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

 

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.

  • Sexual Assault and Responding to Disclosures – general 1 hour
  • Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Abuse – for health appointments involving physical contact - 1 hour
  • The Impact of Trauma - 1 hour
  • Building on Trauma Knowledge - 1 hour
  • Vicarious Trauma, Burnout and Self-Care – 2 hours; or 2 x 1 hour presentations

Note: recording is not permitted.

 

Face-to-face presentations

  • Responding to Disclosures with Skills Rehearsal - 2 hours
  • Vicarious Trauma, Burnout and Self-Care - 2 hours
  • Student leader training for university student leaders – 2 hours

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

 

Aboriginal artwork

Aboriginal specific information sessions

  • Responding to Disclosures - 2 hours
  • Vicarious Trauma, Burnout and Self-Care – 3 hours

Available by face-to-face or remote delivery.

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

Arrangements will be made for further discussion with the Aboriginal Liaison Officer.

 

Metro full day face-to-face workshops

Coming in 2023.

 

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

Refer to the Emergency Telehealth web page for details and registration.

 

Forensic training course

  • 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.

Forensic courses are 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.

Please email SARCTraining@health.wa.gov.au with your expression of interest 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 images

Using a SARC Early Evidence Kit (EEK)

  • Available in 2023
Last Updated: 13/09/2022