The Certificate in Sexual Health equips nurses and midwives with detailed knowledge and clinical skills in sexual and reproductive health. The Certificate in Sexual Health – Theory provides an intensive learning program with a broad range of sexual and reproductive health topics.
Participants have two options in completion:
The Certificate in Sexual Health – Theory includes online learning modules and a 5-day face-to-face course with follow up assignments. The compulsory online learning modules need to be completed and assessed prior to attending the face-to-face course. These activities are provided one month prior to attendance.
Topics covered include:
The Certificate in Sexual Health Theory will be awarded once the course has been attended and all follow up course work plus the final assignment has been completed.
To be eligible for the theoretical component you must have:
The optional clinical placement aims to consolidate the theory component and prepare registered nurses and midwives to become skilled beginner Sexual Health Nurses. Non-judgmental, sensitive and inclusive care is modelled while developing competence in clinical procedures. Graduates also develop skills in individual client education and will have access to comprehensive information and resources.
The clinical placement equates to 6 days which may be offered as full or half day sessions. This will occur over a 2–3-week period and will be negotiated on an individual basis for successful applicants. Leave from the applicant’s workplace may need to be arranged to enable this placement.
Experienced sexual health RN/Ms provide mentorship throughout the placement, which uses the ASHHNA competencies for assessment.
Acceptance into the clinical component is via individual application and cannot be guaranteed.
Assessment of the clinical component includes:
To be eligible for the clinical training sessions you must:
Clinical placements are prioritised for those who work in a related area with SHINE SA’s communities of interest, or have demonstrated a commitment to sexual health nursing/midwifery.
“I have learnt so much during this course. I love that all the presenters displayed so much passion & knowledge. Lived experience of some of the presenters also brought unique knowledge that enhanced my learning.” – Certificate course participant
“Amazing course as a whole! Well run, lovely premises and fabulous to have lived experience presenters. I loved that the course had such a focus on diversity, well-being, inclusiveness and sex positivity. Pre workshop modules were really great too!” – Certificate course participant
The Certificate in Sexual Health is awarded on successful completion of both the theoretical and clinical aspects of the course.
A Certificate in Sexual Health (Theory Only) is awarded on completion of the theory course.
Certificate in Sexual Health – Theory: $1,445
Clinical Placement: $2,355
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