Education and training resources

Learn more about advance care planning

Designed for health professionals, healthcare workers, education providers and the general public, our educational programs range from an introduction to advance care planning to more specialised courses for professionals.


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Education and training

Advance Care Planning Australia Learning

Advance Care Planning Australia Learning is a national eLearning hub. It offers free online learning modules for aged care workers, health professionals and consumers learn more about advance care planning.

Visit the ACPA Learning website

Educational videos

Webinars

Advance Care Planning Australia presents a series of webinars to guide aged care and primary care professionals through the fundamentals of advance care planning and palliative care. If you didn't catch the webinars live, you can watch the recordings on your own time.

At the end of the webinar series you will:

  • be familiar with the principles of advance care planning
  • understand how advance care planning can benefit the people you care for
  • examine ways on how you can integrate advance care planning into the care you provide.

Topics include communication, diversity, grief and loss, recognising when a person’s condition is changing and how to assist people with planning for their current and future care.

  • Video

    What is advance care planning?

    Decision Assist

    Learn about the principles of advance care planning int he first webinar of this series.
  • Video

    Advance Care Planning for Australian Volunteers

    Advance Care Planning Australia

    This video is for volunteers and their managers as an introduction to advance care planning and the role of volunteer support.
  • Video

    Advance Care Planning in Primary Care

    Decision Assist

    A webinar designed to enhance the knowledge, skills and confidence of the primary care workforce to promote, initiate and continue discussions regarding future health preferences in routine care.

Framework

Education Capability Framework - for educators

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Education and training

Advance Care Planning Education Capability Framework

ACPA has developed a standardised, evidence-based advance care planning education framework to support educators teach health professionals in the area of advance care planning.

View the ACPA Education Framework

Educational workshops

Upcoming workshops and events

  • photo showing a back of woman raising her hand at a room full of people in a seminar
    VIC ,
    Austin Health

    Advance care planning workshop for health professionals

    Our one-day workshops on advance care planning for health and care workers will improve your skills and confidence in these important conversations.

    Read more
  • an image showing a woman smiling and standing in front of a seated audience in conference room.
    VIC ,
    Austin Health

    Advance care planning workshop for health professionals

    Our one-day workshops on advance care planning for health and care workers will improve your skills and confidence in these important conversations.

    Read more
  • a bright seminar room full with attendees listening to trainer speaking
    VIC ,
    Austin Health

    Advance care planning workshop for health professionals

    Our one-day workshops on advance care planning for health and care workers will improve your skills and confidence in these important conversations.

    Read more
  • an image showing a lady and man smiling as part of an audience
    VIC ,
    Austin Health

    Advance care planning workshop for health professionals

    Our one-day workshops on advance care planning for health and care workers will improve your skills and confidence in these important conversations.

    Read more
  • photo of an elderly lady in yellow smiling in a seminar room with others inside
    VIC ,
    Austin Health

    Advance care planning workshop for health professionals

    Our one-day workshops on advance care planning for health and care workers will improve your skills and confidence in these important conversations.

    Read more

educational resources

Other online learning resources for health and care workers

  • Website

    Advance care planning in primary care

    ThinkGP

    This module covers the key aspects of creating an advance care plan, the selection of a substitute decision-maker, and the legal frameworks surrounding advance care plans.
  • Website

    Advance Project

    HammondCare

    The Advance Project is a free toolkit of screening and assessment tools and a training package, designed to support nurses in Australian general practices to initiate advance care planning (ACP) and palliative care in everyday general practice.