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Voluntary assisted dying education module now available

December 06, 2022

The voluntary assisted dying education module is now available via the Queensland Health website.

Developed in partnership with the Queensland University of Technology, this short online education module provides a general overview of the voluntary assisted dying legislation in Queensland.

It has been prepared for a broad range of healthcare workers across all settings, and may also be completed by other people looking to gain an understanding of voluntary assisted dying and how it may impact their work. This is different to the mandatory training clinicians need to complete to become authorised voluntary assisted dying practitioners.

The education module takes approximately 45 minutes to complete and covers:

  • voluntary assisted dying in context
  • an overview of the voluntary assisted dying process in Queensland
  • healthcare worker participation in voluntary assisted dying (including roles, responsibilities and obligations)
  • optional resources for further learning.

Complete the education module.

Becoming an authorised voluntary assisted dying practitioner in Queensland
Queensland Health invites applications from eligible:

  • medical practitioners to participate in Queensland’s voluntary assisted dying scheme as coordinating, consulting, and administering practitioners
  • nurse practitioners and registered nurses to participate in Queensland’s voluntary assisted dying scheme as administering practitioners.

Before submitting an application, prospective practitioners should review this information pack.

Click here to submit an application. Please note: this is an application to become authorised as a voluntary assisted dying practitioner. It is not an application for a job vacancy or position within Queensland Health.

More information about voluntary assisted dying and the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2021 is available on the Queensland Health website.