Education and training

SARC Training

The SARC Education and Training team provides education opportunities for professionals, volunteers and students in Western Australia.

 

Education opportunities

  • e-learning
  • face-to-face presentations
  • remote presentations
  • generic training
  • training for doctors and health workers
  • customised training

Refer to the Overview of SARC Education Opportunities (PDF).

 

Fees

Most of SARC’s education sessions are delivered free to government and not for profit organisations.

Full day workshops and customised training sessions incur a fee.

 

Request a SARC education session

Email the Education and Training team on SARCTraining@health.wa.gov.au.

 

Non-medical education

E-learning SARC Sexual Trauma and Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Assault

Sexual trauma and responding to disclosures of sexual assault (external site)

  • Available on the SARC website
  • 2-2.5 hours duration
  • Free of charge
  • Includes 2 quiz sections
  • Certificate issued on completion

 

Remote presentations

Delivered via Microsoft Teams.

Note: recording is not permitted.

 

Open Online Presentations

The following sessions will be offered online to individual workers and teams.

To register your interest, email SARCTraining@health.wa.gov.au stating ‘Open online session’ and the date of the session in the subject line of the email, and state your job role in the email. You will be forwarded MS Teams details approximately 2 weeks before the event. Please send a separate email for each session you are registering for.

 

  • Impact of Trauma - open session
    1 March 2023, 9am to10am
    2 August 2023, 3.30pm to 4.40pm
  • Responding to Disclosures - open session
    4 April 2023, 9am to 10am
    5 September 2023, 3.30pm to 4.30pm
  • Trauma Informed Health Care- open session
    10 May 2023, 1pm to 2pm
    10 October 2023, 9am to 10am
  • Vicarious Trauma and Self Care - open session
    6 June 2023, 1pm to 2.30pm
    15 November 2023, 9am to 10.30am

 

Face-to-face presentations

Note: a minimum of 10 and maximum of 35 participants.

 

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Metro full day face-to-face workshops

 

Regional full day face-to-face workshops

Costs must be covered by the regional service.

Contact the SARC Education and Training Coordinator to discuss your request SARCTraining@health.wa.gov.au.

 

Customised training

Contact the SARC Education and Training Coordinator to discuss your request SARCTraining@health.wa.gov.au.

 

Medical education

 

SARC doctors offer a variety of training regarding the medical and forensic aspects of responding to a recent adolescent or adult sexual assault. Fees are associated with some training events.

 

Doctor pointing at laptop screenMetropolitan Hospital presentations

  • Emergency management of sexual assault for metro health workers.

    Includes psychosocial, medical and forensic management, using Early Evidence Kits (EEKs) and case discussions.
    3 hours at SARC in Subiaco

  • Condensed - Emergency management of sexual assault for metro ED workers.

    1 hour at metro hospitals

  • Using Early Evidence Kits (EEKs) in ED

    2 hours at metro hospitals or at SARC in Subiaco

Please email SARCTraining@health.wa.gov.au with your request.

 

Presentations for students and other agencies

The SARC medical forensic team can provide presentations at GP events and to students and other agencies such as WA Police, DPP, SJA and others. Please email SARCTraining@health.wa.gov.au with your request. A fee may be associated with attendance.

 

Remote presentations

Delivered periodically via Microsoft Teams.

Regular topics include:

  • Responding to sexual assault
  • Using SARC forensic kits (including EEKs)
  • Forensic case studies

 

Forensic Training Program

  • 3 full days
  • Suitable for regional doctors, nurses, midwives
  • Covers skills and knowledge required to deliver medical care and perform a forensic examination with the collection of forensic specimens
  • Written assessment included
  • Successful participants will be qualified to collect forensic specimens following sexual assault as approved by WA legislation, Criminal Investigation Act Amendment 2011.

The Forensic Training Program is offered in Perth approximately once each year for regional nurses, midwives and doctors. Depending on staffing and resources, courses can occasionally be offered in regional locations. The WACHS location is required to cover costs.

Forensic Training Program 2023 - March 7, 8, 9 (PDF) 

Please email SARCTraining@health.wa.gov.au with your Expressions of Interest (Word) for the next available course.

 

E-learning SARC Sexual Trauma and Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Assault

Sexual trauma and responding to disclosures of sexual assault (psychosocial focus) (external site)

  • Available on the SARC website
  • 2-2.5 hours duration
  • Free of charge
  • Includes 2 quiz sections
  • Certificate issued on completion

 

Non-fatal Strangulation (NFS) (external site)

  • Suitable for medical, nursing and allied health staff
  • Includes information on medical and forensic assessment and management of NFS
  • Addresses safety risks when NFS occurs in the context of domestic violence
  • Consists of 7 modules, containing short videos
  • Modules can be accessed independently of each other

To access the package, please email SARCTraining@health.wa.gov.au stating the package you are requesting access to, your job role, employer and location.

Non-Fatal Strangulation Presentation 2023 - March 10 (PDF)

 

Non-fatal strangulation images

Using a SARC Early Evidence Kit (EEK)

  • Available in 2023
Last Updated: 25/11/2022