The Advance Project® Overview

Better aged and primary care through team-based initiation of advance care planning and palliative care

The Advance Project® provides practical, evidence-based resources and training funded by the Australian Government.

It is specifically designed to support residential and community aged care professionals, and GPs, nurses and support staff in general practice and primary care, to implement a team-based approach to initiating advance care planning (ACP) and palliative care into everyday practice and care provision.

We offer two practical, evidence-based toolkits:

  1. For general practice – The Advance Project Toolkit (General Practice)
  2. For use with people living with dementia – The Advance Project Toolkit (Dementia).

The Advance Project® resources and training programs were informed by literature reviews and extensive input and feedback from expert advisory groups, GPs, aged and primary care nurses and allied health staff, aged and primary care managers, careworkers, and consumer representatives.

Online training explains how to use the evidence-based resources. The training is specifically tailored to the unique learning needs of nurses, allied health staff, managers, GPs, and careworkers working in Australian aged and primary care settings.

Page last updated 19 July 2022