Immunisation: a training course for GPs

Version 4.0 (released 15th May, 2019)


per user

  • 100% online course
  • 6 to 8 hours to complete
  • RACGP accredited – 40 Category 1 points (QI&CPD)
  • ACRRM accredited – 30 PRPD points
  • Developed by Communicable Disease Control Branch, SA Health
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.

There has been expansive growth in the number of vaccines on the National Immunisation Program Schedule in the past decade which has resulted in increased complexity of the immunisation schedule and immunisation programs in general.

Health professionals play an integral role in delivering immunisation programs, and in order to provide a highly successful service, they need to attain a high level of knowledge in respect to vaccines and immunisation program requirements.

The course was developed by the Communicable Disease Control Branch (CDCB), Department for Health and Wellbeing, South Australia.

This course has been developed specifically for GPs; however, it would be suitable for any medical practitioner wishing to improve their knowledge and expertise regarding immunisation.

Details about completing the course

  • It is estimated the course will take between 6 and 8 hours to complete (excluding predisposing and reinforcing activities).
  • The course is divided into 4 modules.
  • You need to work through the modules in sequential order.
  • Multiple questions, many of which are based on hypothetical scenarios, occur throughout this course as a learning tool. These questions may cover topics which have not yet been covered in the course.
  • All assessment questions within each module must be completed to unlock the next module.
  • Participants who successfully complete all course requirements will be able to download a Certificate of participation.
  • Participants have 20 weeks to complete the course.

Predisposing and reinforcing activities

The predisposing activity must be completed before commencing the course. There will be a 24 hour lock out period from the time of submitting the completed activity. The reinforcing activity is presented following the completion of Module 4. This activity will be available 24 hours after you have completed this module.

You can log out and return to these activities and it will have saved your progress to date.

This activity has been approved by the RACGP QI&CPD Program in the 2017-19 triennium.

40 Category 1 points – Activity: 132861.

RACGP accredited Activity

This activity has been approved by the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine and attracts 30 PRPD points.

ACRRM accredited Activity