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Duration of course

Short course

Delivery method

Blended learning model including; online and workplace based learning activities

Entry requirements


Work placement


Nationally recognised

Subsidised Price

Please speak to us to find out more details. 

Funding may be available

You may be eligible for state or territory training subsidies to assist with course fees.

Non-subsidised price


Course structure

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

Frequently asked questions

Students are required to complete online learning, theory/written assessments and workplace observation. Students are required to have access to a computer with internet connectivity. Students have a 16 week timeline to complete the course and need to devote approximately 2-4 hours of study per week.

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 and who wish to develop skills in supporting people who require palliative care, within the delegations of an established individualised plan.

Enrolment into this course is at any time throughout the year.

This skill set has been endorsed by industry as suitable for individuals who hold a qualification at Certificate III level or higher in an area involving provision of direct client care or support.

This course is completed via a blend of online self-directed learning and practical assessment the workplace.  Regular virtual support sessions hosted by an IRT Academy Trainer will be available to students to access.

No formal work placement hours are required, however there is workplace assessment and you will need to have access to a suitable working environment.

  • Short answer questions
  • Practical activities
  • Workplace observation


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Discover the IRT Academy difference

Whether it’s starting a new career, upskilling your current job or educating your team, IRT Academy can help.

Strong experience

We have been a registered training organisation delivering accredited and non-accredited aged care courses for over 25 years.

Guaranteed work placement

We offer guaranteed and arranged work placement in of our IRT Aged Care Centres in order for you to complete your required hours of placement. 

Industry experts

Our expert educators have extensive experience working in the industry and training aged and home care staff.

Career pathways

Streamline your learning to employment opportunities by learning with a provider who is also an employer.

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CHCSS00137 Palliative Approach Skill Set

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