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MEdical Education



Current Courses and Workshops

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FPAA Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health for Medical Practitioners

This national certificate course covers the range of the sexual and reproductive health issues that are common in general practice. It is useful for GP Registrars, O&G trainees, and experienced general practitioners who wish to refresh their knowledge in the area. The theory component is run over a week, although participants can choose to attend individual days if they wish to. The clinical component is seven sessions of 3.5 hours each.

IUD Training

Theory workshops are held regularly throughout the year.

To register for the IUD training, please complete the online registration.

Those wishing to insert IUDs in practice will also require supervised clinical practice – normally this is three to four sessions of 3.5 hours each.

Cervical Screening

Cervical Screening eLearning Course now available online and is being offered for free by SHQ. Please click the button to create a login for yourself, then use the enrolment code ‘shq’ to access the course.

External Clinical Supervision

Supervised clinical training is available at SHQ, or in your own practice, for a fee.  Current fees (inclusive of GST) for supervision in your own workplace are $220 per hour of supervision and travel time, plus $1.10 per kilometre of travel.

Contraceptive Implant Training

SHQ contraceptive implant theory workshop covers:

  • Issues to cover during counselling about contraceptive implant use
  • Benefits, risks and contraindications to use of contraceptive implants
  • Insertion and removal techniques, including practice insertions and removals with simulation arms

Each workshop lasts for 1.5 hours, and the cost is $100. If you would like to attend the next workshop please click here to find our latest course dates and registration forms.

We are currently unable to offer clinical supervision at SHQ for the insertion and removal of contraceptive implants. It is recommended that the initial two to three insertions and removals are conducted in your own practice with the supervision of another practitioner with established contraceptive implant competency. If this is not possible, a clinical supervisor from SHQ to come to your practice may be able to be arranged. Please contact us if you would like to enquire further about this option.

External Clinical Preceptors

If you are an experienced sexual and reproductive health doctor, you may be eligible to be approved as an external preceptor for doctors undertaking the clinical training component of the Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health or IUD training. Please click on the heading, read the information sheet, and complete the application form if you wish to apply.


Course Booking, Fees and Refund Policy

Pre-reading Login If you have received your registration email, you can now access your course pre-reading through our secure site by clicking on the following button and entering the username/password you were sent.

Contact If you have any problems connecting to the pre-reading login please contact our administration staff on 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.