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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 2018

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

Now!

Pathway to Policy

Online

Places are still available for PHAWIA's new research translation project. The course will be relevant to anyone interested in learning how to add value to evidence so that it may be used in a variety of settings, policies and environments. Contact PHAIWA to register your interest. 

More information can be found here.

25-26 June 2018

Bunbury Youth Workshops

Bunbury

The YEP Crew are running a two-part workshop series in Bunbury on July 25 and 26. This free series is aimed at up-skilling youth workers and people who work directly with young people on trans & gender diverse sexual health issues.

25, 26 and 29 June 2018

Cultural Safety Training Module 6: Engaging with Aboriginal Communities

Perth

AHCWA is currently running training in Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs for those working with Aboriginal Clients. For bookings and information please contact Deborah Cain.

29 June 2018

Community Consultations: Men's Health and Wellbeing

Bendat Parent and Community Centre, 36 Dodd Street, Wembley

Health Networks are hosting community consultations with anyone holding an interest in men's health and wellbeing to receive feedback on the draft WA Men's Health and Wellbeing Policy

23-27 July 2018

Aboriginal Health Promotion Short Course

Centre for Aboriginal Studies, Curtin University, Bentley

The Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA®) (WA Branch) is conducting a FREE short course that will yarn about health promotion to share knowledge, skills and ideas that will support health promotion within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The course is suitable for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples already working in the health sector, those wanting to move into the area and those wanting to incorporate health promotion principles into their role. 

Click here for more information. 

16 August 2018

Boundary Setting and Protective Behaviours Workshop

City West Lotteries House - 2 Delhi Street, West Perth

Social distance, personal space and social/sexual concepts are extremely important life skills for everyone to know. At the same time, they are not easy skills to teach and can be even more difficult to teach to people with disability.

This workshop introduces the “Circles Concept” – an educational strategy that will assist anyone who wants to understand these skills more themselves or for people who work with people building and understanding their own skills. It will demonstrate how this strategy can be developed to give people with disabilities an understanding of personal boundaries. This is an essential element of Protective Behaviours. 

For more information or to register click here.

16 August 2018

Sexuality and Disability

City West Lotteries House - 2 Delhi Street, West Perth

This challenging and thought-provoking workshop explores relationship and sexuality issues and the rights and needs of people with disability. It develops awareness of our own values and attitudes and how these may impact on our work with people with disability. This interactive workshop is essential for people who live with or care for people who have a disability.

For more information or to register click here.

TBC September 2018

Professional Development in Outcomes Measurement

Perth

The Centre for Social Impact, UWA, are hosting this two-day workshop in September, dates TBC. The workshop will build the capacity and capability of your organisation and staff to better measure, understand, and report the difference you are making.

13 September 2018

Supporting Puberty and Adolescence 

City West Lotteries House - 2 Delhi Street, West Perth

Young people with disabilities may require specialised teaching strategies when learning about puberty, sexuality and relationships. This workshop provides practical information for parents, teachers and workers to help support young people to understand the changes experienced at puberty and to manage this life stage with confidence.

For more information or to register click here.

13 August - 12 November 2018

Planning, Implementing and Evaluating Health Promotion Interventions

Online - 12 weeks

This flexible online course aims to provide you with the skills needed to plan, implement and evaluate a health promotion program. You will be introduced to relevant health behaviour theories and health promotion frameworks as well as approaches to evaluation.Cost per person: $1050

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

Ongoing 

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.

For further information, click here.

Ongoing 

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.

For further information, click here.

 Ongoing

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.

For further information, click here.

 Ongoing

Hepatitis NSW e-learning modules

Online

These materials provide a simple, easy-to-understand introduction to hep C for people who work in sectors such as homelessness, community health, harm reduction, and alcohol and other drugs, and where people living with or affected by hep C may need information. The Online Learning Materials take just 15-20 minutes in total to complete, and each module ends with a short quiz to check your knowledge.

For more information, click here.

 

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