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Sexual health



SHQ (Sexual Health Quarters)

70 Roe Street, Northbridge WA 6003.

9227 6177


See the SHQ website for their next Nuts and Bolts course dates. 


9.00am - 4.00pm daily


Full course if booked and paid together - $300 GST free. Each individual day - $120 GST free.


70 Roe Street, Northbridge WA 6003.


This course has been designed for youth workers and others in the youth sector. It is suitable for a wide range of people working with young people including Aboriginal health workers, AIEOs, SEWB workers and other mental health workers, drug and alcohol workers, health promotion officers, nurses and teachers. (Note for nurses: SHQ’s Bare Essentials is designed specifically for nurses, and is required for the Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health, or CNE points.) 

Nuts & Bolts is made up of one core day and two full day electives. The core is a pre-requisite for all electives. All three days must be completed within 12 months for a Nuts & Bolts certificate. 

All participants gain skills to: 

  • Create a safe space and talk about relationships and sexual health

  • Provide information and discuss a range of sexual health topics and issues

  • Promote informed choices, motivate positive choices and healthy behaviours

  • Provide appropriate support and referral for young people with sexual health concerns.

Day 1 Core - You and your role, sexual health, diversity and rights 

This core day sets the foundations for working inclusively and effectively to empower young people to make informed decisions about their relationships and sexual health. It includes an introduction to diversity in sex, gender and orientation, examines values and attitudes and presents an ethical framework for working.

Topics include:

  • Sexual & reproductive health & rights

  • Being a skilled helper

  • Gender roles

  • Ethical framework

  • Diversity in sex, gender & orientation

  • Safe and inclusive practice

Day 2 Elective - Bodies, pleasure and safety 

This elective provides information on key sexual health topics including STIs and contraception. The workshop is jam packed with interactive activities that will increase your knowledge and confidence to provide appropriate information.

Topics include:

  • Bodies, pleasure and sex

  • Safer sex and STI prevention

  • Contraception

  • Unintended pregnancy

  • Answering young people’s questions.

Day 3 Elective - Contemporary sexuality: Respectful relationships, porn and the online world 

This elective explores contemporary issues in sexual health. We look at building young people’s capacity for respectful relationships. We explore consent and how young people can communicate what they want and what they don’t. We examine the messages young people get from pornography and consider how to enhance digital resilience and respect.

Topics include:

  • Respectful relationships

  • Consent

  • Pornography

  • The online world

  • Supporting young people with sexual health concerns

  • Referral pathways.

How to Register

For course enquiries or to register contact:

Kat Duncan

Information Officer

SHQ | 9227 6177 |