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Continence courses

Please send an email to education@continence.org.au if you would like to add a course to this list. 

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Western Australia

New South Wales



Nationally accredited courses

The Graduate Certificate in Continence Promotion and Management is a nationally accredited course 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.

For information and to register for this course please click on the links below:

This course is suitable for nurses and allied health professionals.

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

Other National courses

Continence management

Australian College of Nursing

Urinary and faecal incontinence affect many patients across the age span; therefore, nurses working across a diversity of practice settings require an understanding of continence management to sensitively plan and implement care. This unit of study identifies key aspects of continence management and addresses myths and barriers, relevant anatomy, physiology and function, assessment, causes and types of incontinence, management, appliances and aids, and community resources.

For information on these and other courses visit the Australian College of Nursing website

Professional Certificate in Conservative Management of Pelvic Organ Prolapse

University of South Australia

This flexible one-year professional certificate provides advanced training for physiotherapists, nurses and medical practitioners who have basic skills in the management of pelvic organ prolapse.

Delivered and supported online, you will also attend one weekend workshop per semester in Adelaide for practical training and assessment. Topics you will study include:

  • Anatomy of pelvic floor muscles and suspensory mechanisms
  • Advanced pelvic floor prolapse assessment
  • Biofeedback, electrical stimulation and transperineal ultrasound
  • Prescription and fitting of support pessaries
  • Clinical reasoning and evidence-based practice

To be eligible, physiotherapists, nurses and medical practitioners must be registered in Australia with their respective health practitioner board.

For further information and to apply, visit the professional certificate webpage.