Palliative care, dementia care, oral care


A suite of eLearning modules designed for the aged care workforce and centred on three key areas: dementia, palliative care, and oral care.


Dementia care:

  • Understanding dementia
  • Understanding pain
  • Recognising and responding to responsive behaviours
  • Depression and dementia
  • Sleep and dementia.

Palliative care:

  • Palliative care introduction
  • Symptom management
  • Recognition and management of an actively dying resident
  • Loss, grief and bereavement
  • Self-care and resilience.

Oral Care

  • Perspectives on oral care
  • Aged care quality standards
  • Oral care and communication
  • Health oral structures
  • Oral screening and oral care planning
  • Specific personalised oral care
  • Additional preventive options
  • Oral sensitivity and comfort.

In addition to these related module suites there is an introductory module and a module on Communication in aged care.


Intermediate to advanced

Target audience

Residential Aged care workers


The Australian Centre for Evidence Based Aged Care (ACEBAC)


The VACET group suggest that the following modules be considered as essential learning:

  • Introduction to dementia
  • Introduction to palliative care
  • Perspectives on oral care
  • Communication in aged care.

A portfolio has been included as a useful way to collect your efforts and have them ready to share with others.

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Payment required


Student support



Yes in the form of badges which can be added to a personal learning portfolio

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Last updated 13 August 2021