Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care

      Course overview

      • 1 year part time
      • Parkville campus located in the heart of Melbourne city
      • Available to domestic and international students.


      The 'Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care' is a formal award of the University of Melbourne and is designed to appeal to a wide range of health professionals. It aims to be the industry standard for working in palliative care. The course is primarily delivered face-to-face, complemented by online resources and activities.

      The course is delivered by experts in their fields, drawn from multiple institutions around Victoria. The program explores the core concepts related to palliative care, including symptom management, communication skills, and evidence-based practice, non-malignant palliative illnesses, psychosocial issues, the role of the family caregiver and approaches to bereavement.