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.

PEPA 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: pepaeducation.com

Study Tour

PEPA 3 day Study Tour – Northern

Tuesday 16 May 2023 –  Thursday 18 May 2023

The tour will include learning about different service models

  • Northern Adelaide Palliative Care Service
  • Statewide Paediatric Palliative Care Service

Download the Information Flyer HERE

Complete a Study Tour Application Form HERE

Any questions email:  pepasa@palliativecaresa.org.au.


PEPA offers targeted workshops throughout the year.

To find out about upcoming workshops that might suit you contact the office on 08 8271 1643 or pepasa@palliativecaresa.org.au.

PEPA Placements

Information about PEPA placements can be found here:

If you have any questions, please contact the office on 08 8271 1643 or email pepasa@palliativecaresa.org.au


PEPA testimonials are available here:

PEPA video testimonials are available here:


Palliative Care Services

Use our search tools to locate palliative care services in your area


Families and Patients

FAQs, information and resources



Health and Community Service workers

Education, resources and events for those working in palliative care



Community Engagement

Building awareness and understanding of palliative care in the community