This training workshop has been specifically designed to assist Registered Nurses and other qualified Healthcare Professionals working in Primary Health Care towards competency underpinned by theoretical knowledge and the practical skills required to insert peripheral IV cannula (PIVC) and/or take blood samples.


The training program does not allow participants to insert peripheral IV cannula into children less than 15 years of age and take peripheral blood samples from children less than 10 years of age.

This training is not applicable to those wanting to train as a Phlebotomist.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this training participants will be able to: 

  • Discuss the legal and professional implications related to Peripheral intravenous cannulation (PIVC) and blood sampling. 
  • Identify veins suitable for PIVC and/or blood sampling. 
  • Discuss the indications/contraindications of PIVC placement/blood sampling. 
  • Discuss the principle of informed consent related to PIVC/blood sampling. 
  • Identify potential complications for the patient/staff member and describe appropriate action to avoid or correct these. 
  • Prepare a patient in relation to the PIVC/blood sampling procedure. 
  • Demonstrate insertion of a PIVC /taking of blood sample. 
  • Undertake practical competency assessments. 


  • Clinical Teaching and Education Centre (CTEC)
  • Level 1 Building 7 (Poutasi Link) Middlemore Hospital
  • 100 Hospital Road, Otahuhu, Auckland
  • Directions and parking information


Date:  Refer to Trybooking website for availability (see registration process below for links)

Time:   0900AM-1000AM Cannulation

            1000AM-1100AM Phlebotomy

Professional Development Hours and Certification

  • Ko Awatea Learn eCourse Cannulation: 1 hour (digital certificate accessible)
  • Ko Awatea Learn eCourse Phlebotomy: 1 hour (digital certificate accessible)
  • Clinical Skills Demonstration Cannulation: 1 hour (certificate available upon request)
  • Clinical Skills Demonstration Phlebotomy: 1 hour (certificate available upon request)


Refer to website (see registration process below for links)

Registration / Training Process

1. Book via TryBooking:

Confirmation will be emailed once your application has been accepted.

2. Register for Ko Awatea LEARN Account.

Click here to complete form. 
Instructions on how to access Ko Awatea LEARN will be sent to your email.

3. Complete Ko Awatea LEARN eLearning Module

Click here to access eLearning Module or search “Peripheral IV Cannulation and Phlebotomy” by Counties Manukau Health. 

 4. Attend Clinical Skills Demonstration Day

Venue: CTEC, Middlemore Hospital (Level 1 Building 7/Poutasi Link) 
This is facilitated by the IV Access Team Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS).

 5. Undergo Supervised Clinical Practice

It is the responsibility of your workplace to provide clinical supervision.  

6. Competency Assessment / Sign off

Cannulation Assessment Form 
Phlebotomy Assessment Form 
Your workplace is responsible for assessing competency.  

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General enquires

If you have any questions, please email

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