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Contraceptive Implant (Implanon NXT) Insertion and Removal Training Online

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Course description

Learn or refresh your knowledge about the contraceptive implant, Implanon NXT and the skills to safely insert and remove the device. This combination of online self-paced learning and supervised hands on training is suitable both as an introduction for new inserters or a refresher.

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

Following the successful completion of the course, participants must ensure they have adequate professional indemnity insurance to implement Implanon NXT insertion and removal into their scope of practice.

Who should attend?

Doctors, registered nurses and midwives. 

Course structure

Pre-workshop activities

Completion of online learning (3-4 hours) is essential prior to undertaking the practise and assessment component of the course.

Supervised practise and assessment

Participants will be provided with a training kit for practise and assessment purposes.

Participants practise insertion and removal of Implanon NXT on a model arm under the supervision of a Family Planning NSW clinical facilitator in an interactive online setting, followed by a competency assessment.

Eligibility / Prerequisite

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

Whilst we accept registrations from participants in metropolitan areas, we prioritise particiapnts from these PHN areas:

Participants are required to provided syringes, forceps and a scalpel and have access to a suitable device with webcam, headset or speakers and microphone and adequate internet access.

Participants must return their training kit to Family Planning NSW (return postage bag provided) before a Statement of Completion will be issued.


The assessment requirements include satisfactory completion of online learning, and successful completion of the competency assessment.

Course cost


Recognition / Accreditation

Participants who attend the whole training and successfully complete the assessment will be issued with a Statement of Completion.

This education is a CPD Activity under the RACGP CPD Program for the 2020-2022 Triennium. The activity ID is 200418.

Activity ID: 20092. 3 hours under Educational Activities Category approved. 1 hour under Performance Review.

This course is equivalent to a minimum of 5 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

Email: education@fpnsw.org.au

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