National Immunisation Education Program for Health Professionals

Study mode

Fully online


16 weeks maximum, self-paced


$895 for current ACU staff, ACU alumni or ACU Clinical School partners

Start dates

Regular intakes throughout the year

7 August 2023
4 March 2024
1 July 2024


Australia's high-quality immunisation system is internationally recognised. Highly trained immunisers play a key role in reducing vaccine preventable diseases and keeping our communities safe and healthy.

This program is open to AHPRA-registered health professionals to gain the complex theoretical and clinical skills required to work in this growing sector.

This fully-online course is based on the National Immunisation Education Framework for Health Professionals and has been accredited by Health Education Services Australia (HESA).

The program is open to Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, Registered Midwives, Paramedics, Pharmacists and Aboriginal Health Practitioners/Workers.

Graduates will be able to safely administer vaccinations and to develop their knowledge around immunisation and associated vaccination processes.

This program enables most graduates (excluding Enrolled Nurses) to work independently* as an immunisation provider within their scope of practice.

NIEPHP is equivalent to 150 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) learning.

*Subject to state/territory and jurisdiction legislation. Students should refer to the Department of Health in their jurisdiction for information about independent authorisation.

Course Details

The six core modules covered in the course are:

  1. Legal and Professional issues
  2. Immunisation Fundamentals
  3. Vaccine Administration
  4. Adverse Events following Immunisation
  5. Service Provision
  6. Immunisation Catch- Up

For more detailed information about what is covered in the course, you can obtain a copy of the course prospectus by emailing


There are two multiple-choice assessments at the end of each module (modules 1-5 only). You will be given 3 attempts on each quiz to achieve 100%.

After the final module, there are three online multiple-choice examinations, based on catch- up immunisation scenarios. You are given 3 attempts on each exam to achieve 100%.

There is no clinical placement required in this course. All content is fully online.

At the end of the course, you will complete a short eLearning module and clinical competency self-assessment to consolidate and evaluate your clinical skills.

Entry Requirements

To enrol in the course, you will require:

  • Current AHPRA registration (it is your responsibility to check if you can practise within your state or territory)
  • reliable internet access and an active email address
  • moderate computer literacy skills to support online study.


Full program cost: $995 (including GST).

Clinical school partners, ACU staff and alumni: $895 (including GST) - a discount of 10 per cent applies.

You can pay online by credit card/debit card and businesses can choose to be invoiced.

Unfortunately, ACU does not offer payment plans and the NIEPHP is not a HECS-supported course.

Refund policy can be found in the course prospectus

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is assessed on a case-by-case basis. Please contact prior to enrolling.

How to enrol

To enrol, please click here.

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