Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled Nursing/Division 2)

Quick Course Guide

Course Code:

HLT51612

Course Length:

18 months full time or 24 months part time including 400 hours of clinical placement

Study Mode:

On-campus

Locations:

Melbourne CBD, Blackburn & Brisbane

Start Dates:

February, June, September 2015

This nationally accredited qualification provides you with the skills and knowledge to work as an Enrolled Nurse in a variety of acute and non-acute health care settings. Using industry best practice, specialist training in the latest methods is delivered through theory based classroom learning and practical, hands-on sessions in nursing labs. Classes are all taught by highly skilled Nurses who draw on their depth of experience and provide individual attention and support.

During the course you will put your learning into practice through supervised clinical placements and are exposed to different health care environments including aged care, rehabilitation, mental health, palliative and acute. You will also learn how to work and communicate effectively with patients and other health care professionals, as well  administer and monitor medications. On successful course completion you are eligible to apply to AHPRA for registration.

Entry Criteria / Pre-requisites

  • Completion of a Maths and English assessment unless a pass in Year 12 Maths and English has been achieved in the last two years (to book your free assessment with Health Skills Australia, click here
  • Completion of a Maths and English assessment unless a pass in Year 12 Maths and English has been achieved in the last two years (to book your free assessment with Health Skills Australia, click here
  • Current Police Check
  • Current Working With Children / Blue Card Check
  • For Victorian Diploma of Nursing students, click here
  • For Queensland Diploma of Nursing students, click here
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Campuses

HSA’s Diploma of Nursing courses are available at our Melbourne CBD, Blackburn & Brisbane campuses.

Study Modes

On-campus study requires you to attend class 3 days per week for 18 months or 2 days per week for 24 months. During this time, you will complete 10 weeks of clinical placement that we coordinate for you at various facilities. Note, whilst your theory is delivered within the above time frames, your overall course duration and completion is dependent on the availability of clinical placement availabilities. 

Course Duration & Start Dates

18 months full-time - 3 Days per week
24 months part-time - 2 Days per week

2015
- Term 1 – February 2015

18 months full-time - 3 Days per week
24 months part-time - 2 Days per week

2015
- Term 1 – February 2015

- Term 2 - June 2015

- Term 3 - September 2015

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Modules & Course Structure

The Diploma of Nursing course consists of 26 units and incorporates theory based classroom learning with practical, hands-on sessions in nursing labs. You will also gain real life experience and put your learning into practice through 400 hours of clinical placement.

The Diploma of Nursing course consists of 26 units and incorporates theory based classroom learning with practical, hands-on sessions in nursing labs. You will also gain real life experience and put your learning into practice through 400 hours of clinical placement.

To view the Full Time Course Sequence Guide, click here.
To view the Part Time Course Sequence Guide, click here.

Core units
HLTEN401B Work in the nursing profession
HLTFA311A Apply first aid
HLTEN502B Apply effective communication skills in nursing practice
HLTAP401B Confirm physical health status
HLTAP501C Analyse health information
HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies & procedures
HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes
HLTEN509B Apply legal & ethical parameters to nursing practice
HLTEN503B Contribute to client assessment & developing nursing care plans
HLTEN504C Implement & evaluate a plan of nursing care
HLTEN506B Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment
HLTEN510B Implement & monitor nursing care for consumers with mental health conditions
HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal &/or Torres Strait Islander people
HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients & co-workers
HLTEN515B Implement & monitor nursing care for older clients
HLTEN512B Implement & monitor nursing care for clients with acute health problems
HLTEN507C Administer & monitor medications in the work environment
HLTEN513B Implement & monitor nursing care for clients with chronic health problems
HLTEN505C Contribute to the complex nursing care of clients
HLTEN516B Apply understanding of the Australian health care system
HLTEN508B Apply reflective practice, critical thinking & analysis in health
Elective units
HLTEN519C Administer & monitor intravenous medication in the nursing environment
HLTEN511B Provide nursing care for clients requiring palliative care
HLTEN611B Apply principles of diabetic nursing care
HLTEN606B Assess clients & manage client care
HLTEN514B Apply research skills within a contemporary health environment
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Career Outcomes

  • Enrolled Nurse
  • Acute Care Nurse
  • Rehabilitation Nurse
  • Aged Care Nurse
  • Mental Health Care Nurse
  • Palliative Care Nurse

Fees & Funding

Course fees can vary by state and are based on a number of different factors. Please refer to our Funding & Fees pages for more information, or call us on 1300 306 886 to discuss the most appropriate funding or payment option for you. To view the Nursing booklist, please click here.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer (CT)

RPL and CT is a process to acknowledge your previous achievements of competencies or learning outcomes that may count towards your qualification.

RPL and CT is a process to acknowledge your previous achievements of competencies or learning outcomes that may count towards your qualification.

RPL provides credit for relevant skills, knowledge and experience gained through working and learning, as well as formal and informal training.

CT is a process that provides credit for a unit of competency previously achieved.

Applications for RPL need to be received by the Course Coordinator 3 weeks prior to the start of the term of study.

If you intend on applying for RPL:

  1. Carefully read the information contained within the Student Handbook.
  2. Complete all sections of the RPL Application Form.
  3. Collate copies of all required documents to use as evidence of your prior learning/experience and attach them with your application.
  4. VIC Students - Submit these via email to hsa.rpl.vic@navitas.com
  5. QLD Students - Submit these via email to hsa.rpl.qld@navitas.com 
  6. There is a fee for each successful unit of competency RPL assessment.

Applications for CT can be made up until the start of term.

If you intend on applying for CT:

  1. Carefully read the information contained within the Student Handbook.
  2. Complete the Application for Credit Form and submit with certified copies of your transcript or statement of attainment to Student Administration.
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