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 Department of Health and is developed by 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 or between 9:00am and 5:00pm Canberra time, you can call (02) 6162 0780.

The AHHA Palliative Care Online Training Portal Support Team wishes you a happy and healthy festive period. The AHHA Office will be closed from Friday 21 December, reopening Wednesday 2 January and support will not be available during this time. During the month of January the training team will operate at reduced capacity which may lead to delays in responses. For all urgent enquiries, please contact AHHA on (02) 6162 0780 during standard business hours. For all other enquiries please email us using and we will endeavour to respond as soon as possible.