Hospice Education

Education Information for Palliative Health Professionals only

We are committed to collaboratively building capacity and capability (internally and externally) in palliative care practice, across a range of professions and settings via the provision of palliative care education.

We recognise the increasing importance of this given the combined effect of population growth and increased mortality.

Our education programmes seek to not only to build skills across networks but also to support a shared care approach. 

The education programmes we provide include: 


Genesis oncology breakfast sessions

Held on the first Thursday of each month February - December

HNZ Palliative Care for Caregivers workshops

Introduction, pain, symptom, communication and the last days of life education

HNZ Palliative Care for Caregivers workshops

Introduction, pain, symptom, communication and the last days of life education

HNZ Niki T 34 syringe driver workshops

Certification can be maintained by attending periodic updates. Hospice New Zealand currently recommends annual updates for nurses occasionally using syringe drivers and alternate years for nurses using syringe drivers routinely. Please check your organisations requirements for maintaining competence.

Participants are expected to hold a current NZ Nursing Council Practising Certificate.

Programme Aim: A 3 hour course to assist Registered Nurse to obtain the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills they require to manage syringe drivers in their place of practice and for Enrolled nurses to be competent in checking.

Cost: $65

HNZ Niki T34 Syringe Driver Annual Update 

Update course is for Registered Nurses and Enrolled Nurses who have completed the HNZ Syringe Driver Competency Full workshop within the last 2 years.

The Annual update refresher course provides an opportunity for revision , updating and demonstrating ongoing practical competence.

Cost: $30

HNZ Fundamentals of Palliative care modules

Held three times per year - Please find more information here

Nurses and Allied Health Forum

Evening session  5-6.30p.m: Topics of interest for all staff working in the provision of Hospice and Palliative care. Great networking opportunity. ​

Clinical updates days

A full day workshop  for Nursing and Allied Health  care professionals focusing on  clinical skills and topics relevant to Hospice and Palliative Care.

Cost: $35

Management of Actual or Potential Aggression

Held four times per year - Please find more information here


​For further information on our education services, or to receive our Education Information e-newsletter, please contact a member of the Education team on or 09 640 0214