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Beyond the Nuts and Bolts: Webinar Series

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Course description

Are you responsible for delivering sexual health education?

Do challenging questions from students make you sweat?

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.

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

Topics include:

Module 1:

  • Change the way you think about sexual health education
  • Evidence-based strategies for sexual health education

Module 2:

  • Exploring values and attitudes
  • Influence of media and technology, including sexting and pornography
  • Respectful relationships

Module 3:

  • Puberty
  • Supporting good sexual health, including STIs and contraception

Module 4:

  • Sexual and gender diversity
  • Putting it all into practice, tips for 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.

This course is funded by NSW Health. There are no course fees for 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?

  • Teachers of years 7 – 12
  • Staff in wellbeing or support roles
  • Casual teachers and pre-service teachers
  • PDHPE teachers and coordinators
  • Life Ready presenters

Course structure

Webinar series

Four online workshops of 1 hour and 30 minutes each. All four webinars are compulsory to attend.

This course may also be presented as a series of one or more shorter sessions to meet the needs of schools or regional groups when delivered as an external request. 

Eligibility / Prerequisite

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

Participants need access to a PC or laptop with a working camera and microphone as this is an interactive course.  Phones are not recommended. 

Recognition / Accreditation

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

Participants may choose to log this course as Elective PD for maintaining 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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