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Immunisation for Health Practitioners



Target audience: For registered nurses, midwives and pharmacists working in health areas where administration of immunisation is part of their role.

Course summary: The Immunisation for Health Practitioners course is based on the National immunisation education framework for health professionals (2017), which replaces the National guidelines for immunisation education for registered nurses and midwives (2001).

This course aims to equip health practitioners with the essential attributes to be an immunisation advocate and promote immunisation uptake nationally. Health practitioners who have successfully passed this course should refer to the Department of Health in the jurisdiction they practice in, or wish to practice in, for information and conditions leading to authorisation to immunise independent of a medical officer. 

Using the National Immunisation framework for health professionals and the current best practice standards and recommendations in the current version of The Australian immunisation handbook, it is anticipated that on successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

The course is offered part-time over 10 weeks and is conducted fully online, consisting of 150 hours of study and assessment. Participants will receive support from a tutor and nurse educator. The online learning environment used at Australian College of Nursing is called CNnect. 

Fee payable: Yes 

Delivery mode: On-line

Financial support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students: Not specified

For further information and fees please follow link.


Australian College of Nursing
1 Napier Close
Deakin ACT 2600
PO Box 219
Deakin West ACT 2600
Ph: (02) 6283 3400
Fax: (02) 6282 3565


Last updated: 16 January 2018
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