Please find listed a range of continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities in the area of women's health. The listing focuses on education from high-quality, not-for-profit providers and/or education that is provided free of charge.
This online network provides support for GPs, pharmacists and nurses working in primary care to deliver long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) and medical abortion services to women in Australia.
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CERSH is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services Victoria through a service agreement with the University of Melbourne, to work across the Goulburn Valley, Northeast Victoria and Loddon Mallee regions. Their learning modules are useful for anyone working in rural areas outside Victoria.
Rural Sexual Health Care - Online Learning Modules
The ten modules are free and accredited. They can be taken individually or as a group, with RACGP and CDP points allocated accordingly.
The Continence Foundation of Australia exists to serve all Australians by promoting bladder and bowel health.
The Continence Foundation has a range of continence courses for professional development. Courses have an evidence-based framework for midwives in how to assist women at risk of bladder, bowel and pelvic floor disorders.
Family Planning NSW is a leading provider of specialist training for doctors, nurses, teachers, community workers and other professionals. They provide courses for doctors, international medical graduates, nurses, midwives and training for organisations.
Cervical Screening upskilling
This course is designed to further develop knowledge and skills in the area of cervical screening; it comprises an online component, a face to face workshop and two cervical consultations with practice patients.
Contraceptive Implant (Implanon NXT®) Insertion and Removal Training for Healthcare Professionals
This face to face session aims to enable participants to safely insert and remove the contraceptive implant, Implanon NXT®.
Doctors IMG - Reproductive and Sexual Health in the Australian Context
This two-day course is designed for international medical graduates with limited experience in reproductive and sexual health in the Australian setting.
FPAA National Certificate in Reproductive & Sexual Health for Doctors
This course is offered face to face and online and covers contraception, cervical screening, sexually transmissible infections (STIs), menopause, men's sexual health, common gynaecological conditions and other topics in reproductive and sexual health.
This evening event is an exciting new series of topics for GPs, nurses and midwives. Offered three times a year, each Masterclass will offer a deep focus on a single topic of clinical interest in reproductive and sexual health. The Masterclasses will be brought to you by expert presenters selected for their specialist knowledge of each subject area, and will include with a variety of challenging case studies, delivered in a welcoming and collegiate environment.
Reproductive and sexual health essentials for GPs
This one-day course offers compact professional development focusing on best practice in reproductive and sexual health. It comprehensively covers the basics of reproductive and sexual health presentations in general practice, using interactive case studies as a backbone for each session. The case studies provide the starting point for teaching and group discussion, aided by the exploration of up-to-date clinical evidence and resources.
Reproductive and sexual health professional development day for nurses and midwives
This one-day professional development day is designed for nurses, midwives and health professionals and provides the latest news and changes in practice and research in reproductive and sexual health. Facilitated by Family Planning NSW Nurse Educators and guest speakers, the event covers the latest approaches, guidelines and resources to enhance your knowledge to better support clients around reproductive and sexual health. This development day is an opportunity for clinicians from across NSW to connect with experts and peers to discuss case studies and the application of new learning in their clinical environments.
Sexual Health Victoria (formerly Family Planning Victoria) has a focus on reproductive and sexual health care, education and advocacy. Sexual Health Victoria offers a range of face-to-face and online courses in reproductive and sexual health for doctors, nurses, teachers, community workers and other health professionals.
This course delivers the theoretical and clinical knowledge required to become a nurse cervical screening provider. Course content is based on the Australian National Cervical Screening Program.
Comprehensive sexual and reproductive health (nursing) course
This course provides up-to-date, evidence-based information on a broad range of reproductive and sexual health topics.
An interactive online learning module allowing participants to develop a detailed understanding of contraception options available in Australia and safely apply this knowledge using clinical case studies.
Copper IUD Insertion Course
This short online course is designed to focus on copper IUD insertion for practitioners who are already inserting hormonal intrauterine devices.
FPAA National certificate in reproductive and sexual health for Doctors.
This comprehensive course provides education for excellence in the delivery of sexual and reproductive health in primary care for doctors. Nurse practitioners may also be eligible.
Women's reproductive and sexual health
This course provides foundation skills for doctors wanting to gain experience in women's health, and international medical graduates who have limited experience in the Australian context.
