Information about our course
The Cervical Smear Taker Training Course offered by Well Women and Family Trust (WWFT) is a NZQA accredited course and reflects NZQA Unit standard 29556 Conduct Cervical Screening (L6 credit 10) & the National Cervical Screening Programme Standards of practice. This training course is divided into four parts:
- Theory module (compulsory 3 day attendance)
- Written Assignment
- Clinical experience under supervision (min 15 smears)
- Clinical assessment
The Cervical Smear Taker Training Course aims to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to become competent smear takers: this includes preparing women for cervical screening, taking cervical smears, interpreting cervical smear results, initiating follow up action and completing documentation in accordance with NCSP guidelines. The Training Programme offers a holistic approach to Women’s health and includes presentations from experts in Sexual health, Urinary incontinence, Breast cancer, Menopause and HPV vaccination.
A significant portion of day two is set aside for practical sessions using our anatomically correct manequins.
Entry to the cervical smear taker training programme is restricted to:
- Registered Health Professionals
- Must hold a current NZ Practicing Certificate
- Have personal indemnity insurance
- Have a Clinical Supervisor
- Access to appropriate client base
Enrol in a Smears Takers course.
Private courses outside of Auckland can be provided (minimum of 10 participants are available) by contacting the General Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Well Women and Family Trust can also provide Cervical Screening updates and education sessions on site at a time and place that suits your organisation. Please email email@example.com for further details.