The IMPROVE education workshops are designed to address the educational needs of health professionals involved in maternity and newborn care in managing perinatal death based on the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand’s (PSANZ) Perinatal Mortality Guideline. 

Warning: Graphic Content - This course relates to the care of bereaved parents, photos of stillborn babies and autopsy results will be present.

Target audience 

This course is relevant to obstetricians, midwives, neonatal nurses, neonatologists, and social workers. It may also interest those who work in ED, PERIOP and ICU, AHP, mortuary workers and those interested in policy or public health development.

Priority will be given to clinicians working in maternity and newborn care.


The workshop utilises the SCORPIO educational model designed for skills training. This involves small groups of learners rotating around six interactive learning stations that are each facilitated by an experienced educator.


- Communicating with parents about perinatal autopsy

- Autopsy and placental examination

- Investigation of fetal deaths

- Examination of babies who die in the perinatal period

- Institutional perinatal mortality

- Respectful and supportive bereavement care


In partnership with the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ), the Stillbirth CRE has developed IMPROVE - IMproving Perinatal Mortality Review and Outcomes Via Education. This is a PSANZ accredited national course, trainers are required to complete annual training and teaching will be in accordance with evidence based national guidelines.

Duration and delivery

This is a blended course comprising completion of online modules and full attendance at the four-hour face to face workshop. 

Completion requirements

  1. Completion of online modules
  2. Submission of evidence of completion of online modules
  3. Full attendance of face-to-face training

Technical requirements

This course will require internet connection to complete the online modules via an external website. The Stillbirth CRE website is smartphone and tablet compatible.

How to enrol

Please note that enrolling into this course will not secure a spot on an upcoming training session. To book in for a session, first enrol here then select an available session under the 'Book Here' tab.


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. Then you will be able to sign-up to a training session.

NTG Staff – login with your NTG LAN details.

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:
Clinical Learning, Education and Research Services (CLEaRS) 
p 08 8922 7660