Placements are available in all Australian states and territories and applicants from rural and remote areas are encouraged to apply.
PEPA has three learning components:
- A supervised clinical attachment to:
- inpatient palliative care – to provide experience in the ongoing management of patients, case conferencing and the role of the multidisciplinary team
- acute hospital consultancy – to provide experience in the management of the patient and family needs during the transition from curative to palliative care and the management of complex acute problems and/or
- community practice – which can provide experience in management of patient and family needs in the community and the resources and equipment available in the home.
- A planned activity that you implement in your own workplace within three months of completing the attachment.
- The development of networks to assist you in your own practice with people with life-limiting conditions.
Financial support is available to assist you to undertake this education program, including contribution towards backfill (payable to your employer) and travel (for rural and remote applicants).
Tailored workshops are also available in most states and territories and are offered free of charge. To find out more see our calendar of events.
The following online learning modules have been designed for Doctors and GP participants undertaking a PEPA supervised clinical placement.
These modules help users prepare for and maximise their learning during a PEPA placement. They cover key topics in palliative care, provide activities to consolidate learning and direct users to other sources of information that should enable them to further develop their knowledge and skills in palliative care.
To access the relevant Online Learning Modules click the link below and then register to use the Learning Management System. Once you have registered with your personal login details you can click on the links below to login to the modules.
You may return to them any time you like. The modules automatically save your responses and keep track of your progress.
2. 'Log in' - enter your user name and password
3. On the left hand side you will see two blue buttons - select ‘Submit a self-directed activity’
4. There will be a pop up box 'Attention' - just close it
5. Select the activity type you are wanting to submit eg. Supervised Clinical Attachment
6. Answer the questions
7. Select specific requirement eligibility/ training grant eligibility/CPR if applicable
8. Attach any supporting documentation
9. Tick ‘I agree’ under declaration
10. Click “SUBMIT”
For further information contact your state or territory PEPA manager, or visit their website.