Authorised Nurse Immuniser Scholarship Application Form - General Practice RNs

30 August 2021 - Update
Thank you to those that have applied so far. We have had an overwhelming response and have had to close applications for the time being. We are still taking details of RNs interested in applying, however you will be placed on a waitlist at this time. 

Central and Eastern Sydney PHN is offering registered nurses working in general practice within the CESPHN region the opportunity to apply for a scholarship to complete studies to become a qualified authorised nurse immuniser in NSW and administer vaccinations independent of a medical officer.

General practice nurses are invited to apply and may choose to complete studies with either:

  • SA Health - Understanding Vaccines and the NIP
    • this course is 70 hours of online study, with a maximum of 20 weeks to complete the course from registration.
    • CESPHN are offering successful applicants 100% scholarship to this course.
  • The Benchmarque Group - Immunisation Endorsement Pathway 
    • This course is 112 hours of study, includes a face-to-face (virtual option is currently being explored due to current stay at home orders) workshop involving practice in drawing up and administrating vaccinations in a simulated environment, as well as cold chain management and comprehensive knowledge in working out catch up schedules, assuring those participating are equipped with the knowledge and confidence to deliver vaccinations.
    • CESPHN are offering successful applicants 75% scholarship to this course, with the course costing $147.50 to students.
    • Note: workplace activities required to complete the pathway.

Both courses mentioned above are accredited by Health Education Services Australia (HESA) and conform with the National Immunisation Education Framework for Health Professionals.

Upon completion of either course, registered nurses and midwives will have the qualification to administer vaccinations in NSW, independent of a medical officer, as per NSW Health Authority.

Successful applicants will be contacted via email and invited to register with a special discount code. 

Eligibility criteria: registered nurses working in general practice within the CESPHN region, who have not previously attained qualification as an authorised nurse immuniser. 

Must apply by 30 August 2021.

Contact for more information.