The Advanced Workshop of Non-Scalpel Vasectomy provides an introduction to this advanced procedure for permanent male fertility control. This practical workshop is ideal for experienced doctors who regularly perform advanced clinical procedures or who already provide traditional vasectomies to their patients, but would like to learn the non-scalpel procedure. Upon completion of the workshop, HealthCert recommends further clinical training for doctors without prior experience in the field, to ensure patient safety and for medico-legal purposes.

The only one of its kind, this program will teach what equipment is necessary to achieve the best outcomes for your patients, with the opportunity to practise the procedure on simulated models and enable you to seriously consider this advanced procedure for your practice. The program will also provide a valuable insight into the safety guidelines you need to know to avoid complications and demonstrate how to plan patient counselling with an analysis of patient case scenarios.

Further available programs in clinical procedures: Advanced Workshop of Intrauterine Systems and Professional Certificate of Clinical Procedures. You might also be interested in certificate and professional diploma courses in Men’s Health.

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  • Determining the correct steps in the process of non-scalpel vasectomy procedures
  • Recognising the safety rules to avoid complications in non-scalpel vasectomy procedures
  • Determining the necessary equipment for non-scalpel vasectomy procedures
  • Planning patient counselling
  • Analysing patient case scenarios

Course Outline

Module 1 – Introduction to non-scalpel vasectomy and anatomy
This session commences with outlining the non-scalpel vasectomy technique and determines the correct steps in the process of non-scalpel vasectomy procedures. The session continues with an overview of the history of vasectomy, comparing incisional vasectomy to non-scalpel vasectomy, infection rates and other possible complications. The anatomy of the male genital system, including embryology of the genitalia and the blood supply to the testis is shown. Anatomy and description of the vas deferens and seminal vesicles (site, function and anatomical importance) are outlined. A video is shown of the non-scalpel vasectomy procedure.

Module 2: Non-scalpel vasectomy (part 1)
This session focusses on the various reasons patients may have for considering a vasectomy. The session recognises the clinical set-up and safety rules to avoid complications in non-scalpel vasectomy procedures. The importance of written consent from the patient is emphasized as well as the different aspects to be considered during patient counselling (e.g. the reasons for vasectomy, possible complications as well as pros and cons of the alternative methods like the male pill). Pre-vasectomy evaluation including medical history of the patient, examination and precautions are listed. The session concludes with the clinical set-up of the surgical site (operating room), dose and temperature of the anaesthetic and surgical equipment.

Module 3: Non-scalpel vasectomy (part 2)
The third session continues with the procedure of a non-scalpel vasectomy, illustrated by clinical images of the surgical steps. Definitions and diagrams of vas occlusion techniques are shown. Discussion opportunities are provided for counselling and other considerations when considering a vasectomy. Case examples include: having a vasectomy at a young age, partner of patient having emotional difficulties, partner of patient enquiring whether the procedure can be reversed, patients not wanting their partners to know about having the procedure done, concerns about the procedure being painful, having a complete family or personal circumstances that would make it difficult of having (another) child(ren).

Module 4: Post-op complications and follow-up care
The final session commences with the management of post-vasectomy care (pain control) and possible complications. These include outlining the causes and symptoms of vasovagal reactions, injuries to testicular artery, haematoma, infections and congestive epididymitis are given, including prevention and treatment of these conditions. Other possible complications are addressed including lidocaine toxicity, bleeding, sperm granuloma and chronic testicular pain. The session also looks at causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention of vasectomy failure and patient concerns regarding vasectomy and risk of prostate cancer. No needle and mini needle vasectomy techniques are described. The session continues by describing the post vasectomy sample test process and the procedure to follow in case the test would be positive. Vasectomy reversal complexities is the last topic in this module.


The Advanced Workshop of Non-Scalpel Vasectomy is ideal for Medical Doctors and International Medical Graduates who are already performing traditional vasectomies, but would like to learn the non-scalpel procedure. Participants can expect an introduction to this advanced procedure for permanent male fertility control with a comprehensive overview of the necessary steps to achieve the best outcomes for their patients. The program assumes previous experience in clinical procedures.

