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La Trobe University

Prostate Nursing Care Short Course

The Prostate Nursing Care short course is the only specialised course of study in Australia that prepares Registered Nurses to care for men living with prostate cancer and their families. It is offered by the School of Nursing and Midwifery, La Trobe University. The short course is delivered on-line. Further information can be found at: http://www.latrobe.edu.au/short-courses/nursing


Short courses for Nurses and Midwives

A range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programs, webinars and workshops are available. For further details Click here.


CFA Continence training courses

Accredited Continence Courses

The accredited courses in Continence Promotion, Care and Management have been developed in partnership between the Continence Foundation of Australia and The Benchmarque Group.

The Benchmarque Group is a registered training organisation (RTO) 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.


Graduate Certificate in Continence Promotion and Management

Enhance your professional scope of practice, broaden your current work place skills and create opportunities for you to move into new clinical areas.

This course is designed to develop your skills and knowledge to:

  • Assess and manage continence care of individuals and groups in a variety of settings.

  • Develop and implement client focussed management strategies.

  • Supervise staff involved in the care of clients with continence issues.

  • Gain an understanding of practical management solutions to optimise continence in partnership with clients.

  • Communicate with clients, family members and other health professionals in a professional and timely manner.

  • Understand health promotion.

  • Understand the requirements of specialist referral.


100% Self-Directed Learning. Work at your own pace. You will be provided with a complete set of course materials and assessment portfolio.


For more information or to register visit: www.benchmarquegroup.com.au


Certificate II in Continence Promotion and Care

Develop your skills and knowledge to provide current, client focussed continence management solutions in a variety of settings.


Core module: Introduces the topics of normal urinary and bowel function and dysfunction, including incontinence.


Elective modules: You can choose a specialist elective module depending on your interest from a choice of four.

Elective modules include:

  • Disability Care

  • Primary Health Care

  • Residential Aged Care

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Care

With the self-directed learning option, you can complete more than one elective module if you wish.


Course Options

This course can be delivered as a one day face to face program with a post course assessment (minimum numbers apply) or work at your own pace and complete the course assessment through self-directed learning.

With the self-directed learning option, participants will be sent a complete set of course materials including the core module, selected elective/s and assessment.


For more information or to register visit: www.benchmarquegroup.com.au


ICS Self Education

ICS provides a page with links to free resources for self education on a range of continence issues. See http://www.ics.org/tv


VCRC Education Courses

The Victorian Continence Resource Centre offers a range of education courses.

See here for a flyer with further informaton or go straight to the VCRC Professional Development page - Click here.


Text; Management of Fecal Incontinence for the Advanced Practice Nurse by Donna Bliss

Under the auspices of ICS

For a flyer with more information, - Click here. For the website, Click here.


Article; Nonsurgical Treatments for Urinary Incontinence in Women: A Systematic Review Update

Balk E, Adam GP, Kimmel H, Rofeberg V, Saeed I, Jeppson P, Trikalinos T. See https://doi.org/10.23970/AHRQEPCCER212