Immunisation Courses

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s Immunisation Courses are designed to provide the knowledge and skills required for pharmacists to deliver vaccination services to the community.

The Guild offers two immunisation course types: Full and Refresher.

Course Dates and Locations

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Brisbane

Brisbane

Full and Refresher courses are hosted on the same day.

Fees (GST free):
Full immunisation course: Guild-member pharmacies $525 per person, non-Guild member pharmacies $640 per person
Refresher immunisation course: Guild-member pharmacies $220 per person, non-Guild member pharmacies $350 per person

Times
Full immunisation course: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Refresher immunisation course: 10:30am - 3:00pm

Dates (for both course types)

  • Monday, 20 September 2021 - FULLY BOOKED
  • Monday, 18 October 2021 - FULLY BOOKED
  • Monday, 1 November 2021
  • Monday, 15 November 2021
  • Monday, 29 November 2021

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Location
All Brisbane courses are hosted at The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Queensland Branch, 132 Leichhardt Street, Spring Hill.

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Bundaberg

Bundaberg

Full and Refresher courses are hosted on the same day.

Fees (GST free):
Full immunisation course: Guild-member pharmacies $525 per person, non-Guild member pharmacies $640 per person
Refresher immunisation course: Guild-member pharmacies $220 per person, non-Guild member pharmacies $350 per person

Times
Full immunisation course: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Refresher immunisation course: 10:30am - 3:00pm

Dates (for both course types)
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Cairns

Cairns

Full and Refresher courses are hosted on the same day.

Fees (GST free):
Full immunisation course: Guild-member pharmacies $525 per person, non-Guild member pharmacies $640 per person
Refresher immunisation course: Guild-member pharmacies $220 per person, non-Guild member pharmacies $350 per person

Times
Full immunisation course: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Refresher immunisation course: 10:30am - 3:00pm

Dates (for both course types)
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Cooroy

Cooroy

Full and Refresher courses are hosted on the same day.

Fees (GST free):
Full immunisation course: Guild-member pharmacies $525 per person, non-Guild member pharmacies $640 per person
Refresher immunisation course: Guild-member pharmacies $220 per person, non-Guild member pharmacies $350 per person

Times
Full immunisation course: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Refresher immunisation course: 10:30am - 3:00pm

Dates (for both course types)
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Gold Coast

Gold Coast

Full and Refresher courses are hosted on the same day.

Fees (GST free):
Full immunisation course: Guild-member pharmacies $525 per person, non-Guild member pharmacies $640 per person
Refresher immunisation course: Guild-member pharmacies $220 per person, non-Guild member pharmacies $350 per person

Times
Full immunisation course: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Refresher immunisation course: 10:30am - 3:00pm

Dates (for both course types)
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Rockhampton

Rockhampton

Full and Refresher courses are hosted on the same day.

Fees (GST free):
Full immunisation course: Guild-member pharmacies $525 per person, non-Guild member pharmacies $640 per person
Refresher immunisation course: Guild-member pharmacies $220 per person, non-Guild member pharmacies $350 per person

Times
Full immunisation course: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Refresher immunisation course: 10:30am - 3:00pm

Dates (for both course types)
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Location
Rockhampton courses will be hosted at the Centrepoint Motor Inn,  131 George Street, Rockhampton.

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Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast

Full and Refresher courses are hosted on the same day.

Fees (GST free):
Full immunisation course: Guild-member pharmacies $525 per person, non-Guild member pharmacies $640 per person
Refresher immunisation course: Guild-member pharmacies $220 per person, non-Guild member pharmacies $350 per person

Times
Full immunisation course: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Refresher immunisation course: 10:30am - 3:00pm

Dates (for both course types)
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Toowoomba

Toowoomba

Full and Refresher courses are hosted on the same day.

Fees (GST free):
Full immunisation course: Guild-member pharmacies $525 per person, non-Guild member pharmacies $640 per person
Refresher immunisation course: Guild-member pharmacies $220 per person, non-Guild member pharmacies $350 per person

Times
Full immunisation course: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Refresher immunisation course: 10:30am - 3:00pm

Dates (for both course types)
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Townsville

Townsville

Full and Refresher courses are hosted on the same day.

Fees (GST free)

Full immunisation course: Guild-member pharmacies $525 per person, non-Guild member pharmacies $640 per person
Refresher immunisation course: Guild-member pharmacies $220 per person, non-Guild member pharmacies $350 per person

Times

Full immunisation course: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Refresher immunisation course: 10:30am - 3:00pm

Dates (for both course types)

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Location

Arcadian Surf Club
The Rock Pool, The Strand, North Ward QLD 4810

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Emerald

Emerald

Full and Refresher courses are hosted on the same day.

