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The Centre for Palliative Care has been following the evolving COVID-19 situation. In accordance with advice from the authorities we have come to the decision to postpone all planned face-to-face teaching and learning sessions until at least the end of June 2020. We thank you for your understanding and please be reassured we will constantly review the situation and post updates to the website accordingly. In these uncertain times we wish you and your health services all the very best.

The Centre is developing future leaders in palliative care and increasing the level of expertise within the general health care system by developing a range of professional development education opportunities to suit both health care services and individual health care professionals. 


Our programs are increasing the number of palliative care specialists and facilitating networking, peer support and leadership development opportunities. The Centre’s education strategy aims to be responsive to all health care professionals learning needs. The model is consistent with the Novice to Expert approach (Benner, P., 1984. From Novice to Expert. Menlo Park)

(Benner, 1984)

The programs range from a multi-disciplinary online course (Novice) through to multi-disciplinary post graduate degrees (Expert) delivered in collaboration with The University of Melbourne.

We provide palliative care training and mentoring programs for health professionals in general, as well as medical and nursing personnel specifically through the Victorian Palliative Medicine Training Program (VPMTP) and the Victorian Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner Collaborative (VPCNPC).

The Victorian Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA) enables health professionals to attend workshops and undertake supervised clinical placements to further their knowledge of the secto