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 available

We’ve updated the courses for advance care planning with content that reflects current best-practice and evidence-based approaches. We’ve also made them more interactive so that you get the most from the learning experience. The new courses include strategies for having a discussion about advance care planning, the benefits of advance care planning, as well as the legal aspects that vary between Australian states and territories.

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Upcoming seminars and workshops

  • Doctor talking about advance care planning and the law

    Advance care planning and palliative care workshops for aged care workers (TAS)

    Decision Assist is delivering a series of workshops in Tasmania, in partnership with Palliative Care Tasmania. These aim to improve knowledge, skills and confidence in advance care conversations.

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

    Advance care planning and palliative care for primary care providers (TAS)

    Decision Assist is delivering a series of workshops in Tasmania, in partnership with Palliative Care Tasmania. These aim to improve knowledge, skills and confidence in advance care conversations.

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

    Advanced care planning in primary care free education sessions (WA)

    Decision Assist in partnership with Cancer Council WA is offering a series of free education sessions which will improve the knowledge, skills and confidence of those working in primary care to initiate advance care conversations.

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  • Health and care workers at workshop

    Advance care planning workshop for health and care workers (VIC)

    Our one day workshop in October will improve your skills and confidence in these important conversations.

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  • Health and care workers at workshop

    Advance care planning workshop for health and care workers (VIC)

    Our one day workshop in November will improve your skills and confidence in these important conversations.

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ACP 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.

  • Video

    What is advance care planning?

    Decision Assist

    Learn about the principles of advance care planning (ACP), how ACP can benefit your clients, and ways you can integrate ACP into their care.

  • Video

    Advance care planning – how to

    Decision Assist

    Understand how to recognise when an ACP discussion is relevant, be able to talk about ACP in general terms with your clients and know where to access further resources.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Fact sheet

    Advance care planning guide for General Practice

    Decision Assist

    A guide to triggers and conversation starters for advance care planning discussions.

  • 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.


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