Below are details of sexual health and blood-borne virus training, events and online forums hosted by a number of different organisations for Western Australian health professionals. There is also information about financial support available for workforce development.
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- Online learning
The Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) delivers a range of online education and training opportunities including courses about HIV, viral hepatitis, sexually transmissible infections and blood-borne viruses.
Your Cultural Lens is an interactive training resource originally developed by the Metropolitan Migrant Resource Centre (with funding from WA Health). This online resource aims to promote cross-cultural communication about sexual health and blood-borne viruses.
- Face to face training
Many non-government organisations in WA deliver education and training to those working in the field of sexual health and blood-borne viruses. Visit the SHBBVP training calendar (external site) for details of sexual health and/or blood-borne virus training and events available to staff in WA.
- Bursaries, grants and scholarships
Nurse practitioner scholarships
Scholarships are available to help registered nurses and midwives working in the WA public health system to study sexual health and/or blood-borne virus specialisation courses at nurse practitioner level to increase their working knowledge. The course must be undertaken at a WA tertiary institution or recognised organisation. The value of scholarships varies depending on the cost of the course and the number of successful applicants. If the demand for the scholarships exceeds funding, priority will be given to nurses and midwives with more than two years post registration experience.
Professional development bursary
The Sexual Health and Blood-Borne Virus Program (WA Health) has limited funds available to help people employed within government and non-government organisations to attend sexual health and/or blood-borne virus related workforce education and training. People working within WA are eligible to apply for a training bursary. Conference attendance will not be considered under this bursary program.
Organisational development grant
The Sexual Health and Blood-Borne Virus Program (WA Health) has limited funds available to assist government services and non-government organisations to apply for an organisation development grant to improve or develop sexual health and/or blood-borne virus related workforce training or services. Only services based within WA are eligible to apply for a grant. Conference attendance will not be considered under this grant program.
To download the bursaries and grants application forms visit the Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program website.
- Other resources
For an overview of the essential information, links and resources for staff working in sexual health and blood-borne viruses in regional and remote areas of WA refer to this Orientation Document (PDF) developed by the Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program.
- Cultural awareness training
For a list of Cultural Awareness Training opportunities please visit the Rural Health West website.