Courses

  • 1 eLearning

    The MVEC Conversation: myocarditis/pericarditis following mRNA vaccines

    Following on from our CVU mini virtual event: Matters of the heart: myocarditis and pericarditis associated with COVID-19 mRNA vaccination, The Melbourne Vaccine Education Centre…
  • 2 eLearnings

    The MVEC Conversation: Vaccine Confidence

    Promoting confidence and trust in COVID-19 vaccines is critical to​ achieving vaccine acceptance and uptake. As a trusted source of information on vaccines, general practitioners,…
  • 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

    Vaccination Procedures

    This course has been designed to provide an overview of the correct processes of immunisation. Following the completion of this course, the immunisation provider will be able to:
    • Identify the principles of the cold chain
    • Identify the importance of pre-immunisation screening and consent
    • Describe a contraindication to vaccination
    • Identify the correct process for administering vaccines to infants, children and adults
    • Understand the requirements of reporting to immunisation registers
    • Be able to identify and manage adverse events following immunisation
    • Understand No Jab, No Pay and No Jab, No Play legislation
     
  • 1 eLearning

    Vaccine Errors: Prevention, management and open disclosure

    This course has been designed to provide an overview of how to prevent errors of vaccine administration, the management of a vaccine error and to demonstrate the open disclosure process. At the completion of this course the immunisation provider will be able to:
    • Identify the processes that reduce the risk of vaccine-related errors occurring
    • Identify the necessary steps and management if a vaccine error occurs
    • Recognise the importance of an open disclosure discussion and providing support to all individuals involved
    • Identify the underpinning concepts of open disclosure and the important steps involved in the process
  • 1 eLearning

    Vaccines in Pregnancy

    This course has been designed to provide an overview of vaccines that are recommended in pregnancy and those that are contraindicated. At the completion of this course the immunisation provider will be able to:
    • Identify which vaccines are recommended in pregnancy
    • Identify the recommended timepoint for vaccines to be administered
    • Identify which vaccines are contraindicated in pregnancy
    • Identify the process to follow if a contraindicated vaccine is inadvertently administered during pregnancy
  • 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.