FAQs for FSEP during COVID-19 restrictions

1. What is the requirement for my FSEP education during the COVID-19 restrictions?

This should be determined at a local level by your manager and employer. For most hospitals, current RANZCOG FSEP practitioner levels are being maintained, after demonstrated completion of the OFSEP, +/- an FSEP Webinar, until the face-to-face sessions resume. 

2. When will the FSEP face-to-face sessions be available?

Currently all VIC, NSW, NT, ACT, QLD and TAS face-to-face FSEP sessions remain cancelled until the end of December 2020.

SA, WA and New Zealand have limited availability for face-to-face sessions by local FSEP educators to the end of 2020 and into 2021. This will remain dependent on local restrictions. Priority will continue to be given to hospitals who have had sessions cancelled.

It is hoped that limited face-to-face sessions will recommence for the rest of Australia from February 2021. All efforts will continue to be made to safely meet the educational needs of the hospitals, universities and individuals. This will include additional COVIDSafe terms and conditions for organisers. Consideration will also be given to shorter presentations, like the FSEP Refresher Program, in association with webinars; or the provision of test only sessions following our regular face-to-face education and assessment.

We would like to advise that we are open for bookings now for sessions from February 2021, but will not be able to confirm the face-to-face bookings in the short term.

RANZCOG will continue to assess the COVID-19 situation and advise when sessions might recommence, based on Federal and State government recommendations. Our online program OFSEP and range of Zoom webinars remain available.

Please contact the FSEP office for further details or to discuss the options and availability for 2021.

3. Can I get access to the FSEP assessment without attending a session?

No. The FSEP assessment is only available at a face-to-face session and online testing is currently not an option.

4. Is OFSEP online program equivalent to FSEP face-to-face session?

No, the OFSEP is a certificate of completion only and is not equivalent to the face-to-face FSEP education and assessment. Access the OFSEP here.

5. Can FSEP be presented online via webinar?

Yes. We have a range of webinar packages to suit your learning needs in the interim period if required. More information is available on the website here.

6. What can I do until the FSEP face-to-face education and assessment resumes?

Other FSEP resources continue to be available online:

  • OFSEP, free online program for everyone
  • RANZCOG IFS Clinical Guideline, free PDF copy for download
  • e-Book (Assessing Fetal Wellbeing: A Practical Guide), available from iTunes, GooglePlay, Amazon (Kindle) and Kobo
  • Mobile app (FSEP), available from iTunes and GooglePlay

7. When can I purchase FSEP books and teaching tools from the online store?

There is no definite date when the RANZCOG online store will reopen. We will let you know as soon as this is available. Please refer to Q6 above for alternative education resources.

8. How will I know when the face-to-face sessions will resume?

Once RANZCOG, the individual states and hospitals have deemed it safe to re-commence lecturing, we will let you know through direct emails to our hospital contacts, our website and our newsletter.



HETI recognise FSEP Full Day Program

The FSEP Full Day Program has been recognised for equivalency with HETI against the NSW Health endorsed Fetal Safety Education Team Training (FSETT) Workshops 1, 2 and 3 (combined). Please see "WHAT WE OFFER" above for details regarding the Program.



Introducing FSEP webinars

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