Immunisation Course for Nurses

  • Delivery Mode: Online

  • Units: 04

  • Course Duration:: 130 hrs theory, 10 hrs cp (optional)

  • Intakes: Monthly

About the Course

The Immunisation Course for Nurses is designed for Registered Nurses and Midwives who are currently working in the Australian healthcare environment and are registered with the relevant National Board. The course is to assist Registered Nurses and midwives, who want to add to their existing body of knowledge and skills, potential to be effective immunizers.

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Details about the Course

  • Course Titles: Nurse Immunisation Program (HESA accredited)
  • Qualification code: IPN
  • Award: Non-Award
  • Accreditation: Health Education Services Australia (HESA – IHM immunisation course is currently undertaking an assessment by HESA for accreditation, this process has not been concluded)
  • Duration: 130 hours of theory and 10 hours of clinical placement (optional)

    The course aims to produce highly skilled, competent, confident and critically thinking Registered nurses and/or midwives who can provide immunization to individuals in a manner that complies with national and relevant jurisdictional legislative frameworks.

    This course also aims to equip Registered nurses and midwives with the essential skills and knowledge to be an advocate for immunization and promote immunization uptake nationally.

  • Total theoretical course hours: 130 hours
  • Total clinical placement hours: 10 hours (Optional)
  • Online
  • Clinical placement is 10 hours and optional

A range of formative and summative assessment methodologies are implemented in this unit.

An online multiple-choice questions, a case study based question, and a discussion forum make assessments. You have three chances to complete the ten questions, and each attempt has no time limit. The allocated mark will be the highest score obtained. For a pass grade, a minimum score of 80% is necessary, with a maximum of three attempts.

The students must successfully complete all 4 units and assessments to be eligible to receive the Certificate of Completion. Course attracts 130 hours of CPD upon successful competition of the course.

All the applicants are required to have:

  • Current registration with AHPRA as a Registered Nurse or Midwife.

Additional Requirement for Clinical Placement (if opted)

  • A satisfactory National Police Clearance / Australian Federal Police Clearance Certificate (AFP) / NCC will be required for all Clinical Placement.
  • Students must complete the immunisation history before the Clinical Placement start date as some facilities will not provide placement to student without immunisations.
  • Current competency in HLTAID011 Provide first aid or CPR
  • Current Working with Children Check (WWCC)

In addition to the mandatory general requirements above, students, have further Covid 19 specific requirements that must be satisfied before clinical placement as follows:

  • Statutory Declaration if they have travelled overseas
  • COVID-19 declaration
  • Completion of the COVID-19 infection control online training offered by the Department of Health
  • Specific healthcare facility requirements such as hand hygiene certificate, Basic Life Support, manual handling certificate etcetera

Computer literacy and access to a computer and Wi-Fi in order to complete the course

The Immunisation course for nurses consist of four units that underpin immunization practice in both a global and local context. Students will complete 4 units in a sequential manner. Students will not progress to the next unit till the preceding unit is successfully completed.

UoS Code Title of UoS
NN001 The global and Australian context for Immunisation
NN002 The immune system and immunisation
NN003 The law, ethics and immunisation
NN004 Immunisation practice



If you have previously completed an immunisation course that meets the requirements as stipulated in the National Immunisation Education Framework for Health Professionals (2017), you may be able to apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL). RPL is assessed on a case-by-case basis. Evidence is collected using the IHM RPL toolkit in line with the RPL Policy and Procedure. There is no Credit Transfer (CT) available for this course.

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