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

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

Cross-cultural Care Program for Aged Care Staff
Flinders University
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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

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: Getting Started
Centre for Palliative Care
(03) 9416 0000

Palliative Care Tasmania
Different dates and locations


Pain Assessment and Management
July 19
Carlton, Victoria

Symptom Assessment and Management
July 20
Carlton, Victoria

Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA) for GPs​
July 24
Sandhurst, Victoria

Supporting Those With Families Transitioning To Aged Care
July 25
Online, Webinar

Palliative Care Essentials - 1 Day Short Course
July 26
Heidelberg, Victoria

Palliative Care Resource Nurse ​Course - Shepparton
Wed Aug 15, Thu Aug 16, Wed Sept 12, Thu Sept 13, Wed Oct 17 (Bendigo Radiotherapy Department), Wed Oct 31 & Thu Nov 1.
Shepparton, Victoria

Advance Care Planning
August 17
Darlinghurst, New South Wales

Identification, Assessment & Management of Psychological and Psychiatric Disorder
August 16-17
Carlton, Victoria

Special Needs and High-Risk populations
August 20
Carlton, Victoria

Psychological Care for People who are Bereaved
August 20
Darlinghurst, New South Wales

Supporting health care professionals to care for palliative care patients and families who are experiencing psychosocial distress
August 21
Carlton, Victoria

Family Bereavement After the Death of a Child
August 29
Online, Webinar

Palliative Care Resource Nurse ​Course - Melbourne
Semester 2: Wed Sept 5, Thu Sept 6, Wed Oct 10, Thu Oct 11, Wed Nov 14 & Thu Nov 15. 
Heidelberg, Victoria

Bereavement of Same-Sex Partners: Implications for Practice
September 5
Online, Webinar

Palliative Care in Non-Malignant Contexts
September 13
Carlton, Victoria

Introduction to Palliative Care & Palliative Approach for PCAs (640kb pdf)
September 13
Mitcham​, Victoria

Palliative Care Perspectives
September 13-14
Darlinghurst, New South Wales

Family Centred Palliative Care
September 13
​Carlton, Victoria

Supporting Families Living with a Cancer Diagnosis
September 19
Online, Webinar

Introduction to Palliative Care for RNs (Div 1 & 2) (579kb pdf)
October 18 & 25, (optional day Nov 1 & day 4 on road early November)
Mitcham, Victoria

Two Day Masterclass on palliative and end of life Care
October 23-24
Queanbeyan, New South Wales

Symptoms in Advanced Illness
October 29-30
Darlinghurst, New South Wales

Difficult Conversations: Delivering Bad News
November 21
Online, Webinar

Palliative Care Essentials - 1 Day Short Course
November 22
Heidelberg, Victoria

Grief, Bereavement and Palliative Care
December 5
Online, Webinar

Last updated 16 July 2018