Specialist Certificate in Palliative Care - Hume

Course overview

  • 6 months part time
  • On Campus (Shepparton)
  • Available to domestic and international students


Please note: this course is not scheduled to run in 2021. For information on future intakes, please register your interest.

The Specialist Certificate in Palliative Care is an ideal introduction to palliative and end of life care for all health professionals. This includes doctors, nurses, social workers, physiotherapists, psychologists, occupational therapists, pastoral care workers, music and art therapists, working in any setting including inpatient, community and outpatient services. It provides a broad overview of the core concepts and practices of palliative care including practice standards, symptom management, non-cancer contexts, bereavement care, psychosocial issues, support for carers and effective communication skills.

This program is delivered in partnership with The Centre for Palliative Care (CPC). The centre is part of St Vincent’s Hospital and a Collaborative Centre of The University of Melbourne. The Centre plays a pivotal role in the development and delivery of state-wide training and education programs for health professionals from a variety of disciplines.

Or alternatively, the suite of palliative care programs is also offered as individual professional development short courses. This will be particularly inviting to generalist health care professionals and/or those working in Specialist Palliative Care who want to update their skills but may not want to complete an award course. Certificates of Continuing Professional Development hours will be provided.

International students are welcome to study this course. However, please note that this course is not available to international students who require a student visa to study in Australia as it does not meet the onshore study requirements and it is not registered with CRICOS.