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Professional development

Professional development opportunities are available in different states for health professionals. Below are an overview of the courses.  

National

Accredited continence courses

The Benchmarque Group

The accredited courses in  Continence Management and care has been developed in partnership between the Continence Foundation of Australia and The Benchmarque Group.

The Benchmarque Group is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO. 21824) specialising in the development and delivery of nationally accredited clinical skills programs. As an RTO working in the health sector, The Benchmarque Group focus on the delivery of programs designed to provide nurses and other healthcare professionals with the opportunity to expand their skills and careers. Working in the Vocational Education and Training Sector, The Benchmarque Group concentrate on skills and knowledge that can be immediately implemented in a vocational context.

The courses is:

  • Graduate Certificate in Continence Promotion and Management

This postgraduate course is suitable for a range of people, nurses and allied health professionals.

To receive a Course Pack, email courses@benchmarquegroup.com.au and include the word 'continence' in the subject field. Get more information here.

 

New South Wales

The College of Nursing.

Continence management, The College of Nursing.

 

Queensland

Continence awareness course, Blue Care

Continence promotion course, Blue Care

Continence management and health training short course, CABB Australia

 

South Australia

Conservative Management of Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Flinders University

Nursing for Continence, Modules 1 and 2, Flinders University 

 

Victoria

Certificate in stomal therapy nursing, Mayfield Education

Certificates and diplomas in urological and continence nursing - distance education, La Trobe University - currently not available

Master of physiotherapy by coursework (women's health and pelvic floor physiotherapy), The University of Melbourne

Postgraduate certificate in physiotherapy (pelvic floor physiotherapy), The University of Melbourne

 

Western Australia

Continence nurse consultants course, Hollywood Private Hospital

Postgraduate programs in clinical physiotherapy (continence and women's health major), Curtin University of Technology 

Short courses in continence and women's health, Curtin University of Technology