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Contraceptive and Fertility Planning Short Course - Contact Tuition

Interests: Family Planning / Birth Control / Contraception / Primary Health Care


In 2017 6,949,000 women were using a modern method of contraception. Because of that contraceptive use, 1,824,000 unintended pregnancies were prevented, 349,000 unsafe abortions were averted, and 1,000 maternal deaths were averted. Knowledge of effective contraception & Fertility planning is imperative to assist patients.

The FPD course will prepare the Professional Nurse to render a Family Planning clinical service.

The FPD course is aligned to the Dept of Health guidelines and aligned to 3-unit standards.

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Who Should Enroll?

Registered Nurses who are required to offer oral and injectable contraceptives to their clients.

Course Design

A 5-day Interactive workshop with lectures and practical demonstrations. Aligned to Unit Standards: 259363, 260406, 119559

Aligned to the National contraception & fertility planning policy & service delivery guidelines & The National contraception, fertility planning policy.

Course Content

The course consists of 12 Modules which includes all modern contraceptive methods available in South Africa including:

  • Contraception Policy, Guidelines & Protocols
  • Professional & Ethical conduct
  • Patient rights, values & culture
  • Principles of counselling
  • Drug interaction
  • Signs & symptoms of STI’s
  • Effective monitoring & evaluation
  • Family planning methods
  • Implanon Insertion
  • Pap Smears
  • IUCD Insertion


5 days contact and

3 months to complete the POE & practical assessments


  • Theory - Multiple Choice Q paper
  • Practical assessment on insertion of one Implanon and one IUCD after completion of the POE

Admission Requirements

  • Proof of SANC Registration as a Professional Nurse
  • Booking is essential
  • Payment must be settled before training is undertaken


Accredited according to the HPCSA CPD Guidelines for Health Professionals - for a total of 23 clinical points on Level 2.


To qualify for the certificate of competence, participants should fully attend the workshop, complete the theoretical and practical assessment and successfully complete a Portfolio of Evidence.