Fees (GST free):
Full immunisation course: Guild-member pharmacies $525 per person, non-Guild member pharmacies $640 per person
Refresher immunisation course: Guild-member pharmacies $220 per person, non-Guild member pharmacies $350 per person

Times
Full immunisation course: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Refresher immunisation course: 10:30am - 3:00pm

Dates
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Location
The HUB Emerald Boardroom, 6/12 Opal Street Emerald.

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Full Course Information

The Pharmacy Guild Full Immunisation Course provides a background of 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 community pharmacy, and provides practical skill-based training in safe injection technique.

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Course Fees

Guild-member pharmacy: $525 (GST free) per person
Non Guild-member pharmacy: $640 (GST free) per person
Cost includes workshop materials and catering (morning tea and lunch)

Course Format

  1. Online Pre-Learning Modules – must be completed prior to attending the workshop
  2. Vaccination Workshop – face to face training where participants practice and are assessed on injection techniques.

CPD Points Available

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Important Information

Prior to attending the workshop, please ensure you have completed the below pre-requisites:

  1. Successful completion of pharmacy-specific anaphylaxis training course with the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA). Available at: http://etrainingpharm.ascia.org.au/
  2. A current first aid (HLTAID011 Provide First Aid) & CPR certificate (HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation).
  3. Successful completion of online pre-learning modules. Your pre-learning modules will be available on your GuildEd account within 5 business days of enrolment and you will receive notification via email once available. If you do not have a GuildEd account, create one here https://guilded.guild.org.au/

Please forward certified documents/certificates of completion to education@qldguild.org.au.

Submission of Pre-requisite Items

Certificates confirming completion of pre-requisite items must be submitted prior to attendance at the face-to-face workshop. Participants will not be issued with a Statement of Completion for the vaccination course until the above-required documents have been received. Pharmacists cannot administer vaccinations until they receive the Statement of Completion for the course.

In exceptional circumstances, participants may apply for an extension for up to three months after the workshop to provide certificates for CPR and First Aid. This must be requested no later than two weeks prior to the workshop. 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 full cost.

If the participant is unable to complete the pre-learning prior to the workshop due to exceptional circumstances, Guild 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 full course cost.

Terms & Conditions

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Refresher Course Information

The Pharmacy Guild Immunisation Refresher Course is a four-hour workshop, designed for pharmacists who are already authorised immunisers, and is intended to increase pharmacist confidence to deliver immunisation services.

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Course Overview

This hands-on refresher workshop covers:

  • Benefits, precautions and target groups for vaccine administration
  • Vaccine reconstitution technique
  • Injection techniques (Sub-cutaneous and Intra-muscular)
  • Appropriate post-vaccination care in a pharmacy setting

The course is suitable for pharmacists looking to:

  • Refresh injection techniques (Sub-cutaneous and Intra-muscular)

Course Pre-Requisites

Participants must hold a current Pharmacist Immuniser certificate. If you do not hold a current Pharmacist Immuniser certificate, please refer to the Pharmacy Guild Immunisation Course, which has been developed to provide the knowledge and skills required for pharmacists to deliver vaccination services to the community.

Course Fees

Guild-member pharmacy: $220 (GST free) per person
Non-Guld member pharmacy: $350 (GST free) per person
Cost includes workshop materials

Course Format

  1. Online Pre-Learning Module – must be completed prior to attending the workshop
  2. Vaccination Workshop – face to face training where participants practice and are assessed on injection techniques.

CPD Points Available

G2019018: This activity has been accredited for 5 hours of Group 1 CPD (or 5 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 5 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 10 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

G2019018A Online module (1 hour):

This activity has been accredited for 1 hour of Group 1 CPD (or 1 CPD credit) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 1 hour of Group 2 CPD (or 2 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

G2019018B Workshop (4 hours):

This activity has been accredited for 4 hours of Group 1 CPD (or 4 CPD credit) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 4 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 8 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognise requirements of pharmacist immunisers, including resources
  • Recognise key information about relevant vaccine-preventable diseases
  • Recognise the practical processes involved in performing an immunisation
  • Identify the recommended sites for vaccination in an adult and outline the reasons for these
  • Recognise the importance of recording on the AIR
  • Describe the benefits, precautions, and target groups for influenza, dTpa and MMR vaccination
  • Demonstrate clinical competence in the knowledge and skills relating to the administration of vaccinations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to draw up from a syringe, and administer intramuscular and subcutaneous injections
  • Identify appropriate post-vaccination care in a pharmacy setting

For more information
Contact Guild Education

Phone

(07) 3831 3788

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Page last updated on: 07 October 2021