Immunisation education for nurses and healthcare workers

Last updated: 24 February 2020

Central and Eastern Sydney PHN have partnered with Benchmarque to deliver a nationally recognised training course on immunisation practice in primary healthcare. The course is specially designed to upskill clinicians to perform a range of comprehensive immunisation services in a general practice setting, including a four hour face-to-face component, where you gain practical skills in administering vaccines in a simulated environment.

Links for the Course in Immunisation Practice in Primary Healthcare: 

Course code:

It is a nationally recognised VET course with course code 10754NAT.

Program summary:

Designed to provide students (clinicians) with the specific knowledge and skills that will enable them to perform a range of comprehensive immunisation services and remain up to date with current programs, changes, and requirements relevant to their scope of practice.

Cost:

$375 (CESPHN is currently subsiding a proportion of the course for general practitioners and practice nurses working in the CESPHN region, so total cost to student is only $180 – enter code CESPHN at checkout). 

Students must be currently employed as a GP or Practice Nurse within the CESPHN catchment to qualify for subsidy. GPs must also be a current financial member of one of CESPHN’s GP member organisations to qualify for subsidy.

Target audience:

GPs, practice nurses and healthcare workers - a minimum of 3 months employment or experience working with clients in primary healthcare is required. This course is not limited to practice nurses, GPs will also benefit from participating in the course and can claim CPD points for participation (approx. 30 hours online learning + 4 hours face-to-face learning).

Dates:

Register ASAP and you can start approximately 30 hours of online learning. Once that is completed you are able to attend a half-day face-to-face course, held at CESPHN offices in Mascot. Online learning must be completed 21 days prior to the workshop date. 

Dates for the face-to-face course are as follows (only need to attend once):

  • Thursday 16 April 2020 (9am – 1pm) Cancelled
  • Wednesday 17 June 2020 (9am – 1pm)
  • Wednesday 5 August 2020 (9am – 1pm)
  • Wednesday 7 October 2020 (9am – 1pm)
  • Wednesday 2 December 2020 (9am – 1pm)

To register please see Benchmarque website.