Study cover for Palliative Care
Postgraduate Diploma On Campus Online

Palliative Care

Flinders University

12 months
37500 AUD/year
26352 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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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. 

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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 
  • Paediatric Palliative Care 
  • Oncology for Palliative Care  
  • Issues in Care of the Spirit in Palliative Care 
  • Palliative Care in Aged Care Settings

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 051998D 

  • Applicants who do not hold the Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care must normally hold an approved health-related degree or equivalent qualifications and not less than two years professional experience in the health sector or related field. However, the Dean (Education) may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature. Credit may be granted, on application, for comparable prior studies.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    37500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37500 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    26352 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26352 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • $8,039 (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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