Clinical Procedures Certificate Courses


The majority of conditions requiring surgical intervention can be diagnosed and treated in primary care – if the general practitioner has the skills and confidence to do so. With Medicare remaining low for consultations and the cost of providing medical care increasing, performing clinical procedures in your practice will not only reduce unnecessary referrals to surgeons and public hospitals but also increase your revenue and make you a referral option for your colleagues. 

Doctors who wish to attend the Advanced Certificate of Clinical Procedures must participate in the Advanced Workshop in Joint Puncture and Soft Tissues Injections. The workshop can be completed individually or as module 1 of the advanced certificate course. Bundle pricing available.

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The Professional Certificate will provide you with a range of foundation procedural skills, including the ability to manage a variety of commonly encountered surgical problems, local anaesthetic approaches, post-operative care, and various suturing techniques.


The Advanced Certificate will help you consolidate your procedural skills and learn the most advanced clinic-based procedures, including the administration of injections and temporary and permanent contraception.

Advanced Workshop in Joint Puncture and Soft Tissue Injections

The procedures are most often used to reduce inflammation, provide pain relief and alleviate stiffness in tendons, muscles and joints of the shoulder, knee, or hip. 


This courses are for general practitioners only.

Program Contents and learning outcomes

Professional Certificate of Clinical Procedures

  • Lacerations, leg ulcers and lipomas
  • Abscesses and sebaceous cysts
  • Foreign bodies
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Warts, skin lesions and haematomas
  • Haemorrhoids and anal-rectal conditions
  • Local anaesthesia
  • Simple and advanced suturing
  • Post-operative care and dressing selection

Advanced Certificate of Clinical Procedures

  • Anatomy of joints, the inguinal region, the female genital tract, and the skin
  • Joint puncture and joint tissue injections
  • Fitting and removing an IUD
  • Non-scalpel vasectomy procedures
  • Management of complications
  • Advanced surgical planning and post-operative care

Advanced Workshop in Joint Puncture and Soft Tissue Injections

  • Principles of joint puncture
  • Principles of soft tissue injections
  • Joint anatomy and safe treatment
  • Local anaesthesia and safe practices
  • Specific conditions that require joint puncture and soft tissue injections



A/Prof Maurice Brygel

A/Prof Maurice Brygel


General Surgeon and Lecturer
Royal Australian College of Surgeons

Dr Peter Grossberg

Dr Peter Grossberg


Senior Surgeon and Lecturer
Box Hill Hospital Melbourne

Dr Nelum Dharmapriya

Dr Nelum Dharmapriya


General Practitioner at Narangba Doctors, Qld

Dr Raj Selvarajan

Dr Raj Selvarajan


General Practitioner at Narangba Doctors, Qld

Dr Gerard Ahern

Dr Gerard Ahern

General Surgeon; Senior Lecturer, Medical Education & Assessment, University of Notre Dame; Honorary Expert, Anatomy and Neuroscience
University of Melbourne

Dates & Locations


8 - 9 July 2017

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

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23 - 24 September 2017

International Convention Centre Sydney

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11 - 12 NOVEMBER 2017

Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

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Regular Tuition Fee


Different payment options available.

Early Bird Rate


Register 30 days prior to the course commencement date.

Deferred Payment

$845 x 4

Defer your payments over several months.

GP REGISTRARS: Doctors in training who are on a recognised pathway to General Practice Registration through a recognised Australian training provider receive a HealthCert Scholarship of $500.

BUNDLE PRICING: In order to qualify for the Advanced Certificate of Clinical Procedures, doctors must complete the Advanced Workshop in Joint Puncture and Soft Tissue Injections. The fee for both programs combined is $3,490.


Professional and Advanced Certificate of Clinical Procedures

The two-day certificate courses are delivered face-to-face in a small group setting with experienced clinicians and consist of highly practical sessions with supporting theory. Participants are required to complete short pre-course activities and post-course online assessments. Both courses include a full-colour workbook with all presentation slides, tools and consumables for the surgical practical sessions, access to additional learning resources, reference materials and video lectures. You will also gain access to regular online learning sessions with the speakers and have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have as you implement your learning.

Advanced Workshop in Joint Puncture and Soft Tissue Injections

The practical workshop is held in the evenings (after hours) to meet the needs of time-poor medical professionals. The workshop includes hands-on performance on cadavers under the guidance of an experienced medical practitioner who specialises in the field. Participants are required to complete a pre-workshop reading activity. There is no formal assessment, but specific individual feedback is provided by the workshop presenter.


Upon successful completion of the exam, course participants will receive the respective Certificates of Clinical Procedures and below points.

Professional and Advanced Certificate:

RACGP: 40 Category 1 QI&CPD points
ACRRM: 30 PRPD + PRPD Surgery MOPS + 30 EM MOPS points 

Advanced Workshop:

RACGP: 8 Category 2 QI&CPD points
4 PRPD points



This program:

  • Is recognised by Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP). The RNZCGP recognises all courses endorsed by the RACGP. Peer review and audit are compulsory
  • Qualifies for Clinical Attachment in France at the University of Lyon
  • Qualifies for Clinical Attachment in Austria at the University of Vienna
  • The Professional Certificate of Clinical Procedures is delivered in partnership with Monash University. 


Certified Clinical Attachments Pathway

Clinical Attachments are optional and available on a 1:1 basis. These provide the opportunity to observe clinical procedures and ask questions of the expert performing the procedures. The procedures include, but are not limited to, non-scalpel vasectomy and IUCD insertion and removal. 

Separate Clinical Attachments are also available for Skin Cancer Surgery. These are available in Australia and overseas. The clinical attachments are 1:1 in Australia and they are in small groups at university teaching hospitals and clinics overseas. HealthCert certificates and university statements are awarded for participating in clinical attachments.


Professional Certificate with Clinical Attachment with Clinical Attachment with
Monash University Medical University of Vienna Medical University of Lyon
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The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine The Royal New Zealand College of General Practioners

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