Quality of Care Collaborative Australia (QuoCCA)


The QuoCCA Project

The Quality of Care Collaborative Australia (QuoCCA) project is set to deliver paediatric palliative care education to health professionals in urban, rural, regional and remote areas who may care for children and young people with palliative and end-of-life care needs. 

The QuoCCA project education activities have been made possible through funding provided by the Department of Health, Australia through the National Palliative Care Projects initiative (2014-2017, 2017-2020, 2020-2023, 2023-2026).

The Project Aims

To improve the quality of palliative care provided to children in close proximity to their home, throughout Australia.

Play Video - Providing Paediatric Palliative Care in Regional and Remote Locations

What's on?

Click here to access the Calendar of Upcoming Events

What's new?

New Text Book

A Practical Guide to Palliative Care in Paediatrics 4th Edition. (2023). Palliative Care Australia.  

The new "Green Book", originally developed by Children's Health Queensland, has been updated and expanded to reflect the substantial interdisciplinary wisdom and experience of the now well-established teams who provide care to families of children with life-limiting conditions.  

QuoCCA e-Learning Courses

There are new e-Learning courses uploaded to the Paediatric Hub of the QUT Palliative Care Education and Training Collaborative Learning Management System.  You will need to register to access these.

  • Overview of PPC
  • Communication with families about children who have life-limiting conditions
  • Child Safety & Protection in PPC
  • Advance Care Planning
  • Fundamentals of PPC for Allied Health e-Learning package (multiple modules)


QuoCCA Educational Videos

There are over 20 new Educational Videos and Animations for Workforce Development.  You can incorporate these videos into your PPC education and training events. 

Check out the sections for Health Professionals to explore them all.
Child holding stethoscope to Teddy Bear

QuoCCA Case-Based e-Learning

The package provides evidence-based information and discusses attitudes toward caring for children with a life-limiting condition, and their families. Total learning takes approximately seven hours, depending on your prior knowledge and learning style.  It includes:

  • Paediatric Palliative Care (PPC) case studies - one for each of the referral criteria in PPC and one for sustainable practice
  • Neonatal case study
  • Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) case study


You can access these courses via the Paediatric Hub of the QUT Palliative Care Education and Training Collaborative.  

To complete your professional development in PPC, it is recommended that you seek opportunities to practice communication skills involved in PPC practice through face-to-face workshops facilitated by experts in PPC across all Australian States and Territories. For information on workshops, visit the QuoCCA Calendar of Upcoming Events

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This website was developed in partnership between CareSearch & the QuoCCA project.
Funded by the Australian Government Department of Health


Page updated 3 May 2024