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Immunisation

We have expanded our immunisation learning pathways to support anyone working in Primary Healthcare. 

Immunisation Endorsement Pathway (Nurse Immuniser): HESA accredited course for students who are required to administer vaccinations independent of a Medical Officer.

Immunisation Clinical Pathway (Immunisation Practice): For students who are required to immunise under the observation of a medical officer as part of their scope of practice.

Immunisation Practice Support Pathway (Immunisation Support): For students who do not immunise as part of their scope of practice.

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Immunisation Clinical Pathway

The Immunisation Clinical Pathway has been designed for clinicians who administer vaccinations under the direct order of a Medical Officer as part of their scope of practice.

Immunisation Clinical Pathway (Immunisation Practice)

Code: 10754NAT Course code: 10754NAT
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The Immunisation Clinical Pathway has been designed for clinicians who are required to administer vaccinations under the direct order of a Medical Officer as part of their scope of practice.

The pathway includes two levels that students complete in sequence:

  1. Level 1: Foundations of Immunisation Practice (Foundational online-only learning)
  2. Level 2: Nationally accredited Course in Immunisation Practice In Primary Healthcare (10754NAT), includes online learning, workshop and workplace activities.

You can choose to purchase the pathway all at once or pay and complete one learning at a time – the choice is yours! In fact, once you have completed your enrolment, you can even choose when to activate your assessment.

Foundations of Immunisation Practice - Online learning
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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.

Course in Immunisation Practice in Primary Healthcare (10754NAT) - Online learning, workshop and workplace activities
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$347 inc GST
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95 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.

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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.

Course delivery

  • Online assessment completed via accessIQ
  • One day face-to-face workshop
  • In-class activities assessed by a qualified assessor
  • Mandatory workplace observed practice.

Please note, all online learning assessments from level 1 and 2 will need to be completed before you are able to book a workshop date.

Entry requirements

Entrants to the Course in Immunisation Practice in Primary Healthcare must provide evidence of a relevant professional role and hold one of the following: 

  • AHPRA registered nursing profession
  • 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.

Student numbers

Groups are capped at 16 students to promote an optimal learning environment.

Terms & conditions

Available workshop locations

The Immunisation Clinical Pathway requires you to complete a one day face-to-face workshop. Students must complete the Foundations of Immunisation Practice Program (level 1) and the online component of level two before booking a workshop date. The ‘Apply Now’ button will take you to accessIQ, our online learning and assessment platform. Simply log in using your existing details or create a new account, and then follow the prompts to apply. Happy learning!

Please note, closed footwear is required for this workshop.

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Pathway overview

The Immunisation Clinical Pathway is designed to provide students 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.

Pathway outline

The Immunisation Clinical Pathway is designed to provide students with the specific knowledge and skills that will enable them to perform a range of comprehensive immunisation services under the direct order of a Medical Officer as part of their scope of practice, remain up-to-date with current programs, changes, and requirements relevant to their scope of practice.

Learning outcomes

Upon the successful completion of the Immunisation Clinical Pathway, students should be able to: 

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the National Immunisation Program (NIP) Schedule
  • Implement effective Cold Chain Management
  • Develop and implement a catch-up schedule.

On successful completion, students will receive a Statement of Attainment for the Course in Immunisation Practice in Primary Healthcare (10754NAT).

Delivery

Pathway delivery and assessment includes:

  • Online assessment completed via accessIQ
  • Half day face-to-face workshop
  • In-class activities assessed by a qualified assessor
  • Mandatory workplace observed practice.
Assessment

To achieve competency students must demonstrate successful completion of:

  • Practical simulations and oral questioning
  • Written questions covering essential knowledge and skills
  • Workplace observed practice.

Workplace observed practice is a mandatory requirement for this course, work place practice must be observed by a medical practitioner, practice manager or practice nurse that performs the identified workplace tasks as part of their role.

All workplace observed activities must be completed in accordance with work health and safety standards and infection control policies and procedure.

All workplace observed activities must be completed in accordance with workplace policies and procedures of the facility where the activity is being conducted.

Workplace activities

Workplace observed practice is a mandatory requirement for this course, workplace practice must be observed by a medical practitioner, practice manager or practice nurse that performs the identified workplace tasks as part of their role. 

Students who are not currently working within an immunisation environment, are required to make their own arrangements for workplace observed practice.

You may be able to organise supervision via your local council immunisation service or your local GP.

For more information on the workplace activities please click here

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
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, with all practice and assessments performed on a mannequin. The course practical assessment is conducted during the skills activity session.

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?

12 months. The time is calculated from when a student is provided with online access to their assessment. Within the accessIQ 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.

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 pathway, successful students will receive a Statement of Attainment for the Course in Immunisation Practice in Primary Healthcare (10754NAT). 

Who can attend this course?

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

  • AHPRA registered nursing profession
  • 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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