GRPCC aims to providing health professionals with essential education and training to enable better care provision to people who require palliative and end of life care. Below is our education calendar and a range of programs that are offered to assist health professionals advance their knowledge and skills in this area.

Educational sessions currently being offered by the GRPCC:

DateEventTarget AudienceDescriptionVenueCostRegistration Information


Communication Skills Training Workshops

Following the success of the first round of Communication Skills Workshops, the GRPCC will be running another series during 2016. The workshops are designed to give clinicians the communication skills to use when discussing palliative care with patients and their families. A professionally trained actor and facilitator is used in each workshop to provide an opportunity for participants to practice and improve communication skills.

For further information contact the GRPCC on 5623 0684 or email

Other educational sessions

External Education Calendar

DateEvent OrganisationTopicVenueCostRegistrationInformation / Flyer
19 SeptemberWebinarAustralian Centre for Grief and BereavementParenting After the Death of a Child Member $45
Non Member $60
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18 OctoberWebinarAustralian Centre for Grief and BereavementUnderstanding and Treating Anxiety in Bereavement Member $45
Non Member $60
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14 NovemberWorkshopAustralian Centre for Grief and BereavementTelephone Counselling 253 Wellington Road
Member $290 Non-Member $ 345Registrations close 7 November
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21 NovemberWebinarAustralian Centre for Grief and BereavementLoss, Grief & Bereavement in the Context of Palliative Care Member $45 Non Member $60Click here to registerMore

Online Training


The Centre for Palliative Care is offering a free online course for health professionals, Palliative Care: Getting Started, serves as an essential introduction to the key palliative care concepts required to provide best practice clinical care.You can complete the online course in about two hours; at a time, place and pace that suits your schedule.

Designed with input from a range of academics, nurses, palliative care physicians, psychiatric and allied health specialists, this evidence-based resource includes a case study that brings the theory to life.

Once you have completed Palliative Care: Getting Started, you will be able to print a certificate of evidence for continuing professional development hours.

end of life essentialsCare Search has created education modules designed to assist clinical staff working in acute hospitals in delivering end-of-life care. They provide clinically relevant and evidence based learning materials with quizzes, evidence based links and educational videos. Clinicians are encouraged to examine their own practice and build on their individual expertise across a wide range of issues which are fundamental to quality end-of-life care in hospitals.

pall care online training

This free online training is designed for the Australian health context, helping health professionals and others providing palliative care to aged persons in the community to improve the quality of their practice.

Advance Care learning

Advance Care Planning Australia (ACPA) and Decision Assist have a brand new integrated online learning space where you can find up-to-date resources and training tools to support best practice in advance care planning.

Useful Websites

Palliative Care Bridge

The Palliative Care Bridge delivers innovative educational videos and resources on palliative care by respected experts and specialists in their fields. Our aim is to better equip users of the site to gain confidence and specialised knowledge in the delivery of appropriate palliative care to people in need.

Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach





The Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA) forms part of the Palliative Care Education and Training Collaborative.

As a national palliative care project, this Collaborative takes a strategic approach to education and training of the health workforce, and delivers programs for priority health care provider groups across primary, secondary and tertiary settings