Resources for Workforce Development

The National Palliative Care Strategy

The National Palliative Care Strategy 2010 – Supporting Australians to Live Well at the End of Life (the Strategy) represents the combined commitments of the Australian, state and territory governments, palliative care service providers and community based organisations. It guides the development and implementation of palliative care policies, strategies and services across Australia.

National Palliative Care Strategy 2010 (274 kb pdf)
National Palliative Care Strategy 2010 (HTML)

Palliative Care Workforce Development Framework

The Framework has been drafted and continues to be refined following feedback from stakeholders. It includes a palliative care workforce development model (draft). For further information and to provide feedback, email

Palliative Care Guidelines for the Aged Care Sector

Guidelines for a Palliative Approach in Residential Aged Care (2.06MB pdf) (APRAC Guidelines)
Guidelines for a Palliative Approach for Aged Care in the Community Setting (2.44MB pdf) (COMPAC Guidelines)

Palliative Care Australia – The National Standards

A guide to palliative care service development – a population based approach (551kb pdf)
Standards for providing quality palliative care for all Australians (633kb pdf)
Palliative Care Service Provision in Australia – a planning guide (633kb pdf)
Communique 2014 Paper

Last updated 03 May 2016