Contraceptive Implant (Implanon NXT) Train the Trainer Program

SHINE SA has developed a program to support practitioners to become a credentialed Contraceptive Implant (Implanon NXT) Trainer.

Becoming a trainer is an excellent way to extend your sexual and reproductive health knowledge and further develop your skills in teaching and training.

This course is open to South Australian health practitioners who have extensive experience in sexual and reproductive health and a minimum of 12 months clinical experience with insertion and/or removal of Implanon NXT. Experience in training and education is recommended but not mandatory.  

This program will provide trainers with the skills to equip trainees with up-to-date evidence-based knowledge and guidelines around the use of the contraceptive implant, insertion and removal and management of complications and side effects. This training is delivered in accordance with Implanon NXT Training Recommendations for Health Care Professionals.

The participant will be provided with training in teaching other health practitioners, facilitating learning and providing feedback and assessment. Health practitioners who insert but don’t remove contraceptive implants may also be eligible to provide training in insertion only. 

Course Outline

This course involves both online and face-to-face training. 

The online component includes 1.5 hours of self-paced online learning available through our online learning platform (Moodle).
Online training is then followed by a 1.5 hour face-to-face workshop. Virtual workshops for regional and remote applicants (RRMA 3-7) can be arranged with prior consultation. 

Our face-to-face workshop will include: 

  • learning objectives/outcomes for Implanon NXT training 
  • trainee requirements involved in Implanon NXT training 
  • Implanon NXT Trainer Skills and expectations 
  • Demonstrate your Implanon NXT insertion and removal techniques in a mock simulation training session.



Course Details


We encourage the following practitioners to apply: doctors, nurse practitioners, registered nurses or midwives with an interest in education and training as well as a commitment to providing ongoing training in Implanon NXT insertion and removal. 


To be eligible for this training you must have: 

  • current AHPRA registration as doctor, nurse practitioner, registered nurse or midwife 
  • minimum 12 months clinical experience with insertion and/or removal of Implanon NXT 
  • registered with the manufacturer as Implanon NXT inserter 
  • hold current Implanon NXT theory and simulation training certificate 
  • clinical experience and up-to-date evidence-based knowledge in contraception (evidence in current practice and relevant professional development) 
  • demonstrate Implanon NXT insertion/removal technique as per manufacturer’s training guidelines/PI – to be directly observed by an experienced Implanon NXT trainer 
  • agree to teach the standard Implanon NXT insertion and removal technique and comply with national standards 
  • agree to provide evidence of training (e.g. Certificate of attendance) to trainees who attend/complete training 



  • This education is accredited RACGP
  • This activity is accredited with ACRRM
  • Certificate of Completion



How to Apply

To apply for this program please complete the Contraceptive Implant (Implanon NXT) Train the Trainer Program Expressions of Interest Form.


Expressions of Interest Form

Course Cost


This cost covers a 1:1 session with a participant. Reduced costs for group sessions may apply.

Course Dates

Contraceptive Implant Train the Trainer Program EOI

Date: 19 March 2024
Time: 9:30am - 11:00am


Status: Closed

Contraceptive Implant Train the Trainer Program EOI

Date: 24 September 2024
Time: 9:30am - 11:00am

SHINE SA, 64c Woodville Road, Woodville

Status: Open
Expressions of Interest Form

For enquiries, please email or call 8300 5318.