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ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for schools and childcare provides access to accurate and consistent anaphylaxis education throughout Australia and New Zealand, at no charge.
More than 170,000 school and childcare staff have registered for these courses since they were first released in March 2010.
The childcare version is approved by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) for the purposes of the Education and Care Services National Law, and published in accordance with regulation 137(1)(e) of the Education and Care Services Regulations.
An information leaflet and slide set have been developed by ASCIA and Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia to assist schools in educating students about severe allergies (anaphylaxis). This information should not be considered appropriate anaphylaxis training for school staff, who should contact the relevant department in their region to ensure they complete anaphylaxis training that meets the requirements for their region.
ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training courses should always be completed in conjunction with practice using adrenaline autoinjector training devices (with no needle and no adrenaline).
To order adrenaline autoinjector trainer devices contact your national patient support organisation:
Please note that Anapen 150, Anapen 300 and Anapen trainers are currently out of stock in Australia and New Zealand.
The supervisor or other adult witness (no special qualifications are required) who signs the certificate to confirm practice with the trainer devices should refer to instructions on the ASCIA Action Plans or the instructional videos that are available on the ASCIA website:
Development of ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for schools and childcare services included an extensive review process that involved ASCIA members, NSW, QLD and WA state governments, patient support organisations and representatives from schools, childcare services, education and health departments throughout Australasia.
ASCIA retains copyright and control of all ASCIA e-training courses and content is regularly reviewed and updated when evidence based changes occur in the medical literature.
A username and password must be obtatined from the e-training website registration process to participate in a course.
Course participants should read each module carefully then complete the quiz for each module (feedback will be provided after answering each question).
Modules may only be completed in order.
- Upon successful completion of the course (by achieving at least 75% in the final assessment module quiz) each participant will be able to print out a form confirming successful completion of the course. The form must be printed at the time as it cannot be accessed retrospectively.
- The course may be undertaken at the particpant's own pace but it is recommended the modules are completed within a two week period.
Note: If you choose to end a session during the Final Assessment, regardless of where you resume next session within the Final Assessment, go to the beginning of the Final Assessment and answer all questions.
The course remembers the last screen accessed, but only if the QUIT button is used to leave the course.
Note: If there is interruption to Internet access during any session then completed quiz answers in the Final Assessment may not be retained.
- To obtain a Certificate of Completion for ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training a result of 75% or higher is required for the Final assessment. If this result is not obtained on the first attempt, users can reattempt the course.
Note: When reattempting the course you must start at the first Introduction screen (regardless of where you re-enter the course) and complete viewing all screens and complete all quiz questions in the Final Assessment for your Certificate of completion to show your result.
- Certificate of completion must be printed at the time of generation. On the certificate screen there is a print button. Selecting this button will bring up a printer friendly certificate format that you can print immediately or save as a PDF.
The printer-friendly certificate may be printed then closed by selecting the "close window" link in the top right corner. Sign the certificate for your record.
- Following completion of the course and printing of the Certificate of Completion use the QUIT button to exit the course so that your result can be retained in the website database (remember the course certificate of completion is a dynamic fly page only and is not retained).
Content updated February 2015