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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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We look forward to expanding the Ear Health Learning Pathway in 2021 with some exciting new programs.

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Immunisation Endorsement Pathway

The Course in Immunisation Practice in Primary Healthcare (10754NAT) is based on the National Immunisation Education Framework for Health Professionals and has been accredited by Health Education Services Australia (HESA).

Immunisation Endorsement Pathway

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The Immunisation Endorsement Pathway has been designed for Registered Nurses and Midwives who want the ability to immunise independent of a Medical Officer. The learning is specific to the state or territory the student works in and involves a combination of online and face-to-face learning.

Components of the learning pathway include:

  1. Level 1: Explore the Foundations of Immunisation Practice - Online learning
  2. Level 2: The Course in Immunisation Practice in Primary Healthcare - Online learning, workshop and workplace activities
  3. Level 3: Immunisation Endorsement Unit - Online learning specific to jurisdictional requirements

This HESA accredited course has received direct recognition from State Health Departments in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and Tasmania. Students who successfully complete this program 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.

Explore the Foundations of Immunisation Practice - Online learning
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$95.00 inc GST
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15 hours study
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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.

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$347 inc GST
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95 hours study
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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.

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$125 inc GST
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2 hours study
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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.

Suitable Professions

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Registered Midwives
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Registered Nurses

Pathway delivery

Components of the learning pathway include:

  • Foundations of Immunisation  - Online learning
  • Course in Immunisation Practice in Primary Healthcare - Online learning, workshop and workplace activities
  • Endorsement Unit - Online Learning specific to jurisdictional requirements

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

Who can apply: 

  • Registered Nurses
  • Registered Midwives

Terms & conditions

Available Workshops

The Immunisation Endorsement Pathway requires you to complete a one day face-to-face workshop. Please note, 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!

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Pathway overview

The Immunisation Endorsement Pathway provides students with comprehensive knowledge related to relevant legislation, standards and codes of practice for the administration of vaccines. This promotes consistency across states and territories among qualified health professionals involved in the implementation and application of immunisation procedures. The pathway is designed for students who want the ability to immunise independent of a Medical Officer.

The Course in Immunisation Practice in Primary Healthcare (10754NAT) is based on the National Immunisation Education Framework for Health Professionals and has been accredited by Health Education Services Australia (HESA).

Pathway outline

The Immunisation Endorsement Program is based on the National Immunisation Education Framework for Health Professionals and has been accredited by Health Education Services Australia (HESA). 

This nationally accredited course is for Registered Nurses and Midwives who are required to administer vaccinations independent of a Medical Officer.

Pathway components:

  • Explore the Foundations of Immunisation Practice - Online learning
  • Explore the Course in Immunisation Practice in Primary Healthcare - Online learning, workshop and workplace activities
  • Immunisation Endorsement Unit - Online learning specific to jurisdictional requirements.

Authorised immunisers work in a variety of settings including community, primary healthcare, tertiary and corporate organisations.

Currently, this HESA accredited qualification has received direct recognition from State Health Departments in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and Tasmania. Students who successfully complete this program 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.

Learning outcomes

On the successful completion of the Immunisation Endorsement Pathway, health professionals will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the National Immunisation Program (NIP) Schedule
  • Implement effective Cold Chain Management
  • Develop and implement a Catchup schedule.
  • Understand the National, State or Territory Legislative Act relevant to immunisation practice within the jurisdiction they practice
  • Apply fundamental elements of legislation, standards and codes for the administration of vaccines
  • Demonstrate knowledge of state or territory legislation relating to authorisation/endorsement.

On successful completion, students will receive a Statement of Attainment for the Course in Immunisation Practice in Primary Healthcare (10764NAT) and a Certificate of Clinical Competency.

Delivery

The Immunisation Endorsement Pathway recognises that registered nurses and registered midwives play an important role in maintaining high immunisation coverage rates through the provision of accurate and comprehensive information about vaccines and immunisation programs.

The qualification provides students with comprehensive knowledge related to relevant legislation, standards and codes of practice for the administration of vaccines. This promotes consistency across states and territories among qualified health professionals involved in the implementation and application of immunisation procedures.

Assessment

Delivery and assessment includes online learning completed via accessIQ, a half-day face to-face workshop, in-class activities assessed by a qualified assessor and a mandatory third party observed workplace activity.

There is no pre-reading and all course materials are supplied.

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.

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Workplace activities

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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)

Workplace Activities

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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 activates 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 3 month period, students can request a maximum of 1 extension, this extension being for a period of 90 days.

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.

Who can attend this course?
  • Registered Nurses
  • Registered Midwives
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