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Immunisation

You have selected Immunisation which means you have the option to start your Immunisation learning pathway! The Immunisation learning pathway starts by building your base knowledge with the online program, Foundations of Immunisation Practice (level 1). You can then continue on with 1 of 4 specialty programs (level 2). Following on from this is the Practice of Immunisation Program (level 3), consisting of further learning, a face-to-face workshop in partnership with PHNs and workplace activities. Successfully completing the pathway means you will have achieved the nationally accredited Course in Immunisation Practice in Primary Healthcare (10754NAT). Once you hit ‘apply now’ from any of the individual program pages below, you can bundle as many programs as you like. Happy learning!

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Foundations of Immunisation Practice Program

The program aims to provide students with the foundational base knowledge required to work within the framework of immunisation.

Foundations of Immunisation Practice

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$95.00 inc GST
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15 hours study
CPD hours

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.

First level in Immunisation learning pathway

Once this program has been completed, students can then continue on with four online specialty programs - options include immunisation needs in pregnancy, influenza, adults and older persons and school age programs.

Non-accredited

Course delivery

Online learning and assessment is delivered via our online learning management system accessIQ

Entry requirements

Entrants to the Foundations of Immunisation Program must provide evidence of a relevant professional role and hold one of the following:

  • AHPRA registered nursing qualification
  • Medical practitioner qualification

Relevant roles would include: 

  • Registered and Enrolled Nurses
  • General practitioners
  • Others on application.

Entrants should have: 

  • A minimum of three months employment or experience working with clients in a clinical environment
  • High language, literacy and numeracy levels – sufficient to interpret medical documents/referrals/requests and write medical notes and reports and communicate effectively with clients and public.

 

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Course overview

The Foundations of Immunisation Practice Program aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to work within the framework of immunisation and public health, with a focus on an understanding of the immune system, how vaccines work, communicable disease management and assessing a client’s eligibility for vaccinations.

Course outline

The Foundations of Immunisation Practice Program is fully online consisting of blended learning which includes knowledge information, articles, learning videos and self reflection activities.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program students should have: 

  • An understanding of the impact of immunisation programs as a public health measure Knowledge of the immune response and how vaccines work
  • Knowledge of the key features of vaccine preventable diseases
  • The ability to apply knowledge of the various vaccine types and their components Knowledge of legal and ethical considerations for immunisation practice
  • Knowledge of the risks and benefits of vaccination and utilises relevant information resources.
Delivery

Online learning and assessment is delivered via our online learning management system accessIQ.

Assessment

The Foundations of Immunisation Program is a non-accredited program. There are no formal assessment requirements.

What to expect

All materials are delivered online, including learning materials, video and other resources.

What we expect

Students enrolled in The Benchmarque Group courses should adhere to the following principles:

  • Display a commitment to learning and to achieving success
  • Be responsible and accountable for their own learning, behaviour and decisions
  • Actively participate in all workshop activities and learning experiences
  • Attend all scheduled sessions and be punctual at all times
  • Complete all online assessments and workplace practice activities
  • Work in harmony and respect the rights and opinions of staff and other students
  • Treat others as they themselves would like to be treated
  • Use acceptable language at all times.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Continuing Professional Development (CPD)?

Continuing professional development is the means by which members of the clinical profession maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge, expertise and competence, and develop the personal and professional qualities required throughout their professional lives.

The CPD cycle involves reviewing practice, identifying learning needs, planning and participating in relevant learning activities, and reflecting on the value of those activities.

How many CPD hours will I achieve for completing this 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.

For all other health professionals completing this program, your continuing professional development (CPD) requirements may vary and it is important to remember that it is your responsibility to maintain and register CPD with your professional body. In many instances, your regulatory authority will recognise hours of learning as stated above.

How long do I have to complete the assessment?

6 months. The time is calculated from when a student receives and opens their assessment. Within the accessIQ platform, students will be provided an initial 3 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 6 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.

How many times can I submit my assessment?

If you are deemed Not Yet Competent on your first and second assessment submissions, feedback will be provided. It is very important that you read all the feedback provided. The Assessor will have identified any areas where additional evidence is required or any questions that need to be reviewed and resubmitted. If, after 3 unsuccessful submissions, you are unable to demonstrate competency on your assessment, your assessment will be deemed Not Competent. Feedback will be provided to you and what the possible following steps and outcomes are.

What do I receive at the completion of the program?

At the completion of the program, successful students will receive a digital badge.

Who can attend this course?

Entrants to the Foundations of Immunisation Practice Program must provide evidence of a relevant professional role and hold one of the following: 

  • AHPRA registered nursing qualification
  • Medical practitioner qualification

Relevant roles would include: 

  • Registered and Enrolled Nurses
  • General practitioners
  • Others on application.

Entrants should have: 

  • A minimum of three months employment or experience working with clients in a clinical environment
  • High language, literacy and numeracy levels – sufficient to interpret medical documents/referrals/requests and write medical notes and reports and communicate effectively with clients and public.

Benchmarque Group Specific Requirements

Students must complete the Foundations of Immunisation Program prior to entry to this program.

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