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Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health (Nursing) 2017

July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018


Course Summary:

“This Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health (Nursing) is endorsed by ACN according to our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Endorsed Standards. It has been allocated 50 CPD hours according to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia-Continuing Professional Development Standard.”

The course has a theory component and a clinical practicum. The theory modules provide nurses with evidence based information on a broad range of sexual and reproductive health topics. Nurses will explore the physiological, psychosocial and environmental aspects of sexual and reproductive health using current research findings, clinical guidelines and the knowledge and experience of experts in the field.

Who Would Benefit From This Course?

This nationally recognised and ACN endorsed course is for registered nurses and midwives wishing to develop detailed knowledge and specialist clinical skills in sexual and reproductive health.

Entry requirements / eligibility

At least one-year post-registration experience is necessary for all nurses and midwives enrolling in the course. Evidence of current registration is required as part of the enrolment process. Previous experience in the area of women’s health, sexual and reproductive health or community health is an advantage but not a requirement.

Recognition of prior learning is available to nurses who seek credits for previous study and/or existing skills (fees apply). Some of the modules have pre course readings and or activities. These are compulsory and make up the assessment for each module.When you have registered and paid for your modules you will receive information on how to access your readings and pre course activities from the SHQ website. They will be available approximately 4 weeks from the date of attendance.

Learning Outcomes

  • SHQ Certificate in Sexual and reproductive health (Nursing)
  • Eligibility to be credentialed as a nurse cervical screening provider with a West Australian Cytology Service Provider Number.
  • Nurses who wish to receive the full certificate (Nursing) must complete all of the seven theoretical modules (some of which are online) and all of the required clinical practicum (see clinical practicum details below).
  • This includes course attendance, completion of assessments and completion of clinical placements.

Course Structure

Course structure

SHQ uses a wide range of educational strategies to accommodate for the differing learning styles of course participants. Information is delivered via lectures, presentations, workshops, group work and interactive activities.


Theory Component Modules Cost
(GST free)
1 The Bare Essentials (two day face to face course plus study guide) 22 CPD hours $395.00
2 Cervical Screening (3.5 day face to face course) 30 CPD hours $700.00
3 STI Clinical Management ( one day face to face course or online option ) 7.5 CPD hours $140.00
4 Men, Women and Sex (half day face to face course or online option) 2 CPD hours $40.00
5 Men’s Sexual and Reproductive Health (half day face to face or online option) 2 CPD hours $30.00
6 Contraception in Practice (full day course) 6.5 CPD hours $100.00
7 Communication and Motivational Skills in Sexual Health. (short two hour module incorporated with module 6 contraception in practice) 2 CPD hours $40.00
Total for individual modules $1445.00


Nurses can complete the theoretical modules in any order as a block over two weeks or as separate modules. Nurses must complete all modules within a two-year period.


All of the theoretical modules are assessable. Nurses are given time (6 weeks) to submit assignments. Nurses are not eligible to complete the clinical practicum until all relevant assessments have been received by the Manager of Clinical Education.

Dates Offered

Module 1. The Bare Essentials

Nurses will explore and develop their personal knowledge on a range of fundamental and “of the moment” sexual and reproductive health topics. For example,

  • Concepts of sexuality and sexual health
  • Values attitudes and beliefs
  • Language of sex
  • Sex and diversity
  • Sexuality through the lifespan
  • Sex and gender
  • Sex and the law
  • Sex and the impact of technology

Join us at SHQ, expand your mind, be challenged and leave with a desire to learn more. The perfect launch pad for those nurses wishing to build further skills in sexual and reproductive health education and or clinical practice.

Dates: 12 to 13 June 2018
Time: 9.00am – 4.30 daily

Module 2. Cervical Screening

This module meets the National Standards for Cervical Screening Providers.

Nurses will become competent to provide cervical screening and preventative health checks to eligible women on behalf of a supporting doctor. Successful participants are able to credential as Cervical Screening Providers with the WA Cervical Cancer Prevention Program (WACCPP).

Topics include:

  • Cervical screening
  • Breast health
  • Pelvic floor and continence
  • Common gynaecological issues
  • Taking a well women’s sexual health history
  • Menopause

12 to 15 February 2018
18 to 21 June 2018


Day 1-3 9am- 5 pm
Day 4 9am – 1 pm

Module 3. STI Clinical Management

“Sex, it can be catching”

Option 1. Face to Face interactive workshop.

A really comprehensive walk through the steps of STI clinical management for Nurses.


  • Information about common STI’s and BBV’s
  • Taking a comprehensive sexual history
  • Ordering the correct tests
  • Treatment protocols
  • Managing result and follow up
  • Contact tracing and partner notification
Option 2. Online option. Same topics different delivery method

For those who prefer this type of learning or who find it difficult to attend the face to face workshop.

Dates: 14 June 2018
Time: 9.00am – 5pm daily.

Module 4. Men women and sex

Are women really from Mars and men from Venus? Join us as SHQ hosts a highly regarded presenter to examine men’s and women’s sexual function and dysfunction.

Dates: 21 June 2018
Times:1.45pm to 3.15pm

Module 5. “An Australian Minority”? men’s sexual and reproductive health

A short and sweet online module which includes:

  • How to engage and work with men in sexual health
  • Male Anatomy &Physiology
  • Common male sexual and reproductive health issues
  • PSA screening, “the bottom line”
  • Hot topics for men in 2017

Module 6. Contraception in Practice “Clued up or Cluless”

A don’t miss five hour face to face workshop especially if you are working in primary health care or are a midwife. Essential for any nurse who wants to expand their skills to insert Implanon and IUD.

Module 7. Communication and motivational skills in Sexual Health

“A truly life changing two hours”

Strongly recommended for all nurses and midwives. Motivational interviewing is a technique that can be learned by anyone. It is a method that works on facilitating and engaging intrinsic motivation within the client in order to change behaviour

Learn how to apply this to the sensitive area of sexual and reproductive health.

Dates: 15 June 2018
Times: 9am to 5pm

Further Information

Please email sonya Arcidiacono: for more information



July 1
June 30, 2018


SHQ Northbridge
70 Roe St
Northbridge, WA 6003 Australia
(08) 9227 6177


Sonya Arcidiacono
(08) 6164 7972


SHQ offers a range of professional services including testing and treatment of STIs, contraception information and supply, unplanned pregnancy, Pap smears, STI drop-in clinics and counselling.