Advance Care Directives

Professional Development Series:
Advance Care Directives

  • This education forms an Accredited Activity under the RACGP QI&CPD Program for the 2017 – 2019 Triennium.
  • This one day course provides 40 Category 1 points and meets the requirements for general practice registrars and RACGP Fellowship.
  • Australian GPs must undertake CPD to meet the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) requirements.

This activity has been approved by the RACGP QI&CPD Program 40 Category 1 points – (Activity: 93750) 2017-2019 Triennium.

Course Details

Advance Care Directives

  • 1 day course (9am – 5pm)
  • Please contact us for the date and location $350

Combined Course: Early Management of Trauma and Advanced Life Support + Advance Care Directives

  • 2 day weekend course (9am – 5pm)
  • Please contact us for the date and location $750 (normally $840)

Save $90 when you book a Combined Course. Refer a GP to save even more.

Presented by: Brett Wilkins-Byrd

Activity Module Aims

  • This course has been developed by and is facilitated by qualified paramedic professionals who have many years experience in dealing with emergencies and teaching emergency medicine.
  • This activity assists general practitioners in implementing and improving systems to incorporate advanced care planning as part of routine healthcare consultation.
  • This course also incorporates the role of advance care planning in end-of-life care with an emphasis on the ethical and legal framework for advanced health directives.

Why is this relevant?

This activity explores the role of the General Practitioner in advance care planning and end-of-life care, with an emphasis on the ethical and legal framework for Advance Care Directives (ACDs) also called Advance Health Directives.

The importance of Advance Care Planning (ACP) is highlighted as one of the five main topics listed on the Australian Health, Clinical guidelines and procedures section of the Clinical Practice.

“Many GPs have already embraced ACP into their practice but many others do not know or do not feel confident that they know enough about it.” Source: RACGP Policy Position Statement

“There has been an increased focus on advanced care planning and advance care directives in Australia, partly driven by the ageing population and technological advances, as well as the principle of patient-centred care. General practitioners have an important role in initiating and facilitating advance care planning.”

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program the General Practitioner will be able to:

  • Explain the value of, and need for Advance Health Directive in Advance Care Planning
  • Document Advance Care Planning checklists and incorporate into practice management system
  • List state requirements and documentation for Advance Health Directives
  • List the signs for identifying patients who require Advance Care Planning
  • Demonstrate the skills required to assist patients in preparing and Advance Health Directive

Upon successful completion each participant will receive:

  • Certificate of Attendance
  • 40 CPD points applicable

The Program

Each participant will complete the following:

  • The Advance Health Directive predisposing activity
  • Receive supporting documentation to be used as part of the Advance Health Directive CPD program activity
  • Attend the Advance Health Directive training day, participate in activities
  • Complete a reinforcing activity reviewing Advance Care Planning practice outcomes
  • Complete a participant evaluation form


Training Day Seminar Timing


$350 per person
(Group discounts may apply)