The Guidelines for a Palliative Approach to Aged Care in the Community (COMPAC)

This Palliative Care educational resource is designed to support you to apply the Guidelines for a Palliative Approach to Aged Care in the Community to your practice. It includes the knowledge, skills and values that are required to communicate and contribute to the care of clients in the community who have a life limiting illness and or are approaching the final stages of the normal ageing process.  The COMPAC guidelines have recently been incorporated into the palliAGED online resource.

This free online training is designed for the Australian health context, and is available to participants by simply creating an account and logging in. This project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and is developed by the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA), with input from industry and other specialists.

This package of online training is comprised of two groups of modules:

  1. Modules 1 – 4 are based on the COMPAC best practice guidelines known as 'The Guidelines for a Palliative Approach for Aged Care in the Community Setting'
  2. Modules 5 – 6 are skills modules covering pain management and recognising deteriorating clients.

If you are having any difficulties in accessing the training, please email Alternatively please call (02) 6162 0780 and leave a message outlining the problem and providing a phone number for us to return your call.