Nurse Immuniser Program

Recognised by the Chief Health Officer, Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

For Registered Nurses who wish to become independent nurse immunisers in Victoria. This program covers immunisation throughout the lifespan but excludes travel and COVID-19 immunisation.

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LocationOnline with two compulsory on-campus study days at Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
Date/sFriday 4 February - Monday 27 June, 2022
Registrations closeEarly bird11:55 pm Sunday 9 January 2022
Standard11:55 pm Sunday 23 January 2022
Duration15 weeks
Prerequisite/sCurrent registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a Registered Nurse. This program is not suitable for enrolled nurses. See below for extra requirements.
Certification150 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Fee/sCPD student early bird$1,500.00 GST exempt
CPD student standard$2,000.00 GST exempt
Award student early bird$2,000.00 GST exempt
Award student standard$2,200.00 GST exempt

* In the case that COVID-19 related restrictions inhibit the ability to hold the compulsory study days at our Bundoora Campus, they will be delivered online via Zoom

The Nurse Immuniser Program is available on a fee-paying basis as a continuing education subject and as a 15-credit point elective toward postgraduate award studies in Nursing. It is delivered in flexible mode and online and includes two full face-to-face study days that involve clinical practicum support. This program is offered twice a year. Registered Nurses wishing to become Nurse Immunisers must successfully complete all the components of the program.

Course content

The program includes three components:

  • Theory: Delivered via flexible online mode over fifteen (15) weeks study, supported by two compulsory on-campus study days. The assessment comprises compulsory written activities and an open-book examination.
  • Workshop: Students must attend both on-campus study days. The first day includes Managing Adverse Events Following Immunisation (MAEFI). The second study day covers Catch Up Scenarios and Practice Skills.
  • Clinical: Successfully complete the clinical practicum requirements under the direct mentorship of an accredited immuniser.

Extra requirements

  1. Broadband internet access and an active email address that can be accessed at home during study periods.
  2. Students must have basic computer literacy skills (e.g. Word or other word processing software)

Prerequisites at time of clinical placement

The following documents must be provided to the mentor on the first day of clinical placement. Students are advised to apply for documents upon acceptance in the program.

  1. Evidence of passing all theoretical components
  2. A copy of current CPR certificate - Performing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation unit of competency for adults, children and infants (or equivalent)
  3. A copy of current Police Check
  4. A copy of current Working with Children Check

Further information

View the Nurse Immuniser Program FAQs or contact La Trobe Executive and Professional Education:


T: 1300 135 045


This program is subject to minimum enrolment numbers. A refund will be provided if the program is cancelled.