Loddon Mallee Regional Palliative Care Scholarship/Education Grant Program 2022

The Loddon Mallee Regional Palliative Care Consortium is offering scholarships and education grants for health care professionals working in Palliative Care in the region.

If you work in Palliative Care within the Loddon Mallee Region – you are strongly encouraged to apply:

LMRPCC Palliative Care Scholarship and Education Grant Program – Guidelines and Application Package 2022

Courses and Programs

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 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.

MND Victoria

The 2022 MND Victoria Health Professionals Webinar Series will include the following:

Webinar 1: MND Phenotypes, February

Webinar 2: MND & Saliva Management, April

Webinar 3: MND & Physical Activity, June

Webinar 4: MND & Cognition, July

Webinar 5: MND & Neck Weakness, August

To register: MND Victoria – Event – MND Phenotypes | Health Professionals Webinar

End of Life Law for Clinicians

This training program for medical practitioners and students, nurses and allied and other health professionals focuses on the law relating to end of life decision-making.

Self-Learning Resources

CareSearch – Palliative 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.

Education For:

  • Health Professionals Options
  • Educator and Manager Support
  • Careworkers, Carers and Volunteers
  • Whole of Workforce Framework

Palliative Care Bridge 

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.