Course Date(s)

Course Date(s) Duration Location Availability
Mon 26 OctThu 29 Oct 2020 4 days eLearning Fully booked
Mon 19 AprThu 22 Apr 2021 4 days Box Hill Open now


Course overview

This 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

  • Reproductive anatomy and physiology
  • Sexual history taking
  • Discussions covering reproduction, sex and diversity
  • Vulval and vaginal health
  • Penis, prostate and testicular health
  • Menopause
  • Pregnancy choices
  • Contraception
  • Sexually transmissible infections
  • Young people, sex and the law

For this course, participants will be required to attend a series of interactive live virtual classroom sessions at designated times during the day. Due to course requirements these sessions must be attended at the scheduled times and cannot be watched at a later date. In addition participants will be required to complete a series of eLearning modules that they may undertake in their own time. For more information see the provisional timetable here (subject to change).

The course

Theory: The October course will be delivered using a mixture of online learning and virtual classroom sessions. Content from these online session will be accessible during and after the course dates. During the course, a virtual classroom schedule will enable you to join our presenters in interactive sessions online.

We are not in a position to be able to offer clinical placements at present. Clinical placements will be available again in the future.

Entry requirements / Eligibility

  • For the October course, access to an electronic device such as a computer or tablet and access to the internet.
  • Registered nurses (Division 1) registered midwives (Division 1) and enrolled nurses (Division 2) 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.
  • Training may be considered for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers and/or practitioners.
  • Previous experience in reproductive and sexual health is an advantage but not a requirement.
  • Family Planning Victoria requires a National Criminal History Check (Police Check) to be conducted prior to all students completing clinical placements.

"Truly wonderful course, fantastic nurse educators and doctors. The environment was inclusive and nurturing. I have come away not only feeling that I have learned quite a bit about sexual health but also more positive about nursing and how I can better support patients in future.”

— 2020 participant

Who would benefit from this course?

Registered nurses (division 1) and registered midwives (division 1) wanting to gain a broad overview of reproductive and sexual health.


Family Planning Victoria’s Certificate of Completion: Comprehensive Sexual and Reproductive Health (Nursing).

Total Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours: 45


October 2020 course: $1465 (GST does not apply)

April 2021 course: $1600 (GST does not apply)



Contact us

Clinical Education Unit

Telephone: 03 9257 0129 

Fax: 03 9257 0111