Find Palliative Care services or facilites in your area

Whether you are a Primary Health Care worker or specialist, working with people who have a life limiting illness is a privilege in community through to acute settings.

Education and networking opportunities provided to the workforce by PCSA help to increase the options available to patients and improve quality of care.

About PEPA

The Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach [PEPA] is a national program funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing since 2003 and provides health care workers and practitioners, from a range of disciplines, an opportunity to undertake a clinical placement within a metropolitan or larger regional specialist palliative care service, to develop knowledge and skills in the palliative approach.

Target disciplines:

  • Primary care providers
  • Aged care providers (residential and community)
  • Aboriginal health workers, liaison officers and practitioners
  • GP’s and Medical practitioners
  • Nurses, RN/EN
  • Allied health professionals
  • Aged care workers
  • Community care workers; and
  • Health professionals servicing culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) populations.

To read more about PEPA visit the website:


PEPA offers targeted workshops throughout the year, to find out about upcoming workshops that might suit you contact our office.

PEPA Placements

Information about PEPA placements can be found here:

If you have any questions, please contact Mark Waters on 08 8271 1643 or email


PEPA testimonials are available here:

PEPA testimonials


PEPA video testimonials are available here:

We’re Hiring!

PEPA SA Aboriginal Educator

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

The Aboriginal Educator is responsible to the PEPA SA Manager until July 2022 at 0.6 FTE. See Position Description below.

Aboriginal PEPA Educator – PCSA – Position Description

PEPA SA Manager (Full time, RN3/AHP3)

The Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA) is a national palliative care project managed in South Australia by Palliative Care SA (PCSA). PEPA delivers palliative care education and training programs to the health and aged care workforce.

PEPA enables health professionals and aged care workers to practice a palliative care approach through clinical placements in specialist palliative care services or participating in interactive workshops.

PEPA is seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual to take on this exciting role.

The PEPA SA Manager is responsible for the delivery of this service in South Australia until July 2023. This program is funded through the National Palliative Care Projects of the Australian Government until the middle of 2023. As PEPA has been delivered over the past two decades, it is anticipated that it will continue into the future.

PEPA SA Manager – PCSA – Position Description

Advance Care Directive Workshops

People have an expectation that their Advance Care Directives (ACDs) are respected and implemented. The health and community services workforce is required by the law to follow a person’s ACD.

In South Australia, the act covering this was gazette in 2013. PCSA runs workshops to support the workforce to implement ACDs.

ACD workshops cover:

  • A brief history of advance care planning
  • What has changed and why advance care planning is important
  • Legal and ethical basis for advance care planning
  • South Australian legislation
  • South Australian Advance Care Directive form
  • When does an ACD take effect, impaired decision making capacity
  • Supported decision making
  • Who should have a copy of your form
  • Where to get further help and information

Become a Member

When you become a member of Palliative Care South Australia you will enjoy:

  • Bi-monthly Palliative Care e-Newsletter containing all the latest in news and events
  • Discount to Palliative Care Events including our bi-ennial state conference

Membership prices

  • Concessional membership is $30 for 12 months
  • Individual membership is $60 for 12 months

As of July 1st 2020, PCSA is moving its organisational membership based upon a sliding scale depending upon organizational income. The scale starts at $250 for 12 months for organisations with an annual income of under $1m progressing to $500 for 12 months where annual income is over $50m.


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Community Engagement

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