Immunisation: health professionals

About giving vaccines (AGV) course

From 1 January 2017 the Northern Territory (NT) About Giving Vaccine Course will no longer be available.

Registered nurses, midwives and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners who need to complete immunisation training are advised to complete the South Australian (SA) online course titled 'Understanding Vaccines and National Immunisation Program' or another approved interstate course.

NT Upskilling Course

The NT Upskilling Course is available to vaccine providers who have completed a recognised vaccination course or upskilling course in the last three years. Upskilling courses need to be completed at least every three years.

For more information go to the About giving vaccines upskilling face-to-face workshop.

Go to the appropriate training calendar to enroll:

Vaccine providers who completed vaccine training or an upskilling course more than three years ago are advised to complete a full course either through the South Australian online course or a recognised interstate vaccination education course.

The following courses are accepted as recognised prior learning. 

State/ territoryInstitutionCourse

New South Wales

The Australian College of Nursing

Immunisation for Registered Nurses

Northern Territory

Centre for Disease Control

About Giving Vaccines Course

South Australia

Department of Health and Ageing (SA)

Understanding Vaccines and National Immunisation Program


Australian Catholic University

Certificate of Immunisation Course


Cunningham Centre 

Nurse immuniser course of study  


University of Tasmania

Immunisation Education for Registered Nurses


La Trobe University

Nurse Immuniser Program


University of Melbourne

Immunisation and travel health

Western Australia

WA Health

Immunisation Certification

More information

Contact the AGV coordinator on (08) 8922 8026 or through CDC contacts.

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Last updated: 17 February 2017