Promoting Excellence in Sexual and Reproductive Health

LARC Train-the-Trainer Courses

In 2022, Health New Zealand contracted NZCSRH to provide long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC) training support.  LARCs are the most modern and effective reversible forms of contraception.  The aim of this initiative is to increase workforce capability in primary care and improve access to LARCs. 

As part of this contract NZCSRH are providing train-the-trainer courses in long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) procedures for health practitioners who are competent in these procedures as per the Long-Acting Reversible Contraception: Health Practitioner Training Principles and Standards and want to train others.  The aim of the course is to fulfil the requirement to "have training and/or experience in adult education and/or clinical training and/or relevant train-the-trainer approaches

NZCSRH are working in co-operation with the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners to provide this LARC training service.


Eligibility for LARC TTT Courses

Health practitioners may become a LARC insertion/removal trainer if they meet the following criteria:

  • provide the specified LARC at a frequency that maintains confidence and competency (ie, at least 10 procedures annually on average for each type of LARC procedure they provide training for),

  • demonstrate cultural safety and youth-friendly practices as articulated within their scope of practice,

  • are familiar with the Aotearoa New Zealand Guidance on Contraception,

  • are familiar with the theory components that trainees have completed (including the NCTS contraceptive counselling and IUC/contraceptive insertion and removal online courses, or equivalent,

  • are experienced in more complex insertions and removals and in managing side effects and complications,

  • are competent to the Long-acting reversible contraception health practitioner training principles and standards for LARC insertion and/or removal,


  • have training and/or experience in adult education and/or clinical training and/ or relevant train-the-trainer approaches.

The purpose of the NZCSRH LARC TTT course is to provide training in clinical training using a relevant train-the-trainer approach.

Therefore, health practitioner competence in LARC procedures must be demonstrated prior to attendance on the NZCSRH LARC TTT course. 

Health practitioner competence in LARC procedures must be established prior to attendance on the NZCSRH LARC TTT course.  Competence can be demonstrated in a number of ways, as outlined in the Long-acting Reversible Contraception Principles and Standards for Trainers 2022 


The fees for the LARC TTT Course (incl GST) are:

  • $650 for members
  • $800 for non members*  

*non members will also receive membership as an Associate of NZCSRH valid up until the annual membership renewal in July of each year. 

Fees are subject to annual review.

Practices which the MOH have nominated to be funded, will be advised that their fee has been covered by the MOH.

Registering your Interest 

We plan to run the LARC TTT workshops around the country to enable the community of trainers to support each other. Therefore, we welcome expressions of interest so we can arrange a local workshop.

If you are interested in attending a workshop, please email and we will send you a link to upload your evidence of practice.

We will also post details of confirmed workshop dates and locations below.

  • 29 October 2022, Dunedin





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