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Funding by the Australian Government Department of Health

In May 2015, the Minister announced further funding to QUT to establish a National Palliative Care Education and Training Collaborative. The Collaborative aims to build the capability and capacity of the health workforce to provide quality palliative care for all Australians through partnering with other government funded palliative care projects.

The PCC4U project will be a key program within the Collaborative, building on the strong platform developed since its inception in 2004. In this next phase, PCC4U will also extend its work to benefit entry to practice courses outside of the university sector. Specifically, in 2015 – 2017, PCC4U will extend its scope to strengthen integration of palliative care curriculum resources into relevant programs in the Vocational Education and Training Sector and other health care settings which provide courses for regulated and unregulated health care providers. PCC4U will continue to work with university courses that prepare health care providers for entry to practice with an emphasis on efforts to increase implementation rates in allied health courses while continuing our efforts in medical and nursing programs.

The Palliative Care Education and Training Collaborative will also work with CareSearch, a national web-based Knowledge Network funded by the Australian Government and managed by a team at Flinders University, to develop a new Education and Training Information Hub.