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, until the face-to-face sessions resume. 

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

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

It is hoped that sessions will recommence after this date. All efforts will be made to safely meet the educational needs of the hospitals and universities. This could include shorter presentations or the provision of test only sessions following our regular face-to-face education and assessment. RANZCOG will continue to assess the COVID-19 situation and advise when sessions might recommence, based on Federal and State government recommendations.

SA, WA and New Zealand will have some limited availability for face-to-face sessions by local FSEP educators from 1 October 2020. This will be dependent on local restrictions at the time. Priority will be given to previously booked sessions and hospitals who have had sessions cancelled. Please contact the FSEP office for further details or to discuss the options and availability.

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.




Topic: The Normal CTG and CTG case reviews 
Date: Tuesday 27 Oct 2020
Time: 1pm - 4pm AEDT

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FSEP sessions from 1 October 2020

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Introducing FSEP webinars

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