Professional development opportunities are available in different states for health professionals. Below are an overview of the courses.
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.
The College of Nursing.
Continence management, The College of Nursing.
Continence awareness course, Blue Care
Continence promotion course, Blue Care
Continence management and health training short course, CABB Australia
Conservative Management of Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Flinders University
Nursing for Continence, Modules 1 and 2, Flinders University
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
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