Victorian COVID-19 eLearning Competency

The Victorian COVID-19 eLearning Competency forms part one of three pre-requisite training requirements, authorising a Victorian emergency authorised registered health professional to 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 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.


There are three steps to training that must be completed by all Victorian emergency authorised workforce:
  • Step 1 - this eLearning package that contains four modules:
    • Vaccination Procedures – an overview of immunisation processes
    • Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA) –  an overview of prevention, diagnosis and treatment of shoulder injury related to administration
    • Use of Multi-dose Vials (MDV) – an overview of safe preparation and storage of vaccines from multi-dose vials
    • Preparing Comirnaty™ (Pfizer BNT162b2) Vaccine
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 package for participants to provide to their employer.

After completing this course, all Victorian emergency authorised workforce will need to both:

  • Step 2 - Complete the National COVID-19 Vaccination Training Program
  • Step 3 - Complete Victorian COVID-19 Clinical skills and competencies assessment (this practical assessment will be undertaken at the discretion of your employer, a certificate will be issued upon successful completion)

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.

  • Please allow approximately 2 hours to complete this eLearning course.
  • You do not have to complete the course in one sitting.
  • Modules must be viewed in their entirety in order to progress further within the course.
  • You must complete all four modules and their respective quizzes, as well as the COVID-19 Vaccine Training Acknowledgement and COVID-19 Vaccination Training Program Survey in order to be issued with your certificate.
  • You must achieve 100% in each quiz in order to pass the eLearning course. You have unlimited attempts for each quiz.

Updates to this course:

  • 5/3/21 – Addition of fourth module (Preparing Comirnaty™ (Pfizer BNT162b2) Vaccine)
  • 26/2/21 – Additional factsheet relating to: Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine multi dose vial syringe 0.3mL preparation document (now superseded by more recent update)
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Course Includes

  • 4 eLearnings
  • 4 Modules
  • 6 Quizzes
  • Course Certificate