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Community Sector and other workers (FRESH)

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FReedom to Explore Sexual Health (FRESH) Course 

SHine SA offers the FRESH course, RE-FRESH Forums and other modules for workers in the Community Services and Health sectors working in the areas of Disability; Youth and Community Work; Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health; Mental Health; and Culturally & Linguistically Diverse communities.

FRESH provides opportunities for workers to explore their own attitudes towards sexual health and relationships education so that they will be better placed to support their clients.

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 course activities and resources can be adapted for use with one-to-one clients and/or community groups.


Course information

The FRESH Courses are 2 or 3 day face-to-face programs which may include optional assessment tasks on the final day about providing sexual health information to clients. Those participants who successfully complete the assessment will enhance their skills in addressing clients’ needs through program development, delivery and evaluation and also gain a nationally recognised competency (CHCCED311A - Provide sexual and reproductive health information to clients) that can also be used towards a Certificate or Diploma in Community Services.

  • Metropolitan FRESH courses will normally target a specific sector or client group, athough all workers are welcome to attend any FRESH course.
  • FRESH Courses in rural areas will be provided on demand (contact to enquire about FRESH Rural and Remote).
  • Some online learning and interaction may also be included.

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.

Please read the FRESH Course Information Handbook for further information.


Advanced Program Planning & Delivery Module

FRESH Course students can complete this extension and then plan, deliver and evaluate a multi-session education project with a group of clients or colleagues. This will involve assessment activities and a working relationship with one of the SHine SA workers. Successful students will be awarded a competency which they can use towards a Certificate or Diploma in Community Services (CHCCED511A - Develop, implement and review sexual and reproductive health education programs).


Course fees, dates and enrolment information

Please go to the individual FRESH page that you are interested in:

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.

Examples include: Sex, Health and the Law; Lesbian Sexual Health; HIV Epidemiology and Recent Research Developments; Working Respectfully with Transgender Clients; and more! Please contact us ( if you have any suggestions for other topics that you would find useful as a RE-FRESH Forum.

In 2014 SHine SA will be offering some of the topics in webinar format. More information will be released closer to the date.

More information: 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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