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Nurse Immuniser Course Scholarship
CESPHN Scholarship for Authorised Nurse Immuniser course

Central and Eastern Sydney PHN is offering practice nurses the opportunity to apply for a 75%* scholarship to complete The Benchmarque Group’s Immunisation Endorsement Program. This course is to become an authorised nurse immuniser in NSW and administer vaccinations independent of a medical officer, which includes COVID-19 vaccine. 


The Course 

The Benchmarque Group’s Immunisation Endorsement Program course involves 112 hours of online study and assessment in addition to a half day workshop. The course is accredited by Health Education Services Australia (HESA) and conforms with the National Immunisation Education Framework for Health Professionals.  

Upon completion of this course, registered nurses and midwives will have the qualification to administer vaccinations in NSW, independent of a medical officer, as per NSW Health Authority.


The Scholarship  

CESPHN invites registered nurses working in general practice in the CESPHN region to apply for a scholarship for the Benchmarque Immunisation course: Immunisation Endorsement Pathway (full cost $567).  

  • Eligibility criteria: registered nurses working in general practice within the CESPHN region, who have not completed the Authorised Nurse Immuniser qualification. Must apply by 30 June 2021.

Recipients will be eligible for the following, upon successful completion of the course: 

  • 75% of course fee reimbursement ($425) upon course completion prior to 30 June 2021 

  • 50% of course fee reimbursement ($283.50) upon course completion prior to 31 December 2021 


How to apply

Submit your application now to commence your course and receive the scholarship: 


Contact for more information.


AIR Mandatory Reporting
Accredited Nurse Immuniser Programs
How to become an Authorised Nurse Immuniser: Accredited programs

Upon completion of accreditation program, a Registered nurse (RN) or Midwife will be able to immunise independent of medical officers in NSW.

If practicing outside of NSW, check health policies in the relevant state or territory to confirm eligibility to immunise independent of medical officers.

*HESA accredited programs - Health Education Services Australia 

NSW Policy and Registration
NSW Policy and Legislation
CPD - Continuing Professional Development
Is CPD compulsory?

To maintain authority to immunise, registered nurses must annually review best practice policy for immunisation. 

This may be, but is not limited to, attendance at seminars on current practices. An annual statement of proficiency in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) must also be obtained.