Voluntary assisted dying training for medical practitioners

02 February 2024

Online or face to face training in voluntary assisted dying is available for interested medical practitioners in South Australia.

The Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2021 commenced in South Australia on 31 January 2023. The act identifies the roles of coordinating medical practitioner and consulting medical practitioner as critical to the assessment of patient eligibility to access voluntary assisted dying. 

The Mandatory Voluntary Assisted Dying Training for medical practitioners and successful completion of the associated exam is a requirement for clinical practitioners wishing to fill one of those roles.

There are two methods of delivery of the training:

  • Online training through a Learning Management System (hosted by Women’s and Children’s Health Network but accessible by all).
  • Face to face training on dates made available by SA Health. 

Online training takes 4 hours to complete and face to face training is run as a one-day session and once successfully completed is valid for four years. 

Further information is available on the SA Health website.

Last updated 09:50 5.02.2024