IUD Insertion Train the Trainer Program

The IUD Insertion Train the Trainer Program supports doctors to educate and assist other clinicians in IUD insertion.

The IUD Insertion Train the Trainer Program is a blended training program with an online and face-to-face workshop component. It is aimed at medical practitioners who are currently very experienced in IUD insertions and are interested in becoming a trainer for other doctors in IUD insertion.

Course Outline

The predisposing activity involves completion of an online IUD theory course. This is an interactive online training program with information on IUD types, pre and post IUD insertion assessment and management of IUD complications.

The online component must be completed prior to a practical workshop (approx. 3 hours) which will involve reviewing current guidelines on IUD insertion and training. The workshop will also involve discussing practical considerations required for teaching IUD insertion in general practice. Case studies and role plays will be utilised to facilitate training situations and reflect on current clinical practice.

On completion of the theory component, IUD insertion trainers will go on to train another medical practitioner in IUD insertion to receive full certification from SHINE SA.

Relevant guidelines and a comprehensive training log will be provided to document the trainees IUD insertion experience as well as provide proof of training.  Clinical training can be undertaken either in the trainer’s practice or the trainee’s practice. SHINE SA does not facilitate clinical training for this course.

On submission of an IUD log trainees will be issued with a certificate of completion of IUD Insertion training. The IUD trainer will also receive a certificate of completion and can go on to supervise the clinical component of IUD insertion under the SHINE SA training program.


To be eligible for this training you must have:

  • a minimum of 2 years’ experience in IUD insertion in Australia
  • a minimum of 30 previous IUD insertions
  • maintenance of current IUD practice with at least 10 insertions per year
  • current registration with AHPRA as a medical practitioner
  • current medical indemnity insurance

Experience in both hormonal and copper IUD insertion is desirable.

Participants in the IUD Insertion Train the Trainer Program should have extensive experience in contraceptive counselling and have well-developed bimanual pelvic examination skills. Generally, this would mean participants have undertaken a FPAA Certificate in Reproductive & Sexual Health or a RANZCOG certificate or diploma, or have considerable experience in sexual health and gynaecology.

Application for IUD Insertion Train the Trainer Program is applied for on the assumption of the above and enrolment in training is at the discretion of the Coordinator of Medical Education and LARC Coordinator.

Tailored training for rural and remote doctors is available by application. For more information email shinesacourses@shinesa.org.au.

Course Details


  • This education is a CPD Accredited Activity under the RACGP CPD Program.
  • This activity is accredited with ACRRM, activity number 18896.

How to Apply

To apply for this program please complete the IUD Train the Trainer Program Application Form:

Application Form

Course Cost


For enquiries, please email courses@shinesa.org.au or call 8300 5318.