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CNA727– Immunisation Education for Registered Nursing is offered in Tasmania only and to undertake this unit you need to:

  • be a Registered Nurse with AHPRA
  • have a minimum of 12 months clinical experience.
  • have professional access to a preceptor and an immunisation clinical practice environment which administers vaccines to infants and adults
  • provide documented evidence of current skills in adult, paediatric and infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in accordance with Australian Resuscitation Guidelines

Contact u.connect@utas.edu.au to submit an expression of interest – (non current students only)


This unit aims to provide registered nurses with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience required to apply for initial approval as an authorised nurse immuniser in Tasmania. The unit content has been developed in accordance with the National Guidelines for Immunisation Education for Registered Nurses and Midwives (2001) and the current edition of the Australian Immunisation Handbook. The unit content consists of modules which equip students to critically analyse the application of immunisation theory to clinical practice, understand and apply legal and contextual requirements related to the immunisation process, demonstrate competence in the delivery of age appropriate vaccinations, and promote evidence based immunisation information in the community.

Summary 2020

Unit name Immunisation Education for Registered Nurses
Unit code CNA727
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
Discipline Nursing

Tanya Panitzki

Teaching staff

School of Nursing staff

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 18/10/2020 18/10/2020

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,615.00 060307

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Teaching Pattern

Web-dependent online learning, a compulsory seminar day and supervised clinical practice.


Online quizzes (25%); in-practice assessment of competency (pass/fail) and formal examination (75%)

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