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 not only to build skills across networks but also to support a shared care approach. 

The education programmes we provide include: 


The Cancer Research Trust Palliative Care Lecture Series

This education opportunity is designed for healthcare professionals with an interest in palliative care. The lectures take place on the first Thursday of every month from February to December from 7.30 to 8.30 am. The lectures will be delivered via teleconference with a PowerPoint presentation which the speaker takes participants through.
You can access these lectures by attending registered sites around the country.
Please click through for more information 

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 organisation's 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 - Next workshop 11th August 2021 9.30am-12.30pm
To register please click here

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.

Next workshop: 17th November 2021, 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Cost: $30
To register please click here 

HNZ Fundamentals of Palliative care modules

This 2-day workshop involves ten learning packages, delivered in 1 to 2-hour education sessions. The information is aimed at all staff, registered and unregistered, including administration and support staff. It is a multidisciplinary education resource. Please note: Please note Session 1 on Day One – Essence of Palliative Care must be attended before any other sessions
For more information please click here

Next workshop: 08:30 - 16:30

  • 15th July & 5th August 2021
  • 11th Nov & 18th November 2021

Cost: $75 per day
To register please click here.

Silver Rainbow Diversity Training

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex (LGBTI) education
This workshop introduces participants to people with lived experience and takes you through scenarios in an interactive and non-threatening way.  Your staff can be equipped with the skills to make your service an inclusive and safe place for people of all sexes, genders and sexualities.

Next workshop: 

  • Tuesday 12th October 2021, 13:30 - 16:30

Cost: $35
To register please click here.

Foundations of Spiritual Care Workshop

The aim of this programme is to improve the understanding and knowledge of spirituality and spiritual care by improving the spiritual well-being of your staff and organisation, and spiritual care for patients, families and whānau

Next workshop: 08:30 - 16:30

  • 19th August 2021
  • 23rd November 2021

Cost: $55
To register please click 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