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Workshops, Training and Events


This section provides links to current workshops, training and events for people and organisations in the WA sexual health and blood-borne virus sector to build their knowledge and skills.

SHBBV training calendar 2016/2017

This calendar contains details of sexual health and/or blood-borne virus training and events available to staff in WA. See the SHBBV training calendar.

The Society of Australian Sexologists WA provides monthly professional development and reflection sessions. The upcoming training calendar is available here.

Date Event/Training Location Details
15 June 2017 SECCA Open Day - Tools for Teaching Sexuality Education City West Lotteries House, West Perth

As part of their agency open day, SECCA will be presenting information on new resources they have developed to assist with sexuality education. The open day will run from 9am to 3pm, with the presentation starting at 10am. To RSVP contact SECCA at or on 9420 7226 by 9 June 2017.

18 June 2017 Abstracts Submission Deadline - 2017 Australasian HIV & AIDS Conference & 2017 Australasian Sexual Health Conference Canberra, ACT

Abstracts for the 2017 Australasian HIV & AIDS (6 - 8 November 2017) Conference is currently open.

Abstract submissions are strongly encouraged from and about groups most affected by HIV and related infections, including but not limited to:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Global Indigenous Populations
  • People living with HIV (PLHIV)
  • Gay and MSM
  • Culturally and linguistically diverse populations
  • Women, children and young people
  • People who inject drugs
  • Sex workers
  • HIV, co-infection, HTLV-1 and related infections

Submission guidelines can be found here.

Abstracts are also open for the 2017 Australasian Sexual Health Conference (7 - 9 November 2017) that is running in conjunction with the HIV/AIDS Conference.

Abstracts in the following themes are being called for:

  • Clinical Sexual Health
  • Laboratory and Basic Science
  • Psycho-Social
  • Health Education
  • Health Promotion
  • Reproductive Health
  • Sexuality and Genders
  • Epidemiology
  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Young People
  • Social Marketing and Health Communications
  • Other

Submission guidelines can be found here.

15 to 17 August & 13 to 15 November 2017 Nuts and Bolts of Sexual Health Course Sexual Health Quarters, Northbridge, WA

Build your skills to work with young people around relationships and sexual health!

Young people want to talk about relationships and sexual health, but it’s not always easy! This course will help you open that potential can of worms and handle those tricky moments that might follow.

Nuts and Bolts develops the core knowledge, attitudes and skills required to provide information and support for young people around respectful relationships and sexual health issues.

This course has been designed for people in the youth sector. It is also suitable for a wide range of people working in the community including Aboriginal health workers, AIEOs, SEWB workers and other mental health workers, drug and alcohol workers, health promotion officers, nurses, midwives and teachers.

Nuts and Bolts is made up of one core day and two full day electives. The core is a pre-requisite for all electives. Participants have 12 months to complete all three days to receive a Nuts and Bolts certificate.

Core (one day) - You and your role: young people’s sexual health and rights
Elective 1 (one day) - Sex and drugs, safety and pleasure
Elective 2 (one day) - Contemporary sexuality: sex and ethics, diversity and technology

All participants gain skills to:

  • Create a safe space and talk about relationships and sexual health
  • Provide information and discuss a range of sexual health topics and issues
  • Promote informed choices, motivate positive choices and healthy behaviours
  • Provide appropriate support and referral for young people with sexual health concerns

The registration form for the course can be found here.

- Your Cultural Lens Online Interactive online cross cultural training package for health service providers. It takes less than 40 minutes to complete and modules can be paused and recommenced at any time.
- STI e-learning: A resource for health professionals Online

This free online learning program aims to increase knowledge and skills in managing sexually transmitted infections through the education of medical practitioners, nurses and other professionals in Western Australia. The program involves two modules: a test and certificate of completion are available at the end of each module should you want to claim continuing professional development points. Module 1 will take approximately 3 hours to complete, and module 2 approximately 5 hours to complete. You may return to the modules at any time.

The Special Module for Nurses is to train rural and remote nurses in Western Australia to provide treatment for sexually transmitted infections (chlamydia and gonorrhoea) to patients aged 16 years or above in accordance with the operational policies of the Department of Health Western Australia.

- Hepatitis Education Project Online A free online learning program funded by the Department of Health Western Australia with the primary aim of increasing the delivery of a safe Hepatitis B and C treatment program to patients through the education of medical practitioners, nurses and other health professionals in Western Australia.
TBA Health Promotion 4 day short course Curtin University, Bentley Campus

This four day course will provide you with an understanding of the role and importance of health promotion and the broader concept of health within a community and national setting. You will develop the skills to plan, implement and evaluate a health promotion program.

Cost per person: TBA
Dates: TBA

Venue: Curtin University, Bentley Campus

For more information and updates on the short courses click here.