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Upcoming Events

Workshop: Overseas Encounters and Catch Ups
About: This webinar will workshop two scenarios of translating overseas vaccination records and developing catch-up schedules. Catch up planning will include both paper-based method and online calculator method.

When: Thursday 30 November | 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Webinar: RSV disease and prevention
About: This webinar will provide an update on Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) burden of disease and discuss the possible impact of prevention.

When: Tuesday 12 December | 6:00pm – 8:00pm



Immunisation Webinar Recordings

Check out our YouTube channel: CESPHN Video Library to view previously recorded webinars.


New shingles vaccine on Australia’s NIP – 7 November 2023

  • About: disease burden of shingles in Australia, Shingrix® clinical trial results and mechanism of protection, and information and eligibility for NIP-funded shingles vaccination.
  • WATCH NOW – Hosted by NCIRS

Vaccination for people with disability – 22 September 2023

    • About: explore gaps, opportunities and advice relating to vaccinating people with disability.
    • WATCH NOW – Hosted by NCIRS

How to Action Immunisation Overdue Reports – 29 August 2023

    • About: an in-depth look at Childhood Immunisation Overdue Reports and learn the tips and tricks to reduce the number of children on your practice’s report.
    • WATCH NOW – Hosted by CESPHN

NIP update: Vaxelis and Childhood Vaccination3 August 2023

    • About: recent updates to the childhood National Immunisation Program (NIP) schedule, specifically regarding the addition of Vaxelis, and key differences between the hexavalent vaccines available on the NIP.
    • WATCH NOW – Hosted by CESPHN, presented by NCIRS

Maternal influenza vaccination in 2023 – 12 July 2023

    • About: recommendations for influenza vaccination during pregnancy and the important role that health professional play in supporting flu vaccine uptake.
    • WATCH NOW – Hosted by AMA in partnership with DOH, ACM, RANZCOG

Addressing vaccine hesitancy – 29 June 2023

    • About: an interactive workshop taking a scenario-based approach to address low vaccine confidence and provide strategies to identify and engage patients who are hesitant to vaccination.
    • WATCH NOW – Hosted by CESPHN and presented by A/Prof Holly Seale

2023 Immunisation Update – 4 April 2023

    • About: CESPHN’s annual immunisation update covering the latest clinical information on influenza, COVID-19, emerging diseases, vaccine acceptance and more.
    • WATCH NOW – Hosted by CESPHN and presented by Prof Nick Woods

Milestone checks at vaccination appointments – 28 March 2023

    • About: learn how to appropriately provide a milestone check for children attending a scheduled immunisation appointment
    • WATCH NOW – Hosted by CESPHN and presented by Nora Crotty, Nurse Unit Manager, Child and Family Health, SESLHD

Immunisation Catch-ups – 28 February 2023

    • About: an interactive workshop on immunisation catch ups, building skills and knowledge to prepare a catch up schedules for patients.
    • WATCH NOW – Hosted by CESPHN and presented by Anne Allen, Immunisation Coordinator, SESLHD Public Health Unit.
CESPHN education events & webinars 

Check out and register to CESPHN’s upcoming education opportunities on the Events webpage.



Cold Chain education

Vaccine Storage and Cold Chain Management online module

The NSW Health online training module is mandatory for practices to access NIP funded vaccines.

      • The certificate of completion must be kept on file for review when requested by NSW Health.
      • It is mandatory that at least one staff member who manages vaccines must successfully complete the online learning module.
      • It is recommended that all staff responsible for cold chain management in facilities should complete the module.

AIR education

AIR042A COVID-19 vaccination report

    • This eLearning module explains how to request, modify, view, customise and interpret the AIR042A  report.
    • This 9 minute simulation includes information on creating an AIR042A report.

Anaphylaxis education

Anaphylaxis e-training course 2023

    • This e-training course was developed by the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA).
    • This free anaphylaxis course takes approximately 1.5 hours to complete and is suitable for all health professionals, including medical practitioners and nurses.

Refresher course – Anaphylaxis e-training 2023

    • This refresher course has been developed to upskill or as interim refresher training. It does not replace the comprehensive ASCIA Anaphylaxis e-training courses for health professionals.
    • This course takes approximately 45 minutes to complete and  has been developed for health professionals, including medical practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, dietitians and other allied healthcare professionals.

Vaccine Hesitancy education

Sharing Knowledge About Immunisation (SKAI) eLearning module

    • The SKAI eLearning  module is available free of charge and is designed to provide healthcare professionals with knowledge, confidence and strategies when speaking to parents about vaccination for their children.
    • Learn more about adapting your clinical communication skills to meet the needs of all parents, whether they are ready to vaccinate, have questions or intend to decline vaccination altogether. The module also provides guidance on using the SKAI system and resources to assist with immunisation consultations.

Addressing vaccine hesitancy – 29 June 2023

    • About: an interactive workshop taking a scenario-based approach to address low vaccine confidence and provide strategies to identify and engage patients who are hesitant to vaccination.
    • Presented by A/Prof Holly Seale

Q Fever education

ACRRM Q Fever online module

    • On completion of the Q Fever online module participants will be able to appropriately vaccinate against Q fever. Providers will also understand Q Fever exposure risks, impact, clinical presentation, testing, diagnosis and treatment of infections.
    • NSW GPs can access the course at no cost courtesy of Health Protection NSW.

Child Health education

The Well Child Health Program

The Well Child online learning program has been developed to support primary healthcare professionals caring for families with children aged between 0-5 years.

Monitoring of health, growth and development in early childhood is considered important to ensuring health and wellbeing throughout life.

QLD immunisation courses

QLD Health online courses for immunisation providers

    • Queensland Health has developed a suite of online training courses for immunisation service providers in Queensland.
    • The 4 online immunisation courses are suitable for clinicians as well as non-clinical staff and can be of benefit to anyone involved in directly receipting, administering or managing vaccines regardless of their levels of skill and knowledge.




Authorised Nurse Immuniser courses

A list of accredited Authorised Nurse Immuniser courses can be found at HESA (Health Education Services Australia).

APNA immunisation courses for nurses 
ACRRM Yellow Fever Vaccination Course

A practitioner seeking to prescribe the yellow fever vaccine is required to successfully complete the online Yellow Fever Vaccination course and obtain a completion certificate. A practitioner is considered to be accredited for three years from the date of completion of the course.

The course contains information on the history, epidemiology and clinical features of yellow fever, vaccine recommendations, and best practice and accreditation procedures for providers and approved practices.

See: National Guidelines for Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres and Providers

4. COVID-19 Vaccine Related Education Modules

COVID-19 vaccine training

  • The COVID-19 vaccine training is mandatory for all COVID-19 vaccine providers. Providers will need to retain their certificate as proof of completion.
  • COMPLETE NOW: COVID-19 Vaccination Training Program

Non-clinical modules

  • Training modules available for non-Clinical staff covering the handling, storage and communication of COVID-19 vaccines.

GP weekly update

This Department of Health GP webinar series is to inform GPs on the COVID-19 response and the vaccine rollout.

  • The panel will provide key updates and answer GP’s questions
Safety training

Infection control