Key messages

  • The Chief Health Officer has recognised a number of programs of study as 'Nurse Immuniser programs of study' and 'Immuniser programs of study'.
  • A Registered Nurse may complete either a 'Nurse Immuniser program of study' or an 'Immuniser program of study' (providing the education provider offers the program to Registered Nurses).
  • Pharmacists must complete an 'Immuniser program of study' that is available for completion by pharmacists.

The Chief Health Officer has recognised a number of 'Nurse Immuniser programs of study' and 'Immuniser programs of study' in Victoria. Some programs are Health Education Services Australia (HESA) Accredited against the National Immunisation Education Framework for Health Professionals.

Registered Nurses may complete either a 'Nurse Immuniser program of study' or an 'Immuniser program of study' (providing the education provider offers the program to Registered Nurses).

Pharmacists must complete an 'Immuniser program of study' that is available for completion by pharmacists. Pharmacists that have completed immunisation training in other jurisdictions are not authorised to administer vaccinations in Victoria. No interstate programs available to pharmacists have been recognised by the Victorian Chief Health Officer.

Recognised programs of study provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the role of an Immuniser in Victoria and assist them to develop the knowledge and clinical skills required to safely deliver an immunisation service.

Nurse Immuniser programs of study recognised in Victoria

La Trobe University – nurse immuniser program

Enquiries should be directed to:

Manager, Executive and Professional Education
School of Nursing and Midwifery
La Trobe University
Bundoora VIC 3086
Tel: 1300 135 045
Fax: (03) 9479 3515
Email: executive_professional_education@latrobe.edu.au
Website: La Trobe short course for nurses

University of Tasmania – immunisation education for registered nurses

Visit the website for enquiry and enrolment details.
Website: UTAS - immunisation education for nurses

Australian College of Nursing – Immunisation for Health Practitioners

HESA Accredited

Enquiries should be directed to:

Australian College of Nursing
Level 6, 9 Wentworth Street
Parramatta NSW 2124
Postal: P.O. Box 650, Parramatta NSW 2124
Tel: (02) 9745 7500
Fax: (02) 9745 7501
Freecall 1800 COLLEGE (1800 265 534)
Website: Immunisation for Health Practitioners

Australian Catholic University – certificate of immunisation course

Enquiries should be directed to:

The School of Nursing and Midwifery (Queensland)
Email: PNI.QLD@acu.edu.au
Tel: (07) 3623 7276
Website: Program for nurse immunisers

Cunningham Centre - nurse immuniser course of study

Enquiries should be directed to:

Postal address:
PO Box 405
Toowoomba
Queensland 4350

Physical address:
Baillie Henderson Hospital
Penrose
Cnr Hogg and Tor Streets
Toowoomba
Queensland 4350

Email: ccnursing@health.qld.gov.au
Tel: (07) 4699 8100
Fax: (07) 4699 8077

The University of Melbourne – nurse immuniser programs

HESA Accredited

Enquiries should be directed to:

The Department of General Practice
University of Melbourne
200 Berkeley Street, Carlton, Vic 3053
Email: gp-enquiries@unimelb.edu.au
Tel: (03) 8344 7276

Immunisation (Nurse Immuniser) short course

Website: Short course Immunisation (Nurse Immuniser)

Immunisation and Travel Health (graduate coursework)

Website: Immunisation and Travel Health (GENP90017)

Understanding vaccines and the National Immunisation Program

Enquiries should be directed to:

Immunisation Section
Department for Health South Australia
11 Hindmarsh Square
Adelaide SA 5000
Tel: 1300 232 272

Website: SA Health - Understanding vaccines and the National Immunisation Program

The Benchmarque Group Pty Limited

Course in Immunisation Practice in Primary Healthcare

HESA Accredited

Enquiries should be directed to:

The Benchmarque Group
Level 1 – 176 Wellington Parade
East Melbourne Victoria 3002
Tel: 1300 855 568
Fax: 1300 855 572
Email: courses@benchmarquegroup.com.au
Website: www.benchmarquegroup.com.au

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