The Government is now operating in accordance with the Caretaker Conventions pending the outcome of the 2022 federal election.

Becoming a COVID-19 vaccine provider

Find out who can administer vaccines and where to access training.

Who can join the rollout

General practices

Many general practices are already providing access to COVID-19 vaccinations for their local communities. 

Contact your local Primary Health Network (PHN) to find out how your general practice can take part in the program. To join, your practice must:

  • hold a valid accreditation (or be undergoing accreditation) through the National General Practice Accreditation Scheme, or
  • administer vaccines as part of the National Immunisation Program.

Commonwealth Vaccination Clinics

Commonwealth Vaccination Clinics are providing GP-led COVID-19 vaccination services to everyone in Australia, including those who are not eligible for Medicare.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs)

Most ACCHSs are providing COVID-19 vaccination services.

ACCHSs can provide culturally specific vaccination care for regular clients and others in the community.

GPs, CVCs and ACCHOs may also provide vaccinations at locations other than their clinic or surgery. Find out more about requirements for providing offsite vaccinations.

Community pharmacies

Many community pharmacies are already providing COVID-19 vaccinations.

The Pharmacy Programs Administrator is coordinating the onboarding of community pharmacies into the COVID-19 vaccine program. 

Read more about the program and how your pharmacy can become involved.

Supervising vaccine administration

A supervising GP must accept full responsibility for services provided under the COVID-19 vaccination suitability assessment Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items.

Everyone administering vaccines, including supervising GPs, must complete the mandatory training required to deliver COVID-19 vaccination services.

Training for vaccine providers

You must complete mandatory training before administering COVID-19 vaccines.

Training modules cover:

  • administering vaccines from multi-dose vials
  • handling and storage 
  • monitoring for safety
  • reporting adverse events.

You can access the training from the COVID-19 vaccination training website

Training is also available for non-clinical and administrative staff.

This training was developed by the Australian Government in partnership with the Australian College of Nursing (ACN).

Training updates

We regularly update training modules to:

Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

This training is accredited by Health Education Services Australia (HESA). The ACN convened a Course Expert Advisory Group to assist with the development, review and finalisation of the training modules. This group includes key peak body representatives and professional colleges.

The ACN is working with professional colleges and organisations to accredit this training as a CPD activity for their members. Check with your professional organisation for further information.

Vaccine administration training certificates

You will receive a training certificate when you complete the training. 

You must give your employer a copy as proof you completed the course.

Primary care vaccination sites must maintain a record of completion for all vaccine administrators.

Last updated: 
25 September 2021

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