Education and training

ACP Learning

Designed for health professionals, healthcare workers 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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ACP Learning

New courses for primary care and more

We’ve updated our advance care planning courses with content that reflects current best-practice and evidence-based approaches. New learning modules support advance care planning in primary care settings, implementation and for people affected by dementia.

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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.

  • Video

    What is advance care planning?

    Decision Assist

    Learn about the principles of advance care planning.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Video

    Marjorie is breathless

    Decision Assist

    Learn about ways to make people more comfortable, understand patient choices and recognise other team members’ roles.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Online education and training resources

  • Website

    ACP Learning

    Advance Care Planning Australia

    ACP Learning is a national eLearning hub to support aged care workers, health professionals and consumers learn more about advance care planning, addressing introductions, conversations, planning legal implications and more.
  • Website

    Advance Care Planning: Have The Conversation

    AMA Victoria

    A free training resource from AMA Victoria that helps Victorian doctors to discuss end of life decision making with their patients.
  • Website

    Australian Nursing and Midwifery online tutorials

    Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF)

    The ANMF have produced nine online learning tutorials for members to freely access, including Palliative Care, Mental Health, Aged Care and Advance Care Planning.

Upcoming seminars and workshops

  • workshop-002
    VIC

    Advance care planning workshop for health and care workers

    Our one-day workshop on advance care planning will improve your skills and confidence in these important conversations.

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  • Female attendee listens at the advance care planning conference in 2016
    Vic

    Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 Implementation Forum

    The Department of Health and Human Services is holding a forum on Victorian advance care planning initiatives and the implementation of the Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016.

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  • workshop-003
    VIC

    Advance care planning workshop for health and care workers

    Our one-day workshop on advance care planning will improve your skills and confidence in these important conversations.

    Read more


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