18 months
37500 AUD/year
26352 AUD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Palliative Care program at Flinders University provides distance courses that give professionals from any health discipline the opportunity to deepen the knowledge base on which their practice is grounded. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


The Palliative Care program at Flinders University provide:

  • leading edge content for students across the world 
  • an interdisciplinary team approach, appreciating diverse professional perspectives
  • relevance to your immediate and potential future professional needs
  • enjoyable, successful learning through well structured topics
  • a flexible delivery mode to match your hectic work and life schedules.

Your career

Palliative and end-of-life care are developing at local and national levels within multiple health care settings. Organisations require practitioners with the specialist skills and attitudes provided by this course, whether experienced practitioners or graduates with basic palliative care skills. Graduates can find careers in areas ranging from rural and remote, acute, community, acute hospitals and aged care settings, to palliative care units and hospice care.

Potential employers include:

  • hospitals
  • hospices
  • nursing homes
  • community care.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communication at the End of Life 
  • Understanding Literature for Evidence-Based Practice 
  • Design and Ethics in Research with Vulnerable Populations 
  • Capstone in Palliative or End-of-life Clinical Practice 
  • Independent Inquiry for Evidence-based Practice 
  • Paediatric Palliative Care  
  • Oncology for Palliative Care

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


54 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 024776J 

  • Applicants must normally hold an approved health-related bachelor degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution.
  • Applicants for the masters must also have at least two years’ experience in palliative care, aged care or in a related field.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    37500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37500 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    26352 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26352 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • $7,866 (Commonwealth supported)

Living costs for Adelaide

1328 - 2474 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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