Supporting palliative care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities.


A suite of eLearning modules explores the aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture relevant to the palliative and end-of-life care journey, and the commonly practised cultural protocols associated with returning to spirit (death and dying). The online learning resources are divided into the following five categories:

  • Introduction to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander palliative care and cultural practice
  • Safe communication
  • Supporting Choices at End-of-Life
  • Strengthening partnerships
  • Community engagement

Each category is divided into three parts.



Target audience

Health professionals and palliative care providers


Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL) in partnership with Palliative Care South Australia


The modules have been endorsed by RACGP, AAPM, ACCRM, APNA, and NAATSIHWP with CPD points available.

The Gwandalan Dillybag is an applied and interactive toolkit aimed to provide frontline staff with appropriate tools (resources and information) to support the delivery of culturally safe and responsive palliative and end-of-life care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities.

The Gwandalan series of webinars are for people who want to know more about cultural safety and appropriateness when working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families in palliative care settings.

Registration required


Payment required


Student support

No but technical support available



Country of origin


Web Address

Last updated 29 February 2024