Youth & Other Community Services Workers

SHINE SA provides a range of professional development opportunities for workers in the youth and community services sectors 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

The FRESH Course (Youth and Community Services Focus) provides workers with an opportunity to share learning and build their confidence around sexual and reproductive health. The course utilises adult learning techniques, encouraging participation and activity based learning.

Course topics include:

  • Introduction to sexual health
  • Attitudes to sex and sexuality
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Sexually transmissible infections (STIs)
  • Contraception
  • Pregnancy options
  • Consent and sexual violence
  • Sex and the law
  • Sexual and gender diversity
  • Resources

On completion of the FRESH course, you will have:

  • an increased level of confidence working with clients in the area of sexual health
  • a better understanding of how values and beliefs may influence your practice in this area of work
  • a new vocabulary about sexual health and relationships to use when talking with your clients
  • practical skills to address clients’ sexual health needs through assessment, program development, delivery and evaluation
  • become familiar with current resources available and how to use them effectively with clients to explore the many areas of sexuality and sexual health

Depending on the priorities of the group, some content may be negotiated with the Course Coordinator, and some learning tasks may be offered online instead of face-to-face.



This course is currently under review. Future dates to be advised soon.

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To express interest in this course please email



Organisations, groups or individuals who are interested in the FRESH course but are unable to attend those already scheduled are encouraged to contact SHINE SA to discuss the possibility of tailored training. SHINE SA is able to offer training sessions of varied length and content for interested parties according to their needs. Fees will be negotiated directly with the training organisers.

Tailored Training enquiries:

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 and reproductive 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 our Online Shop.

This course is eligible for SHINE SA’s Scholarships for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Focused Workers. To learn more and apply for this scholarship visit Scholarships for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Focused Workers.

For all enquiries relating to education and training for youth and other community services workers, please contact us on 1300 794 584 or via email at

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