FPAA National Certificate in Reproductive & Sexual Health for Doctors

Online & Box Hill  |  Fees apply

Course Date(s)

Course Date(s) Duration Location Availability
Mon 7 FebThu 10 Feb 2022 17hrs online + 4 days Live virtual classroom and online modules Open now
Mon 2 MayThu 5 May 2022 17hrs online + 4 days Online modules and face to face (Box Hill) Open now


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

This intensive and comprehensive course for doctors provides training for excellence in the delivery of sexual and reproductive health in primary care.

Course Overview

  • Reproductive anatomy and physiology
  • Communicating about reproduction, sex and diversity
  • Primary care andrology
  • Primary care gynaecology
  • Fertility
  • Unintended pregnancy choices
  • Contraception
  • Sexually transmissible infections
  • Specific populations and circumstances

Participants will be required to attend a series of interactive face to face or 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 self-paced online modules that they may undertake in their own time. For more information see the provisional February course program here, and the provisional May course program here.

The course comprises

Theory: The theory course component consists of online modules both before and after the course dates.

The scheduled course dates will be held either face to face at our Box Hill offices, or via virtual classroom for interactive sessions from your own device. Please check course dates above which indicate whether the four day program will be held face to face or by virtual classroom.

The online learning modules can be accessed up to 4 weeks prior to the face-to-face or virtual classroom course dates.

Written exam: Open-book format (short answer and multiple-choice questions)

Role-play exam: Role play case exam comprising a doctor/patient scenario, either held by video link or face to face.

Clinical placements: Minimum of 7 practical sessions at our Box Hill or city clinic (3.5 hours each)

It is possible to undertake the clinical placements in another state. In this case, please pay the theory and exam fee to FPV, and contact the family planning organisation in your selected state to arrange your clinical placements. Please note: fees and arrangements of other family planning organisations may vary from those of FPV and availability of clinical placements may vary.

Course completion extensions will be provided with increased flexibility in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Who would benefit from this course?

Medical practitioners

"Fantastic course! Would definitely recommend for anyone interested in increasing their knowledge of sexual health."

— 2018 participant

Entry requirements / Eligibility

Each participant must hold an MBBS or equivalent.

Participants should have completed a minimum of 1 year post internship and have some general practice or gynaecology outpatients experience.

Our Women’s Reproductive and Sexual Health course is available for medical practitioners who have more limited experience of women’s reproductive and sexual health in the Australian context.

To undertake the practical component, participants must have current medical registration with AHPRA and current medical indemnity insurance.

If you have any restrictions on your registration, please discuss these prior to registering for clinical placements to check eligibility.

All course participants completing any of their clinical placement component at Family Planning Victoria sites must obtain a national police check (included in the cost of course). This must be processed and accepted before placement can commence, which can take over a week.

All course participants registering for clinical placements must have done Implanon NXT Education & Simulation Practice course or equivalent (must have included simulation practice) prior to starting placements.


The FPAA National Certificate in Reproductive and Sexual Health for Doctors is awarded to participants who successfully complete the theory, exam and clinical placements.

Participants who choose to only complete the theory course receive an FPV Statement of Attendance and are eligible for 40 RACGP Accredited Women’s Health points.

To be awarded the FPAA National Certificate in Reproductive and Sexual Health the participant is required to pass all course requirements, including examinations and clinical competencies.

"I loved this course, didn’t want it to end! It was informative, enjoyable, incredibly well organised and provided up to date information."

— 2018 participant

Accreditation / Recognition

RACGP accreditation:

Theory: 40 RACGP CPD Accredited Activity Women’s Health points apply (accredited 2020-22 triennium)

Clinical: 40 RACGP CPD Accredited Activity Women’s Health points apply (accredited 2020-22 triennium)

Grant eligibility:

Theory course RACGP Rural Procedural Grant approved for 5 day Obstetrics grant.

Clinical course RACGP Rural Procedural Grant approved for 4 day Obstetrics grant



  • Theory course only - $1820 (GST does not apply)
  • Theory and exam course - $2120 (GST does not apply)
  • Theory, exam and clinical placements - $2990 (GST does not apply)


Register online

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


901 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill


Contact us

Clinical Education Unit

Telephone: 03 9257 0129 

Fax: 03 9257 0111 

Email: clinicaleducation@fpv.org.au