FAQs for RTO Educators
Tailoring the PCC4U learning resources to suit the learning needs of your target audience is outlined in the Using PCC4U pages. The resources can be used across all health professional groups, with specific resources for ENs and care workers.
The PCC4U Tipsheet for Educators has a step-by-step guide to help you in starting to use the PCC4U resources.
The first step is to familiarise yourself with what PCC4U has to offer by going to the PCC4U website and Palliative Care Education Learning Management System (LMS), and consider what the learning needs of your staff are. On our site you will find the following resources:
- Core Modules
- Focus Topics
- Links to the Enrolled Nurse Toolkit (hosted on our LMS)
- Links to the Care Worker Toolkit (hosted on our LMS)
- Links to the Simulation Scenario (hosted on our LMS)
The following documents can help you with deciding which parts of the PCC4U resources to use:
- The PCC4U Core Modules and Focus Topics Curriculum Blueprint can help you to identify the topics you would like to highlight and the specific learning outcomes you want your staff to achieve (all health professional groups)
- The information on Using PCC4U Toolkits can help you identify the content that you would like to highlight specifically for Enrolled Nurses and Care Workers
- The resources and links under the About PCC4U page can help to provide further background information
- The PCC4U Fact Sheet provides a summary of the resources.
- If using the PCC4U Core Modules and Focus Topics, learners can work independently through all the online learning resources beginning with Core Module 1, or choose specific Core Modules or Focus Topics to complete. Workbooks are available for each resource which learners can use to respond to the Thinking Points that are included for each Activity. These can be completed electronically (PDF-writable) or in print format.
- If using the PCC4U Toolkits, learners can register on our LMS and enrol in the specific modules to complete online, or you can upload the resources to your own LMS.
Face-to-face delivery: An onsite educator can facilitate a program guiding learners through the selected PCC4U learning resources. Learners participate in group learning opportunities focusing on specific topics, case studies and thinking points. Some previous examples of this include:
- Extending the PCC4U case studies and creating additional complex presentations to address multidisciplinary care and specific concerns relevant to discipline or settings. Often the case studies are a means of creating a profile and case and the accompanying thinking points are a means of getting profession-specific conversations started
- Adapt the case studies for experiential learning (ie, into role plays and simulations) to suit specific settings and professions, enabling learners to ‘experience’ the scenario.
Blended learning: Combine self-directed / online learning with face-to-face group learning opportunities.
- With all delivery options, the ‘Curriculum Blueprint’ documents can be used to ‘cherry-pick’ content to create a customised Palliative Care learning program to fit with your staff professional development program.
- PCC4U case study videos can be used with selected activities as discussion starters for group presentations and workshops.
If I want to create my own presentations using the PCC4U resources, how can I obtain the PCC4U videos?
All PCC4U video resources are now available via YouTube via the PCC4U YouTube Playlist.
- To access videos, click on the relevant title.
- To add the video to your presentation or LMS site, click on the share menu item and copy the text that YouTube provides as the share link.
See the PCC4U copyright page for further information and suggested citations.
The PCC4U Project Team delivers a range of activities to support the implementation of PCC4U resources in a variety of contexts. We are happy to discuss your program, support evaluation of your learners and provide other resources. For tailored support in implementing the PCC4U resources in your health service, please contact one of the PCC4U Project Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
For RTOs, we provide palliative care learning and teaching resources at no cost to organisations:
- The Enrolled Nurse Toolkit is for Diploma of Nursing students, mapped to the Unit of Competency HLTENN010 Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice (Release 2). This is an elective Unit of Competency for HLT54115
- The Care Worker Toolkit is aimed at Certificate III and IV healthcare students. The Toolkit learning resources are mapped to the Unit of Competency CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach. CHCPAL001 is an elective for Cert III in Individual Support and a core Unit of Competency for Cert IV in Ageing Support.
Both Toolkits are interactive, thought-provoking learning resources developed for multiple learning styles, to really understand palliative care.
Students should be directed to the Palliative Care Education LMS.
They will need to register for the LMS. There is no cost associated with this. They should follow the links to the PCC4U modules and click on the Enrolled Nurse or Care Worker Toolkit links to access the materials. Module access is open to allow self-registration.
Registration to the Enrolled Nurse or Care Worker Toolkit enrols the student in all the relevant Toolkit eLearning sessions.
