Contraceptive Implant (Implanon NXT) Insertion and Removal Training for Nurses and Midwives

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Course description

Gain knowledge about the contraceptive implant, Implanon NXT and the skills to safely insert and remove it through supervised simulated practise. This workshop is designed for clinicians with limited or no experience in contraceptive consultation and the use of local anaesthetic.

Content includes:

  • Contraceptive options and their efficacy
  • Long acting reversible contraception (LARC) including contraceptive implants 
  • Pharmacokinetics of Implanon NXT
  • Indications and contraindications
  • Initiation of the contraceptive implant including client consultation, administration of local anaesthetic and the safe insertion and removal of the implant in a primary care setting
  • Management of common side effects including troublesome bleeding

After the workshop, participants must arrange appropriate supervision to practise and be assessed for safe insertion and removal of Implanon NXT. Participants should ensure they have adequate professional indemnity insurance to implement Implanon NXT insertion and removal into their scope of practice.

Who should attend?

Registered nurses and midwives

Course structure

It is essential participants complete the required activities before attending the workshop to gain critical knowledge and ensure full participation during the course.

Participants have access to the online learning 2 weeks before the workshop.

Module 1

Pre-workshop activities

Completion of online learning which takes approximately 4 hours.

Face-to-Face Workshop

2 hour workshop, and completion of a self-assessment whilst completing simulated insertion and removal of Implanon NXT on model arms during the workshop.

Post Workshop – Clinical practice and assessment

Supervised clinical practice and assessment in the insertion and removal of Implanon NXT arranged at the participant’s own clinic or another clinical setting. Participants must complete the assessment within 3 months of attending the workshop.

Eligibility / Prerequisite

Current registration with the Medical Board of Australia or Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Limited or no experience in local anaesthetic administration and contraceptive counselling.


The assessment requirements include satisfactory completion of online learning, workshop attendance and successful completion of Implanon NXT clinical competencies.

Course cost


Recognition / Accreditation

Participants who successfully complete the requirements of the course will be issued with a Statement of Attainment.

This course is equivalent to 6 hours to meet the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) requirements for CPD.


Further information

Contact: Course Administration Unit, Education Services

Phone: (02) 8752 4300 press 1 for Education Services


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