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Workshops, training and events

This section provides links to current workshops, training and events that may be useful for people and organisations working to prevent and manage sexual health and blood-borne viruses in WA.






Sexual Health Nursing: Working with Young People

ASHM. This course will focus on training nurses to support young people to make healthier sexual health choices. It will provide an overview of STIs and BBVs and their mode of transmission, as well as pathways available for young people to access services for their sexual healthcare needs.

8-16 November



SiREN 2-Day Health Promotion Planning and Evaluation Course

SiREN. This interactive two-day course will build participants' knowledge and skills in health promotion planning and evaluation. Staff with experience in planning and evaluation and SHBBVs will join you on your learning journey. Contact to register. 

9-10 November

Curtin University, Bentley Campus


Feel Safe: Protective Behaviours for Young Adults

SECCA. This workshop targets strategies and skills of teaching Protective Behaviours to young adults. The full day workshop will address complex components of Protective Behaviours including problem solving and emergencies, wanted and unwanted touch, internet safety and pornography.

9 November 

West Perth


Mooditj Leader Training

Sexual Health Quarters. This is a four-day hands on course to build the skills and confidence to run Mooditj groups for young people. Aboriginal Educators take a lead role in delivering this culturally safe and fun course.

13-16 November



Health Promotion Short Course: Planning, implementing and evaluating health promotion interventions

Curtin University. This course is designed to build skills in evaluating and implementing health promotion interventions and is suitable for those already working in the health sector or those wishing to integrate health promotion principles into their field of work. 

14 August-12 November.

Enrolments close on 17 July. 



HIV s100 Prescriber Forum

ASHM. The 2023 Forum is an opportunity to dive into emerging areas of HIV treatment and management and discuss the contemporary issues facing HIV clinical care in Australia. 

17 November



Experiences of sexual healthcare among recently arrived GBM in Sydney

UNSW. Drawing on interviews with recently arrived overseas-born gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (GBM), this webinar will focus on the experiences of engaging with sexual healthcare services after arriving in Australia. 

20 November



Re-framing digital sexual health

UNSW. This webinar presents a narrative review of scholarly literature addressing the intersection of digital technologies and sexual health, to better understand how digital literacy is currently defined and assessed in this context. 

21 November



Understanding the needs of LGBTIQA+ patients in primary care

Sexual Health Quarters. Presented by Dr Sally Murray, participants will develop their understanding of barriers to health care experienced by LGBTIQA+ people in health care settings, and consider strategies to reduce these barriers.

22 November



Sexual Health and HIV Testing and Prevention

ASHM. This is an introductory HIV and Sexual Health testing prevention course for Primary Healthcare Workers, with a focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities and the LGBTIQ+ Community.

27 November



Understanding the needs of LGBTIQA+ patients in primary care

Sexual Health Quarters. Participants will develop their understanding of barriers to health care experienced by LGBTIQA+ people in health care settings, and consider strategies to reduce these barriers.

 30 November



World AIDS Day - Morning Breakfast


WAAC. World AIDS Day is a chance to look back on the progress of challenging stigma and discrimination, and celebrating all the progress that has been made in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

1 December

Forrest Chase, Perth


Australia’s progress towards hepatitis C elimination annual report 2023

Burnet Institute. Join the Burnet Institute for the webinar launch of Australia’s progress towards hepatitis C elimination: annual report 2023. Each year, the annual report brings together key data to provide an overview of progress towards eliminating hepatitis C as a public health threat by 2030. 

7 December



HIV PrEP Update – Expression of Interest

ASHM. Register your interest for the HIV PrEP Update course. You will be contacted when a course is available for your jurisdiction.

20 December



Introduction to Working with Trans and Gender Diverse People

Shine SA. This online course has been developed to support people in their understanding of gender diversity. It will cover key concepts and terms related to gender diversity and provide an introduction to supporting trans and gender diverse people.

Access anytime



SiREN Short Courses

Free online training modules designed to support those working in the Western Australian sexual health and blood-borne virus sector.

Available on-demand, these modules will build your capabilities in health promotion planning and evaluation.




Introduction to syphilis for midwives: Western Australia

ASHM. This course is for Western Australian midwives to develop their skills to confidently discuss sexual health with patients, conduct guideline-based syphilis screening and testing, identify health pathways of pregnancy in syphilis, and initiate contact tracing. The training can be accessed anytime on the ASHM Online Learning System by searching 'Syphilis for Midwives' in the course catalogue. An ASHM login is required.







Centre for Social Impact. #Impact2020 was a series of educational webinars. You can now upskill yourself and view all 35 webinars, hearing from innovative researchers, educators and leaders as they discuss social impact. 




STI's in WA Primary Care

Delivered by Sexual Health Quarters, this course is intended to provide primary health care professionals with comprehensive education about discussing STIs with patients, and testing for and managing STIs. It includes public health responsibilities and legal issues, and recommends useful online resources for ongoing use. Participants will have one month from the date of enrolment in which to complete units. 




Presenting at conferences

This video resource was developed by SiREN and will to support you to prepare a memorable conference presentation. It will step you through how to shape your presentation, how to prepare for questions from your audience and provide you with three key elements of effective presentations.




SHBBV Program Planning, Implementation and Evaluation Toolkit and Videos

This video series was developed by SiREN and steps you through how to plan, implement and evaluate your SHBBV project. The steps described in the video series are described in the SiREN SHBBV Program Planning Toolkit.




Your Cultural Lens

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.




ASHM Learning Modules

ASHM offers a free range of online learning modules. These modules are evidence based, peer reviewed and tailored to meet the needs of healthcare professionals working with people living with or at risk of HIV, viral hepatitis and other blood-borne viruses/sexually transmitted infections. 




Hump Day Health WAAC. Hump Day Health sessions occur on the second Wednesday of every month and provide the workforce with valuable updates on HIV and current treatments, health promotion messaging and how to address stigma and discrimination in sexual health provision. Contact to register your attendance. Ongoing Online


Syphilis Outbreak Training

ASHM. Professional development training is available for health practitioners affected by the ongoing outbreak of infectious syphilis among young Aboriginal people in regions of Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia and South Australia.  The training can be accessed anytime on the ASHM Online Learning System under STI/BBVs in the course catalogue. An ASHM login is required.