music Therapy Association, Victoria, also has a Palliative Care Special Interest Group.

Clare O’Callaghan, PhD RMT, Music Therapist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre & Caritas Christi Hospice
e: clare.ocallaghan@svha.org.au
p: +61 3 9231 5000


See the Victorian Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner Collaborative (VPCNPC).

See the ANMF Palliative Care Nurses Special Interest Group Members page.

See the Palliative Care Nurses Australia (PCNA).

Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapy Australia has a Special Interest Group – Oncology and Palliative Care.

Rebekah Boffa, Occupational Therapist, Caritas Christi Hospice
e: rebekah.boffa@svha.org.au
p: +61 3 9231 5000


For other courses, information or professional development relevant to palliative care, see the Australian Physiotherapy Association, the Lymphoedema Association of Australia.

Caritas Christi Hospice, St Vincent’s Health Melbourne
Phone: +61 3 9231 5000

Social Worker

Voula Kallianis, Social Worker, Caritas Christi Hospice
e: voula.kallianis@svha.org.au
p: +61 3 9231 5000


If your health profession is not listed

Karen Quinn, Education Coordinator, Centre for Palliative Care
e: karen.quinn@svha.org.au
p: + 61 3 9231 1924