Across Australia, requirements to be approved as a nurse or midwife immunisation provider differ vastly. Some states and territories require specific courses from specific providers (university or health department based). Some require prescribed clinical immunisation experience. Most jurisdictions accept a range of immunisation courses and list these publicly, however, there is diversity in the courses accepted.
Direct links to individual state and territory requirements for authorisation to immunise are provided here. The clarity and ease of use of the information provided on each site varies. Be prepared to contact the state or territory health department directly to discuss your requirements to ensure you make a training choice that meets your needs.
Note that South Australia Health’s Understanding Vaccines and the National Immunisation Program is currently the most broadly, non-university course recognised. It is accepted in SA, NT WA, Vic and NSW. Requirements are subject to change and you are strongly encouraged to confirm that any course you plan to undertake will meet the state or territory requirements where you intend to work.
Framework for Remote and Isolated Practice
CRANAplus believes it is imperative to have nationally consistent standards of practice for remote health service delivery to improve health outcomes for those living in remote areas, and has developed a framework for remote practice.
This framework is aimed at all health professionals including community based, FIFO, Mining, and all other remote & isolated settings.
This framework encompasses;
• Definition of remote
• Defining / describing remote practice
• Characteristics of remote health services
• Preparation for remote practice
• Credentialing Nurses and Midwives for remote practice
Pathways to remote professional practice
Pathways to remote professional practice captures what is required if you are thinking about going remote, giving you tips for preparation, describing the landscape of professional practice that forms the contextual framework for remote and isolated professional practice. There are specific sections written for nurses and midwives who may be considering advancing their career and aspiring to be remote areas nurses/midwives.