Aboriginal Workers

SHINE SA provides a range of professional development opportunities for Aboriginal Health Workers and other workers who work with Aboriginal people to increase their knowledge and skills in the area of sexual and reproductive health and relationships.



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Course Outline

FReedom to Explore Sexual Health (FRESH) Course: Aboriginal Focus

The FRESH Course: Aboriginal Focus is a 2-day course for workers who wish to improve their sexual and reproductive health knowledge and address sexual and reproductive health and relationship issues within Aboriginal communities.

On completion of the FRESH course, you will:

  • have an increased level of confidence working with Aboriginal communities in the area of sexual health
  • have a better understanding of cultural sensitivities and how to engage around sexual health
  • be able to identify the sexual health issues faced by Aboriginal people in South Australia
  • be introduced to new sexual health language and communication skills to improve client/worker relationships
  • develop skills to yarn with clients about their sexual health needs
  • be exposed to appropriate Aboriginal sexual health resources

Tailored training is also available for this course to suit the needs of your organisation

Download flyer: FRESH Course: Aboriginal Focus


Aboriginal Workers

SHINE SA offer a 2-day course for people who work with young Aboriginal people: the Relationships and Sexual Health Education course

SHINE SA is able to offer training on request to individuals, organisations or groups of workers who are interested in the FReedom to Explore Sexual Health (FRESH) courses, but are unable or unsuited to attend those already scheduled. Topics regularly covered in the FRESH courses include (but are not limited to):

  • Sexuality & Sexual Health
  • Sex & the Law
  • Gender & Power
  • Sexual & Gender Diversity
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Contraception
  • Pregnancy Options
  • Consent & Sexual Violence
  • Sexual Pleasure
  • Sexuality & Culture
  • Safer Sex
  • Sexually Transmissible Infections
  • Providing sexual health information to clients

For further information or to negotiate a tailored program and associated fees and charges, please email shinesacourses@shinesa.org.au or phone 1300 794 584.

This course, developed for professionals, defines and explains all the options available to people experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. It is open to nurses, midwives, doctors, counsellors, community health workers, school counsellors, youth workers, Aboriginal Health Workers, and any professional who encounters clients with unplanned pregnancy.

More information: Pregnancy Choices Training

A range of books, journals and DVDs relating to sexual health and relationships is available from the SHINE SA Library. SHINE SA produces a range of resources including leaflets, booklets, fact sheets, manuals and posters. To view and order these resources see the SHINE SA resources section.

Course Cost

2-day FRESH: Aboriginal Course: $250

Course Dates

FRESH Course: Aboriginal Focus

Date start: 22 October 2020
Date end: 23 October 2020
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm

64c Woodville Road

Status: Open
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For all enquiries relating to education and training for Aboriginal workers, please contact us on 1300 794 584 or via email at SHINESACourses@shinesa.org.au.

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