ASHM workforce education is free-of-charge and accredited for CPD where applicable through relevant professional bodies such as RACGP, Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM), Australian College of Nursing and Australian Practice Nurses Association (APNA). 

ASHM offers a range of face-to-face, webinar and online training courses specifically designed for health professionals and any other specific work forces that require hepatitis B education and training. 
 

As a result of COVID-19 restrictions, most education activities are currently delivered online. ASHM is continually working to ensure a high quality, interactive learning experience on all platforms, including online. Face-to-face modalities will be offered where possible. 

 

Facilitated online training

ASHM courses are currently being delivered online with experienced clinical advisors and facilitators.  Our sexual health facilitated online sessions include interactive presentations and online tools to ensure an engaging learning experience.  

Please see ASHM’s training calendar to register for upcoming courses or express interest in proposed courses. 

Nurses and midwives have invaluable communication skills and are well placed to identify priority populations for screening. Through a case study, presentations, interactive quizzes and online learning module, this two-part workshop will provide nurses and midwives with the introductory skills to incorporate STI and BBV screening within their workplace.  

Target audience: Nurses, midwives, and sexual health workers.

Accreditation/endorsement:

This activity has been endorsed by APNA according to approved quality standards criteria. It has been allocated 3 CPD hours.

This activity is recognised by the Australian College of Midwives (ACM). It has been allocated 3 CPD hours.

This activity is also endorsed by ASHHNA.

Components:

  • Part 1: Pre-course activities, 2-hours eLearning component on Sexually Transmissible Infections and Blood Borne Viruses.
  • Part 2: 2x1.5-hour interactive facilitated online workshops
  • Part 3: Homework, 30-minute self-directed case study completed between week 1 and week 2

Learning outcomes:

  • Describe the clinical presentation of common STIs and BBVs 
  • Identify the priority populations for STI and BBV screening 
  • Explain the importance of testing and screening for STIs and BBVs 
  • Demonstrate confidence in offering STI and BBV screening to patients   
  • Discuss the process for contact tracing and Identify resources to assist

To register and for more information, please visit the training calendar 

This intermediate level course is designed for nurses and midwives who are already providing care for patients who have or are at risk of BBVs and STIs and want to build on their existing knowledge . This course is particularly relevant for nurses working in, youth health, HIV, women’s health, midwifery and sexual health. Through case studies, presentations, group discussion and online learning modules the course will explore the nurses role in STI and BBV prevention, care and management. Sessions include clinical presentation and management of STIs, advanced sexual health communication, stigma and discrimination, contact tracing, HIV and viral hepatitis overview and prevention.

Duration: Online – 2 hours. Face to face – 2 days

CPD: Online – 2 CPD hours. Face-face – 12 hours CPD (APNA and ACM endorsed activity) Certificate of attendance provided.

This two-part workshop will provide primary care providers with the information and tools required to improve STI screening and care for at-risk and key affected populations. The workshop will also cover strategies available for the prevention of HIV transmission and highlight the importance of contact tracing and partner notification.  

Target audience: General practitioners, practice nurses, and other health professionals practicing in primary care

Accreditation/endorsement:

This activity has been allocated 6 RACGP CPD Activity points or 3 core ACRRM PDP points.

Components:

  • Part 1:  Week 1 session, 1.5-hour interactive facilitated online workshop
  • Part 2: Homework, 30-minute self-directed case study completed between week 1 and week 2.
  • Part 3: Week 2 session, 1.5-hour interactive facilitated online workshop

Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate confidence in discussing sexual health with patients
  • Explain the importance of screening and testing for STIs and BBVs
  • Describe contact tracing and its key role in managing STIs

 To register and for more information, please visit the training calendar 

This workshop will provide primary care providers with the information and tools required to improve STI screening and care for at-risk and key affected populations. The update will also highlight the importance of contact tracing and partner notification.

Target audience: General practitioners, practice nurses, and other health professionals practicing in primary care

Accreditation/endorsement:

This activity has been allocated 3 RACGP CPD Activity points or 2 core ACRRM PDP points.

Components:

  • 1.5-hour interactive facilitated online workshop

Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate confidence in discussing sexual health with patients 
  • Explain the importance of screening and testing for STIs and BBVs 
  • Describe contact tracing and its key role in managing STIs

 To register and for more information, please visit the training calendar 

This webinar will update primary care providers on changes in sexual and reproductive health provision and services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Expert speakers will raise awareness around STI testing and treatment, contraception and abortion in a COVID-19 context, and the vital ongoing role primary care providers play in delivering this care. 

Target audience: General practitioners, practice nurses, and other health professionals practicing in primary care

Accreditation/endorsement:

This activity has been allocated 3 RACGP CPD Activity points or 2 core ACRRM PDP points.

Components:

  • 1.5-hour interactive facilitated online workshop

Learning outcomes:

  • Describe the impact of COVID-19 on the sexual and reproductive health needs of Australians
  • Discuss the changes to sexual and reproductive service provision during the pandemic 
  • Outline the ongoing implications of the pandemic for sexual and reproductive healthcare

 To register and for more information, please visit the training calendar  

In this interactive webinar, a panel of speakers will share their experiences with providing sexual health care over telehealth. Speakers will discuss challenges, opportunities, and practical steps and initiatives to engage patients and ensure appropriate follow-up. 

Target audience: General practitioners, practice nurses, and other health professionals practicing in primary care 

Accreditation/endorsement:  

This activity is allocated 3 RACGP CPD Activity points. 

Components: 

1.5-hour interactive facilitated online workshop 

Learning outcomes: 

  • Describe how the shift to telehealth has impacted the provision of sexual health care
  • Discuss barriers and opportunities associated with the provision of sexual health care over telehealth
  • Outline strategies to engage patients in appropriate follow-up after sexual health telehealth consultations

To register and for more information, please visit the training calendar

This workshop will provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health or community workers with an update on sexual health, STIs and HIV. 

Components: 

1.5-hour interactive facilitated online workshop 

Learning outcomes: 

  • Identify priority populations for STI and BBV testing and explain the importance of testing. 
  • Explain how STIs, HIV and viral hepatitis are transmitted and identify available options for prevention of BBVs and STIs. 
  • Recognise the impact of stigma and discrimination in health care settings experienced by people living with BBVs. 
  • Demonstrate improved confidence in talking about sexual health with clients and colleagues. 

To register and for more information, please visit the training calendar

These sessions provide an update on important emerging developments in HIV and STIs, discuss the applicability of results from a journal article to patient population, and give opportunities for clinicians to integrate the latest evidence on a range of clinical topics into diagnosis and management strategies in their clinical settings.   

Target audience: Health Physicians, Infectious Disease Trainees, Infectious Disease Physicians and General Practitioners who have a special interest in Sexual Health and HIV. 

Accreditation/endorsement:  

If you are an HIV s100 prescriber, please make sure you attend the FULL session to be accredited for HIV CPD points. 

Components: 

  • The Journal Club is held weekly on Wednesdays from 9.30 to 10.25am. Presented by counsellors, registrars and nurses, it brings the latest updates in the field of HIV, sexual health, reproductive health and viral hepatitis, provides evidence-based commentaries on specified topics and is open to everyone working in the field, inclusive of clinicians and non-clinicians. 
  •  The Clinical Education Seminar is run fortnightly from 10.25 to 11.15am directly after Journal Club. These sessions are presented by physicians and specialists and are targeted at sexual health clinicians. 

Learning outcomes: 

  • Update knowledge on important emerging developments in HIV and STIs
  • Discuss the applicability of results from a journal article to patient population
  • Integrate the latest evidence on a range of clinical topics into diagnosis and management strategies in your clinical setting

To register and for more information, please visit the ASHM/SSHC Clinical Education Session project page

 

Online learning modules

All online learning modules can be accessed at lms.ashm.org.au with a FREE login.
Once you have logged in, you can self-register for any activity by clicking on the ‘Course Catalogue’ button.

 

This course has been developed to provide primary health care nurses with an understanding of the most common sexually transmissible infections (STIs) - chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis, hepatitis A and blood borne viruses (BBVs) - hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV.  

Link: Access the online learning module (log in using your my ASHM log in or create a new account. Navigate to the Course Catalogue via the Courses menu item and then select Nursing)

 

Through interactive quizzes and case studies, Western Australian GPs and other health professionals can develop their skills to confidently discuss sexual health with patients, conduct guideline-based STI screening and testing, and initiate contact tracing. The module is an accredited learning activity with RACGP and ACRRM, and a certificate of completion is available.  

Link: Access the online learning module (log in using your my ASHM log in or create a new account, then search 'STI Testing')

 

This syphilis training website provides integral professional development for any health practitioners working in areas affected by the syphilis outbreak including doctors, nurses, midwives, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers

Duration: 2 hours

Link: Access the online learning module 

 

The Introduction to Syphilis Nursing online learning module is designed to provide nurses with knowledge of priority populations for screening and testing, appropriate testing, interpretation of serology and contact tracing to reduce syphilis infections in Australia.

Duration: 1 hour

Link: Access the online learning module