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Women's Health Physiotherapy Training 

Level 1 - Introductory  

1. Enrolment Information

Australian Physiotherapists  

Overseas Physiotherapists

2. Course Outlines and Enrolment Links

​Introductory Women's Health (online)

Women's Pelvic Health Level 1 - Part A (online)

Women's Pelvic Health Level 1 - Part B (face-to-face)

Women's Life Stages Level 1 - Part A (online)

Women's Life Stages Level 1 - Part B (face-to-face)

3. WHTA Member Cashback Benefit for Level 1

 

Level 1 - Enrolment Information

Enrolment in any of the APA / WHTA Level 1 Women's Health Physiotherapy Training modules listed below is open to any registered physiotherapist.

  • Australian physiotherapists must enroll via the APA website and will get immediate access.

  • Overseas physiotherapists cannot enroll directly with APA unless they have an Australian based credit card. To get around this block, overseas physiotherapists can enroll and pay via WHTA and we will organise your access via the APA.

NOTE

The whole of Level 1 cannot be enrolled in at one time.

Enrolment occurs for each sub-component as the physiotherapists completes the preceding section.

Enrolment links for each sub-component are provided within the course outline below.

Level 1 - Course Outline

Step 1: Introductory Women's Health 

5 x pre-recorded lectures available on demand

Duration: 6hrs Lectures + 30min for MCQ 

Note

some physiotherapists are exempt from needing to complete this content.

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LECTURE TOPICS

 

IWH1.1    Introduction to Women's Health, Biological Sex and Gender

IWH1.2    Anatomy Part 1: The Female Pelvic Organs and Pelvic Floor

IWH1.3    Anatomy Part 2: The Female Reproductive Tract and Menstrual Cycle

IWH1.4    Understanding Human Pregnancy: Normal and High-Risk Pregnancy

IWH1.5    Understanding Labour and Birth

COURSE FEE

note: the course fee is set and collected by the Australian Physiotherapy Association, however WHTA does offer it's members a partical cashback on this fee (see below)

APA Member - $175*                 Non APA Member - $249*

ENROLMENT

Australian physiotherapists must enrol via the APA website and will get immediate access.

Overseas physiotherapists cannot enrol directly with APA. However, overseas physiothrapists can enrol and pay via WHTA and we will organise your access via the APA.

Women's Pelvic Health - Part A

6 x pre-recorded lectures available on demand

Duration: 9hrs Lectures + 30min for MCQ

Pre-Requisite: Introductory Women's Health online modules 

LECTURE TOPICS

ANATOMY AND PATHOPHYSIOLOGY

WPH1.1 Urinary and Digestive System

WPH1.2 Pelvic Floor Muscle Dysfunction & Prolapse

WPH1.3 Urinary and Bowel Disorders

CLINICAL SKILLS

WPH1.4 Screening for PF Dysfunction

WPH1.5 Assessment: PFM, Bladder and Bowel

WPH1.6 Treatment: PFMT and Lifestyle Advice

COURSE FEE (set and collected by the APA)

APA Member        - $210*                 

Non APA Member - $298*

*cashback rebate available to WHTA members

            - click here for more information.

ENROLMENT

Women's Life Stages - Part A

9 x pre-recorded lectures available on demand

Duration: 12hrs Lectures + 60min for MCQ 

Pre-Requisite: Introductory Women's Health online modules

LECTURE TOPICS

WLS1.1 Exercise in Low-Risk Pregnancy

WLS1.2 LBP & PGP in Pregnancy

WLS1.3 Other Pregnancy Conditions

WLS1.4 Early Postpartum Care 

WLS1.5 The Lactating Breast

WLS1.6 Diastasis Rectus Abdominis (DRA)

WLS1.7 Stages of Reproductive Aging

WLS1.8 Breast Cancer

WLS1.9 Gynaecological Cancer

COURSE FEE (set and collected by the APA)

APA Member        - $280*                 

Non APA Member - $398*

*cashback rebate available to WHTA members

            - click here for more information.

ENROLMENT

Women's Pelvic Health - Part B

1 Day Classroom / Face-to-Face Course

COURSE CONTENT

A one-day practical skills course covering introductory screening, clinical reasoning and treatment planning of a range of women's pelvic health case studies.

Clinical Skills included in the course:

  • Patient screening via Australian PF Questionnaire

  • TA-RTUS Assessment of PFM Function

  • TA-TRUS assessment of Post Void Residual

  • Anoperineal Visual Assessment

  • Bladder Diary Analysis

*note: there are no internal examinations in level 1.

COURSE FEE

APA Member Early Bird:                   $450

non-APA Member Early Bird:            $575

Instructions for Enrolment via APA

TYPE OF PD: Courses and Workshops     

NATIONAL GROUP: Women's Mens and Pelvic Health

 

in results look for

Women's Pelvic Health - Level 1 Part B (face-to-face)

if link doesn't work go to:https://australian.physio/pd/pd-search

Women's Life Stages - Part B

1 Day Classroom / Face-to-Face Course

COURSE CONTENT

A one-day practical skills course covering introductory screening, assessment and treatment planning of a range of case studies related to pregnancy and early postpartum.

Clinical Skills included in the course:

  • Pregnancy related PGP / LBP

  • Rectus Diastasis

  • Lower Limb Varicosities

  • Early Postpartum Bladder Dysfunction

  • Caesarean Section

  • Birth Trauma including fetal loss

COURSE FEE

APA Member Early Bird:                   $450

non-APA Member Early Bird:            $575

Instructions for Enrolment via APA

TYPE OF PD: Courses and Workshops     

NATIONAL GROUP: Women's Mens and Pelvic Health

 

in results look for

Women's Pelvic Health - Level 1 Part B (face-to-face)

if link doesn't work go to:https://australian.physio/pd/pd-search

*WHTA Member  Cashback Program for L1 Online Modules  

BACKGROUND

Prior to 2020, WHTA independently ran its own introductory (level 1 and level 2) training in Women's Health Physiotherapy.

After partnering with APA to provide a nationally accredited baseline training, the Australian Physiotherapy Association handles all enrolments and collects the course fees for Level 1 and Level 2 Courses.

As a benefit of WHTA Membership, WHTA offers a minimum 20% Cashback on Fees Paid to the APA for the Level 1 ONLINE MODULES, with higher rebates (up to 50% Cashback) for members who meet certain criteria.

IMPORTANT

Australian physiotherapists must first enrol and pay the APA fee to the APA.

WHTA members can then complete the WHTA Cashback form and submit to WHTA via admin@whta.com.au to receive a cashback rebate


Net Fees after WHTA Cashback for Level 1 Online Modules

IMPORTANT TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR WHTA CASHBACK PROGRAM

  1. The rebate only applies to the online pre-recorded courses (Intro WH; WPH Level 1 - Part A; WLS Level 1 - Part A)

  2. There is no rebate for the Face-to-Face Courses (WPH Level 1 - Part B or WLS Level 1 - Part B)

AUSTRALIAN PHYSIOTHERAPISTS

  1. To be eligible, physiotherapists must be members of WHTA and make a claim within 6months of APA invoice.

  2. Australian Physiotherapists enrol and pay APA in full for their online modules, then apply for the Cashback via WHTA

OVERSEAS PHYSIOTHERAPISTS

  1. Overseas Physiotherapists enrol directly with WHTA who will organise enrolment via APA.

  2. The Cashback rebate will automatically be applied when invoiced by WHTA (no further rebate after payment will be given)

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