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EPC Foundations

EPC Foundations: Fast-Track Training for Palliative Care Professionals

A program for novice community palliative care workers

Welcome to EPC Foundations: Fast-Track Training for Palliative Care Professionals. This nine-day course, spanning over two to three weeks, is specifically designed to accelerate the journey of new palliative care nursing and allied health professionals from novice to advanced beginner. Our comprehensive, multidisciplinary, and streamlined education program aims to equip participants with the skills and confidence needed to deliver safe and proficient community palliative care.

Key Features:

  • Delivered over 2-3 weeks. See upcoming dates to confirm course length
  • 11 days of face-to-face teaching
  • Optional buddy days "on the road"
  • Facilitation by a team of skilled instructors
  • Content delivered by medical, allied health, and nursing experts
  • Simulation-based training with professional actors
  • Individualized learning considerations
  • Assessments, including simulated home visits
  • Focused content on symptom assessment, communication skills, end-of-life care, family education, after-death care, and practical skills
  • Specialized allied health content included
  • Palliative care "toolkit" for reference
  • 3 hour communication skills masterclass facilitated by the Centre of Palliative Care

You are supplied with:

Participants will be supplied with:

  • Comprehensive course materials
  • Access to the palliative care toolkit
  • Simulation-based training experiences

You will need:

Participants are required to bring:

  • Notepad and pen
  • Any specific items communicated by instructors

Details about this course


$3,190.00 per person incl GST

This fee covers all course materials, assessments, and access to our palliative care toolkit.


EPC Foundations offers face-to-face teaching over the course of 2-3 weeks.

Eastern Palliative Care
Training Room Level 1,
Building 2 630 Mitcham Road
Mitcham, Victoria 3132
Telephone: 1300 130 813

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Registration closes 21 days before the course. No registration on the day. Payment is required to confirm booking.

For any queries or further information, please contact us at We look forward to supporting you on your journey to becoming a proficient palliative care professional.

Upcoming Sessions
9:00am - 5:00pm
July 15-19, July 22-26
9:00am - 5:00pm
November 12-15, November 19-22, November 26-28

Watch the webinar about EPC Foundations below

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