Palliative Approach

CHCSS00137 - Palliative Approach Skill Set
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CHCSS00137 – Palliative Approach Skill Set



DURATION >> Short Course
DELIVERY >> Blended learning model including; online and workplace based learning activities.
SUBSIDISED PRICES >> You may be eligible for Smart and Skilled funding or training subsidies.*  View Fees & Charges PDF for information.
NON-SUBSIDISED PRICES >> Full-fee $2560.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS >> This skill set is for individuals who hold a qualification at Certificate III level or higher in Community Services, Health or a related field, work in various care and support roles verified as suitable for enrolment by ITeC Academy. 
LOCATION >> ITeC Academy, Wollongong.

Are you providing palliative care support to residents and clients?

This essential skill set is designed for individuals working in various care and support roles within the community services industry who wish to enhance their abilities in supporting people who require palliative care. Elevate your expertise to provide advanced support to older adults and their loved ones during this very special time. This course develops the skills and knowledge needed to effectively plan and support individuals in need of palliative care.

Our comprehensive course is meticulously crafted to prepare you for a fulfilling career in aged care and palliative care settings. It integrates essential units, ensuring you acquire a diverse range of skills and knowledge to excel in your role.

You’ll learn the art of providing support for personal care needs, from assisting with daily activities to fostering independence and dignity for clients.

Building on this foundation, you’ll gain expertise in supporting individuals with complex needs, emphasising empathy, communication, and effective problem-solving.

Next, the course delves into the intricacies of supporting relationships with carers and families, recognising their invaluable role in the care journey and fostering collaborative partnerships for holistic care delivery.

Finally, the course focuses on providing palliative care support, guiding you in delivering compassionate end-of-life care, managing symptoms, and facilitating comfort and dignity for clients and their loved ones during this sensitive time.

By completing this comprehensive course, you’ll emerge as a well-rounded carer equipped to provide exceptional support across a spectrum of aged care and palliative care settings. Join us on this transformative journey towards making a meaningful difference in the lives of those in need.

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Learn new skills

During this course you will learn to;

  • Apply the principles of a palliative approach
  • Respect the person’s preferences for quality of life choices
  • Respond to signs of pain and other symptoms
  • Follow end-of-life care strategies.

Achieve your goals

On the successful completion of all course requirements, you will gain:

  • A nationally recognised Statement of Attainment: CHCSS00137 – Palliative Approach.
  • The skills and knowledge required to care for people with life-threatening or life-limiting illness and/or normal ageing process within a palliative approach.
  • Credit towards a range of qualifications in the CHC Community Services Training Package at Certificate III and Certificate IV level.

Course Units

Core Units

CHCCCS017 – Provide loss and grief support.
CHCCCS036 – Support relationships with carer and family.
CHCCCS038 – Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support.
CHCPAL003 – Deliver care services using a palliative approach. 

Career outcomes

Palliative care is an important part of the aged care experience and a strong skills set in this area will help enable you to support the individual and those around him/her with choice, dignity and high levels of care.


You will be assessed a number of ways. These mthods may include:
• Short answer questions
• Practical activities
• Workplace observation

Funding and Fees
You may be eligible for state or territory training subsidies to assist with course fees.
Check your eligibility for Smart and Skilled funding or speak to us to find out more details about subsidised prices on 02 4223 3100.

For information on funding, subsidies and prices view our Fees and Charges Schedule.

Support relationships with carer and family.

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* This training may be subsidised by the NSW Government through the Smart and Skilled program.
* Training under NSW Fee Free is fee free and fully funded by the NSW and Commonwealth Governments’.
* ACT Traineeships training is funded by ACT Govt. in partnership with the Commonwealth Govt.
* ACT Skilled Capital is an ACT Government training initiative, funded by the ACT and Australian Governments.