First COVID-19 Vaccine – Pfizer – Training Program

The first Australian Government-funded training modules for the COVID-19 vaccination workforce, including for immunisation providers and non-clinical and administration staff, is now available.

The Australian Government has partnered with the Australian College of Nursing to develop and deliver the free and accredited training modules for all COVID-19 vaccination providers. The training is being provided free to all authorised COVID-19 vaccination providers.

Per Australian Government advice to SHPA, hospital pharmacists assisting immunisation professionals with supply chain logistics, storage, dose preparation and labelling, will need to access all six core modules.

To access the modules:

  • Hospital pharmacists
    → 
    select User type: As an Immunising Professional with an AHPRA number
     
  • Technicians
    → 
    select User type: As an Immunising Professional without an AHPRA number

SHPA is aware that the registration page then asks users to select which immunisation course they have undertaken, however choosing the N/A option will allow you to register with the training modules.

Other updates on the COVID-19 Vaccine program

  • The Australian Government Department of Health is in the final stages of the selection process for General Practices that will take part in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
     
  • The Australian Government has developed a stakeholder pack for multicultural audiences with information on COVID-19 vaccines.
    This pack contains in-language communication resources and key messages to inform and educate everyone in Australia about COVID-19 vaccines.
    Click on the links in the stakeholder pack to access translated COVID-19 vaccines information. Resources include audio files, videos, social media content, posters and factsheets that you can download and share with your patient community.