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External Professional Education Events

External Professional Education Events

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak some face-to-face events have been postponed and removed from this page. The following External Professional Education Events are being conducted online.

ONLINE TRAINING: FPAA National Certificate in Reproductive & Sexual Health for Doctors Theory (Online)

This training is for doctors (including GPs and GP registrars) who wishes to upskill in reproductive and sexual health using the latest clinical research and a flexible learning method, this course is for you.  This course is the theory only component of the FPAA National Certificate in Reproductive and Sexual Health for Doctors.  This blended learning course comprises self-paced online learning, interactive live case discussions, reflective learning, and assessment.

Content includes:

  • Update on contraceptive options
  • Contraceptive implant (Implanon NXT)
  • Current guidelines for STI screening including diagnosis and management
  • Unintended pregnancy options
  • Working with diverse groups including adolescents and people living with disability
  • Updates on the National Cervical Screening Program
  • Menopause
  • Men’s health
  • Other topics in the area of reproductive and sexual health


Clinical placements are currently suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions.

For more information https://www.fpnsw.org.au/fpaa-national-certificate-reproductive-sexual-health-doctors-theory-online


CPD: Participants who successfully complete all course and assessment requirements will be issued with a Statement of Attainment.

This education is a CPD Accredited Activity under the RACGP CPD Program. The activity ID is 202204.

ACRRM ID: TBC. 9 hours under the Educational Activities Category approved. 8 hours under Performance Review.


Cost: $2,360


Click here to register.


Australian Government Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccination Training Program

In preparation for Australia’s vaccine rollout, authorised COVID-19 vaccination providers must complete COVID-19 vaccination training. This will ensure our workforce is competent in the safe management and administration of COVID-19 vaccines.

The Australian Government has partnered with the Australian College of Nursing to develop and deliver free and accredited training modules.

The training is available for all authorised COVID-19 vaccination providers. This will include:

  • health professionals in hospitals
  • general practices,
  • state and Commonwealth vaccination clinics
  • Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations
  • pharmacies.

The training is also available for non-clinical and administration staff. They can access the non-clinical modules of the training such as handling, storage and administration.


Click here to find out more.

Online Hepatitis B s100 Prescriber Course

ASHM would like to invite you to our online Hepatitis B s100 Prescriber Course.

As a community practitioner you have been identified as a priority candidate. Should you wish to attend it is highly recommended you register as soon as possible. Registrations will be opened to a wider audience on 25 Feb 2021.

This free online training course is designed for general practitioners, other community-based medical practitioners and nurse practitioners to effectively diagnose, manage and treat chronic hepatitis B within their primary care setting.

Successful completion of this training and all course work will accredit  community-based medical practitioners to prescribe s100 highly  specialised drugs for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B in the community.

This course will take place over 3 weeks, involving a mixed modality of learning, including online learning modules, live webinars, case discussions and written assignments, giving attendees  an opportunity to discuss and practice strategies with peers and specialists.


The online learning sessions will be held from 6:00pm – 8:00pm (AEDT) on the following dates:

  • Learning Session 1: Tuesday 16 March 2021 
  • Learning Session 2: Tuesday 23 March 2021
  • Learning Session 3: Wednesday 31 March 2021

Live real-time attendance at these sessions is required to receive accreditation. 

Click here to register.

Learn How to Assess and Manage Concussion

Interactive webinar delivered by world-leading experts CPD approved by RACGP, ACRRM and ACEM.

Multiple opportunities to attend from March –July 2021

RACGP Accredited Activity.

Click here to register.

Changed behaviours associated with dementia utilising a stepwise patient-centred approach to management

Date: 25th March

Time: 7:00pm

Cost: Cost-free. This workshop is funded by the Australian Government.

The Dementia Training Australia webinar will provide GPs and health professionals with a structured approach to assessment of behaviours and their management, including understanding the importance of patient-centred care, as well as the concept of self-hood in developing strategies to alleviate distressing or challenging behaviours.

Learning outcomes:

• Identify behaviour changes associated with Dementia
• Implement a patient-centred approach to managing changed behaviour associated with dementia
• Implement a multidisciplinary approach to the management of changed behaviour associated with dementia

Suitable for
GPs, Primary Health Nurses, Health Professionals


Click here to register.




Frailty: Skills and Strategies for Shared Decision Making

Shared decision making is a consultation process that requires the collaboration between health professionals and patients to reach the most appropriate healthcare decisions. For clinicians, this requires complex skills to invite the patient to decision making process, present treatment options and discuss the evidence that balances risks, harms and expected outcomes alongside the patient’s values and preferences.

For patients who are living with frailty there are various timepoints where shared decision making may be key to the consultation, therefore requiring additional skills development.


Cost: Free (covered by the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation)

Date: Tuesday 20 April 2021

Webinar Sessions: This webinar intensive will be delivered in a 3 x 90-minute interactive workshop from 9:30am – 4:00pm.

Please note: Attendance is limited to 10 people.


Session 1: 9:30am – 11:00am

Session 2: 11:30am – 1:00pm

Session 3 2:30pm – 4:00pm


Please register your interest by COB Friday 12 March 2021 providing via email with the following information:

Clinical area:

80 words or less indicating how you would utilise this skills opportunity and your willingness to be part of continued work in this area.


Please note there may also be an additional one day session organised if people are able to self-fund, for example via Training Education Study Leave (TESL) or other means, at a cost of $900 per person. If you would like to be considered for that session please indicate.


For further information please contact me via email jenny.caspersonn@health.nsw.gov.au cc’ing Kate Lloyd kate.lloyd@health.nsw.gov.au