Reproductive and Sexual Health - Clinical Accreditation Program (RSH-CAP)

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Course description

Are you interested in practising in the area of reproductive and sexual health? Would you like to learn the latest evidence based research and practice in this area?

This course is a clinical competency based nursing course that will prepare you to function in an extended clinical role as a practitioner in the specialty of reproductive and sexual health.

It is for those who are working, or wish to work in General Practice, Family Planning, Sexual Health, HIV/ AIDS, Women's Health, Drug and Alcohol, Gynaecology, Midwifery, Youth and Corrective Services.

Content includes:

  • History taking

  • Contraception

  • Disability

  • Cervical screening

  • Breast health

  • Sexually transmissible infections (STIs)

  • Pregnancy options 

  • Men’s health

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 workshop.

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

Pre-workshop activities

Completion of online learning which includes: pre-reading, activities, case studies and videos. This learning will take approximately 3 hours to complete.

Face-to-Face Workshop

2 day workshop

Post-workshop activities

Over 18 weeks participants complete a series of online learning activities and assessment tasks.

Clinical placement of up to 32 hours of supervised clinical training at Family Planning NSW clinics to be completed within 16 - 18 weeks from the workshop date.  One external observation clinical session (to be organised by the participant).

Clinical placements must be completed within the time frame of the course; participants are expected to travel to any Family Planning NSW clinic to fulfil their course requirements.

Eligibility / Prerequisite

Registered Nurses and Midwives will need to:

  • Hold current unconditional registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
  • Hold 12 months post-registration experience

Enrolled Nurses will need to:

  • Hold current unconditional registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
  • Be employed in the general practice, sexual, reproductive or women's health environment

Have completed a probationary period within their general practice, sexual, reproductive or women's health employment, where relevant.


Satisfactory completion of online workbook topics, preparation for clinical placement activities and successful completion of online forum discussions, case presentations and a written examination.

Participants are required to demonstrate competency in the full range of reproductive and sexual health areas during clinical placement. 


Recognition / Accreditation

Participants who successfully complete all assessment requirements will be issued with a Certificate in Reproductive and Sexual Health - Clinical Accreditation Program.

This course is equivalent to 120 hours to meet the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) requirements for CPD.

On completion of the course, Registered Nurses will be eligible to apply for advanced standing in the postgraduate subject 'Speciality Clinical Practice' offered by the Faculty of Health at The University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). UTS will give recognition of prior learning (6cp) for the subject 'Speciality Clinical Practice' for up to two years following completion of the RSH-CAP.

Further information

Contact: Course Administration Unit, Education Services

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


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