Education & Training

Short Courses

Australian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM)

Training provided online and face to face at the national level or Queensland, ACT, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia and New South Wales.

Subject areas include HIV, HCV, HBV, STIs/BBV, as well as specific nursing and midwifery courses. Offers courses for nurses in the following areas:

  • Curing hepatitis C in primary care (online) – nurse practitioners
  • HCV in Drug and Alcohol settings (proposed course)
  • Corrections webinar: opportunities and solutions for HCV care in custodial settings
  • Hepatitis B nursing: addressing the silent epidemic in primary care
  • STI and BBV Nursing: an introduction
  • STI and BBV Nursing: management and care
  • Sexual health in primary care

Albion Street Centre
NSW

Offers courses for nurses in the following areas:

  • HIV and Hepatitis testing, informed consent and giving results;
  • ABC of ARVs – HIV treatment for healthcare workers
  • HIV and ageing
  • Management of Exposures to Blood Borne Pathogens

Family Planning
NSW

Offers courses for nurses in the following areas

  • Contraceptive implant insertion and removal training
  • IUD insertion training
  • Reproductive and Sexual Health Clinical Accreditation Program (RSH-CAP) Theory Online
  • Reproductive and Sexual Health Professional development for Nurses and Midwives Online
  • Masterclass interactive webinar: vulval dermatology, infertility and pre-conception including genetic carrier screening
  • Masterclass Webcasts: cervical screening and colposcopy; hormonal IUDs; menopause, Abortion a GPs toolkit

ACON
NSW

Online courses for a range of service providers:

  • LGBTQ Introduction
  • Asking questions on gender and sexuality
  • LGBTQ inclusive practice
  • LGBTQ Inclusive Practice in the aged care sector
  • eLearning for GPs: suicide prevention for lesion, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people

Sexual Health Quarters
Western Australia

Offers a broad range of courses for doctors, nurses, community workers and educators as well as counselling courses.

  • Contraceptive implant insertion and removal training
  • IUD insertion training
  • Reproductive and Sexual Health training – general or cervical screening
  • Unplanned pregnancy
  • Clinical update session – contraception
  • STIs in WA for Primary Care
  • STARS – Start Talking About Relationships and Sex with Aboriginal people
  • LGBTI+ diversity workplace training

True Relationships and Reproductive Health
Queensland

True Relationships and Reproductive Health provides course online or based in Brisbane

Courses for nurses in the following areas:

  • Cervical screening
  • Contraceptive implant insertion and removal training
  • IUD insertion training
  • Introduction to Reproductive and Sexual Health training – with multiple modules
  • Migrant and refugee sexual and reproductive health
  • Responding to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting/Circumcision
  • Unplanned pregnancy
  • Genital dermatology

Central Queensland University
Queensland

CQUniversity is Australia’s largest regional university, a leader in online education and ranked among the world’s top 600 universities. CQU is regarded as one of the nation’s most inclusive and engaged universities and offers short courses related to sexual health.

Sexual Health Victoria
Victoria

Sexual Health Victoria offers courses for nurses in the following areas:

  • Cervical screening
  • Comprehensive sexual and reproductive health (nursing course
  • Contraception
  • Copper IUD insertion course (for candidates who are already inserting hormonal IUDs)
  • Implanon NXT insertion and removal training course for registered nurses & midwives
  • Let’s talk about sex: addressing the needs of young people (nursing)
  • Unplanned pregnancy
  • Vulvovaginal health

The Royal Women’s Hospital
Victoria

Founded in 1856 as a place where disadvantaged women could give birth safely and receive proper medical care, the Royal Women’s Hospital is among the oldest and most distinguished women’s hospitals in the world.

The Women’s annual education and training program includes tailored short courses and seminars on subjects ranging from breastfeeding education to women’s infectious diseases. Check this site regularly for new courses offered throughout the year.

Postgraduate Courses in Sexual Health

Master of Science in Medicine (Sexual and Reproductive Health), University of Sydney
NSW

Graduate Certificate of Science In Medicine (Sexual and Reproductive Health), University of Sydney
NSW

Reproductive and Sexual Health Clinical Accreditation Program (RSH-CAP) at Family Planning NSW is affiliated with the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)
NSW

Graduate Certificate in Sexual Health, University of Melbourne
Victoria

La Trobe University – Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society
Victoria

Other Postgraduate Qualifications

Graduate Diploma in Forensic Medicine is run through Education Centre Against Violence (ECAV) and enables nurses to become a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)
NSW

Society of Australian Sexologists
National Branches

Master of Public Health Courses
National

Courses run in universities in all states and territories. MPH contains courses that are highly relevant to the field of sexual health and HIV and there are often electives in these fields.

ASHHNA provides a template for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) based on the AHPRA evidence requirements.