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Training and workforce
Victoria is committed to working with the Commonwealth Government to support the delivery of the Australian Government’s COVID-19 vaccination program. Additional workforce capacity is needed due to the significant effort involved in offering vaccination to all eligible Victorians in 2021. This will ensure existing programs can be maintained, including flu vaccination, during the rollout.
To increase workforce capacity, training to administer the COVID-19 vaccine is available for:
- existing authorised immunisers
- health workers who do not usually deliver immunisations (new immunisers).
Training is also available for non-clinical staff to support the immunisation rollout.
This emergency workforce trained and authorised to administer the vaccin will help support existing health services to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to every eligible Victorian who wishes to be vaccinated.
All COVID-19 vaccine providers, including existing authorised immunisers, need to undertake training specific to the COVID-19 vaccines.
Training for existing authorised immunisers
- medical practitioners
- nurse practitioners
- nurse immunisers
- pharmacist immunisers.
Training for new immunisers
Additional training is required for other health workers who would like to join Australia’s& COVID-19 vaccination program as part of the new emergency authorised workforce.
- Aboriginal health practitioners
- pharmacy technicians
- registered nurses
New immunisers need to complete both the:
Training for non-clinical staff
Reviewed 18 April 2021