Project description

The Advance Project provides practical, evidence-based resources and training that empower aged and primary care professionals to initiate advance care planning and palliative care. It is specifically designed to support residential and community aged care professionals, and GPs, nurses and support staff in general practice and primary care, to implement a team-based approach to initiating advance care planning (ACP) and palliative care into everyday practice and care provision.

Learning options

The suite of training and resources comprises two toolkits:

  • for general practice – The Advance Project Toolkit (General Practice)
  • for use with people living with dementia – The Advance Project Toolkit (Dementia).

Available modules are:

  • eLearning for general practitioners (GPs)
  • eLearning for general practice managers (GPMs)
  • eLearning for general practice nurses (GPNs)
  • dementia-specific training for clinicians and managers
  • dementia-specific training for careworkers, assistants in nursing and support workers.

Target audience

GPs, general practice nurses, general practice managers, careworkers, assistants in nursing and support workers.


Australian Department of Health and Aged Care

Cost for participant


Registration required


For further information


The Advance Project website

Last updated 06 December 2023

Expected outcomes

The Advance Project aims to enable better health care outcomes in Australian general practices through:

  • enabling earlier consideration and uptake of advance care planning
  • enabling more efficient use of general practitioner and nurse time in providing palliative and supportive care
  • enabling more appropriate and timely referrals to specialist palliative care services if required
  • increasing confidence and comfort levels for primary care clinicians to initiate conversations with patients and their carers about advance care planning and palliative/supportive care
  • upskilling general practice managers to support general practitioners and general practice nurses to overcome any barriers to successful implementation of the Advance Project tools and resources into routine practice.

Palliative care online learning modules

Learning options

Online learning modules are available for General Practitioners (GPs), General Practice Nurses, and General Practice Managers. Learning modules are tailored to the responsibilities of the individual health professional. Content is based on application of the Advance Project Guide and evidence based tools to support advance care planning and assessment of patients and carers’ palliative and supportive care needs.

Available modules are:

  • eLearning for General Practitioners
  • eLearning for General Practice Managers
  • eLearning for General Practice Nurses.

Target audience

GPs, General Practice Nurses, and General Practice Managers.

For further information:

If you would like more information, or to register for the Advance Project, please visit: