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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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Immunisation Practice

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.

Course in Immunisation Practice in Primary Healthcare

Code: 10754NAT Course code: 10754NAT
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1/2 Day
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110 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.

The Course in Immunisation Practice in Primary Healthcare consists of six individual programs that make up the Immunisation learning pathway. The programs include:

- Foundations of Immunisation  (Complete online now)

- Immunisation Needs in Adult and Older Persons

- Immunisation Needs for Influenza

- Immunisation Needs in Pregnancy

- School Age Immunisation

- Practice of Immunisation.

Successfully completing the pathway means you will have achieved the nationally accredited Course in Immunisation Practice in Primary Healthcare (10754NAT).

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

Suitable Professions

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Nurses
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General Practitioners

Course delivery

  • Online learning completed via our online learning management system accessIQ
  • Half-day face-to-face workshop
  • In-class activities assessed by a qualified assessor
  • Mandatory third party observed workplace activity

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 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.

Student numbers

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

Terms & conditions

Available workshop locations

The Course in Immunisation Practice in Primary Healthcare requires you to complete a half day face-to-face workshop. Below are the current available workshop dates. If you see a workshop date that suits you, click 'Apply Now'. 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 enrol. 

Course overview

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.

Course outline

The Course in Immunisation Practice in Primary Healthcare is designed to upskill students (clinicians) to perform a range of comprehensive immunisation services, and remain up to date with current vaccination programs, changes, and requirements to their scope of practice. The course includes online theory modules and a half-day face-to-face workshop, where 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. 

Please note, this course does not qualify successful students to administer vaccinations without the authorisation of a medical officer.

Learning outcomes

Upon the successful completion of this course, students should be able to: 

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the National Immunisation Program (NIP) Schedule
  • Implement effective Cold Chain Management
  • Develop and implement a Catchup
Delivery

Course delivery and assessment for the Course in Immunisation Practice in Primary Healthcare includes:

  • Online learning completed via our online learning management system accessIQ
  • Half-day face-to-face workshop
  • In-class activities assessed by a qualified assessor
  • Mandatory third party observed workplace activity.
Assessment

To achieve competency in this course assessment must be in the form of:

  • Demonstrate skills and knowledge through simulations and oral questioning
  • 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, 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 program, successful students will receive a Statement of Attainment for the Course in Immunisation Practice in Primary Healthcare (10754NAT). A Statement of Attainment is issued when an individual has completed one or more accredited units.

Who can attend this course?

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 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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