Administering medicines by injection
Empowering pharmacists for emerging health needs
The Administering Medicines by Injection Course
Build your confidence and competence in administering medicines by injection, empowering you to provide integrated patient care, and enabling patients to have greater access to safe administration of medicines.
PSA has developed Guidelines for pharmacists administering medicines by injection and is a leading provider of education and training required for pharmacists to administer medicines by injection.
Please note: this online course is designed for appropriately trained pharmacists who can vaccinate. It provides an opportunity to continue professional development and upskill in administering medicines by injection.
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.
Guidelines relevant to administering medicines by injection include the Guidelines for pharmacists administering medicines by injection and the Practice guidelines for the provision of immunisation services.
PSA are custodians of a range of Guidelines to support pharmacists in practice.
The authority and recognition of the pharmacist’s role in administering medicines by injection, is provided by jurisdictional legislation and may vary nationally.
Pharmacists in all states and territories can administer unscheduled medicines by injection if they can establish therapeutic need, have the required skills and professional requirements are met.
Currently pharmacists are permitted (with conditions) to administer scheduled medicines by injection in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Tasmania and Victoria. Long-acting buprenorphine is currently the only scheduled medicine pharmacists in Queensland can administer by injection.
Pharmacists must meet relevant legislative requirements for the State or Territory in which they practise, to administer medicines by injection.
See PSA’s Summary of legal authority for pharmacist administration of medicines by injection to see which medicines you can administer by injection in your state or territory.
More comprehensive legislative requirements are outlined within the Administering medicines by injection course.
An innovative and contemporary training course only at PSA, to respond to emerging health needs.
Pharmacists administering medicines by injection must be familiar with the products they administer to patients. This course includes additional injectable product familiarisation modules.