Course code 10754NAT
This enrolment is for the Course in Immunisation Practice in Primary Healthcare with our partner, Brisbane South PHN. Choose this enrolment if you would like to select a workshop at a later date. For all workshop listings, click here
The Course in Immunisation Practice in Primary Healthcare is designed to provide students (clinicians) with the specific skills and knowledge that will enable them to perform a range of comprehensive immunisation services and remain up-to-date with current programs, changes, and requirements relevant to their scope of practice.
The course includes online learning modules and assessments, half-day face-to-face workshop and workplace activity. When you click ‘ENROL NOW’ you can either choose a face-to-face workshop date or elect to start the online learning modules immediately, and choose a date later. If you are selecting a face-to-face workshop date at enrolment, please allow enough time to have completed the online learning modules 14 days prior to your workshop start date (estimated hours of study is 30 hours).
At the face-to-face workshop, students will be equipped with demo doses, injection pads and dummies to practice the reconstitution and administration of vaccines, cradling techniques for infants and the development of immunisation catch-ups.
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to add immunisation to their scope of practice (under supervision) while ensuring that best practice principles are followed. Increasing the workforce’s capacity in this area will ultimately promote better immunisation rates within the community.
Please note, this course does not qualify successful students to administer vaccinations without the authorisation of a medical officer.
The Course in Immunisation Practice for Primary Healthcare is designed to provide students (clinicians) with the specific knowledge and skills that will enable them to perform a range of comprehensive immunisation services and remain up-to-date with current programs, changes, and requirements relevant to their scope of practice.
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to add immunisation to their scope of practice (under supervision), while ensuring that best practice principles are followed. Increasing the workforce’s capacity in this area will ultimately promote better immunisation rates within the community.
Units of Competency
IPPSCI001 - Source and communicate immunisation information in primary healthcare
IPPISP002 - Implement systems and processes to deliver immunisation services
IPPPPV003 - Plan and perform vaccination
IPPINP004 - Determine and communicate immunisation needs for women in pregnancy
IPPDIV005 - Determine and communicate immunisation needs for Influenza vaccination
IPPIAO006 - Determine and communicate immunisation needs for adult and older persons
IPPSIP007 - Determine and communicate immunisation needs for school immunisation programs
IPPCCU008 - Co-ordinate immunisation Catch-Up programs
The course is available to Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses,GPs and others on application.
A minimum of 3 months employment or experience working with clients in primary healthcare is required.
There is no pre-reading.
To achieve competency in this course students must: Achieve 80% pass in all written assessments tasks. Assessment must be in the form of:
• Demonstrated competency through realistic skills simulations and oral questioning. ‘What if and how to’ scenarios.
• Written questions on essential knowledge and skills.
• Workplace practice.
Both practical skills and knowledge must be assessed. Simulated assessment environments must simulate the real-life working environment.
Workplace observed practice is a mandatory requirement for this course, work place practice must be observed by a peer or suitably qualified clinician.
All assessments must be completed in accordance with work health and safety standards and infection control policies and procedures.
What to expect
The face-to-face workshop involves practical workshop activities involving cold chain management and administration of vaccines in a simulated environment. Students are required to pair up as part of the practical skills activities, practice and assessment is performed on a mannequin, course practical assessment to conducted during the skills activity session. Morning/afternoon tea is provided.
What to bring
All course materials are supplied.
Students find having a few different coloured pens and a highlighter can be useful.
Estimated hours of study (including assessment)
Approximately 30 hours.
If you have a face-to-face workshop scheduled, the assessment needs to be completed 14 days prior to the workshop.
If you do not have a workshop scheduled, you have up to 12 months to complete the assessment and attend a workshop.
The time is calculated from when a student receives and opens their assessment. Within the BenchmarqueIQ platform, students will be provided an initial 6 months to complete and submit all required assessment activities. Friendly email reminders will be sent to students to ensure an assessment is completed on time. At the completion of the 6 month period, students can request up to a maximum of 2 extensions, each extension being for a period of 90 days. If requesting a second extension, the request must be in writing.
If the entire 12 month period expires and a final assessment has not been submitted, The Benchmarque Group reserves the right to deem the assessment Not Competent and remove the student from the program.
As a general guide, one hour of active learning equates to one hour of CPD. It is the responsibility of the individual student to calculate how many hours of active learning have been completed. The hours of active learning estimated above should act as a guide to CPD hours.