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Contraceptive Implant (Implanon NXT®) Insertion & Removal Training – Distance Education

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Time / Duration
3.5 Hours
True Relationships & Reproductive Health

This interactive online course aims to provide theoretical and live-online simulated training in the insertion and removal of the contraceptive implant Implanon NXT® and provide product knowledge and patient counselling. Implanon NXT® distance education consists of approximately 2 hours self-paced, online theoretical pre-reading and approximately 1 hour of small group, live-online simulation practice via Zoom webinar.

Delivery method
Blended online:

Self-paced online pre-reading
Small group, live-online webinar session
Face-to-face/in-person training available for this course in Brisbane. Click here for more information.

Who should register?
General practitioners, GP registrars, international medical graduates, registered nurses, registered midwives, or nurse practitioners


  • Current AHPRA registration
  • Prior experience in local anaesthetic administration
  • Reliable internet coverage
  • Mobile phone with ability to download and use the Zoom webinar app
  • For nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and registered midwives: must ensure Implanon NXT® insertion and removal is within scope of practice and have Professional Indemnity Insurance to cover for Implanon NXT® insertion and removal

Course overview
The self-paced, online pre-reading (which must be completed prior to the webinar session) covers the following topics:

  • Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARC)
  • Composition and mechanism of action
  • Efficacy
  • Side effects, including bleeding patterns and guidance of management
  • Patient suitability, contraindications, and medication interactions
  • Patient consent
  • Timing of initiation of contraception
  • Insertion procedure, including anatomical considerations
  • Removal procedure
  • Reinsertion procedure
  • Post-procedure patient advice
  • Advice for complex implants, such as deeply inserted implants

Implanon NXT® insertion and removal simulated practice on model arms will occur in small groups under observation by experienced Implanon NXT® clinical educators via Zoom webinar.

*If you are an organisation with 6 participants or more willing to complete the Implanon course, please contact our Clinical Education Unit to discuss a private session.

Participants will receive a training resource kit for live-online simulated practice ahead of registered webinar session. A Loan Agreement Form is required to be completed and returned.

 The kit does not include a scalpel – this must be provided by participant (11 blade recommended).

The kit includes:

  • Model training arm
  • Implanon NXT® training placebo devices
  • Forceps
  • Mobile phone tripod
  • Instructions
  • Evaluation
  • Reply-paid parcel bag for the return of the kit to True

 True is proud to be a preferred training provider for Implanon NXT®. Please note that training resources are supplied by the manufacturer.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

All registered participants must:

  • Complete online pre-reading (approx. 2 hours duration) before attending the live-online webinar
  • Complete and return the Loan Agreement Form 
  • Download Zoom app on mobile phone and create a Zoom account


Participants are to complete a short online quiz with 100% pass mark required. The course includes feedback from an Implanon NXT® clinical educator on simulation procedure technique but does not include a formal competency assessment.

Course outcomes:

Participants will receive a Statement of Attendance for Contraceptive Implant (Implanon NXT®) Insertion & Removal Training. The Statement may be used as evidence of attendance of training. True’s Implanon NXT® insertion and removal training does not confer competency.

True strongly recommends that nurse practitioners, registered nurses and registered midwives perform Implanon NXT® insertion and removal under appropriate supervision in their workplaces before commencing independent practice.

Contraceptive Implant (Implanon NXT®) Insertion & Removal Training – Distance Education
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Reproductive health
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
3.5 Hours
Start Date
End Date
CPD Points
3.5 hours