Professional development training is now available for health practitioners affected by the ongoing outbreak of infectious syphilis among young Aboriginal people in regions of Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia and South Australia. This training provides important information for any health practitioners working in areas affected by the syphilis outbreak including doctors, nurses, midwives, Aboriginal Health Practitioners and Aboriginal Health Workers. 


Training content includes:  

  • Epidemiology 

  • Testing and management 

  • Current outbreak 

  • Contact tracing 

  • Outbreak responses 

  • Interpreting results 

  • Clinical stages  

  • Notification 


The training includes a short assessment for participants to demonstrate their competency. RACGP and ACN course accreditation currently under application. 


The training can be accessed at no cost on the ASHM Online Learning System under STI/BBVs in the course catalogue:  


Further information on the outbreak can be accessed on the Australian Government, Department of Health website.  


Funded by Government of Western Australia