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Australia prepares training modules for COVID-19 vaccination workforce

10 February 2021 | News

All training content will be delivered through an e-learning platform

Photo Credit: Freepik

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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. 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. This will ensure our workforce is competent in safe management and administration of COVID-19 vaccines.

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.

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