Sexual health training for health professionals
The Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) contracted by Queensland Health to support health professionals in Queensland by delivering quality HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health education sessions and workforce development programs.
ASHM continues to work in close collaboration with sector partners throughout Queensland in order to deliver these programs.
For all course and training opportunities being delivered in Queensland, refer to the training calendar on the ASHM website.
The NSW STI Programs Unit offers free online training modules on STI testing, management and partner notification for GPs and other primary care clinicians through the Think GP portal. To access the modules you need to create a Think GP user account and then search for ‘sexual health’. 2 modules will then appear: STI management in general practice: Key features, and STI management in general practice: Contact tracing.
Andrology Australia also provides a free eLearning portal offering male reproductive health education for GPs and primary health care nurses including content on engaging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and men’s business, and reproductive health in young adult males.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers
The No Shame: Yarn About It Training Video tells the story of Liz and Dan, sexual health workers in the ‘Harmony Bay’ clinic in Queensland and how they support the sexual health of their clients Tracey and Marcus. The video includes interviews with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sexual health workers.
This video helps Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sexual health workers to:
- support young people to feel safe about coming to their clinic
- break the ice and get clients yarning about sexual health
- balance the worker's own values and beliefs with the responsibility to be professional
- know the important things to tell clients about STI testing.
Viewers of this movie are respectfully warned some of the people whose images appear in the video may have passed away.
This resource was produced in 2012 by Family Planning Queensland (now known as True relationships and reproductive health), with funding from Queensland Health.
Video run time: 33 mins. Read the video transcript (PDF, 95KB)
- Police and blood-borne viruses, Australasian Society for HIV Medicine
- Antenatal testing and blood-borne viruses, Australasian Society for HIV Medicine
- True relationships & reproductive health delivers training for people working in different fields and offer online education, group webinars, half and full day training for professionals, school education programs including for students with a disability, as well as information sessions for families.
- Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ) runs a range of courses for professionals working with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
- STI e-learning: a resource for health professionals provides a free online learning program funded by the Department of Health Western Australia, delivered by Edith Cowan University in Western Australia.
- Hepatitis Education Project is a free online learning program funded by the Department of Health Western Australia, delivered by Edith Cowan University in Western Australia.
- Iris Education provides professional development with flexible delivery options focusing on reproductive and sexual health education for health professionals.