Courses & Units

Immunisation Education for Registered Nurses CNA727


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

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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 Immunisation Education Framework for Health Professionals and the current electronic version 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.


Unit name Immunisation Education for Registered Nurses
Unit code CNA727
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
Discipline Nursing
Coordinator Miss Kristy Cooper
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


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 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Critically examine and apply evidence based immunisation theory to clinical practice.
  • Apply knowledge and skills to conduct safe, high quality immunisation services consistent with the Tasmanian Immunisation Program Guidelines, The Australian Immunisation Handbook and National Vaccine Storage Guidelines ‘Strive for 5’.
  • Apply legal and contextual requirements related to the immunisation process.
  • Demonstrate competence in the delivery of age appropriate vaccinations.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
060307 $498.00 $498.00 not applicable $2,615.00

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2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
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4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

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Teaching Pattern

Block Teaching – 1 compulsory seminare day, Clinical Practice – supervised clinical practice and Individual Study  You are expected to devote around 10 hours per week to the study materials, assessment tasks and self-directed learning.

AssessmentOnline Quiz 1 (15%)|Online Quiz 2 (15%)|In-class test (40%)|In-practice assessment of competency|Case Scenario (30%)
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Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI). Australian Immunisation Handbook, Australian Government Department of Health, Canberra, 2018, Do not use the hard copy, the most up-to-date version of the Handbook is the online version.
Australian Government Department of Health 2019, National Vaccine Storage Guidelines - Strive for 5, 3rd Edition, Commonwealth of Australia.

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