This course is intended for Victorian pharmacists to meet the requirements of the Victorian Pharmacist-Administered Vaccination Program and is therefore not Nationally Recognised Training. This program has been recognised by the Victorian Chief Health Officer.
The Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s Pharmacy Guild Immunisation Course will provide pharmacist participants with the knowledge, and skills to safely and competently provide vaccination within the community pharmacies as part of the Victorian Pharmacist-Administered Vaccination Program. This program has been recognised by the Victorian Chief Health Officer as an ‘Immuniser program of study’.
The program provides a background to immunisation in Australia, familiarises pharmacists with the resources that are available to support immunisation services, outlines the regulatory requirements which cover the provision of immunisation services within pharmacy, and provides practical skill-based training in safe injection technique.
Pharmacists successfully completing this program will obtain a certificate issued by the Pharmacy Guild of Australia.
Guild Member pharmacy – $590.00 (includes employees of member pharmacies – confirmed during enrolment)
Non-member pharmacy – $850.00
Fees are GST-free and inclusive of all workshop materials and catering (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea).
This program is a blended learning program consisting of two components.
"Thanks to the Guild for accomodating me in your very last workshop before covid restriction took place.
With Helen be the organizer, the whole experience of the training day felt really smooth from start to finish. She went above and beyond from choosing the venue to taking care of our parkings, our lunches and making sure that the training was most comfortable to all of us.
Our trainer on the day was Sarah, the nurse educator from Monash Health did more than just an amazing job. She was so professional and thorough. She showed great skills and experiences in both lecturing and practical aspects of the workshop. She was genuinely patient and empathetic. I truly felt blessed to have met and learned from her.
Walking away from the workshop, I have now been able to give flu jabs to many of our patients in store with confidence and great success."
B.Pharm (HON), ACP
“The Guild immunisation training was a great opportunity to learn a new skills that will eventually help the community well beings and public health in general, It was well organised and presenter was very well informed.”
MPH (Griffith Uni.) |MSHPA | FPGEE (USA)
To successfully complete the course, registered pharmacists must provide evidence of completion and currency of the following pre-requisites
Please forward evidence of the above requirements and documents/certificates of completion to email@example.com
Participants will be issued a Statement of Completion on successful completion of the program requirements. Pre-requisites must be met and satisfactory completion of the online pre-work prior to attending the one day workshop.
Participants will be required during the final assessment, to administer saline injections on another person to demonstrate they can safely and competently administer a vaccine. This will be supervised and assessed by a Nurse Immuniser or Pharmacist who meets the supervision requirements. Participants will be provided with a consent form to accept saline injections as part of the final assessment activities.
Please note that the current regulations prevent interns from being able to undertake this course in Victoria until you are registered Pharmacist with AHPRA.
This activity has been accredited for a total of 23 Hours (23 Group 1 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 23 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 46 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.
Please note: Covid 19 still poses a risk
Safety and responsibilities of employers, workers and visitors in a workplace are part of the health and safety legislation. There is a duty to take reasonable care and to not adversely affect the health and safety of others.
It is preferable, that pharmacists attending the Immunisation workshops be vaccinated. Mask wearing will be up to the individual attending the workshops.
We request that you test for COVID 19 before attending the vaccination workshop and if you have tested positive then we will reschedule your attendance for another time. Even if you have tested negative but present with Covid 19 symptoms or are unwell, we reserve the right to reschedule your attendance. Please contact Guild Training on 9810 9988 to discuss your options.
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All pre requisites must be completed prior to the workshop date and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org If not completed you will be unable to attend the workshop and no refund will be given.
Pre Requisites take time to complete. Please don’t leave this to the last minute!