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Fertility, infertility and preconception (CLOSED)

This e-learning course provides an overview of fertility awareness and preconception care, the causes of infertility and indications for specialist referral.

General practitioners, along with other primary healthcare professionals, are ideally placed to provide information and education that may optimise the fertility potential of individuals and the health of the pregnancy and the baby[1].

This four-hour course has been developed to improve health professionals’ knowledge and understanding of fertility, preconception care (PCC) and infertility. It provides an overview of fertility awareness and PCC, the causes of infertility, and indications for specialist referral.

By the end of the course, health professionals working in primary care will be able to deliver evidence-based, best-practice PCC with improved knowledge and confidence.

The course content has been developed in collaboration with the following Jean Hailes subject matter experts:

Karin Hammarberg

Dr Karin Hammarberg

RN, BSc, PhD

Senior research fellow, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University
Senior research officer, Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority (VARTA)

Dr Marnie Newman

Dr Amanda Newman


Specialist women's health GP, Jean Hailes for Women’s Health

Duration and general information

The course should take about 4-5 hours to complete.

However, all course activities do not need to be completed in one session; once an activity has been completed, participants can stop and start the next activity later.


While our new third party e-learning platform provides an enhanced learning experience, it also has associated fees for every user participating in our courses. To help Jean Hailes cover the increased costs of the e-learning platform, from March 2021, learners will need to pay $20.00 for each course they wish to complete.

All other education that Jean Hailes provides such as webinars and tools will remain free to access.

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Learning outcomes:

The course aims to enable health professionals to:

  • outline the importance of a preconception care (PCC) plan
  • summarise best-practice approaches for increasing fertility awareness within general practice
  • distinguish between factors that influence fertility and pregnancy health
  • recognise infertility indications requiring specialist referral.

Find CPD information further down this page.

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Course sign up

If you are new to this course, and have never registered, click the orange Sign up button below, and follow these steps:

1) Add to cart (note to help cover increased costs of the e-learning platform, this course has a one-off fee of $20.00);
2) Enter your First name, Last name and Email address in the form fields on the next screen to register.
3) Next pay for the course with your credit card.
4) Then an email containing course login details will be sent to you.


CPD information

Accreditation of e-learning courses for CPD

Jean Hailes education activities can be used to fulfil the CPD requirements of many registered health professions. Depending on your profession you may need to keep a record of some/all of the following: event date, provider, your learning needs in the area, the type of activity, content/details, learning outcomes, reflection on the activity, CPD hours.

Find out more on the CPD requirements of registered Australian health professions.

On completion of Jean Hailes e-learning courses you can fill out an online survey, after which your statement of completion will be emailed to you for your CPD record.

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This activity has been approved by the RACGP QI&CPD Program in the 2020 - 2022 triennium. 40 CPD accredited course points – approved for Women's Health. The activity number is 191669.

Download the RACGP feedback form.

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This activity has accreditation for 6 hours as a distance-based education module, under the category for Obstetrics and Women’s Health. The activity code is: 20629


Jean Hailes for Women's Health is an accredited provider of high-quality continuing professional development activities for health professionals.

The content of each completed e-learning course will be assessed internally by Jean Hailes' RACGP QI&CPD accredited Education Activity Representatives. Participants may be asked to repeat and re-submit activities if they are do not meet the expected requirements.

RACGP QI&CPD points and statements of completion will only be provided once submitted content meets the required standard.