Family Planning Tasmania provides intra-uterine device (IUD) insertion training.
The course provides comprehensive training in the assessment, insertion, routine follow up and management of complications with IUDs.
The self-paced theory component of this course is completed through Sexual Health Victoria.
This is typically followed by three half-day clinical placements at a Family Planning Tasmania clinic, with the aim of attaining IUD insertion competency.
The course is primarily suited to experienced GPs who have a desire to provide IUD insertions for their patients. Nurse Practitioners may also be eligible. All participants should check with their medical indemnity provider that they are covered for IUD insertions. To be accepted, you must confirm that you expect to insert a minimum of 10 IUDs a year
Fees are payable to Sexual Health Victoria for their self-paced IUD theory course. As of May 2023, the fee is $335.00.
The practical component payable to Family Planning Tasmania is $1,035 inc. GST for up-to three half-day clinical sessions. Additional fees will apply if further sessions are required to attain competency.
Our IUD training is not accredited but participants may self-record CPD points.
A certificate in IUD insertion competency is awarded to participants who successfully complete both the theory and clinical competency assessments.
Participants should first complete the Sexual Health Victoria IUD theory module. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange your practical sessions. Please note we typically require at least 8 weeks notice to organise these.