For information about contraception, pregnancy options and sexual health in Victoria

Training and support 

Below are some professional development, training and support services for health professionals and others who may wish to further their skills in sexual and reproductive health.

CERSH - Online Learning Modules – Rural Sexual Health Care

The Centre for Excellence in Rural Sexual Health currently offer 12 free and accredited learning modules on rural sexual health care. The modules can be taken individually or as a group, with RACGP and CDP points allocated accordingly: 

Sexual Health Victoria – Professional Learning

Sexual Health Victoria offer a variety of certificate and non-certificate courses, for professionals including doctors, nurses and midwives, teachers, youth and community workers and disability professionals. Course topics include: 

The Royal Women's Hospital - Sexual & Reproductive Health Clinical Champion Network

The Royal Women's Hospital's Clinical Champion Network is a state-wide program that aims to improve access to safe and effective medical and surgical abortion and long acting contraception care by increasing training and capacity within outer metro, regional hospitals and primary healthcare. 

The Royal Women's Hospital - Early Medical Abortion

This short online course developed by The Royal Women's Hospital delivers foundation knowledge and skills required to provide comprehensive best practice early medical abortion care.The primary target audience is Medical Practitioners, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Midwives, Pharmacists and Social Workers who have a role in sexual and reproductive health care.

MS 2-Step training

GPs who wish to become a certified prescriber of MS-2 Step will need to register online, and complete the free online training module. 

The Australian Contraception and Abortion Primary Care Practitioner Support Network

A private online community for primary health care providers who are interested in increasing women's access to long acting reversible contraceptives (LARC) and medical abortion. This Community of Practice is designed to help clinicians connect with peers and access expert knowledge and information.

Victoria Legal Aid - Sex, young people and the law (education kit)

This is a legal education kit for educators to assist young people to understand their legal rights and responsibilities and make informed decisions about sex and relationships. The program covers topics including age of consent, consent, cyberbullying and sexting. It includes an eLearning module and teaching resources.

1800 My Options - Abortion, Contraception and Sexual Health: Supporting Client Access

This short course has been developed by us at 1800 My Options, aimed at support and health workers. The online course will provide you with an understanding of contraception, abortion and sexual health rights and options in Victoria and the barriers that can affect access to sexual and reproductive health services. 

Children By Choice - Education and Training Sessions

Children By Choice offer a variety of training and professional development opportunities within the non-directive pregnancy options and post-abortion space. Training topics include post-abortion counselling, abortion doula skills, and reproductive coercion and abuse, and are delivered both online and in-person.

VHHITAL - Victorian HIV and Hepatitis Integrated Training And Learning program

VHHITAL delivers comprehensive education and training for the primary health care workforce for the diagnosis, treatment and management of HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and sexually transmitted infections (STI).

If you provide sexual and reproductive health training and would like us to include it here, please email info@1800myoptions.org.au