Young People and Sexual Health – June

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Course Overview

Individual professionals can register via links above for dates available online or Box Hill.

Organisations or groups may enquire about running this course for their team or network on a date of their choosing. Enquire

Evidence demonstrates that Youth and Community workers play a pivotal role in supporting young people’s sexual health and improving their health outcomes. We want to support the sector to enable staff to have the knowledge and confidence to start conversations with the young people they work with about their reproductive and sexual health.

This course is designed for youth and community workers, working with young people aged 12-25, who are at-risk or outside of a mainstream secondary school setting. The course is either delivered online or face-to-face. This is a great opportunity to network and meet other people from across the sector. 

This course is delivered by experienced community educators who work with young people in educational settings.

This full-day course includes:

  • completion of an online learning module prior to the classroom session
  • participation in a virtual Zoom classroom or face-to-face onsite with a nurse educator
  • a downloadable certificate of completion at the end of the course.
  • all participants who have attended the classroom have access to further reading and resources for 6 months via our online learning platform.
  • Understanding young people’s sexual health through a sex-positive approach
  • Prevention of sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and blood borne viruses (BBVs)
  • How to combat STI and BBV stigma
  • How to support youth to access sexual health services
  • Contraceptive options
  • Understanding medical abortion
  • Creating a trauma-informed space to discuss sexual health
  • Exploring legal and ethical consent, including affirmative consent legislation
  • How to support the sexual health needs of LGBTQIA+ youth

Course Content

Learning Intentions

Following completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Have an increased knowledge of sexual health
  • Understand and model a sex-positive approach
  • Identify ways to support and facilitate conversations with youth about their sexual health
  • Gain knowledge on where young people can seek sexual health care
  • Feel confident to advocate for young people to ensure they have access to safe inclusive care

Entry Requirements / Eligibility

This course is intended for professionals working in youth and community organisations that support young people outside of mainstream secondary school settings or at-risk young people aged 12-25. This may include but is not limited to, young people who: are in out-of-home-care settings; attend alternative education settings; are affected by homelessness; are affected by substance use; identify as LGBTQA+.

*To be eligible for registration you must be employed within Victoria.

For any questions, please contact


10 am - 3:30 pm


This course is free and only available to professionals working in the Victorian youth and community sector.


Participants who complete the online learning modules in addition to the course will be able to download a certificate of completion.


Box Hill, Victoria