Immunisation for Health Practitioners

Australian College of Nursing

Type of institution: Higher Education Institutions
CRICOS: 03761A

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) delivers the Immunisation for Health Practitioners course under the National Immunisation Education Framework for Health Professionals (2017). Health care providers are at the forefront in protecting the community’s health and well-being. Immunisation as a national public health strategy continues to be a cost-effective means in reducing the mortality and morbidity rates related to vaccine-preventable diseases in Australia. In line with the emphasis of National Immunisation Strategy 2019 – 2024, it is also recognised that having appropriately trained health professionals is crucial in ensuring successful delivery of immunisation services to improve immunisation coverage rates nationally.The design of the Immunisation for Health Practitioners course hinges on the national educational requirements as determined by the National Framework (2017). This course aims to equip health practitioners with the essential attributes to be an immunisation advocate and promote immunisation uptake nationally. Health practitioners who have successfully passed this course should refer to the Department of Health in the jurisdiction they practice in, or wish to practice in, for information and conditions leading to authorisation to immunise independent of a medical officer.


  • 120 hours of CPD
  • completed over a maximum of 120 days
  • All theoretical hours completed online, no clinical or practical component is required.


  • Four themes: The global and Australian context for immunisation
  • The law, ethics and immunisation
  • The immune system and immunisation and
  • Immunisation practice

Standard entry requirements

Registration with AHPRA.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Parramatta International: $970 No
  • Online/Off-campus : 120 days

Fee comments

Campuses: Parramatta.

10% discount offered for all ACN members.Fees are subject to change without notice.

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