Supporting professional development and nursing networks
All the sites listed have free online learning for sexual health, reproductive health and/or HIV.
You may have to register on some sites to access the free courses
NSW STI Programs Unit
STI Clinical Management
Australian STI Management Guidelines for use
in Primary Care
NICE – elearning for healthcare
Jean Hailes for women’s health
STI e-learning: A resource for health professionals
Melbourne Sexual Health Centre Case Studies
Continuing Professional Development
ASHHNA provides a template for Continue Professional Development (CPD) based on the APHRA evidence requirements.Download CPD Form
ASHHNA offers endorsement to organisations who develop courses and training materials for the specialities.
To apply for endorsement complete the form and send to ASHHNA
Find updates on sexual health, HIV and reproductive health policy, practice, resources and training from the organisations below:
HIV, sexual health and viral hepatitis
NSW STI Programs Unit
STI Testing Guidelines for MSM
The STI Testing Guidelines for MSM have been recently updated and reprinted.
Australasian Sexual Health Alliance
UK Genito Urinary Nurses Association (GUNA)
American Association of Nurses and AIDS Care (ANAC)
The 2nd edition of the ASHHNA Competency Standards for sexual and reproductive health and HIV nurses were launched at the Australasian Sexual Health Conference, Canberra 2011.
The Competency Standards provide a comprehensive guide to speciality nursing practice for Registered Nurses and Advanced Registered Nurses working in sexual health, reproductive health and HIV nursing outpatient care settings.
The document includes information on assessing competency, mapping to the Australian Nursing Federation competency standards for advanced registered nurses, a Continuing Professional Development Template and a guide for using the ASHHNA Competency Standards.
Feel free to print as many copies as you need for yourself or your workplace.
Sexual Health Competency Standards for Primary Health Care nurses Developed by ASHNHNA, APNA, ASHM and STIPU these competency standards support the development of sexual health nursing skills for primary health care nurses.Download Now
Each state and territory is able to organise their own sub-branch to discuss issues relevant to their jurisdiction.
There are currently no sub-branches, however if you would like to start one, please contact ASHHNA.