Short Courses and Workshops

Short courses and workshops provide opportunities for ongoing professional development. The learning outcomes for the activity should build or extend the graduate or specialist capabilities depending on your learning needs.

Short courses related to palliative care are detailed below. Please contact the relevant institution for further information on these palliative care short courses.

If you are running a short course that you would like added to this list, please contact us at

Continuously enrolling

Bereavement Counselling Practice Internship
Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement
(03) 9265 2100

Dementia Essentials
Dementia Training Australia
Different dates and locations

Distance Education Course in Palliative Care Nursing
International Institute of Palliative and Supportive Studies
(08) 7221 8215

Education in Paediatric Palliative Care
Quality of Care Collaborative (QuoCCA)
(07) 3068 4699

Palliative and Supportive Care Education (PaSCE)
Cancer Council Western Australia
(08) 9382 9300

Palliative Care Assessment Tools Workshop: PCOC Fundamentals
Palliative Care Outcomes Collaborative: PCOC
(02) 4221 5092

PCOC Essentials Workshop
Palliative Care Outcomes Collaborative: PCOC
(02) 4221 5092

Palliative Care Clinical Attachment for GPs (878kb pdf)
St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne
(03) 9231 5000

The Problem of Pain & The Management of Pain
Pain Management Research Institute 
(02) 9926 5192

Palliative Care Tasmania
Different dates and locations

Safer Healthcare for Australia's First Peoples
Griffith University
Free Online Course


Health and Community: Integrating our Practices for Change
December 10

Aged Care Standards and End-of-Life Care Forum 
December 11
Adelaide, South Australia


Palliative Care: The Essentials
February 7-8
Melbourne, Victoria

Palliative Care WA Forum Series: #3 Voluntary Assisted Dying
February 12
Floreat, Western Australia

ACT PEPA Palliative Approach Workshop
February 19
Barton, Australian Capital Territory

Historical, Theoretical and Developmental Perspectives on Bereavement
February 21-22
Melbourne, Victoria

ACT PEPA Palliative Approach Workshop
May 28
Barton, Australian Capital Territory

Interventional Palliative Care and Medical Updates
June 7-8
Southport, Queensland

Pain Assessment and Management in Palliative Care
July 18
Melbourne, Victoria

Symptom Management in Adult Palliative Care
July 19
Melbourne, Victoria

Clinical Ethics - the Basics
August 8
Melbourne, Victoria

“Doing” Ethics
August 9
Melbourne, Victoria

Communicating Ethically
August 12
Melbourne, Victoria

Incorporating Ethics into your Daily Practice
August 13
Melbourne, Victoria

Identification, Assessment and Management of Distress
August 15-16
Melbourne, Victoria

Management of Imminent Death and Complex Cases
August 19
Melbourne, Victoria

Special and At Risk Populations. Working with Other Professionals
August 20
Melbourne, Victoria

Palliative Care in a Non-Malignant Context
September 2
Melbourne, Victoria

Family Centred Palliative Care and Cultural Issues
September 3
Melbourne, Victoria

Last updated 07 December 2018