Participants do not have to pass an IELTS test but, as the program is delivered in English, proficiency in listening, reading and writing in English is assumed.

Participants will require access to a computer/laptop, an internet connection and a basic level of technology proficiency to access and navigate the online learning portal.


Time Session Topic
8:30am – 9:00am Registration  
9:00am – 10:30am Session 1

Introduction to non-scalpel vasectomy and anatomy


10:30am – 11:00am Morning tea  
11:00am – 12:30pm Session 2

Non-scalpel vasectomy (part 1)


12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch  
1:30pm - 3:00pm Session 3 Non-scalpel vasectomy (part 2)
3:00pm - 3:30pm Afternoon tea  
3:30pm – 5:00pm Session 4

Post-op complications and follow-up care



For your one-off investment, you will receive unlimited access to all course content, additional learning materials, ongoing post-course support and more.

  • For your one-off investment, you will receive unlimited access to all education content, additional learning materials, ongoing post-course support and more.
  • Online pre-course activity to be completed in your own time.
  • All presentation slides and further learning materials available for permanent access and download.
  • Instruments and consumables for practical sessions.
  • Post-course online assessment to be completed in your own time within six months of workshop attendance.
  • Access to the HealthCert Community with additional free learning opportunities, special offers and other benefits.

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The workshop is presented by an experienced GP subspecialising in the field. 

Dr Raj Selvarajan


Course Director and Scalpel Free Vasectomist

Dr Raj Selvarajan is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, a Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners, and a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Following his training in non-scalpel vasectomy, Raj established No Scalpel Vasectomy Service in north-eastern England in 2007. He subsequently led a non-profit social enterprise organisation, NECHN, and set up non-scalpel vasectomy clinics in Tamworth, Midlands, UK and Leicester City, UK. As an experienced vasectomist, Raj peer-reviewed other non-scalpel vasectomy services in the UK. Specialising and innovating the scalpel free vasectomy technique, he is the lead trainer in Australia and operates Scalpel Free Vasectomy clinics in Brisbane and Mackay.


The workshop includes presentations and demonstrations from an expert in the field. The program is delivered on Saturdays and incorporates practical hands-on application using medical grade models. Online assessment in the form of multiple choice questions will take place after the workshop.


Advanced Certificate in Non-Scalpel VasectomyUpon successful completion of the exam, workshop participants will receive the Advanced Workshop of Non-Scalpel Vasectomy Certificate and below points. You may also receive CPD recognition for the optional practical workshop; you will need to apply to your college, and the awarding of any CPD points will be at their discretion. To learn more about the delivery of certificates in Australia and overseas, please visit our FAQs.


RACGP CPD Accredited Activity 40 Points
- PDP units: 15 Educational activity, 2 Performance review
- 1 day under the Surgery Rural Procedural Training Grant



This workshop:

  • Provides CPD points from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).
  • Provides PDP points from the Australian Council of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM).
  • Is recognised by the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP).
  • Is recognised by the Hong Kong College of Family Physicians (HKCFP). The HKCFP recognises all courses endorsed by the RACGP. Points are calculated differently.
  • Is a self-submitted activity in Dubai. The number of CPD points must be stated on the certificate. Please contact for more information.
  • Is a self-submitted activity in the UK. CPD events overseas, applicable to a doctor’s scope of practice, may be submitted for revalidation. Please confirm with your Responsible Officer.
  • Is a self-submitted activity in Canada through the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Category 1 points are reported as certified and Category 2 points are reported as non-certified. Contact for more information.
  • Meets World Federation of Medical Education standards.
  • Has been independently developed with subject specialists and does not receive education grants from any pharmaceutical company.


AWVAS-2If you are a HealthCert Advanced Workshop of Non-Scalpel Vasectomy alumnus, you can access a significant discount on the associated clinical attachment with Dr Raj Selvarajan. In this clinical attachment you will have the opportunity to gain excellent first-hand practical experience and insight at the clinic of Dr Raj Selvarajan.

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Advanced Certificate Pathway

This advanced workshop may be credited towards the HealthCert Advanced Certificate of Clinical Procedures. Examination questions will need to be completed for credit. Please ask a HealthCert Education Advisor for more details.

Further available advanced workshops in clinical procedures include: