Workshop Details and Registration

 

The Pharmacy Guild Immunisation Course is a recognised and accredited vaccination training course for pharmacists to provide vaccination services to the community.

This blended course outlines the regulatory requirements which mandate the provision of immunisation services within pharmacy as well as the knowledge and resources necessary to support immunisation services. This is followed by a one day face-to-face workshop, providing practical-skill based learning and training in safe injection techniques.

Course format

Course format:

  1. Online pre-learning modules – must be completed prior to attending face-to-face workshop
  2. Vaccination workshop – face-to-face training where participants develop skills and are assessed on injection techniques

Accreditation Code G2018053
This activity has been accredited for 17 hours of Group 1 CPD (or 17 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 17 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 34 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.
Competency Standards (2016): 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.5, 3.6, 4.2, 4.5, 4.6, 5.2, 5.3

Topics covered

Topics covered:

  • Requirements of providing an immunisation service in community pharmacy
  • The National Immunisation Program Schedule and community pharmacy
  • Theory and skills required for administering influenza, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (dTPa) and measles-mumps-rubella (MMR)
  • Post-vaccination care in the pharmacy environment including management of adverse events
  • Demonstration of practical skills and technique required to deliver vaccination

Important

Important:

The following pre-requisites must be completed prior to attending the workshop

  • Successful completion of anaphylaxis training course with the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)
    Available at: https://etrainingpharm.ascia.org.au/
  • Current and valid HLTAID003 Provide First Aid (valid for 3 years) and HLTAID001 Provide CPR certificate (valid for 1 year).
    If you do not have a current First Aid and CPR certificate, The Pharmacy Guild offers First Aid and CPR courses. Click here for details.
  • Successful completion of Online Learning Modules.
    The Online Learning Modules will be made available on your personal GuildED account upon successful registration. If you do not have a personal GuildED account, please create one here. GuildED is a free online platform for pharmacists to access high-quality and relevant CPD accredited training courses, as well as upload self-recorded CPD details and create their annual CPD plan.

Please forward certified documents/certificates of completion to guild.clinical@nsw.guild.org.au.

NOTE: Participants will not be issued with a Statement of Completion for the vaccination course until all above required documents have been received.

Pre-requisite items

Submission of pre-requisite items:

Certificates confirming completion of pre-requisite items must be submitted prior to attendance at the face-to-face workshop. No certificates of completion shall be issued until completion of pre-requisites is confirmed.  

In exceptional circumstances participants may apply for an extension for up to two months after the workshop to provide certificates for CPR and First Aid. Request must occur prior to the commencement of the workshop. Attendance may be subject to availability. Participants will be notified that knowledge of CPR and First Aid is required to successfully complete the practical assessment in the workshop.

If an extension is requested and the participant does not complete the workshop satisfactorily, the Guild takes no responsibility for lack of completion. The participant may choose to repeat the workshop at a cost of 50% of the total course cost.

If the participant is unable to complete the pre-learning prior to the workshop due to exceptional circumstances the branch may choose to allow them to attend the workshop. However, knowledge of the material covered in the pre-learning is required to successfully complete the practical assessment in the workshop. if the participant does not complete the workshop satisfactorily, the Guild takes no responsibility for lack of completion. The participant may choose to repeat the workshop at a cost of 50% of the total course cost.

COVID-19 Stat Dec

COVID-19 Stat Dec

To ensure the health and safety of all attendees, the Guild has adopted additional hygiene and safety measures including limiting class sizes, increasing hygiene protocols and cleaning procedures. All workshops are limited to a maximum of 6 attendees to ensure optimal social distancing measures are practiced and a positive learning environment.

All attending pharmacists must complete and submit a signed Statutory Declaration form BEFORE attending the one-day immunisation course. By submitting the statutory declaration form to Guild Clinical via email (guild.clinical@nsw.guild.org.au) the pharmacists acknowledges and agrees that they meet all criteria to attend:

  • You are currently healthy and are not presenting with flu-like symptoms including fever and/or acute respiratory distress AND/OR;
  • You have not come in contact with any individual who has been positively diagnosed with COVID-19 AND/OR;
  • If you have recently returned from international travel, in accordance with NSW Health requirements, more than 14 days have passed since your arrival AND/OR ;
  • You understand and agree that if the following criteria above are not met, you will not be eligible to attend the face-to-face training.

Please ensure that when selecting your course that the correct membership status is selected. Membership status can be clarified by contacting the NSW Branch on 13GUILD (13 484 53) or by emailing membership@nsw.guild.org.au.

Tickets (all prices include GST):

Guild Members: $605 |  Non-Guild Members: $737 |  2020 Guild Interns: Complimentary

Please note: a service fee of 2.6% + $0.30 applies to all tickets purchased online.

*Administration fees may apply to any cancellations or requests for refunds as per the Pharmacy Guild of Australia (NSW Branch) Cancellation and Refund Policy.

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For further information or to speak to Guild Clinical:
Phone: 02 9467 7180
Email: guild.clinical@nsw.guild.org.au


The Pharmacy Guild of Australia NSW Branch
Suite 201, 10 Norbrik Drive, Bella Vista NSW 2153
Tel: 02 9467 7100   |   Email: enquiries@nsw.guild.org.au
ABN 87 740 877 429   |   RTO 0452

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Page last updated on: 20 November 2020