Essential Training

New online training format to meet the increased demands of the influenza season

Essential training with new online format

In response to the increased demand for pharmacist administered influenza vaccinations and mental health support, PSA is providing more training on essential courses.


PSA is also transitioning to online delivery so pharmacists and intern pharmacists can complete essential training in a blended format, while complying with social distancing and minimising workforce disruptions.


Learning for the First Aid and CPR courses is completed online with the theory assessment also being completed in the pre-course work. The assessment is a very short face to face component with the trainer where students demonstrate the skills required for the particular unit. The trainer may provide feedback and correction opportunities where there are minor issues however students are expected to read the requirements and understand how to perform the tasks when they attend the session.


Immunisation courses have different options to attend the practical and assessment session depending on your state or territory.



First Aid and CPR training are essential requirements for*:


  • New or current pharmacists immunisers and
  • Intern pharmacists in order to meet requirements for general registration


*Please check state and territory requirements

Mental Health First Aid – Bushfire Affected Australians


With the recent unprecedented bushfire season, the Australian Government is working with PSA to upskill pharmacists and pharmacy support staff in the area of Mental Health training in bushfire-affected areas, to support communities affected by the 2019-20 bushfires.


This course provides education and training around the symptoms, causes and evidence-based treatments for mental health conditions, the early warning signs of mental illness, possible crisis situations arising from mental health problems, addressing crisis situations and the importance of intervening before a crisis develops.


The delivery of this course is blended comprising of an eLearning component, which takes approximately 5-7 hours to complete at your own pace, followed by two instructor led 2.5 hour video conference sessions.

Provide First Aid (HLTAID003)


To support your First Aid and CPR learning needs, we’ve teamed up with Australia Wide First Aid to ensure you have access Nationally Recognised Training Courses, available across Australia.


Australia Wide First Aid offers courses tailored to Healthcare Professionals, explore their range of First Aid and CPR workshops in your location by clicking on the provider links below:


Online learning of the necessary skills and knowledge to provide first aid including life support, and how to manage a casualty, the incident and other first aiders until assistance arrives. This course includes CPR training which is valid for 12 months.


At the end of the course, you will need to complete a short face to face assessment to demonstrate appropriate understanding of procedures necessary to manage a life-threatening situation. Upon completion, a statement of attainment will be issued which is valid for 3 years.

Provide CPR (HLTAID001)


Provided by Australia Wide First Aid, learn online the skills and knowledge required to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).


At the end of the course you will need to complete a short face to face assessment. Upon completion, a statement of attainment will be issued which is valid for 1 year.

Manage delivery and administration of injections and immunisation APPIMM806

Learn to manage the delivery and administration of injections, and immunise relevant to your state or territory.


Pharmacists must complete first aid and CPR training to receive their statement of attainment.


Training delivery has transitioned to online learning with a shorter practical and assessment session to still meet legislative requirements and comply with social distancing.


Part 2: Immunisation Practical Workshop and Assessment


This will comprise of theory, demonstration and guided practice of immunisation. Participants will also be paired-up and assessed on injection technique. Participants will be giving and receiving injections and are required to sign a waiver of liability prior to the workshop.


Participants will now have the option to enrol into either a morning or afternoon session.

Waitlist & More Information

If a course is full, please waitlist with us by emailing events@psa.org.au with details of your preferred event. 


PSA will respond to member needs by scheduling more training based on demand.


If your require more information about any of these courses contact training @psa.org.au. 



Australian Pacific Training Solutions; T/A Allens Training Pty. RTO Provider No: 90909 and Vital First Aid RTO Provider No: 90531

Advanced Stage Training

Advanced workshops are being offered across Australia to support your work in general practice and individual professional development needs.


Workshops will cover both clinical and non-clinical topics. For further information or to register your interest, please email gppharmacist@psa.org.au

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