On completion of each eLearning session, the student can download a Certificate of Participation which includes a unique identifier and time and date stamp.
Educators can access all the eLearning sessions via the Palliative Care Education LMS https://palliativecareeducation.com.au/ They will need to register for the LMS as a user.
Educator resources, including the Curriculum Blueprint, Implementation Guide and Unit Mapping Information can be accessed via the
- Enrolled Nurse Toolkit and Care Worker Toolkit – Educator sites in the LMS (email the PCC4U Project Team for access)
- Implementation Guides page
The Enrolled Nurse Toolkit is for Diploma of Nursing students, mapped to the Unit of Competency HLTENN010 Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice (Release 2). This is an elective Unit of Competency for HLT54115.
Access the Implementation Guides page to review the Curriculum Blueprint and Unit Mapping information.
The Toolkit is aligned to the Unit of Competency CHCPAL001. It includes five topics containing 16 eLearning sessions.
Access the Implementation Guides page to review the Curriculum Blueprint and Unit Mapping information.
Yes, you can select and use only the Toolkit eLearning sessions that suit your learning outcomes. You can ‘cherry-pick’ topics to tailor a program with a specific focus and use the toolkit in part or you can direct your students to complete all of the eLearning sessions.
The information provided in Using PCC4U and Implementation Guides pages, especially the Curriculum Blueprint and Unit Mapping documents, can help you to identify the content that you would specifically like to highlight.
Enrolled Nurse Toolkit: The suite of eLearning sessions equates to approximately 30 hours. Completion of additional resources, case scenario questions and simulation practice, together with assessment of skills and knowledge will equate to nominal hours. The nominal hours for this Unit of Competency is 60 hours.
Care Worker Toolkit: The suite of eLearning sessions equates to approximately 20 hours. Completion of additional resources including palliAGED Tips for Care Workers and simulation practice, plus assessment of skills and knowledge will equate to the nominal hours. The nominal hours for this Unit of Competency is 60 hours.
Key learning approaches to achieve outcomes, include a series of ‘thinking points’ and video case studies. The video case studies provide an opportunity to ‘meet’ an individual with a life-limiting illness at various points in their journey, reflect on the experience of individuals and apply concepts to practice. For example, throughout the Care Worker Toolkit, students are directed to access and complete the PalliAged tip sheets for Care Workers. These can be collated as evidence of learning.
Other learning approaches include quizzes, simulation, reflection, and role play. The Toolkits draw from current evidence and resources from key National Palliative Care Project partners to strengthen learning.
No. Individual RTO’s are responsible for setting assessment and mapping to assessment criteria.
- Curriculum Blueprint
- Implementation Guide
- USB (PDF resources and video files)
The PCC4U team will send out a free set of hard copy resources for the Enrolled Nurse and Care Worker Toolkits to RTO’s delivering training packages including the relevant Units of Competency.
Please provide the following information if you would like to receive a set of resources:
Name of RTO:
Name of key contact:
Email of key contact:
Would you like to be added to subscriber list for future project updates? Yes/No
Training packages currently delivered:
- CHC33015 Cert III Individual Support
- CHC43015 Cert IV Ageing Support
- HLT54115- Diploma of Nursing
These are all available in PDF form via the PCC4U website in the Implementation Guides for each Toolkit.
QUT owns the copyright over the PCC4U learning and teaching materials.
We request that when you use or adapt the PCC4U materials, please acknowledge original authorship and funding.
The PCC4U resources have been developed by the PCC4U project team, Queensland University of Technology. The project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health.
QUT can enter into a licence deed with your organisation to grant a licence to use PCC4U MATERIALS in accordance with an APPROVED PURPOSE AND INTENDED DISTRIBUTION. Please contact the team to organise the documentation. You will be asked to sign and forward the licence deed to confirm the agreement email@example.com
For further information on copyright and suggested citations, go to our Copyright page.
The Care Worker Toolkit SCORM files are not being offered for distribution.
RTO’s delivering the enrolled nurse training package may request access to the SCORM files to upload the EN Toolkit within their local LMS. QUT owns the copyright over the PCC4U learning and teaching materials. QUT can enter into a licence deed with your organisation to grant a licence to use PCC4U MATERIALS in accordance with an APPROVED PURPOSE AND INTENDED DISTRIBUTION. Contact the team to organise this firstname.lastname@example.org