Currently, this online program is mandatory for all COVID-19 vaccination providers, including:
state and Commonwealth vaccination clinics
Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations
If you work in a non-clinical role, you should complete the modules covering handling, storage, and communication.
All COVID-19 vaccination providers must have authority to vaccinate in their relevant state and territory and have undertaken immunisation training required for their profession. Completing the COVID-19 vaccination training program does not qualify participants as an authorised immunisation provider.
About the training
The program has core and additional modules. Core modules involve general training for COVID-19 vaccination. Additional modules are specific to individual vaccines.
General COVID-19 overview
Handling and storage
Communication, purpose, and eligibility
Multi-dose vial (MDV) training
Documentation and reporting
Safety and surveillance monitoring and reporting for adverse events following immunisation
- 1: Pfizer (COMIRNATY) for individuals 12 years and over
- 1a: Pfizer (COMIRNATY BIVALENT BA.1) for adults 18 years and over
- 1b: Pfizer (COMIRNATY BIVALENT BA.4-5) for individuals 12 years and over
- 2: AstraZeneca (VAXZEVRIA) for adults 18 years and over
- 3: Moderna (SPIKEVAX) for individuals 12 years and over
- 3a: Moderna (SPIKEVAX) for children 6 years to 11 years
- 3b: Moderna (SPIKEVAX) for children 6 months to 5 years
- 3c: Moderna (SPIKEVAX BIVALENT BA.1) for adults 18 years and over
- 3d: Moderna (SPIKEVAX BIVALENT BA.4-5) for individuals 12 years and over
- 4: Pfizer (COMIRNATY) for children 5 years to 11 years
- 4a: Pfizer (COMIRNATY) for children 6 months to 4 years
- 5: Novavax (NUVAXOVID) for individuals 12 years and over.
The platform issues certificates for download when core modules, and any and each additional module is completed. An employer may ask for evidence of completion of the mandatory training.
Accessing the training
The training is currently mandatory for all authorised COVID-19 vaccination providers. Learners should confirm with an employer to identify if it is required to be a vaccination provider; before accessing the training.
There are multiple ways to enrol in the training depending on the role played in vaccination administration:
- health professionals with an Ahpra number – can enrol and have access to all modules
- health professionals without an Ahpra number – can enrol and have access to all modules
- administrative/non-clinical – access to non-clinical (core) modules.
Once the training program is completed, learners should download and keep a copy of the relevant COVID-19 Vaccination Training Program completion certificates. One certificate is issued for completing all of the core modules (6 in total), and another is issued for each of the additional modules.
An employer may ask for evidence of completion of the training program at any time and so, it is advised that a downloaded copy is filed in the instance of this request being made.
Staying up to date
For additional support with education resources for COVID-19 vaccines, please refer to:
- Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) advice:
- Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA):
- State and Territory Immunisation contacts.