HLT54121

Diploma of

NURSING

CRICOS 108324E

This qualification reflects the role of an enrolled nurse working under the direct or indirect supervision of a registered nurse.

Enrolled nurses provide nursing care for people across the health care continuum and at all stages of life.To be eligible to apply for registration as an enrolled nurse and to practice in Australia, individuals must complete a Diploma of Nursing program accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) and approved as ‘an approved program of study’ by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) in accordance with the Enrolled Nurse Accreditation Standards. To confirm the education provider holds the necessary accreditation check the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) at www.ahpra.gov.au.

The scope of practice for enrolled nurses is determined by legislative requirements and the policies and procedures of the employing organisation.

This qualification may contribute to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia’s (NMBA) registration requirements to practice as an enrolled nurse.

DURATION

85 weeks – Full Time 

including work placement

MODE OF STUDY

On Campus

WORK PLACEMENT

400 Hours

STATE SUBSIDIES

Domestic Students

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TUITION FEES

Domestic Students 
International Students

INTAKE DATES

CENSUS DATES

To ensure an appropriate learning opportunity, candidates 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
  • Completion of a relevant Australian Certificate III or IV qualification e.g. Aged Care, Health Services Assistance
  • Applicants must be aged 18 or above
  • Undertake SCEI approved Numeracy Test to Identify level of support (on arrival in Australia, prior to commencing semester 2)
  • 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 more information please refer to https://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/registration-standards/english-language-skills.aspx

English Language Requirements

  • English is the students primary language: supported by evidence of completion of at least six (6) years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed in English in one of the recognised countries*, OR
  • English is NOT the students primary language: The student has achieve the required minimum scores in one of the following English language tests:
    • IELTS (academic module) with a minimum overall score of 7 and a minimum score of 7 in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking), OR
    • Evidence of OET with a minimum score of B in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking), OR
    • Evidence of PTE Academic with a minimum overall score of 65 and a minimum score of 65 in each of the four communicative skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking), OR
    • TOEFL iBT with a minimum total score of 94 and the following minimum score in each section of the test: 24 for listening, 24 for reading, 27 for writing, and 23 for speaking.

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

Additional Requirements

  • Candidates must have obtained the following documents prior to undertaking their work placement

    • Police Check
    • Working with children Check
    • Immunisation Record
    • Evidence of full COVID-19 immunisation with the TGA approved vaccine

To ensure an appropriate learning opportunity, candidates 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
  • Completion of a relevant Australian Certificate III or IV qualification e.g. Aged Care, Health Services Assistance
  • Applicants must be aged 18 or above
  • Undertake SCEI approved Numeracy Test to Identify level of support (on arrival in Australia, prior to commencing semester 2)
  • 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 more information please refer to https://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/registration-standards/english-language-skills.aspx

English Language Requirements

  • English is the students primary language: supported by evidence of completion of at least six (6) years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed in English in one of the recognised countries*, OR
  • English is NOT the students primary language: The student has achieve the required minimum scores in one of the following English language tests:
    • IELTS (academic module) with a minimum overall score of 7 and a minimum score of 7 in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking), OR
    • Evidence of OET with a minimum score of B in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking), OR
    • Evidence of PTE Academic with a minimum overall score of 65 and a minimum score of 65 in each of the four communicative skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking), OR
    • TOEFL iBT with a minimum total score of 94 and the following minimum score in each section of the test: 24 for listening, 24 for reading, 27 for writing, and 23 for speaking.

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

Additional Requirements

Further study pathways

After achieving HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing, students may continue their studies by enrolling in the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Nursing (at a higher education provider or University)
  • HLT64121 Advanced Diploma of Nursing

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this course will have employment opportunities in a range of community sector organisations e.g. aged care, early childhood services, disability services. Roles may include:

  • Centre manager
  • Community care manager
  • Community services manager
  • Program area manager
  • Manager
  • Coordinator

Core Units

HLTENN035     Practise nursing within the Australian health care system

HLTENN041     Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice

HLTINF001     Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

HLTWHS002     Follow safe work practices for direct client care

HLTENN036     Apply communication skills in nursing practice
HLTAAP002Confirm physical health status

HLTAAP003     Analyse and respond to client health information

HLTENN037     Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care

HLTENN038     Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care

HLTENN045     Implement and monitor care of the older person

CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
HLTENN040Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy

HLTENN042     Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions

HLTENN044     Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health conditions

HLTENN047     Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting

HLTENN043Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health conditions

HLTENN068     Provide end of life care and a palliative approach in nursing practice

HLTENN039     Apply principles of wound management

CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

Elective Units

CHCPOL003Research and apply evidence to practice

HLTAID011     Provide first aid

BSBPEF402     Develop work Priorities

HLTENN057     Contribute to nursing care of a person with diabetes

HLTOHC009     Apply and use basic oral health products