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Educator Resources

Enrolled Nurses

The Palliative Care Education and Training Collaborative (PEPA) (more information below) have developed resources to support palliative care training with the Enrolled Nurse Toolkit.

Undergraduates

The Palliative Care Curriculum for Undergraduates (PCC4U) website developed by PEPA includes several learning modules: Note that even though the name is targeted for undergraduates, the learning modules are open and free to everyone.

Core modules:

  • Module 1: Principles
  • Module 2: Communication
  • Module 3: Assessment
  • Module 4: Optimisation
Focus topics: Multidisciplinary Care, Aboriginal Populations, Culture-Centred Care.

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Formal educational opportunities are available depending on what role you have in your organisation. If you are a careworker further training in palliative care is available from VET providers.

Education in palliative care for care workers that is currently available:

For Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015; Release 2):

  • Elective modules
    • CHCPAL001: Deliver care services using a palliative approach
    • CHCAGE005: Provide support to people living with dementia
    • CHCCCS017: Provide loss and grief support

For Certificate IV in Ageing Support (CHC43015; Release 1):

  • Required core units:
    • CHCPAL001: Deliver care services using a palliative approach
    • CHCAGE005: Provide support to people living with dementia
  • Elective modules:
    • CHCPAL002: Plan for and provide care services using a palliative approach
    • CHCPAS001: Plan for the provision of pastoral and spiritual care
    • CHCPAS002: Provide pastoral and spiritual care
    • CHCCCS017: Provide loss and grief support
    • CHCDIS010: Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs

Both Certificate III and IV elective modules supporting specific needs groups:

  • CHCMHS001: Work with people with mental health issues
  • CHCDIV002: Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • CHCLLN001: Respond to client language, literacy and numeracy needs
  • CHCSET001: Work with forced migrants
  • CHCSOH001: Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness

Page updated 04 February 2019