Course Date(s)

Course Date(s) Duration Location Availability
Mon 14 FebThu 17 Feb 2022 4 days Live virtual classroom and online modules Open now
Mon 4 AprThu 7 Apr 2022 4 days Online modules and face to face (Box Hill) Open now
Mon 20 JunThu 23 Jun 2022 4 days Live virtual classroom and online modules Open now


All course participants who visit our offices are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. See more

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

This 4 day course is offered through either eLearning or face to face delivery. The face to face course will be held on site at Family Planning Victoria. For the eLearning delivery you will join us, using your own device, for a mixture of online modules and interactive classroom sessions. The course will also consist of online learning before and after the set course dates.

To choose which format you would prefer, see course dates as listed above. Please note that the availability of clinical placements will be reliant on COVID-safe planning.

Entry requirements / Eligibility

  • For the eLearning 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) enrolled nurses (Division 2) and registered aboriginal health practitioners 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.
  • 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


$1700 (GST does not apply)



Contact us

Clinical Education Unit

Telephone: 03 9257 0129 

Fax: 03 9257 0111