Understanding vaccines and adult vaccination requirements for workplace programs

Version 2.0 (released 13th June, 2018)


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Understanding vaccines and adult vaccination requirements for workplace programs aims to equip health professionals with knowledge and skills to competently deliver a high quality and safe immunisation services to adults by:

  • introducing the learner to comprehensive information on the theoretical and practical components of immunisation
  • guiding the learner to utilise the relevant resources that support best practice when delivering an immunisation service
  • assisting the learner to assess their understanding of the relevant information.

Due to the necessity for immunisation providers to be proficient in all aspects of the clinical encounter, this course provides information on: legislation, risk communication, pre-vaccination screening, vaccine administration, and post-vaccination procedures.

Health professionals involved in the discussion or delivery of adult or occupational vaccination programs will benefit from this course.

Understanding vaccines and adult vaccination requirements for workplace programs has been developed by immunisation and education experts from the Communicable Disease Control Branch (CDCB), Department for Health and Ageing, South Australia, and the Education and Training Department of the Women and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia.

This course must be completed within 20 weeks from the date of registration.

Certificates awarded

On completion of the course all learners will be able to print a Record of Study to assist with claiming Continuing Professional Development.

The course contains multiple choice assessments within the 3 modules. The final 2 modules have a short exam with 5 multiple choice questions that cover required knowledge and 100% must be attained, with one re-sit available. Learners who successfully complete all the course requirements will receive a Certificate of Completion, posted to the address supplied at registration.

Accreditation and Continuing Professional Development


The Australian Pharmacy Council has accredited this course for 30 hours of Group 1 CPD (or 30 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan, which can be converted to 30 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 60 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

Accreditation number: CX17114–7

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'This online course is endorsed by ACN according to our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Endorsed Course Standards. It has been allocated 30 CPD hours according to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia – Continuing Professional Development Standard.'