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This course delivers the theoretical and clinical knowledge required to become a nurse cervical screening provider. Course content is based on the Australian National Cervical Screening Program.
This course used to be called Cervical Screening & Introduction to Sexual Health (Nursing).
Course components and time commitment
- Face-to-face training: three days (100% attendance required). Includes lectures, demonstrations, workshops, group work and role-play.
- Tutor client session: 45 minutes within face-to-face training days.
- Online learning and assessment: minimum six hours (approximate) dependent on individual. Online learning assessment to be completed within three months of the face-to-face training.
- Development of clinical competency in providing cervical screening through clinical placements with a Victorian Preceptor Program (VPP) approved preceptor. A minimum of five unassisted cervical screenings are required to meet competency. A final assessment occurs with a Family Planning Victoria (FPV) approved preceptor and must be completed within six months of the face-to-face training.
Tutor client session
This 45-minute session provides an opportunity to practice new clinical skills in a supported learning environment.
Tutor clients are employed by FPV to role-play the part of a client presenting for cervical screening. You will perform a cervical screening consultation, examine the vulva, pass a speculum and mimic taking a cervical screening test. Sessions are facilitated by an FPV clinic nurse.
Tutor client sessions are a valuable learning opportunity and provide a unique three-way feedback process between all parties: facilitator, tutor client and student.
Tutor client sessions are held during the face-to-face training. Attendance is compulsory.
- Anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology in relation to cervical screening.
- The impact of Human papillomavirus.
- Primary and secondary prevention of cervical cancer and population-based screening.
- Cervical screening consultation and communication skills.
- Screening vulnerable and diverse populations.
- Management of results and your medico-legal responsibilities.
Entry requirements / Eligibility
- Registered nurses (Division 1) and registered midwives (Division 1) from all States and Territories are eligible to complete the course.
- Evidence of current national registration through Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) will be required as part of registration process.
- At least one-year of post qualification health care experience.
- FPV requires a National Criminal History Check (Police Check) to be conducted prior to all students completing clinical placements.
- Training may be considered for other health care professionals. This includes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers and/or practitioners and enrolled nurses (Division 2).
- Cervical screening: Nurse scholarships
Cancer Council Victoria offers financial assistance for Victorian Registered Nurses (Division 1) to become cervical screening providers. For more information please visit the Cancer Council Website. https://www.cancervic.org.au/f...
Who would benefit from this course?
Registered nurses and midwives wanting to provide cervical screening.
- Certificate of Competency: Cervical Screening
- Eligible to apply for Nurse Cervical Screening Certificate with Cancer Council Victoria.
Total Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours: 24
$1675 (GST free), including morning and afternoon tea.
901 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill