Online and in-person learning options in palliative care for carers

People help and care for each other. If you are caring for someone who is ill, this may become a major part of your life. The caring role may take on many forms. You may share it with someone else. You may be a friend, neighbour, extended family, spouse, sibling, child or parent. You may not think of yourself as a ‘carer’.

Online learning resources for Carers are listed below. They will be added to as new resources for carers are released.

Other general information and resources for carers are also listed.

Cancer Council NSW Podcast series
The thing About Cancer - Information and Insights for people with cancer.

Free modules provide information on the key topics for each of the caring pathways. They can help you and others in your family to understand what is happening.

  • Caring when death is a possibility
  • Managing Symptoms
  • Preparing for Dying
  • After caring

Carers Gateway Education Modules for carers

  • Dealing with stress (available)
  • Effective communication techniques (available)
  • Recharge and reconnect (available)
  • Legal issues (available)
  • Social connections (available)
  • Sleep (available)

Carers NSW e-Learning
A number of learning modules are available including Caring for someone with a life-limiting illness.

Life, Hope and Reality
This is a booklet type resource which provides information to patients about many different aspects of living with cancer.

Supporting a Person Who Needs Palliative Care (280kb pdf)
This is an online pdf guidebook that provides basic but practical information for family and friends, carers or volunteers, who are assisting in care provision for a person who is in the palliative phase.

Palliative Care Queensland has an innovate community education program that is online and open for all.

An online resource to teach nurses who need to support and train carers to manage breakthrough pain (also provides resources package for carers to access post-training) Note: This course is for registered nurses supporting carers.


CarerHelp website provides information, resources and videos on a range of topics important t someone providing care to person coming to the end of their life.

Carers Australia NSW provides one hour education sessions for free across NSW

CareSearch: Practical Caring Resources

CareSearch: How to Care

Palliative Care Australia: I'm A Carer

Understanding Advance Care Planning
This easy to follow explanation of advance care planning is provided by Advance Care Planning Australia for family, friends and carers

Last updated 06 November 2023