For all IMAC training and courses, including online courses, vaccinator updates, symposiums, workshops and conferences, please use the link below.
The Immunisation Advisory Centre provides a range of education options for health professionals, including accredited training to become an authorised vaccinator, update courses and information sessions.
We offer online, face to face and blended (mixture of online and face to face) learning opportunities. Please note: Due to contractual requirements nurses delivering childhood national immunisation schedule vaccines are given priority enrolment in two day Vaccinator Foundation Courses in their area. As the two day courses tend to fill quickly, we recommend that other immunisation providers register for flexible learning vaccinator foundation courses, as there is a "no priority" enrolment system for those courses.
Registration and payment
All courses can be booked and paid for online by credit card or debit card (MasterCard or Visa). Refer to the 2021 education flyer to help with your choice. Some of the dates and times of scheduled education courses may change. Any changes will be listed below.
Extra flexible learning vaccinator foundation course dates have been added in:
- Wellington 12th August (was originally scheduled for 11th August)
- Auckland (Epsom) 5th October
These courses can be purchased from the Training Catalogue on IMAC Learning.
If you are unable to attend your course, please contact IMAC education. We are able to transfer your booking (if adequate notice is given) but are not able to offer refunds.
Other IMAC courses
Provisional Vaccinator Foundation Course (PVFC)
The Provisional Vaccinator Foundation Course has been developed for the administration of influenza and MMR vaccines. Those who complete the PVFC can then do the COVID-19 education course. They will need to be provisionally authorised before they can start vaccinating.
The course is free, but only available upon application - see the button below to apply.
Currently authorised or pharmacist vaccinators do not need to complete the PVFC.
This course is available to Health Care Professionals (HCPs) who have a current Annual Practising Certificate (APC) and appropriate health science students. Please refer to ‘Who can do this course’ in the 'Answers to Questions' document for further clarification of eligibility status.
How to become a provisionally authorised vaccinator
After completing the PVFC online course, all participants need to demonstrate their clinical competency through peer review by a current authorised vaccinator or experienced pharmacist vaccinator. Competency is assessed by vaccinating at least two people. Vaccinators who have completed their peer assessment then apply for Provisional Authorisation. A CPR certificate is also required. Provisional Authorisations are processed by the Ministry of Health.
- Click here for peer assessment form.
- Click here to download the Provisional vaccinator authorisation application form directly from the Ministry of Health Provisional Vaccinator Foundation Course (PVFC) webpage.
NOTE: We have added more webinar dates for July and August for the provisional vaccinator course (for those that have registered on versions of the course prior to 1st June). Please email us at [email protected] to register for a webinar.
To apply for the PVFC, please complete the form below.
Before applying please read the FAQ document above to check that you are eligible.
Open access to online COVID-19 vaccine courses now available
We are pleased to share that access to our COVID-19 vaccine courses is now open and free. Any health professional can register via IMAC Learning to access our COVID-19 vaccine courses. Please note that provisional or fully authorised vaccinator education is a pre-requisite for the COVID-19 vaccinator training.