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[COURSE FULL] Nuts and Bolts of Sexual Health – March 2020

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March 10 @ 9:00 am - March 12 @ 4:30 pm


Course Summary:

Build your skills to work with young people around relationships and sexual health!

Young people want to talk about these things, but it’s not always easy! This course will help you open that potential can of worms and handle those tricky moments that might follow.

Nuts and Bolts develops the core knowledge, attitudes and skills required to provide information and support for young people around respectful relationships and sexual health issues.

Nuts and Bolts is made up of one core day and two full day electives. The core is a pre-requisite for all electives. All three days must be completed within 12 months for a Nuts and Bolts certificate.

Day 1 Core – You and your role, sexual health, diversity and rights
Day 2 Elective – Bodies, pleasure and safety
Day 3 Elective – Contemporary sexuality: Respectful relationships, porn and the online world

All participants gain skills to:

  • Create a safe space and talk about relationships and sexual health
  • Provide information and discuss a range of sexual health topics and issues
  • Promote informed choices, motivate positive and healthy behaviours
  • Provide appropriate support and referral for young people with sexual health concerns

Who Would Benefit From This Course?

This course has been designed for youth workers and others in the youth sector. It is suitable for a wide range of people working with young people including Aboriginal health workers, AIEOs, SEWB workers and other mental health workers, drug and alcohol workers, health promotion officers, nurses and teachers. (Note for nurses: SHQ’s Bare Essentials is designed specifically for nurses, and is required for the Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health, or CNE points.)

Course Structure

Day 1 Core – You and your role, sexual health, diversity and rights

Day 1 sets the foundations for working inclusively and effectively to empower young people to make informed decisions about their relationships and sexual health. It includes an introduction to diversity in sex, gender and orientation, examines values and attitudes and presents an ethical framework for working.

Topics include:

  • Sexual & reproductive health & rights
  • Being a skilled helper
  • Gender roles
  • Ethical framework
  • Diversity in sex, gender & orientation
  • Safe and inclusive practice

Day 2 Elective – Bodies, pleasure and safety

Day 2 provides information on key sexual health topics including STIs and contraception. The workshop is jam packed with interactive activities that will increase your knowledge and confidence to provide appropriate information.

Topics include:

  • Bodies, pleasure and sex
  • Safer sex and STI prevention
  • Contraception
  • Unintended pregnancy
  • Answering young people’s questions

Day 3 Elective – Contemporary sexuality: Respectful relationships, porn and the online world

Day 3 explores contemporary issues in sexual health. We look at building young people’s capacity for respectful relationships. We explore consent and how young people can communicate what they want and what they don’t. We examine the messages young people get from pornography and consider how to enhance digital resilience and respect.

Topics include:

  • Respectful relationships
  • Consent
  • Pornography
  • The online world
  • Supporting young people with sexual health concerns
  • Referral pathways

Dates Offered


March 10th – March 12th 2020
September 22nd – September 24th 2020


9.00am – 4.30pm daily


70 Roe St, Northbridge, WA


Full course if booked and paid together – $300 GST free
Each individual day – $120 GST free (online registration is currently not available for individual days, please download the pdf registration form at the end of this page)

YEP Youth Sector discount (Online registration not available for discounted fees, please download the pdf registration form at the end of this page):
WA organisations that commit to sustained improvements in youth work practice on sexual health issues (as per the YACWA YEP Youth Sector Guidelines) are eligible for a significant discount to this SHQ training.

Discounted fee for full course if booked and paid together – $150 GST free
Discounted fee for each individual day – $70 GST free

To sign up to the Youth Sector Guidelines, please contact: Lorna – YEP Project Officer P: 08 9227 5440 | E: yep@yacwa.org.au

To receive the discount, you must be signed up to the guidelines before registering.

If you do not hear from YACWA, or have further questions about registration, please contact SHQ.

Further Information

For course enquiries or to register contact:

Kat Duncan, Library and Information Coordinator, SHQ |  katrina.duncan@shq.org.au | 9227 6177



March 10 @ 9:00 am
March 12 @ 4:30 pm


Katrina Duncan
9227 6177

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SHQ Northbridge
70 Roe St
Northbridge, Western Australia 6003 Australia
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SHQ offers a range of professional services including testing and treatment of STIs, contraception information and supply, unplanned pregnancy, cervical screening, STI drop-in clinics and counselling.