FPAA National Certificate in Reproductive & Sexual Health for Doctors

Doctors with a minimum of one year’s experience in general practice or O&G registrars can register for this 5-day nationally accredited theory course, which is followed by 7 to 9 clinical training sessions. Clinical training requires full AHPRA registration and current DCSI child related screening.

Course Outline

The FPAA National Certificate in Reproductive & Sexual Health for Doctors is awarded on successful completion of both the theoretical and clinical aspects of the course.

The 5-day theory course is nationally accredited and has a standardised assessment included in the course. 40 RACGP QI&CPD points (category 1) are applicable on successful completion of this course.

Topics include:

  • IUDs*
  • Contraceptive implant*
  • Common gynaecological problems
  • Menopause
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Cervical screening
  • Contraception
  • Infertility in general practice
  • Sexual violence
  • Andrology
  • Pregnancy options and abortion services
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Vulvovaginitis in practice
  • Sexual health difficulties
  • Sexual health: cultural implications for Aboriginal community
  • Prolapse and incontinence

*Please note: while Intra-Uterine Devices (IUDs) and contraceptive implants are covered as a topic in this course, this does not include IUD or implant insertion training. For further information go to IUD Insertion Training and Implanon NXT Insertion Training.

Clinical training is done after the 5-day theory course. The sessions are direct hands-on training at SHINE SA clinics, with support from senior SHINE SA clinicians. We are a secondary referral centre for men’s and women’s sexual and reproductive health. The clinics will extend your practical skills and knowledge. 40 QI&CPD points (category 1) are applicable on successful completion of the clinical sessions.

NB: At least one year of postgraduate experience in Australia is required. Participants should have an interest in reproductive and sexual health and preferably have some basic experience in gynaecological examination. Participants should also be currently working in a field which will allow them to reinforce their clinical training, such as General Practice or O&G.
Theory training is applied for on the assumption of the above and clinical sessions can be refused or terminated due to lack of basic competency.

Course Cost

$1800: 5-day theory course (includes a copy of Contraception: an Australian clinical practice handbook).

$770: 3-day bridging course
Only applicable upon completion of 2-day Introductory course within 12 months of the date of the bridging course.

$1000: Clinical Placement (7 to 9 sessions)
Only applicable upon completion of the full Certificate course within last 12 months
Click here to apply for clinical training.

Course Dates

FPAA National Certificate in Reproductive & Sexual Health for Doctors: 5-day theory course


Date start: 28 May 2018
Date end: 01 June 2018
Status: Open
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FPAA National Certificate in Reproductive & Sexual Health for Doctors: 3-day bridging course


Date start: 30 May 2018
Date end: 01 June 2018
Status: Open
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