ASHM offers a range of face-to-face, webinar and online training courses specifically designed for health professionals and any other specific workforces that require sexual health education and training. 

ASHM tailors training courses to address the specific needs of the audience and epidemiology and service practicalities of the locality in which it is delivered. We use local experts to deliver the training wherever possible.  

We can develop and tailor courses to meet your specific needs. Please contact ASHM​ if you would like to discuss customised training for your workforce.  

ASHM is closely monitoring and considering the impact of COVID-19 on our staff, stakeholders and scheduled activities and events. Where feasible, all courses are being delivered in an online format. We acknowledge that this does not replicate the face to face experience, but are working to ensure a high quality, interactive learning experience.

 

Face-to-face and online facilitated training

 

Through case studies, presentations, group discussion and online learning this course will provide attendees with the introductory skills to incorporate STI and BBV screening within their workplace. Including sessions on why to screen for STIs and BBVs, stigma and discrimination, how to bring up the topic with clients, specimen collection and contact tracing. This course will be particularly relevant for nurses and midwives working in alcohol and other drugs, mental health, schools, general practice, justice health and refugee health. 

Duration: Online – 2 hours. Face to face – 1 day   

CPD: Online – 2 CPD hours. Face-face – 7 hours CPD (APNA and ACM endorsed activity) Certificate of attendance provided.

This intermediate level course is designed for nurses and midwives who are already providing care for patients who have or are at risk of BBVs and STIs and want to build on their existing knowledge . This course is particularly relevant for nurses working in, youth health, HIV, women’s health, midwifery and sexual health. Through case studies, presentations, group discussion and online learning modules the course will explore the nurses role in STI and BBV prevention, care and management. Sessions include clinical presentation and management of STIs, advanced sexual health communication, stigma and discrimination, contact tracing, HIV and viral hepatitis overview and prevention.

Duration: Online – 2 hours. Face to face – 2 days  

CPD: Online – 2 CPD hours. Face-face – 12 hours CPD (APNA and ACM endorsed activity) Certificate of attendance provided.

 

This workshop will provide primary care providers with the information and tools required to improve STI screening and care for their local community and key priority populations. The update will also cover strategies available for the prevention of HIV transmission, and highlight the importance of contact tracing and partner notification.

Duration: 3 hours

CPD: This education is a CPD activity under the RACGP CPD program.  

 

This workshop will provide primary care providers with the information and tools required to improve STI screening and care for their local community and key priority populations. The update will also cover strategies available for the prevention of HIV transmission, and highlight the importance of contact tracing and partner notification.

Duration: 90 minutes

CPD: This education is a CPD activity under the RACGP CPD program.  

 

This workshop will update primary care providers on changes in sexual and reproductive health provision and services during the pandemic. Expert speakers will raise awareness around STI testing and treatment, contraception and abortion in a COVID-19 context, and the vital ongoing role health professionals play in delivering this care.

Duration: 90 minutes

CPD: This education is a CPD activity under the RACGP CPD program.  

 

The Deadly Sex Congress is an annual forum for Queensland Indigenous Sexual Health Workers designed to update knowledge in the areas of blood borne viruses and sexual health, build workforce capacity and share community stories. It was first held in 2003 and has alternated locations between Cairns and the Gold Coast/Brisbane area. The Deadly Sex Congress is organised by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sexual Health Workers for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers through an Organising Committee Structure. 

Duration: 2-3 days 

CPD: Certificate of attendance provided 

 

Along with the annual Deadly Sex Congress, a number of Deadly Sex Updates designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and community workers are coordinated in various locations throughout Queensland each year. The content for the updates is determined through consultation with local health workers and is focused on BBV/STI workforce development needs and interests for the specific region. Past topics have included updates on STIs, HIV, viral hepatitis, contact tracing, community organisation presentations, cervical screening, and sessions on talking about sexual health and breaking down shame and stigma. 

Duration: 3 hours 

CPD: Certificate of attendance provided

 

 

Online learning modules

All online learning modules can be accessed at lms.ashm.org.au with a FREE login.
Once you have logged in, you can self-register for any activity by clicking on the ‘Course Catalogue’ button.

 

This course has been developed to provide primary health care nurses with an understanding of the most common sexually transmissible infections (STIs) - chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis, hepatitis A and blood borne viruses (BBVs) - hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV.  

Link: Access the online learning module (log in using your my ASHM log in or create a new account. Navigate to the Course Catalogue via the Courses menu item and then select Nursing)

 

Through interactive quizzes and case studies, Western Australian GPs and other health professionals can develop their skills to confidently discuss sexual health with patients, conduct guideline-based STI screening and testing, and initiate contact tracing. The module is an accredited learning activity with RACGP and ACRRM, and a certificate of completion is available.  

Link: Access the online learning module (log in using your my ASHM log in or create a new account, then search 'STI Testing')