IUD Insertion Training Module 1 and 2

Course code  Location   Workshop date Apply




16 March 2016

Applications closed


NEWCASTLE   Expressions of Interest



IUDMA162 ASHFIELD   6 July 2016

Applications close 11 May 2016




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IUDMA164 ASHFIELD   7 September 2016

Applications close 13 July 2016

Duration Module 1   3 hours (6.00-9.00pm)
  Module 2


  2-4 clinical sessions (2-3 hours per clinic) and reflective activity (20-30 hours)
Mode of delivery: Blended   Face to face pre-clinical workshop with two to four clinical sessions.  Participants have three months from conclusion of Module 1 to complete the clinical training.
  Prerequisite   Pre-reading and related activities (approximately four hours) must be completed before attendance at the face to face workshop. These are distributed to participants four weeks prior to attendance.


Brief Description  

This course in IUD insertion consists of two modules.

Module 1 provides information on IUD types, pre-insertion assessment of patients and management of IUD related problems.  This practical workshop is designed to develop competence and skill in IUD insertion techniques on models prior to clinical placement.  The workshop comprises small group discussions with case studies and IUD insertion skills training utilising pelvic models.

Module 2 is clinical-based and involves participants inserting IUDs in patients under direct supervision of an experienced IUD insertion doctor.  Training is competence-based, recognises the trainee's established skills and concentrates on areas that require further development.  Familiarisation with the common types of IUD devices available in Australia is included in this training.

Clinical training may be undertaken at a Family Planning NSW Clinic, or interstate.  Training may also be available through one of Family Planning NSW training partnerships with NSW Public Hospitals or Community Women's Health Centres.

Learning Outcomes

  • To explain the use of IUDs and their contra-indications
  • To demonstrate a systematic approach to pre-IUD insertion assessment and counselling, using checklists and consent forms
  • To demonstrate competence and skills in IUD insertion
  • To identify and discuss management of IUD related issues, e.g. missing strings
  • To explain to clients the use of long-acting reversible contraceptive options, including IUDs

Who would benefit from this course?

Medical Practitioners who wish to offer IUD insertion to women in their clinical practice.

Entry Requirements/ Eligibility

Applicants must be a Medical Practitioner with at least two years postgraduate experience and have current medical registration with the Medical Board of Australia.  Adequate Professional Indemnity Insurance is the sole responsibility of the participant.

Authorised Nurse Practitioners may apply.

Participants should have extensive experience in contraceptive counselling and have well-developed bimanual pelvic examination skills.  Generally, this would mean participants have undertaken a Family Planning Certificate or Diploma, or have considerable experience in women’s health and gynaecology. 

This course is conducted in two modules.  Module 1 must be completed prior to Module 2 however, recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be applied for.


$1210 - Module 1 & 2 (Theory & Clinical - Full Course)


Unit of Competency


Assessment: Required  

'Family Planning NSW Certificate of Competency in IUD Insertion' will be issued upon successful completion of Modules 1 and 2.  Assessment will be based upon full attendance, submission of home-based learning activities prior to workshop, and successful demonstration of competence in IUD insertion technique during final clinical session

Recommended Reading  

Contraception: an Australian clinical practice handbook 3rd edition

Recognition/ Accreditation


Module 1

RACGP: Category 1 - ALM - 40 points

Module 2

RACGP: This Activity is Accredited for 40 Category 1 points for Supervised Clinical Attachment and Category 1 - ALM - 40 points on completion of the Clinical Portfolio and Reflective Learning Activity as part of the RACGP Quality Improvement & Continuing Professional Development Program in the 2014-2016 Triennium. Activity number pending.

ACRRIM: This Activity is accredited for 30 PRPD Points + 30 PRPD O&G MOPS Points for completion of Module 1 and Module 2

For further information


Course Administration Unit, Education Services
Phone: 02 8752 4300 press 1 for Education Services
Address: Family Planning NSW, 328-336 Liverpool Rd, Ashfield NSW 2131
Email: education@fpnsw.org.au

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