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FReedom to Explore Sexual Health (FRESH) Course 

SHine SA offers the FRESH course, ReFRESH Forums and other modules providing opportunities for workers and students to explore their own attitudes towards sexual health and relationships education, so that they will be better placed to support their clients.

While at this time our courses are targeted at workers and students in the Community Services and Health sectors in specific areas (Disability; Youth and Community Work; Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health; Mental Health; and Culturally & Linguistically Diverse communities), people from other sectors may also find them valuable. Please note we can also develop and provide tailored training for your specific sector or workplace – see Tailored Training.

FRESH aims to provide workers with an increased level of knowledge and confidence when working with clients and colleagues in the area of sexual and reproductive health and relationships education. Many activities and resources explored within SHine SA’s training courses can be adapted by participants for later use with their own clients and/or community groups.


Course information

The FRESH Courses are face-to-face programs which are completed in a 2 or 3 day period.

Topics include: Sexuality & Sexual Health; Sex & the Law; Gender & Power; Sexual Diversity; Anatomy & Physiology; Contraception; Pregnancy Options; Sexual Violence; Sexual Pleasure; Safer Sex; Sexually Transmitted Infections; Providing sexual health information to clients.

Content will normally be tailored to the specific issues facing each broad client and worker group, and introduce participants to a range of resources they can use with their communities of interest.

  • Metropolitan FRESH courses will normally target workers in a specific sector with particular client groups, although all workers (and students in relevant areas) are welcome to attend any FRESH course.
  • FRESH courses in rural or remote areas may be negotiated for either specific worker groups or mixed worker groups (contact to enquire about FRESH Rural and Remote).
  • Some online learning and interaction may also be included. Full online versions are a work in progress.

Please read the FRESH Course Information Handbook for further information.


FRESH Assessment

Those participants who successfully complete assessments will gain experience and skill in addressing clients’ needs through program development, delivery and evaluation. They will also gain formal accreditation that can also be used towards a Certificate or Diploma in Community Services.

An optional assessment-based module is therefore available, which will explore scenarios and resources tailored to participants’ specific needs, enabling assessment in a nationally recognised sexual health competency (CHCCED311A - Provide sexual and reproductive health information to clients).

Additionally this module will include information and some early planning exercises for those participants who also wish to undertake a larger Workplace Project. After the module has been completed, those choosing this extension will plan, deliver and evaluate a multi-session education project with a group of clients or colleagues and later be assessed by a SHine SA worker in a more advanced sexual health competency (CHCCED511A – Develop, implement and review sexual and reproductive health education programs).


Course fees, dates and enrolment information

Concessions now apply for full time students (proof of full time status will be required).

For dates and enrolment details, please go to the individual FRESH page in which you are interested:

Aboriginal Workers

CALD Workers

Disability Workers

Mental Health Workers 

Rural and Remote Workers

Youth and other Community Services Workers

Tailored Training



SHine SA also offers a range of one-off, 1-3 hour forums covering single topics that relate to sexual and reproductive health and relationships. Some of these may be delivered in webinar format as time progresses.

For program and enrolment details see: RE-FRESH Forums



Unless otherwise indicated, courses will be held at:
SHine SA, 64c Woodville Road, Woodville
Parking off Bower Street. Close to Woodville train station.

Rural venues will be advised.



Tel: 8300 5317

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