Sexuality Matters! Part A

Who would benefit from this course

Workers in the disability service sector, including managers, support workers, case managers and allied health professionals, who are required to conduct information sessions on reproductive and sexual health.

Course description

With the introduction of the NDIS, it is important for workers to proactively apply a person centred approach in supporting people with intellectual disability with their sexuality. 

Providing sexuality information and facilitating opportunities for new experiences in the area of sexuality and relationships can be daunting, particularly for workers who may  have had little experience or training in the area.

This two-day course will provide you with strategies and resources to build your confidence and gain essential skills in how to proactively support people with intelllectual disability in the area of sexuality and relationships.

Participants who successfully complete the workplace based assessment will be awarded a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment (CHCEDU003: Provide sexual and reproductive health information to clients).

This course is a prerequisite for our more advanced course Sexuality Matters! - Part B: Design and deliver a sexuality education program

Entry requirements / eligibility

Applicants must have prior work experience supporting people with disability.

A Unique Student Identifier (USI) is required for enrolment.  If you have not yet obtained a USI you can apply for it directly at http://www.usi.gov.au/create-your-USI/ on your computer or mobile device. Please note that if you would like to specify your gender as ‘other’ you will need to contact the USI Office for assistance. From 1 January 2015, Family Planning NSW can be prevented from issuing you with a nationally recognised VET qualification or statement of attainment when you complete your course if you do not have a (USI).

Learning outcomes

At the completion of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Explore sexuality throughout  the lifespan using a holistic model of sexuality
  • Examine the impact of individual and societal attitudes and values on the sexuality of people with intellectual disability
  • Review the rights of people with intellectual disability and the role of workers in upholding these
  • Explore strategies for applying a person-centred approach in the area of sexuality and relationships
  • Outline the strategies for effectively providing sexuality and relationships information to people with intellectual disability
  • Discuss strategies for working in partnership with parents and families
  • Examine the legal and policy implications regarding supporting a person with intellectual disability with sexuality and relationships
  • Review the key reproductive and sexual health information required to effectively support people with intellectual disability to make informed decisions about their bodies
  • Discuss effective strategies to promote supportive environments for people with intellectual disability in the area of sexuality and relationships

 

Assessment

A nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for the unit of competency will be issued subject to successful completion of workplace-based assessment tasks. Assessment tasks are undertaken in a participant's own time and consist of short answer questions, a case study and report and an oral presentation in the workplace.

Unit of competency

  • CHCEDU003: Provide sexual and reproductive health information to clients

Completed units of competency may be credited towards completion of Community Services Package (CHC) qualifications (e.g. Certificate IV in Disability).

Courses offered

Course code
Location
Workshop dates
Application
Sexuality Matters! Part A

Canterbury Bankstown

This course instance is fully funded by the Canterbury Bankstown Council  There are no course fees for disability workers.

 

Wednesday 13 & Thursday 14 March 2019
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Applications close

06 March 2019

Sexuality Matters! Part A

Hornsby

Tuesday 2 & Wednesday 3 April 2019
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Applications close

26 March 2019

Sexuality Matters! Part A

Ashfield

This course is funded and is free to particpants in the Inner West

Monday 20 & Tuesday 21 May 2019
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Applications close

14 May 2019

Sexuality Matters! Part A

Armidale

This course is funded by Hunter New England LHD and is free to particpants in NSW

Thursday 6 & Friday 7 June 2019
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Applications close

30 May 2019

Also available on request

Contact Education Services for a quote

Course cost

$450

Courses funded by Hunter New England Local Heatlh District will be free to participants. 

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

Recognition/Accreditation

Nationally Recognised Training

RTO Number 90255

Further information

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

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