Information for Schools and Children's Education/Care

Schools and Children's Education/Care Survey June 2023

ASCIA invites all people studying and/or working in schools and children’s education/care (CEC) services to participate in this survey. Share your experience about anaphylaxis training to help improve training for staff and students. Complete this survey at for your chance to win one of TEN $100 gift vouchers.

Survey closes 30 June 2023.

SCEC Survey 2023

ASCIA is working on a National Allergy Council project to find out how anaphylaxis and allergy training is being provided in undergraduate courses for staff who work in schools and CEC services. Findings from this project will be used to make recommendations about how anaphylaxis and allergy training should be included in courses.

ASCIA Anaphylaxis e-training for Schools and Children's Education/Care 

Allergy Aware

The Allergy Aware website is an anaphylaxis and allergy resource hub for schools and children's education/care (CEC) services which includes best practice guidelines and risk minimisation strategies for prevention of severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) in schools and CEC services:

Adrenaline (Epinephrine) Injector Training Devices

ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training courses should always be completed in conjunction with practice using adrenaline (epinephrine) injector training devices (EpiPen® and Anapen®), which do not have a needle and do not contain adrenaline.  To order trainer devices contact:

  • EpiPen - Viatris AU - phone 1800 931 625 or Viatris NZ - phone 0800 168 169
  • Anapen - Allergy Concepts - email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Pharmacies
  • Patient support organisations - Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia 
    and Allergy New Zealand

The supervisor or other adult witness (18 years or older) who signs the certificate to confirm practice with the adrenaline injector trainer devices does not require any special qualifications (except in Victorian state schools - see  They can refer to instructions on ASCIA Action Plans or videos on the ASCIA website 

ASCIA Anaphylaxis Resources

ASCIA anaphylaxis resources (including action plans, e-training courses and guidelines) are used throughout Australasian schools and children's education/care services. These resources are available at  

National Allergy Strategy 250K Youth Project Resources

pdfAllergy Aware presentation primary school 20211.20 MB

Allergy Aware presentation primary school 2021

pdfAllergy Aware presentation secondary school 20211.15 MB

Allergy Aware presentation secondary school 2021

Supply Update - Adrenaline (Epinephrine) Injectors 

For updated information go to 

Patient/Carer Support Organisations 


Webpage updated May 2023

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