Health professionals providing immunisations are required to be well informed about the vaccines they are administering, the mode of action, the risks and benefits of receiving the vaccines, the limitations, and the risks and complications of the diseases the vaccines aim to prevent.
The following will assist health professionals providing an immunisation service with the education to support them in attaining and maintaining the level of knowledge, skills and professionalism required to deliver a safe immunisation service.
Understanding Vaccines and the National Immunisation Program
The course is a recognised program of study leading to approved health practitioners immunising without a medical order in South Australia, Western Australia, Victoria and the Northern Territory. State and Territory legislation governs whether this certificate allows the health professional to immunise independent of a medical order.
Understanding Vaccines for Midwives-Vaccination requirements during pregnancy and early childhood
Understanding vaccines and adult vaccination requirements for workplace programs
Understanding vaccines and adult vaccination requirements for workplace programs has been designed to provide health professionals with knowledge and skills to competently deliver a high quality and safe immunisation services to adults. This program introduces the learner to comprehensive information on the theoretical and practical components of immunisation and guides them to utilise the relevant resources that support best practice when delivering an immunisation service.
Immunisation: a training course for GPs is an accredited learning activity that has been designed to maintain and further develop general practitioners’ (GPs) knowledge and expertise in immunisation to enable them to competently deliver a high quality and safe immunisation service. This course is a Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Accredited Activity for the RACGP CPD Program and an Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) PDP Accredited Activity for the 2020-22 triennium.
The Department of Health has developed the National Guidelines for Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres and Providers. A practitioner seeking to prescribe the yellow fever vaccine at a Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre is required to successfully complete the online Yellow Fever Vaccination Course and obtain a completion certificate.
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