FPAA National Certificate in Reproductive & Sexual Health for Doctors

Box Hill  |  Fees apply

Course Date(s)

Course Date(s) Duration Location Availability
Mon 3 FebThu 6 Feb 2020 10hrs online + 4 days Box Hill Only 1 place left
Mon 11 MayThu 14 May 2020 10hrs online + 4 days Box Hill Open now
Mon 3 AugFri 7 Aug 2020 3hrs online + 5 days Box Hill Open now
Mon 16 NovThu 19 Nov 2020 10hrs online + 4 days Box Hill Open now


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
  • Talking about reproduction, sex and diversity
  • Sexual and reproductive health matters specific to men
  • Sexual and reproductive health matters specific to women
  • Fertility
  • Unintended pregnancy choices
  • Contraception
  • Sexually transmissible infections
  • Legal issues around sexual assault, family violence and young people

Please download a sample course program.

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

— 2018 participant

The course comprises

Theory: The February and November theory courses consist of 4 days onsite as well as around 10 hours of online learning prior to attending.

The August theory course consists of 5 days onsite as well as around 3 hours of online learning prior to attending.

Written exam: (short answer and multiple choice questions) 70 minutes

Role-play exam: comprising doctor/patient scenarios.

Clinical placements: Minimum of seven practical sessions (3.5 hours each).

  • During the first session, the participants observes the consultation.
  • In the sessions, where appropriate, the participant conducts the consultation and the FPV doctor observes.

Please note: book practical sessions at both FPV's Box Hill and Action Centre clinics.

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.

Who would benefit from this course?

Medical practitioners

Entry requirements / Eligibility

Each participant must hold an MBBS or equivalent.

It is recommended that participants 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 cost of course). This must be processed and passed before placement can commence, which can take over a week.


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 five day theory course receive an FPV Certificate of Attendance.

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 (pending for 2020-22 triennium)

Grant eligibility:

Clinical course RACGP Rural Procedural Grant approved for 4 day Obstetrics grant. Theory course approval pending.


  • Theory/exam/clinical - $2895 (GST free)
  • Theory/exam - $2055 (GST free)
  • Theory only - $1765 (GST free)

Registration includes the following:

  • a copy of Contraception: An Australian clinical practice handbook (4th Edition)
  • reference articles and pre-reading
  • Implanon NXT Insertion and removal practice on model arm (optional)
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

Please note: our catering is not sponsored by a pharmaceutical company.


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