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

ASHM tailors training courses to address the specific needs of the audience and epidemiology and service practicalities of the locality in which it is delivered. We use local experts to deliver the training wherever possible.  

We can develop and tailor courses to meet your specific needs. Please contact ASHM​ if you would like to discuss customised training for your workforce.  

 

Face-to-face training

 

This course is designed to increase awareness and understanding of STIs, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV in Australia for primary health care practitioners. The activity has been adapted for delivery to medical practitioners, nurses, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and community health workers. Topics covered include epidemiology, prevention, screening and testing, monitoring, taking a sexual health history, and treatment.  

Duration: 3 hours – 1 day 

CPD: 3 hour update – This activity has been approved by the RACGP for 5 category 2 CPD points. Certificate of attendance provided 

This course is designed for Primary Health Care nurses whose patients have, or are at risk of, blood borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections. It will provide nurses with the introductory practice skills and knowledge to incorporate sexual health screening and management into their current area of specialty.  An online learning module introduces initial concepts which are expanded on during the face to face activity. The course program is aligned with the Sexual Health Nursing Competency Standards for Primary Health Care Nurses and the Australian STI Management Guidelines for Use in Primary Care. 

Duration: Online – 1.5 hours. Face to face – 1 day  
CPD: Online – 1.5 hours CPD. Face-face – 6 hours CPD (APNA endorsed activity) Certificate of attendance provided

This course is designed for all registered and enrolled nurses whose patients have, or are at risk of, blood borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections.  Two online learning modules introduce initial concepts which are expanded on during the face to face activity. The face to face program content is delivered through presentations, case discussions and interactive group work and provides a comprehensive overview of population health principles including epidemiology, health promotion, contact tracing and common practice issues related to sexual health. The clinical spectrum and management of BBVs and STIs, taking a sexual health history and risk assessment for STIs are included in the course program. 

Duration: Online – 1.5 hours. Face to face – 1 day  

CPD: Online – 1.5 hours CPD. Face-face – 6 hours CPD (APNA and ACN endorsed activity) Certificate of attendance provided 

 

The Deadly Sex Congress is an annual forum for Queensland Indigenous Sexual Health Workers designed to update knowledge in the areas of blood borne viruses and sexual health, build workforce capacity and share community stories. It was first held in 2003 and has alternated locations between Cairns and the Gold Coast/Brisbane area. The Deadly Sex Congress is organised by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sexual Health Workers for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers through an Organising Committee Structure. 

Duration: 2-3 days 

CPD: Certificate of attendance provided 

 

Along with the annual Deadly Sex Congress, a number of Deadly Sex Updates designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and community workers are coordinated in various locations throughout Queensland each year. The content for the updates is determined through consultation with local health workers and is focused on BBV/STI workforce development needs and interests for the specific region. Past topics have included updates on STIs, HIV, viral hepatitis, contact tracing, community organisation presentations, cervical screening, and sessions on talking about sexual health and breaking down shame and stigma. 

Duration: 3 hours 

CPD: Certificate of attendance provided

 

This activity consists of 3 modules and aims to inform all health professionals about the diversity within the LGBTI community, to reduce stigma and discrimination, particularly for gay men and men who have sex with men, by ensuring their specific health needs are being met. 

Duration: 1 hour  

CPD: This activity has been approved by the RACGP for 2 Category 2 CPD points. RACGP # 90671 

Link: Access the online learning module

 

This activity consists of 4 modules and is a series of 4 quizzes based on the booklet: Aboriginal Health Workers & Blood-Borne Viruses. They will test your knowledge of HIV, Hep B and Hep C  

Link: Access the online learning module 

 

 

Webinars

ASHM is experienced in the delivery of webinars and provides opportunities for health professionals to access ASHM and partner organisation training remotely. Existing webinars cover clinical skill development, health promotion and research dissemination. Participants can register and ‘attend’ online to enable them to interact with presenters or can access recordings at any time for convenience.   

Find a webinar happening soon or access a webinar recording