Palliative care training for qualified and undergraduate health professionals
PCC4U promotes the inclusion of palliative care education as an integral part of all medical, nursing, and allied health undergraduate and entry to practice training, and ongoing post-graduate professional development. Available as a learning package for integration into formal course structures or as independent online learning modules.
Ongoing professional development
Core modules (as above)
A suite of eLearning Modules and resources which aims to develop capacity in the Enrolled Nurse workforce.
A suite of eLearning modules and resources which aims to develop capacity in the careworker workforce.
Cultural safety tool kit
The toolkit supports holistic and culturally responsive care. It has been designed to educate health professionals about the important role they play in breaking down the access barriers to mainstream healthcare, experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
This toolkit has three modules:
Palliative Care Toolkit for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Professionals
Supporting our health workforce to walk alongside people living with life-limiting illness and at the end of life
This toolkit has five modules:
Varies according to intended audience
Varies according to course.
Qualified and undergraduate health professionals wanting to expand their knowledge and skill set will find the self-directed online learning of interest and can choose the most appropriate course from the PCC4U website.
The Care Worker Toolkit is a suite of resources that have been designed to support learning in relevant Certificate III and IV healthcare training packages. It is intended for delivery by educators and is aligned to the unit of competency CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach (Release 2).
The EN toolkit is aligned and mapped to the unit of competency HLTENN010 Apply a Palliative Approach in Nursing Practice.
Depends on course and user
Professor Patsy Yates, Kylie Ash and the PCC4U team at Queensland University of Technology
The four core principles of the PCC4U project underpin all courses.
Educator resources are available for many of these learning options. Click here for information about PCC4U resources for educators.
Undergraduate and postgraduate learning modules do not require registration.
Registration is required for the EN, Careworker, Cultural Safety toolkits and the Palliative Care Toolkit for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Professionals.
Yes, a participation certificate is available for some, although EN and Careworker modules are designed for integration into certificate courses through which this would be obtained.
PCC4U National Project Manager
Queensland University of Technology
t: 07 3138 6128
Last updated 01 March 2024