PSA Vaccination (Immunisation) Education Hub

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Become a pharmacist who can vaccinate and administer medicines by injection


Our high quality Immunisation program has trained more pharmacists who can vaccinate than any other program provider.


Become a pharmacist who can vaccinate to provide successful vaccination services. PSA’s course blends interactive online learning with face to face practical workshops to equip you to deliver a high-quality and safe vaccination service in your state or territory.


Suitable for AHPRA registered Pharmacists.


Course Structure

PSA Immunisation Training Program is a 23-hour training program delivered via blended mode of delivery comprising of online modules and a practical workshop and assessment.


Immunisation Online Modules

The pre-requisite online modules consist of a series of interactive online modules with assessment to provide knowledge that prepares learners on the implementation, clinical and legislation aspects for high quality and safe immunisation practice.  


All the online modules must be completed and passed at least two business days before attending the Immunisation Training Practical Workshop and Assessment. The recommended time to complete the online modules is 19 hours.


Practical Workshop and Assessment

This workshop is a 4-hour session led by a trainer and assessor, comprising of theory, demonstration and guided practice of immunisation and assessment of learner’s skills.


To be eligible to attend the practical workshop and assessment, learners must complete all pre-workshop requirements. Registration to attend a workshop closes one week prior to the scheduled workshop date to ensure learners have sufficient time to complete the pre-workshop requirements.


In addition to the pre-requisite online modules, before attending the practical workshop and assessment, learners must:

  • Hold a current certificate in the ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists
  • Hold a current HLTAID011 Provide First Aid certificate (or its successor)
  • Hold a current HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonoary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate (or its successor) if HLTAID011 was completed more than 12 months ago at the time of issuing a Statement of Attainment for Manage the delivery and administration of injections and immunisations (the PSA Immunisation Training Program).


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Maintain your competency

As a pharmacist  who can vaccinate you are required by the Pharmacy Board to maintain competence in the role you perform and the services you provide.


Immunisation scope is constantly evolving, so it is important to keep your knowledge and skills up to date, to maintain your competence relevant to your scope of practice.

Immunisation Online Refresher Course

Our Immunisation Online Refresher Course supports you to maintain your immunisation knowledge. It is relevant to pharmacists who can vaccinate and:

  • Require an annual update on immunisation changes or regulatory updates
  • Are moving interstate in order to meet state requirements
  • Need to expand their scope in order to administer additional vaccines that have been added to state jurisdictions since their initial training


This CPD accredited, online course includes:


  • Implementation.
    • Principles of Immunisation  
    • Pre-vaccination process in pharmacy 
    • Vaccine administration and post-vaccination process 
    • Childhood immunisations 
  • Clinical  
    • Vaccine preventable diseases – Cholera, COVID-19, Diphtheria, Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib), Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Human papillomavirus (HPV), Influenza (flu), Japanese encephalitis, Measles, Meningococcal, Mumps, Pertussis (whooping cough), Pneumococcal disease, Polio, Q fever, Rabies and other lyssaviruses, Rotavirus, Rubella, Tetanus, Tuberculosis, Typhoid fever, Varicella (chickenpox), Yellow fever, Zoster (herpes zoster). 
    • Vaccines – BCG vaccine, Cholera vaccine, Coronavirus vaccine, Diphtheria and tetanus vaccine, Diphtheria and tetanus and pertussis vaccine, Influenza vaccine, Hepatitis A vaccine, Hepatitis B vaccine, Human papillomavirus vaccine, Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine, Japanese encephalitis vaccine, Measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, Meningococcal vaccine, Pneumococcal vaccine, Polio vaccine, Q fever vaccine, Rabies vaccine, Rotavirus vaccine, Typhoid vaccine, Varicella vaccine, Yellow fever vaccine, Zoster vaccine. 
  • Legislation 
    • State-specific module – overview of legislative immunisation regulations including the legal framework. Choose the topics based on the jurisdiction(s) that apply to your practice. If you practice in multiple states/territories, you can complete all of those that apply. 

Pharmacist can choose to complete the Immunisation Online Refresher Course in addition to attending an Immunisation Practical Refresher Workshop.

Immunisation Practical Refresher Workshops

The Immunisation Practical Refresher Workshop is suitable for all Pharmacist Immunisers who wish to refresh their immunisation practical skills and knowledge, and maintain competency requirements.

When you click the link above, you will need to log in to your myPSA account to register your interest to attend an Immunisation Practical Refresher workshop. If you do not have an account, you can create a free acount.

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Want to upskill further?

If you’re a pharmacist who can vaccinate and you want to be able to administer other medicines by injection in addition to vaccines, you can undertake our online Administering Medicines by Injection course, only available at PSA.


This self-paced course will build your confidence and competency across:

  • Pre- and post-administration patient consultation
  • Medicine administration by subcutaneous and intramuscular injection
  • Varied legislative requirements across all Australian States and Territories


This course is designed for appropriately trained pharmacists who can vaccinate who are practising in States/Territories that allow pharmacists to administer medicines by injection. Please check State and Territory requirements.

If you are not a pharmacist who can vaccinate, you must complete an accredited Immunisation Training Program, before administering medicines by injection and before completing the Administering Medicines by Injection Course.

PSA vaccination webinar series 2024

Throughout the unprecedented health challenges faced on a global scale in recent years, pharmacists have been increasingly recognised as essential frontline healthcare providers, playing an essential role in safeguarding public health. Starting in January 2024, the expansion of National Immunisation Program (NIP) vaccine delivery by pharmacists will increase their role in vaccine uptake and accessibility in Australia. To further equip and empower pharmacists with the knowledge and skills required to excel in the expansion of vaccination scope of practice, PSA will deliver a series of vaccination webinars.

Check your state or territory vaccination regulations.

PSA has prepared this information to support pharmacists using the best and most up-to-date information available.


PSA members can contact the Pharmacist-to-Pharmacist Advice Line for practice guidance and support, including navigating regulatory queries and concerns on 1300 369 772 (business hours AEST)


This information is a guide and should not be used as a substitute or replacement for review of regulation and legislative instruments.

Access vaccination resources

As custodians of the Practice Guidelines for Pharmacist Providing Immunisation Services, PSA prepares you to meet practice standards and deliver successful immunisation services.


As the peak body for pharmacists, we provide you with a range of tools and resources to support your practice, such as vaccination audit guides, pre-vaccination screening, consent tools, and much more.

Our commitment is to keep you informed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic with the most up to date information, guidance and resources.