Course Date(s)

Course Date(s) Duration Location Availability
Mon 7 MayFri 11 May 2018 5 full days Box Hill Open now
Mon 3 SepFri 7 Sep 2018 5 full days Box Hill Open now


Course overview

This five day theory based course provides up-to-date, evidence-based information on a broad range of reproductive and sexual health topics. It explores the physiological, social and environmental aspects of reproductive and sexual health using current research findings, clinical guidelines and the knowledge and experience of experts in the field.

Course content

Lectures, demonstrations, workshops, role-plays, group work, and an assessment workbook address the following topics:

  • Sexual history taking
  • Medico-legal issues
  • Genital health
  • Contraception
  • Sexually transmissible infections
  • Blood borne viruses
  • Continence
  • Menopause
  • Breast health
  • Men’s sexual health
  • Pregnancy choices
  • Fertility awareness
  • Infertility and reproductive technologies
  • Sexual difficulties
  • Sexual assault and family violence
  • Working with sexual and gender diverse people
  • Disability and sexuality
  • Working with sex workers
  • Adolescent sexual health
  • Sexuality and aging

Please download a sample course program.

Who would benefit from this course?

Registered nurses (Division 1) and registered midwives (Division 1) are eligible to complete the course.

"I was looking forward to the FPV course but it still far exceeded my expectations. The staff and teachers were extremely enthusiastic and welcoming ... I particularly enjoyed the robust level of evidence based practice and high-quality research used by FPV ... this course has improved my practice in all areas, not just this particular specialty."

— Alice Kett, Attendee, Comprehensive Sexual and Reproductive Health (Nursing) course, 2016.​

Entry requirements / Eligibility

At least one year post-registration experience is necessary for all nurses and midwives enrolling in the course.

Evidence of current registration is required as part of the enrolment process.  Previous experience in the area of women’s health, reproductive and sexual health or community health is an advantage but not a requirement.

Recognition of prior learning is available to nurses who seek credits for previous study and/or existing skills (fees apply).

Assessment: Required

  • Attendance at all days of the course
  • Completion of workbook within three months of finishing the theory component of the course
  • Demonstration of clinical competencies during clinical placements with approved Victorian preceptors, if also completing the Cervical Screening (Pap Test) and Introduction to Sexual Health (Nursing) course.


Family Planning Victoria’s Certificate in Comprehensive Reproductive and Sexual Health (Nursing)

Nurses who wish to receive the full Certificate in Reproductive and Sexual Health (Nursing) must successfully complete both the Comprehensive Reproductive and Sexual Health (Nursing) courseand the Cervical Screening (Pap Test) and Introduction to Sexual Health (Nursing) course. This includes course attendance, completion of clinical placements and completion of assessment pieces within two years.  We recommend you complete the two courses in the above order to minimise your workload and the number of clinical placements.

2018 Cost

$1380 (GST free), including morning and afternoon tea.


To register, please download, complete and return the Nurse Registration Form 2016 to the Clinical & Community Education Unit (contact details below).

Course registration requires full payment of the course fees unless other arrangements have been made with the course coordinator.

For information regarding cancellation, please refer to our terms & conditions.


901 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill

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Contact us

Clinical & Community Education Unit

Telephone: 03 9257 0129 

Fax: 03 9257 0111