Alert! PEPA Learning Guide resources are being replaced by our new PalliBytes modules.

PEPA Learning Guides will be available until 30 June, 2024 for anyone who would like to complete learning activities that have already been commenced.

Go to PalliBytes Modules

PEPA Learning Guides are a part of the PEPA learning pathway that is intended to help inform your journey around Palliative Care. They can be used to support workshops and placements, as a guide to key information and links to detailed content and learning resources. It also provides opportunities for reflection and ongoing learning, which will assist you in developing knowledge, skills and confidence for your day-to-day work.

Print / PDF-writable versions of the PEPA Learning Guides are also available for download from the PEPA website.




IPEPA/PCC4U Palliative Care Education Toolkit for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Professionals

This new toolkit resource has been developed by IPEPA in partnership with PCC4U. You can access the online modules via the PCC4U page on our LMS, or by using this course link.

Printed copies of the full toolkit resource are available by contacting the PEPA/IPEPA team in your jurisdiction.


Access 6 training modules covering the key concepts of palliative care. These modules can be completed in any order, however it is recommended that you commence with Module 1 (The Principles of Palliative Care) in order to gain a good understanding of the foundation principles and standards that support palliative care in Australia. The modules consist of a number of short lessons and are designed as a resource which you can exit, and resume when you have available time. Each module will take approximately 90 minutes to complete in total.

Allied health professionals have an important role in supporting people affected by life-limiting illness. In all healthcare contexts, the multidisciplinary team works closely with individuals and families during the end-stages of life. Developing an understanding of the principles of the palliative approach to care, and the skills required to assess and manage people’s needs is important for all allied health professionals.

A print/PDF writable version of this learning guide is also available for download from the PEPA website.


As a Care Worker, you have an important role in providing comfort and support to people affected by life-limiting illness. In community, inpatient and residential care settings, care workers spend considerable time with people and have important opportunities to care for and comfort individuals, families and carers during the end-stages of life.

A print/PDF writable version of this learning guide is also available for download from the PEPA website.


As a Disability Support Worker, you have an important role in supporting people living with disability and especially those also have a serious or life-limiting illness. Whether your role is in the community, hospital or residential care setting, you will no doubt be involved in providing comfort and support to people living with disability who have serious illness and are nearing the end stages of life.

A print/PDF writable version of this learning guide is available for download here or from the PEPA website.


This learning guide has been developed by a team of palliative care experts and reviewed by clinicians with extensive palliative care experience, including current medical practitioners. They will support medical practitioners to build their capacity, and improve networks between themselves and specialist palliative care services.

A print / PDF writable version of this learning guide is also available for download from the PEPA website.



To support high-quality care delivery, paramedics need to develop an understanding of the philosophy and practice of palliative care and the role that they have in providing palliative care. Essential areas of focus include effective communication with patients and families, alongside an understanding of symptom management, legal and ethical concerns and the role of the broader healthcare team in providing palliative care.

A print/PDF writable version of this learning guide is available for download from the PEPA website!