Project description

palliAGED is the palliative care evidence and practice information resource for the Australian aged care sector. Providing support for health and care practitioners as well as resource developers, the website also provides trustworthy information for older Australians, their families, and friends.

Learning options

Caring for the dying is part of providing quality aged care. palliAGED has evidence-based resources to support Australia's aged care workforce to learn, plan, and provide palliative care. These resources can be used as part of self-directed learning or in-house training.

palliAGED introduction modules for aged care

The palliAGED introduction modules for aged care nurses provide a gateway to training and understanding in palliative care including symptoms and care issues:

  • Introduction to palliative care and palliAGED
  • Self-care
  • Person-centred care
  • Talking about dying
  • Recognising deterioration
  • Palliative care case conferences
  • End-of-life care pathways
  • Pain management
  • Symptom management
  • Care issues

A companion manual for the introduction modules is also available. This provides communication tips and more detailed information about selected tools and processes referred to in the modules.

Aged care services can also make use of these modules within their organisation by adding these to their local learning management system (LMS).

Target audience

Nurses, educators, and managers working in an aged care service; possibly careworkers

palliAGED practice tip sheets for nurses and for careworkers

The palliAGED practice tip sheets for nurses in aged care provide information across 42 topics for nurses new to providing palliative care. Nurses responsible for training and education of careworkers/personal attendants with this role may also find these useful in combination with the palliAGED practice tip sheets for careworkers.

palliAGED practice tip sheets for careworkers help careworkers develop skills and understanding in palliative care.

Target audience

Nurses, careworkers, educators and managers

Aged care journeys in palliative care for careworkers

The aged care journeys were developed through research conducted by the Gold Coast Primary Healthcare Network, Palliative Care Queensland, COTA Queensland, and Beacon Strategies. These four journeys in palliative care provide examples of issues and resources for careworker training.

An accompanying educator guide provides background information for training based on these journeys.

Target audience

Careworkers and educators


Australian Department of Health and Aged Care

Cost for participant


Registration required


For further information

Phone: (08) 7221 8233

palliAGED website

Last updated 27 November 2023