IUD Insertion Training

The IUD Insertion Training is a blended training program with an online and face-to-face component. It is aimed at Medical Practitioners who are already experienced in contraceptive consultations and cervical screening. A minimum of 2 years experience in general practice or obstetrics and gynaecology in Australia and unconditional AHPRA registration is a requirement of this course.


Course Outline

Theory training consists of an interactive online training program with information on IUD types, pre and post IUD insertion assessment and management of IUD complications.

This is completed prior to a practical workshop where IUD insertion technique will be demonstrated using simulated models. This also allows for discussion on practical issues regarding IUD insertion in general practice. Attendance at the workshop within 3 months of completing the online module is mandatory prior to clinical training.


Recognition / Accreditation

This education is a CPD Accredited Activity under the RACGP CPD Program.

This activity is accredited with ACRRM, activity numbers 18940, 18939 and 18937.


Clinical Placement

Clinical training will be arranged on successful completion of theory training and must be commenced within 3 months of the practical workshop. These clinics are supported by SHINE SA’s highly experienced IUD trainers. A minimum number of competent IUD insertions needs to be achieved. This generally takes 2-3 clinical sessions. Certification of competency is at the discretion of the Coordinator of Medical Education.

Applicants must be a Medical Practitioner with at least two years postgraduate experience, have current medical registration with the Medical Board of Australia and have unconditional AHPRA registration. Current DCSI child related screening is required. Adequate Professional Indemnity Insurance is the sole responsibility of the participant.

Please note: IUD insertion training does not include training in use of speculums for cervical screening.

Participants should have extensive experience in contraceptive counselling and have well-developed bimanual pelvic examination skills. Generally, this would mean participants have undertaken a FPAA Certificate in Reproductive & Sexual Health or a RANZCOG certificate or diploma, or have considerable experience in sexual health and gynaecology.

IUD training is applied for on the assumption of the above and clinical sessions can be refused or terminated due to lack of basic competency.



Training to become available throughout 2020.

To be placed on the waiting list for notification when the next intake is open, please email shinesacourses@shinesa.org.au  


Course Cost

Cost: $1330 (inclusive of clinical training)

Dates: To be announced. Please express interest via the waiting list.

Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Location: SHINE SA, 64c Woodville Road, Woodville

For enquiries, please email courses@shinesa.org.au or call 8300 5318.

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