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Syringe Driver Competency Certification

Syringe Driver Competency Certification



  • Gain proficiency in the commencement and management of the (preferred) syringe driver
  • Theoretical and practical skills in the handling of drugs and the syringe driver
  • The role of syringe drivers in palliative and end of life care, specialist input into the management of the syringe driver

We are pleased to be able to offer the Syringe Driver Competency Programme in conjunction with Hospice NZ.  

This is a combined programme of theory via e-learning and followed by a practical competency assessment workshop delivered by our HWA Nurse Educator.

2023 Dates: 

Tues 14 Feb

Thurs 16 Mar

Thurs 6 April

Tues 16 May

Tues 13 June

Tues 25 July 

Tues 29 Aug FULL*(changed from Tues 15 Aug)

Tues 12 Sept FULL

Tues 17 Oct FULL

Tues 14 Nov FULL

Tues 12 Dec FULL

Please register your interest in 2024 dates & the team will be in touch via email once these are finalised. 

Presented by: Hospice West Auckland Nurse Educator

Time: 2 hours

Cost: The Full Practical Competency is $50 (+gst)

Location: The Hospice Offices, 547 Te Atatu Rd, Te Atatu Peninsula

Pre-requisite: E-Learning modules must be completed before attending the workshop. These take approximately 2 hours to complete (although do not have to be completed in one setting).      

To register for the online modules, visit or contact us at for assistance.

There is no charge to complete the e-learning.

Workshop Details:                  

This is a face-to-face workshop and assessment only.  

We recommend that you register your interest in the assessment workshop by contacting as numbers will are limited.  

 Further information is available here

Certificates awarded for completion and endorsed by Hospice NZ.

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