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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.


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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 theory training, please view our upcoming courses and download the registration form.

The clinical component of IUD training is available to those who have completed the equivalent of 12 months of full time primary care, such as general practice, or 6 months full time equivalent work in a sexual health clinic or obstetric and gynaecological setting. Clinical training is limited to those who successfully complete an application form available after the theory workshop.

Supervised Clinical Attachment – Important Information

Our Northbridge premises located at 70 Roe St will be undergoing a much-needed redevelopment and will be closed until early 2024.

Clinical supervision at SHQ will be unavailable to doctors enrolling in this course until March 2024.

We apologise for the inconvenience and look forward to welcoming you at our refurbished clinic.

Please contact us if you would like to inquire about one of our preceptors providing clinical supervision and assessment of competency in your location during the Roe St clinic closure.


External Clinical Supervision

Supervised clinical training is available at SHQ, or in your own practice, for a fee.  Please contact us if you would like to enquire further about this option.

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. If you would like to attend the next workshop please view our upcoming courses and download the registration form.

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.


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