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Calendar of Courses

LMRPCC maintains a calendar of training opportunities on this website

Palliative care education and training needs

A report on the outcomes of this project – an analysis of education gaps and a regional education strategy for the next three years is available on request.

Self- learning packages

There are many different types of packages and topics available in various formats.  Much is available on-line, or on CD ROM. Details of other Learning Packages available on line or on CD ROM can be found here.

Education videos for Aged Care Facilities are available here.

The Palliative Care Bridge delivers innovative educational videos and resources on palliative care by respected experts and specialists in their fields. Their aim is to better equip users of the site to gain confidence and specialised knowledge in the delivery of appropriate palliative care to people in need.

The University of Tasmania Offers a Massive Online Open Course on Dementia. Register your details here.

The two PowerPoint presentations below, Phase of Illness and Timely Specialist Palliative Care Input (Referral), can be accessed directly from this page.  Click on the ‘click to play’ icon in each case, then use the arrow keys on your keyboard, and the ‘back’, ‘next’ and ‘?’ buttons on slides within each presentation, as you need them.

Note:  you can also use the icons at the bottom of the slide to view each slide of the presentation as a full screen, and/or as a slide show.

Presentation 1        Palliative Care: Phase of Illness

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 Presentation 2     Timely Specialist Palliative Care Input (Referral)

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PEPA (Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach)

The Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA) is designed to improve the skills, confidence and expertise of health practitioners who care for people who are dying and their families. This includes general practitioners, nurses, allied health and Aboriginal health workers.  PEPA has three core components:

  • supervised clinical placements that build workforce capacity and enhance links between specialist and generalist health care professionals
  • workshops that provide an introduction to the palliative approach
  • post placement support activities which provide professional development, networking and education opportunities.

Further information is available on the PEPA website.

Centre for Palliative Care

The Centre for Palliative Care is part of St. Vincent’s Hospital and is a Collaborative Centre of The University of Melbourne.  It has a state-wide role in palliative care education and research in Victoria, with networks and collaborative projects extending nationally and internationally.

The Centre plays a pivotal role in the development and implementation of training and education programs for health professionals from a variety of disciplines, while undertaking cutting-edge research to set benchmarks and improve practices in palliative care.  Our work receives core funding from the Victorian Government Department of Health, research funding from Victorian and Australian Government agencies and other funding bodies, revenue from student fees and funding for special purposes from the Centre for Palliative Care Foundation.

The Centre coordinates Professional Development Days for Registered Nurses; provides Postgraduate and Short Courses in Palliative Care; is involved in the Nurse Practitioner Collaborative and the Victorian Palliative Medicine Training Program; and facilitates the Palliative Care Research Network.


CARESEARCHPalliative Care Knowledge Network

Recognising educational needs in palliative care and exploring learning options helps ensure the whole health and care workforce can provide appropriate care to people who are dying.  

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Working with Spiritual/Pastoral Care in Palliative Care

In 2011 the Loddon Mallee Regional Palliative Care Consortium (LMRPCC) and Loddon Mallee Integrated Cancer Services (LMICS) joined together to offer a series of Spiritual Education programs for healthcare workers and volunteers across the region. This program, “Working with Spiritual/Pastoral Care in Palliative Care” was provided in four locations – Bendigo, Echuca, Mildura and Nyah West.

This program has now concluded, and was followed by a short, 3 hour program “Spirituality & Deep Listening” as a follow-up to the original program.  If you are interested in a similar program in the future please contact the Consortium.