Apply principles and aims of a palliative approach when supporting individuals

This micro skills course describes the skills and knowledge required to care for people with life-threatening or life-limiting illness and/or normal ageing process within a palliative approach. This micro skills course applies to workers in a residential or community context. Work performed requires some discretion and judgement and is carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision.

Delivery Mode
Workplace and On-Campus
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider

What will I learn?

  1. Recognise the holistic needs of the person extending over time, not just end-of-life
  2. Support the person, carers and family to express needs and preferences and report information to supervisor
  3. Communicate with the person, carers and family in relation to the person€™s quality of life, pain and comfort and report information to supervisor
  4. Respect the family and carers as an integral part of the care team and ensure that they have the information and support needed


  • This skills course may contain references to Australian laws, regulations, policies and practice guidelines.
  • You should apply the lessons within the context of your local environment.
  • This skills course may not be available in your country.
  • This skills course is delivered by a certified Talisium trainer and assessor in your workplace and requires active student participation including practical skills demonstrations for assessment.