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Immunisation Support

The course aims to provide participants with specific skills and knowledge to support a range of comprehensive immunisation services, and remain up to date with current vaccination programs, changes, and requirements.

Course in Immunisation Support in Primary Healthcare

Code: 10764NAT Course code: 10764NAT
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1/2 Day
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70 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 Support in Primary Healthcare consists of six individual programs that make up the Immunisation learning pathway. The programs include:

  • Foundations of Immunisation Support (Complete online now)
  • Immunisation Support for Adults and Older Persons
  • Immunisation Support for Influenza
  • Immunisation Support in Pregnancy
  • Support School Aged Immunisation
  • Supporting Immunisation Practice.

Successfully completing the pathway means you will have achieved the nationally accredited Course in Immunisation Support in Primary Healthcare (10764NAT).

Units of competency

ISPWIP003
Support immunisation needs for women in pregnancy
ISPSIV004
Support immunisation needs for Influenza vaccination of clients
ISPIAO005
Support immunisation needs for adults and older persons
ISPSIP06
Support immunisation needs for school aged clients
ISPSCII001
Communicate immunisation information in primary healthcare
ISPSSP002
Support systems and processes to deliver immunisation services
ISPSIC007
Support immunisation catch-up programs

Course delivery

  • Half-day face-to-face workshop
  • Online assessment completed via accessIQ
  • Workplace observed practice.

Entry requirements

Entrants to the Course in Immunisation Support in Primary Healthcare must provide evidence of a relevant professional role. Relevant roles would include: 

  • Medical receptionist
  • Practice assistant
  • Non-clinical Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers
  • Practice manager.

Entrants should have: 

  • A minimum of three months employment or experience working with clients in primary health care
  • Language, literacy and numeracy levels sufficient to interpret basic medical parameters, respond to requests from health professionals and communicate effectively with clients and public.

Student numbers

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

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Course overview

The Course in Immunisation Support in Primary Healthcare aims to provide students with the specific knowledge and skills to provide support in the delivery of a range of immunisation services and will provide the skills and knowledge required to support doctors and nurse to enhance client care and to remain up to date with current vaccination programs, changes, and requirements.

Course outline

The Course in Immunisation Support in Primary Healthcare aims to provide participants with specific skills and knowledge to support a range of comprehensive immunisation services, and remain up to date with current vaccination programs, changes, and requirements.

Learning outcomes

On the successful completion of the course, students should have the ability to:

  • Understand the requirements of the National Immunisation Program
  • Support implementation of the National Immunisation Program (NIP) Schedule
  • Implement systems and process to support the safe delivery of immunisation services within primary healthcare.
Delivery

Course delivery and assessment includes:

  • Half-day face-to-face workshop
  • Online assessment completed via accessIQ
  • Workplace observed practice.
What to expect

This course includes both online theory and a half-day face-to-face workshop where students will practice skills including data entry, strategies to support best practice patient care and communicate and work effectively in primary health.

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 Support in Primary Healthcare (10764NAT). 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 Support in Primary Healthcare must provide evidence of a relevant professional role. Relevant roles would include: 

  • Medical receptionist
  • Practice assistant
  • Non-clinical Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers
  • Practice manager.

Entrants should have: 

  • A minimum of three months employment or experience working with clients in primary health care
  • Language, literacy and numeracy levels sufficient to interpret basic medical parameters, respond to requests from health professionals and communicate effectively with clients and public.
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