Up to $907,000 is available to deliver training workshops and seminars to health professionals in Tasmania
Palliative care service delivery occurs in a variety of settings ranging from specialist palliative care facilities though GP surgeries to community based services run by volunteers. Consequently, the level of expertise in palliative care service delivery is likely to be varied.
A 2011 survey by Palliative Care Australia found that 76% of Australians would prefer to die in their homes. However, the most authoritative and recent statistics on palliative care contained in the Palliative Care Services in Australia 2012 report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare indicates that in 2009-10, the majority of Australians who died that year – namely some 51.8% of deaths – died within a hospital setting.
This Community Palliative Aged Care Guidelines Training Project will assist those health professionals and non-professionals involved in the delivery of palliative care in the community by enhancing their skills and capabilities. It is anticipated that the training provided by the project will contribute to the improved delivery of appropriate palliative care services to people being cared for in the community in Tasmania.
The Community Palliative Aged Care Guidelines Training Project is in line with Goal 5 of the National Palliative Care Strategy – Supporting Australians to Live Well at the End of Life (2010) which is: “to build and enhance the capacity and capability of all relevant sectors to provide quality palliative care.”
The purpose of the Community Palliative Aged Care Guidelines Training Project is to develop and deliver face to face training across Tasmania through workshops, seminars and training sessions for health professionals and non‑professionals based on the implementation of the Community Palliative Aged Care Guidelines Training Project Guidelines.
The objectives of the Community Palliative Aged Care Guidelines Training Project are to:
- to enhance the palliative care support skills of health care professionals and non- professionals; and
- to improve the delivery of appropriate palliative care services to people being cared for in their homes.
Funding will be provided to an organisation to develop and deliver face to face training on the implementation of the Community Palliative Aged Care Guidelines Training Project Guidelines.
Applications to undertake the project are to be cognisant of the following requirements:
- Funding will only be provided to develop and deliver face to face training through workshops, seminars and training sessions for health professionals and non-professionals of the Community Palliative Aged Care Guidelines Training Project Guidelines across Tasmania.
- A one off grant of up to $907,000.00 (GST exclusive) plus $90,700.00 (GST component) will be made available for this project.
- The following deliverables are required to be met by the project:
- A minimum of 80 workshops, seminars and/or training sessions over the period 2013-14 to 2014-15; and
- A minimum of 800 workshop, seminar and or training session attendants over the period 2013-14 to 2014-15.
- The Community Palliative Aged Care Guidelines Training Project will commence upon execution of the Agreement (anticipated in the first half of 2013) and is to be completed no later than 30 June 2015. Training will be provided over a two year period from 2013-14 to 2014-15.
- Funding will only be provided for new proposals. Items that will not be funded include:
- capital works or construction;
- purchasing of major equipment or motor vehicles;
- long-term, recurrent or ongoing funding of routine service delivery;
- retrospective items or activities;
- activities undertaken by political organisations; and
- activities that subsidise commercial activities.
- Funding applicants need to be fully cognisant of the COMPAC Guidelines
- Applicants should also be familiar with the principles and goals of the National Palliative Care Strategy
Applications are encouraged from non-government and government entities other than the Commonwealth that are either registered training organisations or organisations with experience in and knowledge of the palliative care sector. The main determinant in whether to apply for this project grant should be the capacity and capability of an organisation to develop and deliver training in the implementation of the Community Palliative Aged Care Guidelines Training ProjectGuidelines to professional and non-professional health care providers across Tasmania.
Only legal entities are eligible to apply for funding under this project. Applicants must ensure that they are eligible to enter into a legal Agreement with the Commonwealth of Australia (Commonwealth), represented by the Department, before submitting their application.
A one off grant of up to $907,000.00 (GST exclusive) plus $90,700.00 (GST component) will be made available for this project.
Application for the Community Palliative Aged Care Guidelines Training Project closes 16 May 2013.
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