- What is PEPA?
- How is it funded?
- How long is the PEPA Program being funded?
- What is the duration of placement?
- Do I receive Professional Development Points?
- Are there any additional costs involved?
- Is there any post placement support?
- Who do I contact for more information?
- How do I apply?
PEPA is an education program that provides health professionals with an opportunity to develop skills and knowledge in the palliative approach by undertaking a supervised clinical attachment within selected speciality palliative care services in Perth and regional areas.
PEPA is a national program funded by the Australian Government Department of Health under the National Palliative Care Program. The Cancer Council Western Australia's Palliative and Supportive Care Education Team (PaSCE) manages this program in WA.
The project is currently funded until June 2023.
The supervised clinical attachments run for four days for general practitioners (GPs), three days for registered and enrolled nurses and two days for Aboriginal health workers, patient care assistants and allied health professionals.
This program is supported by several professional organisations who recognise participation in the program as an important professional development activity.
Certificates of attendance indicating the hours of educational experience (placements or workshops) will be provided to you following completion of all post-placement activities and reports which may be used to record and report your CPD to your professional organisation, as required for registration.
Placement participants may qualify for a contribution towards professional development to support employers or self-employed healthcare workers and professionals. Rural participants may also receive a contribution for travel and accommodation, if required, to attend a placement opportunity. For more information on contributions towards placement participation please contact the PEPA coordinator.
Participants will be sent information and upcoming PEPA and Palliative and Supportive Care Education (PaSCE) educational events.
If you would like further information on the PEPA program, please contact
the PEPA Coordinator on 9382 9372 , the PaSCE team on 9382 9300 or visit http://www.pepaeducation.com/
PEPA information kit (pdf, 638kb)