The Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA)

Expected Outcomes

PEPA empowers health professionals to deliver quality end-of-life care. 
PEPA provides Australia’s only free placements in palliative care services for practicing health professionals (2-5 days duration) and free palliative approach workshops.

PEPA Clinical placements

Participants undertake an observational placement of 2-5 days in a specialist palliative care inpatient, community or hospital based consultancy setting. Participants are supported to transfer learning into practice.

Target audience

All health professionals and care providers working in primary care or other non-specialist palliative care settings.

Reverse PEPA Placements

A specialist palliative care staff member travels to the residential aged care service or Aboriginal health service to facilitate palliative care learning.

Target audience

All health professionals and care providers working in primary care or other non-specialist palliative care settings where this model of learning is more appropriate.

Core Palliative Approach Workshops (face to face group workshops)

Palliative Approach
Palliative Approach in Aged Care Workshop
Palliative Approach for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Healthcare Professionals

Target audience

GPs and other medical officers
RNs, ENs, allied health professionals
ENs, Care workers, PCAs, AINs
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healthcare professionals

Focus Topic Workshops (face to face group workshops)

Culture-centred care from Indigenous Australian perspectives
Culture-centred care from Multicultural perspectives

Target audience

All health care providers working with chronic, advanced and life-limiting illnesses

Support and Leadership workshops

Mentoring workshops

Target audience

New and existing PEPA mentors

For further information

Suzanne Cosgrove
PEPA National Project Manager
Queensland University of Technology
t: 07 3138 6121  e: Suzanne.Cosgrove@qut.edu.au

PEPA Website


Last updated 20 November 2018