Venepuncture & Peripheral Intravenous Cannulation

This combined venepuncture and peripheral intravenous cannulation course you provide you with the knowledge and skills to perform venepuncture and cannulation procedures.

Taught in Mater Education’s world-class simulation facilities, this course will cover:

  • Anatomy and physiology of vessels
  • Venepuncture and cannulation equipment
  • Venepuncture and cannulation procedures
  • Different venepuncture techniques
  • Order of the draw
  • Management of complications

Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance upon successful completion of the course and assessment in performing venepuncture and peripheral intravenous cannulation in a simulated environment.

Who should attend?

  • Registered Nurses
  • Enrolled Nurses
  • Student doctors
  • Research officers
  • Other health care workers who require these skills
Course structure

This course is delivered in two parts: an e-learning module and a practical simulation module.

E-Learning module
Once enrolled, you must complete an e-learning module, which will take approximately one hour. This e-learning module will provide you with the knowledge required to underpin the practical component of the course.

Practical simulation module
Following successful completion of the e-learning module, participants will learn venepuncture and peripheral intravenous cannulation techniques in a hands-on, simulated 6.5 hour workshop.

Duration & cost

Mater staff, Mercy partners, Mater Education alumni, and students from university partners can claim 10% discount on tuition fees.


This course will require approximately 1.5 hours to complete the e-learning module, prior to the 6.5 hour practical workshop component.

Dates & apply now
Date Location Cost Actions
12 Nov 2018 South Brisbane $300.00 FULL
10 Dec 2018 Pathology Skills Lab, Potter Building SOUTH BRISBANE $300.00 Apply Now

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