Cervical Smear Taker’s Course

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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:

  • Pre-reading
  • Theory module (compulsory 2 day attendance)
  • Written Assignment
  • Clinical experience (min 15 smears) with 10 Consultation Reports
  • Clinical assessment in workplace by approved assessor

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, Pelvic floor, prolapse & incontinence, Breast cancer, Periods to Menopause and HPV vaccination.
A visit to Anatomical Pathology Service is also included.

A significant portion of day two is set aside for scenario based 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

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Private courses outside of Auckland can be provided (minimum of 10 participants are available) by contacting the General Manager on jpiper@wons.org.nz.

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 jpiper@wons.org.nz for further details.