Using the immunisation updates


Welcome to the Immunisation Update frequently asked questions (FAQ) page. Here you should find most of the answers to your questions on how to use the Immunisation Update and where to find further information.

Terms of Use

The following Terms of Use and related formats outline how the program may be used and for what purpose.

The immunisation updates is available for single user use only

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Finding the immunisation updates

The immunisation updates can be activated from the Immunisation education page.

If you click on the link Immunisation Update (external site) you will be directed to the homepage.

Accessing the immunisation updates

The immunisation updates have been developed by the Communicable Disease Control Directorate (CDCD), WA Health. Providing WA immunisation providers with this update, creates an opportunity for 24/7 access to current immunisation education.

The online version creates a solution to the provision of immunisation updates, in an efficient and effective manner to immunisation service providers.

Important information

  • Although nurses with immunisation certification are required to undertake an annual update to maintain their certification, the update is also available to all immunisation providers as a tool to increase immunisation knowledge.
  • The update is comprised of 4 modules including scenarios and quizzes.
  • It will take approximately 4 hours to complete and can be done over multiple sessions.
  • You will be able to print a certificate upon successful completion of all modules and the final assessment.
  • It is your responsibility to store this certificate safely as it is evidence of completing the update.

The immunisation updates are provided free of charge.

The program should be usable on most desktop browsers such as Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge.

The immunisation update is best accessed through the use of a desktop or a laptop. The use of iPads and mobile phones is not recommended as the content may not launch in the Articulate Mobile Player.

Please allow pop-ups from our program to allow full usage of the immunisation updates. This can be done from the tools tab in your browser settings.

© All material within the immunisation updates are subject to copyright. 

Using the immunisation updates

You will find a navigation button on the homepage after login that will assist you in navigating through the program. You may stop and come back to your program and you will be prompted on return to start again where you last left the page.

On the top left hand side of the screen you will see the Menu which you can use to find content by search. Within the slides are interaction tabs which you can use by clicking on the PREV and NEXT buttons. Clicking on these will take you to the next content slide.

Finding the glossary

The tabs along the top of the screen are; Glossary, Resources and References which will appear when relevant. Clicking on these will open a drop down over the existing screen you are viewing and you can simply close these to return to the main screen.

Do I have to complete the quizzes?

The assessment is compulsory in order to gain your certificate for the respective update, which can be printed at the successful completion of the program.

Print and saving an electronic version of the certificate

Once you are prompted to enter your name, you will note instructions in the module to assist you. However, as a general rule, you can right click and print, to print your certificate. A print screen will open and you can select to print your certificate to a printer or to PDF or image writer to save the PDF to your computer. You need to do this at time of assessment completion. If you don’t have access to a printer immediately, then printing to PDF is a recommended option, as you will then have a saved electronic version that you can print at a later time.

Viewing the videos

The videos will load and play automatically, but may take a minute or two to load depending on your bandwidth and server functionality. Each video has closed captioning that can be turned on and off using the Toggle button as desired.

Providing feedback on the education program

CDCD appreciates all feedback and will incorporate any suggestions for module improvement. You are required to complete an evaluation which you will be guided to on completion of the final assessment. It is a requirement of the program that you complete this to gain your certificate.

CPD points

The following information is highlighted on your certificate, should you be audited by AHPRA:

  • The immunisation update may take approximately 4 hours to complete.
  • The influenza module may take approximately 1 hour to complete.
  • The shingles module may take approximately 2 hours to complete  
  • The Public Health Perspective module may take approximately 1 hour to complete.

Troubleshooting tips

  • For MAC users, download the Articulate Mobile Player v2.12 (external site)
  • Allow popups from the site to ensure full access
  • Check your security settings on your browser all storage of your details to ensure printing of your certificate and storage of your data to our system.

More information

Last reviewed: 23-03-2021
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