VCRC regularly speaks to community groups about continence issues. Our professionally qualified staff can tailor the presentation to meet your group’s specific needs. All our sessions talk about habits to keep bladder and bowel control healthy and where to seek help if problems occur.

For CALD groups requiring an interpreter we arrange a professional interpreter and provide free translated materials if available in the language requested.

These sessions are provided free of charge for the majority of community groups. Donations are gladly accepted to assist us extend our services.

Please contact us to book your session




The Victorian Continence Resource Centre presents continence training programs for health professionals (including nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapist, pharmacists and doctors) and allied health and personal care assistants.

Professional and qualified continence advisors develop conduct and evaluate all programs. There is a fee for these sessions.

Catheterisation Workshop                        

Duration: 4-6 hours is dependent on organisational needs, number of participants and catheterisation techniques to be covered (male, female and/or suprapubic catheterisation).

On completion of this program the participants will be expected to:

  1. Identify the structures of the male and female lower urinary tract
  2. Describe the clinical indications and contraindications for urethral/suprapubic catheterisation
  3. Demonstrate the ability to perform a male and female urethral and suprapubic catheterisation on a manikin
  4. Outline the nursing care to be provided post catheter insertion
  5. Perform a male and female urethral and suprapubic catheterisation – Competency

Dementia and Continence

Duration: 1 hour

This presentation covers the difference between dementia and delirium, discusses strategies to improve the toileting process for people with dementia. It also looks at the common bladder and bowel issues they face and how to manage challenging behaviours associated with continence.

Incontinence Associated Dermatitis

Duration: 1 hour

This presentation covers skin structure and how incontinence effects it. We Discuss hygiene of the perianal area, causes of incontinence associated dermatitis, best practice treatment and most importantly prevention strategies.

Bladder and Continence

Duration: 1 hour

Participants learn about the anatomy and physiology of the lower urinary tract including the signs and symptoms of prolapses. Also covered is the different types of urinary incontinence, best practice assessment and management of incontinence, and the factors that can contribute/cause incontinence.

Bowels and Continence

Duration: 1 hour

Participants learn about the anatomy of the lower intestinal tract, conditions that affect the bowels normal function, the role that diet and medication plays in bowel function and causes of faecal incontinence.

Catheter Care

Duration: 1 hour

This presentation will look at the key anatomical structures of the male and female lower urinary tract. We will discuss the difference between catheterisation modes, and why catheters are needed. It also covers best practice guidelines for the care of a person with a catheter and managing complications.


Water for Wellbeing

Duration: 1 hour

This presentation discusses the important role water plays in the body, how to encourage fluid intake, recommendations for hydration and why the elderly are at risk of dehydration. Simple charting and recognising risk factors for inadequate hydration will also be covered.


Can be made via phone or email.

Please book in advance to secure your preferred time.
P: (03) 9816 8266


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Reclaim Your Core – Health Workshop

Improve your pelvic floor muscle function through education and practical exercises

Next Education Session is Wednesday 7th March 10.00am

Register and book your place here


Catheterisation Workshop

Friday April 20, 10am-3pm.

This five (5) hour program aims to provide Division 1 Registered Nurses and Division 2 Nurses with the theory and the psychomotor skills required to insert suprapubic (SPC) and indwelling urethral catheters (IDC).

Places are limited so book your place today