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SHQ (Sexual Health Quarters) offers a wide range of education and training opportunities in sexual and reproductive health.

The main focus of our work is professional training in order to build workforce, organisational and community capacity to promote sexual health and respectful relationships. In addition to advertised courses, SHQ can design training to suit your requirements. Support and consultancy is available for organisations and professionals delivering sexual and reproductive health programs and services.

SHQ also provides sexual health community education programs in partnership with community agencies working with young people and Aboriginal people.

For information on registering for our courses please use the menu to the right.  For information on either the Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health for Medical Practitioners or the Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health (Nursing), including Cervical Screening Course please click the images below.



Medical Education

SHQ provides professional development for medical practitioners and other health professionals who wish to update their skills and knowledge in the area of sexual and reproductive health.

Nurse Education

SHQ runs several highly regarded and popular courses for nurses and other health professionals wishing to develop their skills in sexual and reproductive health.

Expressions of interest wanted – bringing sexual health training to your community

SHQ can offer the following theoretical education and training for nurses;

  • The Bare Essentials (Module 1 of the Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health) – a 2-day face to face workshop available for all nurses, including enrolled nurses and school health nurses.
  • STI Clinical Management (Module 3 of the Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health) – online learning and a half-day practical workshop.
  • Cervical Screening Theory (Module 2 of the Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health) – 3.5 days face to face
  • Contraception and Communication (Module 6 and 7 of the Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health) – a 1-day face to face workshop.

For Nurses to achieve a Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health they need to compliment education with clinical practice. If you would like to consider this further, please email clinc.ed@shq.org.au for an EOI form.

Working with Young People

SHQ offers training courses, consultancy and support for people working with young people in diverse settings to develop their skills to inform, educate and support young people around sexual health issues. This support can include some direct delivery of sexual health education programs.

Expressions of interest wanted – bringing Nuts and Bolts of Sexual Health training to your community

Download the expression of interest form for more information and to apply.


RELATE is an innovative and dynamic Respectful Relationships Education program that aims to provide teachers and students from years 7 to 10 with a comprehensive, evidence-based, good practice curriculum that promotes respectful relationships and sexual health using a whole school approach.


  • linked to the WA Health Curriculum 2016
  • linked to AITSL Standards
  • based on the latest respectful relationships research
  • based on the Relationships and Sexual Health Education (RSE): 12 Principles of Best Practice
  • based on the Health Promoting Schools Framework

Working with Aboriginal People

SHQ works in partnership with Aboriginal people and organisations to promote sexual and reproductive health for Aboriginal people and communities. We deliver a range of training courses and programs for Aboriginal professionals and community members and other professionals working with Aboriginal people. SHQ Educators, including Aboriginal Educators, are also available for delivery of sexual health education programs for Aboriginal young people and community groups.

Course fees

SHQ courses are part-funded by the WA and Australian Government Departments of Health and partly through course fees. There are subsidies and scholarships available that may assist you to access training.


Course subsidies are not currently available. Discounts may be available for specific courses, please read the registration forms carefully.


WA Department of Health Bursaries and Scholarships

Cervical Screening Scholarships for WA nurses and midwives.

The WA Cervical Cancer Prevention Program is providing scholarships to nurses and midwives working in private and publicly funded sectors that are committed to delivering cervical screening services.

The scholarships cover the cost (theory and clinical practicum components) of attendance at Sexual health Quarters (SHQ) Cervical Screening for Nurses course (theory delivered 26-29 November 2018 in Perth, clinical TBC with SHQ).For more information visit https://shq.org.au/course/cert-sexual-reproductive-health-nursing/

Applications close Friday 28th September 2018.  For more information visit the WA Health website: http://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Articles/U_Z/WA-Cervical-Screening-Provider-Scholarships or email cervicalscreening@health.wa.gov.au

Contact Us

For more information please contact Katrina Duncan via email or call 9227 6177.


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.