Courses

  • 1 eLearning

    MVEC immunising children and infants webinar

    Welcome to MVEC’s immunising children and infant’s webinar. With the COVID-19 vaccine rollout for ages 5-11 years scheduled to begin in early 2022, and vaccine…
  • 1 eLearning

    Use of Multi-dose Vials

    This course has been designed to demonstrate the safe preparation and storage of vaccines from multi-dose vials. At the completion of this course, the immunisation provider will be able to:
    • Correctly prepare vaccines from multi-dose vials that require reconstitution
    • Correctly prepare vaccines from multi-dose vials that do not require reconstitution
    • Identify the principles of infection prevention and control required when accessing multi-dose vials
    • Identify the importance of labelling and storage of multi-dose vials
    • Understand the difference between an expiry date and a use by date
  • 1 eLearning

    Victorian COVID-19 AstraZeneca Supplementary eLearning

    Purpose: This supplementary training has been developed to support vaccine providers to confidently deliver the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to people under 60 years. This includes a revised consent process, which was updated April 2021.

    Background: On 17 June 2021, the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) released revised recommendations that COMIRNATY COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer) is the preferred COVID-19 vaccine for people aged under 60 years. People aged under 60 years can choose to receive AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine if the benefits of receiving this vaccine outweigh the risks and the individual provides informed consent.
     

    In response to the revised recommendations, the Victorian Department of Health has updated the COVID-19 AstraZeneca supplementary training package for the vaccination workforce in Victoria.

    About this supplementary training package: The training package allows all health professionals involved in the administration of COVID-19 vaccines (including those providing advice and not administering vaccine) to understand and have confidence in the consent process, recommendations and contraindications of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in adults under 60 years.

    Pre-requisites: Before completing the Victorian COVID-19 AstraZeneca Supplementary training package, all participants must have already completed the following:

    This training package is to be completed in addition to all existing training requirements that apply to the Victorian authorised and emergency authorised workforce. Further information on Victorian training requirements is available at: Victorian COVID-19 Vaccination Guidelines <https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/victorian-covid-19-vaccination-guidelines>

    Please note the information presented in this package is correct at the time of publication. As COVID-19 is an evolving disease, the knowledge base is still being developed and some of the information may change. Updates will be made to this program as new information becomes available and will be displayed on this course page.

  • 5 eLearnings

    Victorian COVID-19 eLearning Competency

    Welcome to the Victorian COVID-19 eLearning Competency.

    This training package forms part of the pre-requisite training requirements authorising Victorian emergency authorised registered health professionals to prepare and/or administer COVID -19 vaccines in Victoria within their existing scope of clinical practice (in accordance with their Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Authority (AHPRA) registration and Victorian Medicines and Poisons regulatory approval). It does NOT authorise an individual to become an authorised immuniser for any other vaccines.

    Other states and territories may have training requirements for the preparation and administration of COVID-19 vaccines that differ from Victoria. It is recommended you check with the relevant health department of other states and territories for further information.

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    There are four steps to training that must be completed by all members of the Victorian emergency authorised workforce. Completion of training must occur before they are eligible to prepare and administer COVID-19 vaccines:

    • Step 1 - complete this eLearning competency which contains the following modules:
      • The immune system and immunisation
      • Preparation for vaccination
      • Administering vaccines
      • Adverse events following immunisation

    The aim of Step 1 is to assist health professionals to be appropriately trained and competent to deliver COVID-19 vaccines. A certificate will be issued after successful completion of this eLearning competency. This certificate must be provided to their employer prior to administering vaccines.

    Following successful completion of all mandatory training, members of the Victorian emergency authorised workforce will work under ratio-based supervision arrangements to ensure they have the clinical oversight and support required to safely and competently prepare and/or administer COVID-19 vaccines. For further information about supervision arrangements and the current Public Health Emergency Orders for the Victorian COVID-19 vaccination program, refer to the Victorian COVID-19 vaccination guidelines or email workforce.training@health.vic.gov.au.

    Please note the information presented in this package is correct at the time of publication. As COVID-19 is an evolving disease, the knowledge base is still being developed and some of the information may change. Updates will be made to this program as new information becomes available and will be displayed on this course page.