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

Cross-cultural Care Program for Aged Care Staff
Flinders University
Register at Open Learning

Distance Education Course in Palliative Nursing
International Institute of Palliative and Supportive Studies
(08) 7221 8229

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

Mind the Gap: A Professional Development Course addressing Mental Health in Palliative Care and End-of-Life Care
Listen, Acknowledge, Respond
1800 70 10 22

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

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


Cultivating Compassion Training for Health Professionals
October 11
Shenton Park, Western Australia

Telephone Counselling: An Effective Intervention for Supporting the Bereaved
October 12
Brisbane, Queensland

Principles of Palliative Care Module 2
October 16
Shenton Park, Western Australia

Say it forward: Advance Care Planning
October 19
Prospect, South Australia

Using Music Therapy with Residents 1 Day Course for Lifestyle Staff
October 19
Heidelberg, Victoria

Introduction to Palliative Care for RNs (Div 1 & 2) (856kb pdf)
October 19 and 26
Mitcham, Victoria

Advanced Paediatric Workshop - Developing a Community of Care
October 24
Shenton Park, Western Australia

Health Professionals Forum
October 26 TBA*
To be announced, South Australia

Palliative care in older people - Latest research, symptom management, communication and residential care
October 30

Telephone Counselling: An Effective Intervention for Supporting the Bereaved
November 2
Sydney, New South Wales

Supporting Children and Adolescents Experiencing Grief and Loss
November 3
Sydney, New South Wales

Your Role on End of Life Care for Residential Aged Care Providers
November 8
Shenton Park, Western Australia

Living Losses: Assessment and Intervention
November 13
Floreat, Western Australia

Telephone Counselling: An Effective Intervention for Supporting the Bereaved
November 14
Mulgrave, Victoria

Palliative Care Essentials
November 16
Heidelberg, Victoria

Say it forward: Advance Care Planning
November 23
Alberton, South Australia

Supporting People Experiencing Grief, Loss and Bereavement
November 23
Heidelberg, Victoria

Dignity Therapy Training Workshop
November 29-December 1
Murdoch, Western Australia.

Last updated 05 October 2017