Recommended education, resources and training

Our STEPS diagram provides a guide to support gradual development of palliative care skills and knowledge.



PACE is a resource directory for educators and health and aged care providers. Access relevant palliative care education resources direct to your electronic device.

ELDAC (End of Life Directions for Aged Care)

This section of the ELDAC Residential Aged Care toolkit provides an opportunity for you to evaluate your learning and development needs and create a personal learning plan. Links are provided to online and other types of resources to help you improve your knowledge, skills, and confidence in providing palliative care and advance care planning.

PEPA (Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach)

PEPA aims to enhance the capacity of health professionals to deliver a palliative care approach through their participation in either clinical placements in specialist palliative care services or interactive workshops. PEPA provides opportunities to develop confidence, knowledge and skills in the palliative approach to care through:

  • funded clinical workforce placements or workshops
  • integration of learning into your workplace
  • establishing networks of support


The ‘comprehensive health assessment of the older person’ three-day workshop is conducted by La Trobe’s Australian Centre for Evidence Based Aged Care (ACEBAC). This is for registered nurses developing hands-on skills in assessment, care planning and care delivery for older people. It is an opportunity to update knowledge and skills while adding to hours of continuing nursing education.