Vulvovaginal Health (Online)
Interactive case-based learning in vulval anatomy and common and important vulvovaginal health conditions, such as dermatitis, bacterial vaginosis, thrush, lichen sclerosus, vulvodynia, VIN and pigment changes.
NPS MedicineWise Learning provides health professionals and students with a range of learning activities and resources. All our courses are available free of charge.
National cervical screening program
This series of six modules provides training for healthcare providers who conduct cervical screening tests and follow-up management for women aged 25-74.
SHQ (Sexual Health Quarters) in Western Australia offers a wide range of education and training opportunities for health professionals in sexual and reproductive health including certificate courses, IUD and Implanon training, cervical screening training.
Certificate in Reproductive and Sexual Health for Doctors
This course covers reproductive and sexual health issues for both women and men at a post graduate level.
Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT is the leader in integrated sexual and reproductive health workforce development, including post-graduate sexual and reproductive health education for nurses and doctors in the ACT region. SHFPACT provides workforce skills development opportunities including training for doctors, GP registrars, nurses and midwives. They offer training for IUD insertion and working with people with disabilities.
Well Women's Screening Course
Designed and developed to provide nurses, enrolled nurses and midwives working in primary health care with the skills and knowledge required to undertake Cervical Screening Tests under the new National Cervical Screening Program Guidelines, and comprehensive well women's screening consultations.
Shine SA is a leading sexual health agency in South Australia. They provide a range of education and training programs and courses for health professionals including Sexual & Reproductive Health for International Medical graduates, Implanon training and cervical screening.
Cervical Screening Provider Course
This course is suitable for registered nurses/midwives, doctors and enrolled nurses working in general practice or primary health, and is intended for ongoing cervical screening practice.
Sexual and Reproductive Health Workshop
This is a 1-day interactive workshop for doctors early in their career looking for an introduction to Sexual and Reproductive Health. This workshop is intended to provide increased knowledge and confidence in sexual health including contraceptive pill prescriptions, cervical screening and sexual history taking.
Certificate in Sexual Health & CPD Modules
The Certificate in Sexual Health comprises a theory component and an optional clinical placement.
ThinkGP provides free, accredited, online educational activities for healthcare professionals.
Women's health education
Covers three key aspects of women's health: breast cancer, heavy menstrual bleeding and cervical cancer. Screening and management methods in light of the latest clinical guidelines are explored, as well as effective management methods and when to refer patients to specialists.
Busting the myths and redefining myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS)
ME/CFS is a complex, chronic, debilitating disease with systemic effects. It is estimated to affect up to 250,000 Australians, the majority of which are women. Produced in partnership with Emerge Australia, this module aims to educate GPs and others working in the primary care space about our evolving understanding of ME/CFS as an illness, and looks at some of the myths surrounding diagnosis and treatment.
True provides medical education and clinical training for health professionals. They offer face to face courses in reproductive & sexual health, cervical screening and contraception. They also provide online education.
Breast medicine for health professionals.
This is an online course that provides a solid foundation to managing common breast problems in clinical practice. The module provides information on the normal breast, breast lumps, and other common breast changes.
Cancer Screening Education for General Practitioners
This online course provides information, resources, and tools to support GPs and their practice in their ongoing role to promote and manage clients through the three cancer screening programs (bowel, breast, and cervical).
The course provides clinicians an evidence-based foundation to managing common genital dermatological conditions. The module consists of a series of slides in which are embedded with clinical images, diagrams, case studies and links to references and resources with assessment at completion of the module.
Introduction to sexual and reproductive health
The course aims to provide basic knowledge about aspects of sexual and reproductive health. The successful completion of this course enables the clinician to have a foundation to move on to further training.
Migrant and refugee reproductive and sexual health
This full-day training will increase the competency and confidence of health care professionals in communicating with patients from refugee and migrant backgrounds in aspects of reproductive and sexual health.
Sexually transmissible infections
This course provides a solid evidence-based foundation to managing common sexual health problems in clinical practice. The module provides information on the epidemiology, screening, clinical presentation, investigation and management for common and less common STIs.
Jean Hailes is a renowned and respected provider of high-quality, evidence-based, specialist women's health learning opportunities for health professionals.