Continuing Professional Development

General practitioners

GPs take 80% of Pap tests in Victoria, so it is essential that GPs are confident they are using the correct Pap test technique.

Successfully Working with Women and their Health is a 1-day workshop for international medical graduates and rural doctors combining information delivery with opportunities for interactive learning, followed by a fully supervised practical sessional with Clinical Teaching Associates to develop practical assessment skills.

For more information and to register visit the Jean Hailes website.  

Pap test training courses for Division 1 nurses

To become a nurse cervical screening provider, you must be a registered Division 1 nurse, undertake a Pap test training course, then credential

Read more about becoming a nurse cervical screening provider.

Continuing professional development workshops for nurse cervical screening providers  

PapScreen Victoria delivers professional development workshops for nurse cervical screening providers each year.

Workshops feature a number of brilliant speakers offering the most up-to-date information on cervical screening and HPV, including topics relating to general women's health. 

The dates for this year’s Nurse Cervical Screening Provider PD Workshops are as follows:

  • Friday 11 November: Metro

These free workshops are open to credentialled Victorian nurse cervical screening providers. More information will be made available when registrations open for each of the events.

Please contact Alexandra McNaughton on 03 9514 6572 or alexandra.mcnaughton@cancervic.org.au in you have any questions.

Overcoming the Barriers workshops 

Supporting people with disabilities to access cancer screening

Overcoming the Barriers is a workshop designed for people who care for and support people with disabilities.

A workshop is planned in the western metropolitan region. The information and activities in this workshop will explore the role of Pap tests, mammography screening and bowel cancer screening tests in cancer prevention and early detection.

This workshop will discuss barriers and strategies to enable participants to confidently discuss these issues with the people they support.

This is a free workshop with limited spaces available.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided. 

Date: Thursday 2 February 2017
Time: 10.30am to 3pm
Venue: Caroline Springs Library, 193-201 Caroline Springs Blvd, Caroline Springs 

This workshop aims to reach:

  • disability workers
  • families and/or guardians
  • women's health nurses
  • allied health professionals

This workshop will contribute towards 4 hours of continuing professional development.

RSVP: by Monday 23 January to Alexandra on Alexandra.McNaughton@cancervic.org.au or 9514 6572.

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