Frequently Asked Questions

What is Health Education Services Australia role in immunisation education?

HESA is an organisation that accredits immunisation education programs offered by education providers for health practitioners.

HESA is not an education provider and does not provide immunisation education programs,

How do I become a qualified immuniser in my state or territory?

I have undertaken an immunisation course in a different state to where I work. How do I know if it is recognised?

Which immunisation education programs are recognised nationally?

All programs accredited by HESA may lead to mutual recognition of immunisation practitioners across states and territories.

Graduates of a HESA accredited program may be required by their local state or territory health departments to meet additional requirements before they are recognised as a immunisation practitioner.

HESA accredited immunisation education programs are available here; Health Education Services Australia | Accredited Programs (hesa.com.au)

NB: The COVID-19 vaccination training program does not lead to qualification as an immunisation practitioner.

Can I get recognition for prior learning (RPL) for the immunisation course I have undertaken?

RPL may be awarded by the education provider offering the immunisation education program.

What is the COVID-19 vaccination training program?

The Australian Government partnered with the Australian College of Nursing to develop and deliver free and accredited training modules.

Refer to the Australian Government Department of Health website; COVID-19 vaccination training program | Australian Government Department of Health

Who can undertake the COVID-19 vaccination training program?

The Australian Government, Department of Health website outlines authorised vaccination providers; COVID-19 vaccination training program | Australian Government Department of Health

How do I enrol in the COVID-19 vaccination training program?

Australian Government, Department of health COVID-19 Vaccination Training registration webpage; COVID-19 vaccination training program | Australian Government Department of Health

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