Venepuncture and Intravenous Cannulation

Peripheral Intravenous Cannulation -IV Cannulation Gold Coast

Endorsed by the Australian College of Nursing, you can earn CPD hours while learning a new skill!

This superb one-day course will provide you with the fundamental skills and knowledge to perform peripheral IV cannulation. During the course, you will gain valuable knowledge and receive hands-on training using the finest simulation equipment. The course is designed for any health care provider, nurse, emergency responder, or individual whose job includes blood collection or peripheral intravenous cannulation.

Australian College of Nursing Endorsed Course

“This workshop is endorsed by ACN according to our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Endorsed Course Standards. It has been allocated 6 CPD hours according to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia – Continuing Professional Development Standard.”

Enrolment dates

Name Date Time Location Cost
Peripheral Intravenous Cannulation 22 June 2024 09:00 am - 03:00 pm Oxenford (Gold Coast) $349.00
Peripheral Intravenous Cannulation 20 July 2024 09:00 am - 02:00 pm Oxenford (Gold Coast) $349.00

The insertion of an intravenous cannula is an experience that almost everyone who goes to the hospital will have.

IV cannulas are vital in healthcare treatments since they have the potential to save lives and increase patient well-being. However, despite being one of the most widely used methods in healthcare, there is a high failure rate of 40% for first-time insertion and up to 69% of cannulas needing to be removed due to complications.

The goal of increasing the number of IV cannulas inserted correctly the first time is a challenge faced by many and can only be overcome with proper training and solid practice.


Full Fee: $349


In-House Training (at your venue)

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Riverceource Training Facility

One day Course: 9am – 3pm

  • Face-to-Face – This face-to-face training combines theoretical learning with hands-on experience in realistic simulations and scenarios.

Entry Requirements

  • This course does not have any prerequisites. However, a  Certificate III or higher in a field relevant to health is recommended.
  • Meet literacy and numeracy requirements
  • Minimum age: 16 years old or older

Course Outline

This course takes place in a setting that offers realistic in-depth scenarios and simulations to aid in the development of your skills and knowledge.


  • Client preparation, consent & education

  • Considerations prior IV cannulation (contraindications) 

  • Anatomy and physiology of vesses

  • PPE and infection control protocols 

  • PIV cannulation site selection 

  • Identifying suitable veins and dealing with challenging veins. 

  • Selecting, preparing and assembling equipment 

  • Cannula selection – Methods of IV cannulation: (open & closed peripheral IV catheters); Cannula size. 

  • Performing Peripheral IV Cannulation procedures. 

  • Collection of blood samples while inserting an IV cannula (common pathology test and their corresponding tubes- Order of draw). 

  • Respond to complications associated with PIVC. 

  • Patient education on cannula care (side effects: phlebitis, infection). 

  • Documentation

Study Location

This training course is offered at the Gold Coast Riversource Training facility and on-site at your preferred location.

Face-To-Face Training

  • Oxenford, Gold Coast
  • Riversource Training Facility

In-House Training

  • At your own facility
  • We can come to you and deliver training onsite, at your venue.




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