Hammond Institute

CHCSS00137 - Palliative Approach

Duration :              10 Weeks

Delivery Mode:     Blended

Start Date:              Enrol Anytime

Recognition:           Nationally Recognised Training

Quality Assurance : As a registered training organisation (RTO) Hammond Institute operates within the Vocational Education and Training Quality Framework (VETQF) and the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) delivering nationally recognised qualifications and units of competency.

CHCSS00137 Palliative Approach course, you will embark on a journey to understand the principles, practices, and essential concepts of palliative care. Designed for healthcare professionals, caregivers, and individuals seeking a deeper understanding of palliative care, this course will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide compassionate and holistic support to individuals facing life-limiting illnesses.

This skill set is for individuals who hold a qualification at Certificate III level or higher in Community Services, Health or a related field, work in various care and support roles and who wish to develop skills in supporting people who require palliative care, within the delegations of an established individualised plan.

Students must satisfy the following age, English, and Academic requirements:

  • Age: must be 17 years or over
  • Undertake Pre-Training Review
  • Achieve satisfactory result of LLN assessment: Learning, reading, writing, oral communication, and numeracy (ACSF Level 3) are desirable to participate in the course.
  • Moderate level of digital literacy and has access to a computer with internet access.

Skills First Funding Available

For a full list of fees, please refer to our Statement of Fees.

To qualify for Victorian government subsidised training fees, the candidate must meet the Skills First eligibility criteria.


To check your eligibility, contact us at 03 8370 3170 or 0435 334 552

These units provide credit towards a range of qualifications in the CHC Community Services Training Package at Certificate III and IV levels.

Assessment methods may include: 

  • Knowledge Questions
  • Written Assignment & Case Studies
  • Projects / Research Reviews

All assessments will be conducted in accordance with the Training Package requirements, Principles of Assessment and Rules of Evidence (https://www.asqa.gov.au/standards/chapter-4/clauses-1.8-1.12)


For unit CHCCCS038 – Skills must be demonstrated in the workplace, or a simulated environment as outlined in the performance evidence.

To be eligible for the award of a Statement of Attainment for the CHCSS00137 – Palliative Approach, participants must successfully complete four core units comprising:

Where the full course is not completed, a Statement of Attainment will be issued for any completed unit/s.


Provide loss and grief support


Support relationships with carer and family


Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support


Deliver care services using a palliative approach

Hammond Institute does not use brokers or deliver this course through third party arrangements.