Aged Care & Carer Education (Care Assistant Course details)

Palliative Education for Care Assistants Course (click here for the complete flier 2024)
Gain knowledge of the basics of palliative care

No charge for these Education Sessions for Care assistants who have an interest in palliative care, on completion of this course the attendees will receive a certificate of attendance.

This education provides the critical principle, practical knowledge and foundational skills of palliative care to care assistants and home-based support workers - but anyone can attend who has not had Palliative care experience and would like to feel they have knowledge in their role.  It is provided as a "stepping stone" to the more comprehensive Fundamentals of Palliative Care. 

For further information, please contact Paula King -

Register here 2024

Thursday 22 August 2024 8.30 am - 4.30 pm

Hosted @ Te Kahu Pairuri Hospice Taranaki, Te Rangimarie, 5 David St, Westown, New Plymouth

Fundamentals of Palliative Care (click here for the complete flyer)
  • Essence of Palliative Care
  • Ethical Issues of Palliative Care
  • Pain & Symptom Management
  • Palliative Care for people with Chronic Illness
  • Palliative Care for people with Dementia
  • Communication Skills
  • Last Days of Life
  • Loss & Grief
  • Caring for ourselves
  • Spiritual Care

Thursday 18 April 2024 - 8.30 am - 4.30 pm


If for any reason you are unable to attend the Palliative care for care assistants course face to face, Hospice NZ now runs the Fundamentals for palliative care online, below is a link to register for this course, on completion of these modules you will be required to come back to Hospice Taranaki for a series of 3 workshops which will be held onsite face to face in October.  Register here for face to face workshops


Requests for Education either at Te Rangimarie or offsite are invited - email Paula.


We understand time is precious, and release from work for ongoing education can be challenging at times. We have developed some short 10-15 min education videos on the Five most common symptoms experienced at end of life.

Do you have a short period of availability within your work day? Take the opportunity to view at least one topic. Feedback is invited from you - email Paula

Te Kahu Pairuri Hospice Taranaki does not have the capability to monitor/collect information on those that have viewed these educational training videos. If you are a ACF employee, please inform your Manager so that your professional development records can be updated to reflect your personal learning - from viewing these videos.

1/Pain management


3/Nausea and vomiting

4/Shortness of Breath