PCOC offers a comprehensive education program. This program is free for participating services. It aims to support services and organisations to embed local education and training for accurate and consistent use of PCOC's assessment and response framework and participation in the PCOC outcome and benchmarking program. The Education program includes PCOC Essentials - an online short course, virtual webinars/workshops and other useful resources.

PCOC webinars and virtual workshops


Fundamentals webinar

Provides fundamental information about the PCOC tools for staff and services who are new to PCOC


Clinical leaders workshop: assessment and response

A collaborative workshop for clinical leads to learn strategies for using and embedding the PCOC assessment and response protocol


Clinical leaders workshop: Using PCOC reports for QI

A collaborative workshop for clinical leads to learn how to use PCOC reports for quality improvement

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Fundamentals webinar

PCOC fundamentals webinar is a 2 hour program designed to enhance knowledge of the PCOC assessment and response framework for newly registered services and clinicians.

At the end of this webinar participants will have an improved understanding of:

  • Assessing the palliative care phase
  • Using assessment tools for symptom management, functional and performance status
  • Using assessment data to inform care and improve practice
  • Identifying strategies for integrating PCOC assessments into practice

The target audience for this webinar is clinicians from new services participating in PCOC and clinicians wanting to update their PCOC assessments skills.

Pre-requisites:

  • Services who are registered with PCOC
  • Completion of PCOC Essentials online course

Register below to participate in one of the upcoming 2024 'Fundamentals Webinars'

Time: 14:00 - 16:00 (Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra)

Clinical leadership workshop: assessment and response framework

The workshop entails a two-hour interactive program of learning. By the end of this workshop, you will be more able to use the PCOC assessment and response framework effectively as part of routine care. 

In this workshop participants will learn:

  • How to support and educate other healthcare professionals to use the PCOC assessment tools in routine practice
  • How to assess and respond clinically as informed by the PCOC assessment tools (Phase, RUG, AKPS, PCPSS, PCOC SAS)
  • Strategies for integrating routine assessments into clinical practice

The target audience for this workshop is: clinical leads, senior clinicians, PCOC champions, and trainers and educators from allied health, nursing and medicine.

Pre-requisites:

  • Services who are registered with PCOC
  • Completion of PCOC Essentials online course

Register below to participate in one of the upcoming 2024 'Clinical Leadership Workshops; assessment and response framework'

Time:  14:00 - 16:00 (Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra)

Clinical leaders workshop: Using PCOC reports for Quality Improvement

This workshop entails a two-hour interactive program of learning. By the end of this workshop, you will be able to use PCOC outcome data to drive change. This workshops focuses on:

  • Learning how to use and interpret clinical outcome data
  • Diving into PCOC data to drive change
  • Critically reflecting on how to use PCOC reports, including patient-level information
  • Using data to target an area for improvement
  • Using PCOC data to plan improvements
  • Applying quality improvement strategies to plan and drive change in practice

To attend this workshop, you will have to have completed PCOC’s clinical leadership workshop that focuses on PCOC’s assessment and response framework.

The target audience for this workshop includes clinicians and managers who are familiar with PCOC reports and assessment tools.

It is recommended that you attend this workshop with at least one other colleague from your service. A group from your service is welcome to attend, as this can help drive change. Participants are required to bring their most recent PCOC outcome report, and supplementary reports, as this will be used to help focus on improvements that are meaningful and relevant to your service.

Pre-requisites:

  • Services who are registered with PCOC
  • Complete the PCOC Essentials Manager’s module
  • View the video (11min) PCOC quality improvement approach and tools

Register below to participate in one of the upcoming 2024 'Using PCOC Reports for QI Improvement' workshops.

Time: 14:00 - 16:00 (Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra)

Self-directed education package

PCOC’s web-based education package can be completed in a self-directed way. The package includes presentations, useful resources and guides for assessments. These resources are available free of charge.


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PCOC is a national palliative care project funded by the Australian Government Department of Health.