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Fertility, infertility and preconception e-learning course

This course provides an overview of fertility awareness and preconception care, the causes of infertility and indications for specialist referral.

General practitioners, along with other primary healthcare professionals, are ideally placed to provide information and education that may optimise the fertility potential of individuals and the health of the pregnancy and the baby[1].

This four-hour course has been developed to improve health professionals’ knowledge and understanding of fertility, preconception care (PCC) and infertility. It provides an overview of fertility awareness and PCC, the causes of infertility, and indications for specialist referral.

By the end of the course, health professionals working in primary care will be able to deliver evidence-based, best-practice PCC with improved knowledge and confidence.

The course has been developed in collaboration with Dr Karin Hammarberg, Senior Research Officer at the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority (VARTA), and Jean Hailes specialist women's health GP Dr Amanda Newman.

Learning outcomes:

The course aims to enable health professionals to:

  • outline the importance of a preconception care (PCC) plan
  • summarise best-practice approaches for increasing fertility awareness within general practice
  • distinguish between factors that influence fertility and pregnancy health
  • recognise infertility indications requiring specialist referral.

Find CPD information further down this page.

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CPD information

Accreditation of e-learning courses for CPD

Jean Hailes education activities can be used to fulfil the CPD requirements of many registered health professions. Depending on your profession you may need to keep a record of some/all of the following: event date, provider, your learning needs in the area, the type of activity, content/details, learning outcomes, reflection on the activity, CPD hours.

Find out more on the CPD requirements of registered Australian health professions.

On completion of Jean Hailes e-learning courses you can fill out an online survey, after which your statement of completion will be emailed to you for your CPD record.


This activity has been approved by the RACGP QI&CPD Program in the 2020 - 2022 triennium. 40 CPD accredited course points – approved for Women's Health. The activity number is 191669.

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Fellows of RANZCOG can claim 1 point per hour for educational activities under the RANZCOG CPD self-education category.


This activity has accreditation for 6 hours as a distance-based education module, under the category for Obstetrics and Women’s Health. The activity code is: 20629


Jean Hailes for Women's Health is an accredited provider of high-quality continuing professional development activities for health professionals.

The content of each completed e-learning course will be assessed internally by Jean Hailes' RACGP QI&CPD accredited Education Activity Representatives. Participants may be asked to repeat and re-submit activities if they are do not meet the expected requirements.

RACGP QI&CPD points and statements of completion will only be provided once submitted content meets the required standard.