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Health care providers are at the forefront in protecting the community’s health and well-being. Immunisation as a national public health strategy continues to be a cost-effective means in reducing the mortality and morbidity rates related to vaccine-preventable diseases in Australia.

After a recognised immunisation course such as our 307 Immunisation for Health Practitioners course has been completed annual updates are required. Each State and Territory governs the authority to practice as an immuniser and in what circumstances. Please check with your State/Territory health department if you are unsure if you currently meet the requirements for an immuniser.

These updates are also available for any healthcare professional who are not certified immunisers but where immunisation is relative to their scope of practice.

Immunisation course

307 Immunisation for Health Practitioners (HESA Accredited)

The Australian College of Nursing’s (ACN) 307 Immunisation for Health Practitioners course is based on the National Immunisation Education Framework for Health Professionals (2017) and has been accredited by the ANMAC subsidiary Health Education Services Australia (HESA) to deliver this course. HESA is the National body for health education accreditation and ACN is the first institution to have its Immunisation course accredited.

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Face-to-face CPD

Immunisation Update – Adverse Events Following Immunisation

There may be times when nurse immunisers witness individuals experiencing an adverse event following immunisation (AEFI) including anaphylaxis or a vasovagal. It is necessary to recognise and treat these signs and symptoms quickly as per best practice to avoid serious harm. This face-to-face workshop offers a theoretical and practical component on recognising and treating AEFI’s in your care.

Online CPD

ACN offers immunisation specific CPD in the form of updates addressing contemporary topics and specialty topics of interest.

Bundle offers

Navigating the handbook and catch up vaccination (Popular!)

3 CPD modules

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Members Price:
$135 (save $27)

Non-Members Price:
$150 (save $30)

The importance of influenza and tetanus vaccines

2 CPD modules

Bundle includes:

Members Price:
$99 (save $9)

Non-Members Price:
$110 (save $10)

Aged care bundle

3 CPD modules

Bundle includes:

Members Price:
$135 (save $27)

Non-Members Price:
$150 (save $30)

Immunisation annual CPD updates

Immunisation Annual CPD Updates 11 - Vaccines in pregnancy

Vaccines in pregnancy

This CPD will discuss the advice the recommendations for vaccination before and during pregnancy as well as whilst breastfeeding to protect both the mother and baby.

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School immunisation programs

School immunisation programs

It will assist immunisers who are interested in school programs to identify the vaccines scheduled/funded for secondary school students.

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Immunisation policy and governance

Immunisation policy and governance

There are many questions surrounding how immunisations become available in Australia and why some vaccines are funded and not funded.

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Travel vaccination

Travel vaccination

Travel health medicine is a fast-growing and fast-moving area of clinical practice. All health professionals providing travel health advice need to be familiar with current travel health issues, and be able to deliver correct advice using reliable information resources tailored to the individual needs of each traveller.

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Influenza vaccination 2022

Influenza vaccination 2022

It is influenza season again, a perfect time for a refresher on who is recommended an influenza vaccination, who is covered under the National Immunisation Program Schedule (NIPs) and which brands are funded in 2022.

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Navigating the Australian Immunisation Handbook For Clinical Use

Navigating the Australian Immunisation Handbook For Clinical Use

The Australian Immunisation handbook is an invaluable resource when administering vaccines as per the NIP and also with catch-up.

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Vaccination for people at occupational risk

Vaccination for people at occupational risk

It is highly important for health care professionals to be able to recognise and identify people who are at risk for particular vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs) due to their occupation.

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Tetanus within the Emergency Department

Tetanus within the Emergency Department

Providing immunisations within the emergency department is an important component of maintaining individual immunity within the community.

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Importance of the influenza vaccine in aged care facilities

Importance of the influenza vaccine in aged care facilities

Aged care providers have a duty of care and responsibility towards the consumers within their care. This falls under the Aged Care Act 1997 guidelines.

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Catch-up Principles, Determining Catch-up Requirements in Clinical Practice

Catch-up Principles, Determining Catch-up Requirements in Clinical Practice

Providing catch-up vaccination is an important component of maintaining individual and herd immunity within the community.

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Immunisation in Aged Care Settings and Cold Chain Management

Immunisation in Aged Care Settings and Cold Chain Management

Aged care providers have a duty of care and responsibility towards the consumers within their care. This falls under the Aged Care Act 1997 guidelines.

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Other training opportunities

  • COVID-19 vaccination training
    Information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine training program can be found on the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care website.
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