Beyond the Nuts and Bolts: Face-to-face

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Course description

Want to update your knowledge about sexual health issues affecting young people?

Looking for activities and current resources that young people can relate to?

This course is designed for secondary school teachers and others working with young people in schools who wish to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills for providing education programs in relationships, sexuality and sexual health. 

The course uses evidence-based principles that underpin effective education in reproductive and sexual health.  Participants experience practical learning activities to engage students and critically reflect on their current programs to improve practice and develop students’ health literacy.  Teachers will explore strategies to support young people to develop positive attitudes and behaviours, focussing on empowering students to make informed decisions and understand consequences for their reproductive and sexual health.

The course is offered as a full day program. It is also offered as a series of four sessions delivered online as an interactive webinar series over consecutive weeks – See Beyond the Nuts and Bolts: Webinar series.

Topics include:

Session 1:

  • Introduction to sexuality and sexual health
  • Best practice approaches to sexual health education

Session 2:

  • Exploring values and attitudes
  • Respectful relationships

Session 3:

  • Puberty
  • Sexually transmissible infections
  • Contraception

Session 4:

  • Sexual and gender diversity
  • Putting it all into practice and answering challenging questions

All sessions include activities that can be used in the classroom and recommended resources for teachers and students.

Activities are aligned with the NSW PDHPE syllabus.  Completing this course will contribute 6 hours of NESA Registered PD.

Courses funded by NSW Health and Hunter New England Local Health District will be delivered at no cost to NSW participants. 

Courses delivered for groups on request are priced on a cost recovery basis - please contact us for a quote.

Participants are provided with a workbook, which includes a list of references and resources for teachers and students. 

Who should attend?

Educators working with secondary school students, including teachers and executives, PDHPE teachers, pre-service teachers, casual teachers, school counsellors and others who work with year 7-12 students, particularly those delivering sexual health education or in a wellbeing role.

Course structure

Face-to-Face Workshop
1 day course

Eligibility / Prerequisite

Teachers working with students in years 7-12 or currently working towards a qualification to do so.

Recognition / Accreditation

Participants who attend the whole day or complete the webinar series will receive a Statement of Attendance.


Completing this course will contribute 6 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing standard descriptors 1.2.2, 2.1.2, 2.3.2, 2.6.2, 3.3.2, 3.5.2, 4.1.2 and 4.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Further information

Contact: Course Administration Unit, Education Services
Phone: (02) 8752 4300 press 1 for Education Services
Email: education@fpnsw.org.au
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