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Contraceptive Counselling 2023

  • Essential pre-requisite course for NZ registered nurses, midwives and doctors wanting to gain competence in LARC procedures.

    Free

    Online course

    • Course description

      This is the first of three Long  Acting Reversible Contraception training courses.  

      There is a timeframe on this course.  Learners must commence the online study within 30 days of enrolment.

      Course content is aligned with the New Zealand Aotearoa's guidance on contraception and covers:

      • Informed choice and health literacy
      • Cultural considerations and equity
      • Assessment of young people
      • Clinical assessment and suitability
      • Counselling for contraceptive options, efficacy and choice
      • Contraceptive options and methods currently available in New Zealand Aotearoa

      Please ensure you meet the eligibility criteria listed below in the pre-requisites.

      Practical training information:

      While the National Contraception Training Service (NCTS) LARC Practical Training and Assessment is no longer available, Family Planning is in the process of establishing a fee-paying LARC training programme which will be available in 2023. If you are a registered health professional interested in completing our fee-paying LARC practical training in 2023, please email [email protected] to be added to the waitlist. 

      *Note that the exact structure and cost of this programme is yet to be confirmed.

      If you are a certified and/or competent LARC practitioner and wish to become a LARC trainer, please click here to visit the NZ College of Sexual & Reproductive Health website to read more about their LARC Train the Trainer course.

    • Prerequisites

      To be eligible for this training course, you must:

      • Hold a current registration with the NZ Medical Council, NZ Nursing Council or NZ Midwifery Council

      NOTE: Family Planning training courses are delivered from our Learning Management System which is accessed via the Family Planning website. This online training is browser based and will work on most standard browsers:  Chrome, Edge, Firefox (Internet Explorer is no longer supported). Popups must be enabled to view all content on the online courses.  For technical assistance or support accessing this course, please contact [email protected]

      For general course information, please read the Terms and Conditions of courses and Code of Practice

      The Contraceptive Counselling activity has been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for up to 3 CME credits for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes.