Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

1. I am employed as a carer for an elderly member of the community, am I eligible to apply?
A. If you are currently employed in a residential aged care facility or in the field of aged community care or both, then you are eligible to apply. You need to be employed as either a Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Enrolled Nurse, in Allied Health or as a Personal Carer.

2. Why is there a bias toward rural and remote and applicants and those who work with the CaLD, ATSI or LGBTI communities?
A. Travel and accommodation costs are necessarily more for those applicants from rural and remote areas. Not all parts of Australia have equal access to significant palliative and end-of-life care, which is available more readily in major cities and regional centres than in rural and remote areas.Also, the palliative and end-of-life care needs of older members of the CaLD, ATSI and LGBTI communities are recognised as being unique and applicants working with these communities should be supported in their ongoing professional development.

3. If I am successful, what costs does the scholarship cover and how is it paid?
A. Information on this is covered on the Guidelines page.

4. I’m planning on attending the conference whether I get a scholarship or not, should I register and pay for the early-bird rate now?
Yes, please register for the conference and a pre-conference workshop now to obtain the discounted early-bird rate (ends 31 June) and if you are successful for a scholarship, you will be reimbursed for the costs already incurred and/or costs provided to attend.

5. I am having trouble filling out the application form, who do I talk to?
A. Contact Palliative Care Australia on 02 6232 0700 or at 

Further questions? Please contact us on 02 6232 0700 or at