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Palliative Care

Flinders University

Postgraduate Diploma
12 months
36000 AUD/year
24480 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Graduate Diploma in Palliative Care from 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


Please note effective 20 March 9pm AEDT, the Australian Government implemented new travel bans and restrictions whereby only Australian citizens, Permanent Residents, their spouses and dependants could enter the country. For students who would like to study a course that’s offered on campus, we will work with you to enrol you online first and transition you to campus once the travel restrictions change.

The Graduate Certificate  Palliative Care from  Flinders University  provides:

  • 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.


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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design and Ethics in Research with Vulnerable Populations
  • Health Sciences Research Methods
  • Approaches to Research Design
  • Paediatric Palliative Care
  • Oncology for Palliative Care
  • Issues in Care of the Spirit in Palliative Care

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits


On Campus, Blended, Online

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must normally hold an approved health-related bachelor degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution.
  • Applicants for the graduate diploma must also have at least two years’ experience in palliative care, aged care or in a related field.
  • CRICOS: 051998D

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36000 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    24480 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24480 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.

National: AUD 9,230 (Commonwealth supported)


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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