The Government has just announced that training modules for the Covid-19 vaccination workforce, including for immunisation providers and non-clinical and administration staff, is now available.
Working in collaboration with the Australian College of Nursing, the free and accredited training modules are now available to all authorised Covid-19 vaccination providers.
The training modules cover multi-dose vials, handling and storage of vaccines, safety and surveillance monitoring, and reporting for adverse events following immunisation.
These first modules are targeting health professionals in hospitals who will be administering the Pfizer vaccine, with the modules for the AstraZeneca vaccine to come online shortly.
Non-clinical training on topics such as handling, storage and administration is also available to support staff, including practice managers, receptionists, cleaners, and IT support.
In preparation for Australia’s vaccine rollout, authorised immunisation providers must complete Covid-19 vaccine specific training.
All training content will be delivered through an e-learning platform.
Health professionals are advised to seek confirmation from their employer that they will be a vaccination provider before accessing the training.
The training can be accessed at: covid19vaccinationtraining.org.au.