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Contraceptive Implant Theory 2024

  • Essential pre-requisite course for NZ registered nurses, midwives and doctors wanting to gain competence in Contraceptive Implant insertion and removal.  


    Online course

    • Course description

      To ensure health professionals have a ‘whole of contraception’ understanding and toolkit for best practice counselling, Contraceptive Implant insertion and removal training is delivered as blended learning and includes this online Contraceptive Implant insertion and removal theory course and  face to face practical training to achieve competence.

      The online training comprises 3 modules and each module will cover topics relevant to implant insertion and removal. The course assumes the pre-requisite Contraceptive Counselling course has been completed. A certificate of completion will be issued on completion of the online training.

      Learners must complete and pass both the online theory course and practical training in order to gain competence in Contraceptive Implant insertion and removal.

      See further pre-requisites below.

      Practical training information:

      While the National Contraception Training Service (NCTS) LARC Practical Training and Assessment is no longer available, Sexual Wellbeing Aotearoa is in the process of establishing a fee-paying LARC training programme which will be available in 2024. If you are a registered health professional interested in completing our fee-paying LARC practical training in 2024, please email 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:

      • Have successfully completed Contraceptive Counselling online course
      • Hold current registration with the NZ Medical Council, NZ Nursing Council or NZ Midwifery Council
      • Hold current Indemnity insurance

      NOTE: Sexual Wellbeing Aotearoa training courses are delivered from our Learning Management System which is accessed via the Sexual Wellbeing Aotearoa 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 Implant Theory activity has been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for up to 2 CME credits for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes.