Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing) (HLT51612)

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Start datesJune, 2014
LocationsMelbourne CBDBlackburn & Brisbane
Course LengthFull time (3 days per week) or part time (2 days per week) plus 400 hours of clinical placement
Course FeesRefer to the Funding & Fees page for costs and available funding options, or call us on 1300 306 886
Quick Course Guide for Health Skills Australia Training Program
HSA offers nursing courses in the CBD. Study the Diploma of Nursing

Start Your Exciting Nursing Career Today!

Our nationally accredited Diploma of Nursing will give students the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge to deliver high quality care to the public in a variety of health care settings, including acute, palliative, aged, rehabilitation, mental health and community care workplaces. Few professions can offer the diversity and excitement of nursing on a daily basis.

Career Opportunities

  • Enrolled Nurse

Entry Requirements and How To Apply

  • Completion of a Maths and English assessment unless a pass in Year 12 Maths and English has been achieved in the last two years.
  • Current Police Check and Working with Children Checks.
  • For Victorian Diploma of Nursing students, click here.
  • For Queensland Diploma of Nursing students, click here.

Course Structure

The Diploma of Nursing 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.

Core units
HLTEN401BWork in the nursing profession
HLTFA311AApply first aid
HLTEN502BApply effective communication skills in nursing practice
HLTAP401BConfirm physical health status
HLTAP501CAnalyse health information
HLTIN301CComply with infection control policies & procedures
HLTWHS300AContribute to WHS processes
HLTEN509BApply legal & ethical parameters to nursing practice
HLTEN503BContribute to client assessment & developing nursing care plans
HLTEN504CImplement & evaluate a plan of nursing care
HLTEN506BApply principles of wound management in the clinical environment
HLTEN510BImplement & monitor nursing care for consumers with mental health conditions
HLTHIR404DWork effectively with Aboriginal &/or Torres Strait Islander people
HLTHIR403CWork effectively with culturally diverse clients & co-workers
HLTEN515BImplement & monitor nursing care for older clients
HLTEN512BImplement & monitor nursing care for clients with acute health problems
HLTEN507CAdminister & monitor medications in the work environment
HLTEN513BImplement & monitor nursing care for clients with chronic health problems
HLTEN505CContribute to the complex nursing care of clients
HLTEN516BApply understanding of the Australian health care system
HLTEN508BApply reflective practice, critical thinking & analysis in health
Elective units
HLTEN519CAdminister & monitor intravenous medication in the nursing environment
HLTEN511BProvide nursing care for clients requiring palliative care
HLTEN611BApply principles of diabetic nursing care
HLTEN606BAssess clients & manage client care
HLTEN514BApply research skills within a contemporary health environment


Assessments for the Diploma of Nursing course vary and can include presentations, class discussions, assignments, practical demonstrations, short tests, essays, workbooks and case studies. Each unit is assessed in the classroom / practical lab and in the clinical setting to determine your competency against the elements and performance criteria.

Course Fees

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.

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

Credit transfer 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.

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.

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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