CRICOS 092297E . HLT54115

Diploma

Nursing

This qualification covers the application of skills and knowledge required to provide nursing care for people across the health sector.

DURATION

Full Time – 80 Weeks

MODE OF STUDY
On Campus

ASSESSMENTS INCLUDE
A COMBINATION OF:

Questioning
Role play/ Simulation
Quizzes
Case Studies
Projects
Skills Assessment
Observation in the workplace

About this program

This qualification reflects the role of an enrolled nurse working under supervision of a registered nurse. This qualification covers the application of skills and knowledge required to provide nursing care for people across the health sector.

 

A lifespan approach should underpin this qualification with relevant competencies that relate to the different stages of life identified within the units.

 

A graduate from a Diploma of Nursing program approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) is able to apply for registration with the NMBA as an enrolled nurse. Further information on registration is available at www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au

Target Group

This course is designed for delivery to candidates from a range of different academic, cultural, personal and working backgrounds who are local and international individuals who want to pursue a career in nursing.

All candidates must meet the entry requirements and will be eligible to apply for registration as an Enrolled Nurse with AHPRA/NMBA upon successful completion of the course.

Further study pathways

Further Study Pathways After achieving HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing, students may continue their studies by enrolling in the following courses:

HLT64115 Advanced Diploma of Nursing
Bachelor of Nursing (at a higher education provider or University)

Employment Opportunities

The following employment opportunities are available to students who complete this qualification:

Registered Enrolled Nurse

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

A student may be entitled to gain unit of competency credits or recognition, if what they have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to the course. SCEI recognises the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations.

 

For further information see the RPL brochure.

Entry Requirements

To ensure an appropriate learning opportunity, prospective students would need to demonstrate a capacity to undertake study at Diploma level. This can be demonstrated via the following:

Successful completion of Year 12 or the equivalent level of study, or

Completion of a relevant Australian Certificate III or IV qualification e.g. Aged Care, Health Services Assistance

Participants must be aged 18 or above

Meet the entry criteria set by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council which states that all All students entering this course must demonstrate they have achieved the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) a specified level of English language skills, prior to commencing the course.

For information please refer to:
The Nursing Midwifery Board – Ahpra

Entry Requirements

To ensure an appropriate learning opportunity, prospective students would need to demonstrate a capacity to undertake study at Diploma level. This can be demonstrated via the following:

Successful completion of Year 12 or the equivalent level of study, or

Completion of a relevant Australian Certificate III or IV qualification e.g. Aged Care, Health Services Assistance

Participants must be aged 18 or above

Meet the entry criteria set by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council which states that all All students entering this course must demonstrate they have achieved the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) a specified level of English language skills, prior to commencing the course.

For information please refer to:
The Nursing Midwifery Board – Ahpra

*Recognised country means one of the following: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America

Additional Requirements

Other requirements required prior to commencing industry work placement:

National Police Record Check and/or Police clearance from country of residence (home country)

Working with Children Check

Undertake SCEI approved Numeracy Test to Identify level of support
(on arrival in Australia, prior to commencing Semester 2)

Attend an interview with the Nursing Course Coordinator and nursing trainer (on arrival in Australia)

Students will be required to provide immunisation records of the following

before commencing industry work placement:

Diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus (DTPa)

ADT booster every 10 years following childhood immunisation

Hepatitis B

Documented history of 3 injections and evidence of blood levels > after vaccinations

Measles/Mumps/Rubella

Documented 2 doses of measles containing vaccine (for those born during or after 1966) or documented positive serology

Varicella Zoster virus (Chicken Pox)

Documented course of 2 injections or documented positive serology

Tuberculin status

Hepatitis A

Influenza

Core Units

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people

CHCDIV002 

Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

CHCPRP003 

Reflect on and improve own professional practice

HLTAAP002 

Confirm physical health status

HLTAAP003 

Analyse and respond to client health information

HLTENN001 

Practise nursing within the Australian health care system

HLTENN002

Apply communication skills in nursing practice

HLTENN003 

Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care

HLTENN004 

Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans

HLTENN005 

Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs

HLTENN006 

Apply principles of wound management inthe clinical environment

HLTENN007 

Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy

HLTENN008 

Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice

HLTENN009 

Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions

HLTENN011 

Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems

HLTENN012 

Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems

HLTENN013 

Implement and monitor care of the older person

HLTENN015 

Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting

HLTINF001

 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

HLTWHS002 

Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective Units

HLTENN025 

Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes

HLTENN010

 Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice

HLTAID003 

Provide First Aid

CHCPOL003

Research and apply evidence to practice

BSBWOR404 

Develop work priorities