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CHHHS Midwifery learning packages: Immunisation eLearning cold chain management

Guide for Cairns & Hinterland Hospital & Health Service Midwifery learning packages and resources

Immunisation eLearning cold chain management

Professional development plans

Please retain these PDF documents and bring to your Individual Development Plan (IDP) discussion.

Course 1 : Vaccine administration – duration approx. 6 hours

This online course provides a comprehensive overview of the complex and ever changing topic of immunisation for those who receipt, administer or manage vaccines in Queensland. It is the foundation course for subsequent immunisation online courses. You will learn what vaccines are made of and how they work in the immune system, how to prepare and administer vaccines, and how to care for patients post vaccination.

Course 2 : Vaccine management – duration approx. 2.5 hours

This online course provides an overview of the importance of correct vaccine management in clinical settings from ordering to receiving vaccines, managing stock, maintaining cold chain and taking immediate actions in a cold chain breach.

Course 3 : Immunisation data – Recording and reporting – duration 1.5 hour

This online course provides an overview of the importance of recording and reporting immunisation data to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR).

You will learn how you can access AIR to check immunisation records, how to report a medical exemption to immunisation to AIR and how to communicate with the register.

Course 4: Catch-up vaccinations – duration 1.5 hours

This online course provides an overview of the importance of up-to-date immunisations, the objectives of catch-up vaccinations and how the national due and overdue rules for immunisation are used by the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) to determine an individual’s immunisation status.

You will learn about the national due and overdue rules for immunisation and the steps to planning catch-up vaccinations.

Cold Chain – duration 45 mins

A course for those interested in learning about the cold chain requirements for vaccines.


For further information relating to learning packages and midwifery education within CHHHS, contact:

Rita Ball, Midwifery Nurse Eductor

Rita Ball

Midwifery Educator | Women's Health Unit | Nursing and Midwifery Education & Research Unit | Cairns & Hinterland Hospital and Health Service

Email | Tel. 07 4226 6470

P: +61 7 4226 6679 | E:
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