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.


Course Outline

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


Download flyer: Scholarships for FReedom to Explore Sexual Health (FRESH) Course: Aboriginal Focus 


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



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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 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

FRESH Course: Aboriginal Focus: $265

Course Dates

FRESH Course: Aboriginal Focus

Date start: 25 March 2021
Date end: 26 March 2021
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm

SHINE SA, 64c Woodville Road, Woodville

Status: Open
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For all enquiries relating to education and training for Aboriginal workers, please email

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