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.


image showing a board room with 8 people with laptops and having a video conference on a large screen in front of them

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 – how to

    Decision Assist

    Learn to recognise an opportunity to talk about advance care planning and how to have the conversation in this webinar.
  • 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.
  • Video

    Grief, trauma and loss

    Decision Assist

    Understand the impact of changing health on people and their families, assist people with loss and provide referral to support services in this webinar.
  • Video

    We’re all different

    Decision Assist

    Recognise that people have varying beliefs and values, use conversational tools to discover the ways people differ, and find information about different cultural perspectives in this webinar.
  • Video

    George wants resuscitation

    Decision Assist

    Appreciate that people have choices in the care they want, be able to assist in making choices and be comfortable with people’s decisions in this webinar.
  • Video

    Jane does not want to go to hospital

    Decision Assist

    Recognise that people may not all want the same level of care, know where to refer people for assistance and understand your role and responsibility in assisting people with their choices in this webinar.
  • Video

    Do you think dad is dying?

    Decision Assist

    Learn to recognise when end-of-life care is needed, and be able to assist and provide direction to support services in this webinar.

photo showing a back of woman raising her hand at a room full of people in a seminar

Education and training

Advance Care Planning Education Capability Framework

Advance Care Planning Australia has developed an education framework to provide structure to support the development of health professionals' knowledge and skills in the area of advance care planning.

View the ACPA Education Framework

Educational workshops

Upcoming workshops and events

  • 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 elderly woman in a seminar room with others smiling
    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 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

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

    Advance 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.
  • Website

    Rural and Remote Medical Education Online

    The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine

    The College’s Online Learning platform - Rural and Remote Medical Education Online (RRMEO) provides whole-of-career support for Australian medical practitioners, including the module "Living Longer, Dying Better: A Framework for Palliative Care in Community – Based Aged Care".