Perineal repair following birth


Topics include the theoretical knowledge underpinning perineal repair:

  • Anatomy of the female pelvic floor
  • Types and classification of perineal trauma
  • Assessment of perineal trauma
  • Perineal care following trauma
  • Women-centred care


  • Practical skills including simulation on mannequins
  • Suturing skills and evidence base

Note: This Professional development day for midwives will provide the necessary theory and basic suturing knowledge. Ongoing supervision, consolidation and credentialing must be arranged with the participant’s own organisation in liaison with your manager.


Book online for the date at the Women's Clinical Education booking website. Registrations close 5 days before the scheduled program.

Scholarships to attend are available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives - contact Clinical Education for application details. Please advise of any accessibility requirements.

Course details

Course dates for the remainder of 2019: 

Tuesday 6th August 2019

Wednesday 6th November 2019

Time: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Place: Women’s Conference Centre, Conference Room A,
Ground Floor, Royal Women’s Hospital,
Cnr Grattan St and Flemington Road, Parkville

Fees: External Participants: $265.00
A Zouki food voucher will be provided on the day. 


Cancellations made up to one week prior to commencement of course for which you will be enrolled will be refunded at 50% of the fee. There is no refund for cancellations made within one week of the course commencement date.
The Women’s reserves the right to cancel any course that does not meet enrolment requirements or to modify content without notice.

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