An online course designed to equip health staff and police with the skills to direct clients to collect their own evidence using a Preliminary Forensic Kit (PFK).


A course for Health staff (including health workers, Nurses, Midwives and Doctors) and Police responding to recent sexual assault


This online course is designed for health staff and police responding to a recent  sexual assault.

Sexual assault can happen to anyone.  A significant delay in accessing a definitive forensic medical examination is not uncommon.  This delay is often due to patient circumstances and distance between Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).  Preliminary Forensic Kits (PFKs) may help to obtain forensic evidence when there is a delay in the Forensic Medical Examinations (FME). Allowing evidence to be collected immediately and improve the comfort and wellbeing of the patient. 

The course includes the necessary skill development to obtain and use Preliminary Forensic Kits (PFKs)

Learning Outcomes

  • Respond appropriately and effectively to a client disclosure of a sexual assault
  • Recognise situations where PFKs can be used
  • Obtain consent for PFK evidence collection
  • Identify which samples need to be collected in response to specific types of sexual assault
  • Instruct clients through specimen collection
  • Label specimens accurately
  • Maintain the chain of evidence


Top End Health Service, Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)


  • Online learning Module
  • Quiz Assessment
  • Case study Assessment
  • Evaluation form

Duration (online course)

1 module with expected duration of 1 hour

How to pass

All participants must complete the online learning module and receive a pass mark of 100% in the quiz and case studies

Technical requirements

Internet enabled device. Note: The eLearning Module does not have audio.

How to enrol


Use the 'Enrol me' button located at the bottom of this page. If you cannot see the 'Enrol me' button at the bottom of this page, please CLICK HERE and re-check for the 'Enrol me' button at the bottom of this page. Clicking on the 'Enrol me' button will enrol you in the course and take you to the course homepage.

NTG Staff – login with your NTG LAN details. These are the same details you use to log onto your work computer.

Non-NTG Staff – login with your MyLearning account details or apply for a MyLearning account using the Application form for non-departmental staff.


For information regarding the course, contact:

Sexual Assault Nurse
Sexual Assault Referral Centre |Dept of Health | Top End Health Service
Casuarina Health Services Centre… Level 1, 9 Scaturchio Street, Casuarina NT 0810 | PO Box 40596, Casuarina NT 0811
p (08) 8922 6472
(08) 8922 6499