Short courses and workshops

We offer a range of on- and off-campus practical short courses and workshops which are geared to employers and employees within the IVF Industry. Courses are designed to be flexible and training is arranged to suit individuals or groups.

We also offer individualized training on demand

IVF clinics worldwide are moving rapidly towards individual and clinic accreditation. Professional development is becoming a requirement for embryology and related staff working in IVF clinics and human fertility services to provide state-of-the-art knowledge and practical skills and to prepare them for any accreditation requirements. The Education Program in Reproduction and Development offers a range of on- and off-campus practical workshops and short courses geared to employers and employees within the IVF Industry. Courses are designed to be flexible and training is arranged to suit individuals or groups, depending on resources, requirements and skills.  We also help arrange clinical observerships, which have been primarily based at Monash IVF, however we are working on a new structure for the MonashIVF/EPRD observer program, which will only be offered at specific times in the year. When available this will be announced on this website, however we can take expressions of interest. Please email Sally Catt, details below.

A suggested list of workshops is outlined below but we can also cater to individuals or groups looking for professional development in any group of selected topics. For more information about courses, costs or how to apply, contact: Dr Sally Catt, (+61) 3 8572 2907 Email: sally.catt@monash.edu.

On-campus workshops (hands on)
  1. Basic IVF (beginners course)
  2. Semen analysis
  3. Vitrification, oocytes and embryos
  4. ICSI, Advanced sperm retrieval and assessment techniques
  5. Blastocyst Biopsy techniques
  6. Ovarian slice preparation and cryopreservation
  7. Setting up and controlling an IVF laboratory to maximise results
Professional development courses, theory only, available on and off campus
  1. Introduction to embryology &  implantation
  2. Controlled ovarian stimulation, IVM and natural cycles: their role in ART
  3. Andrology: Semen analysis and IUI
  4. Embryo culture: optimising conditions
  5. ICSI
  6. Cryopreservation and cryo-banking
  7. Genetic testing in ART
  8. Total quality management
  9. Ethics and regulation in ART
Costs and benefits

Costs will range from $1000-$10 000 but will vary dependent on length, content, number of participants and level of assessment.  Those courses or workshops that involve assessment may be used as ‘required prior learning’ to our degree courses or indeed other professional courses (CREI for example). Depending on results achieved in modules/workshops, we may provide ‘unit credits’ for EPRD coursework degree courses (MClinEmb and GradDipRepSc). All course attendees will receive a certificate