HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding


This qualification enables students to apply for registration as an Enrolled Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. Further information: www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Registration-Standards Enrolled Nurses work under the supervision of Registered Nurses in the Health and Community Services industries. You will learn specialised health care skills as well as safety, communication and personal skills to make sure you are confident and competent in a demanding workplace.


This qualification leads to employment as an Enrolled Nurse.

Course Delivery

2 years (24 months) at 3 days per week. (Professional Experience (Clinical) Placement is full-time Monday to Friday rostered shift work) with 440hrs for the duration of the program.

Entry Requirements

Each student will undertake a Pre-Training Review before enrolling to help confirm the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about an individual's existing skills and knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and/or employment goals. This course has a formal application process including: ACER literacy and numeracy test/IELTs, essay writing and a formal Interview. You will also need a current Victorian police check and a working with children check,

Expected Time to Complete

2 Years

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people 40 $35.00
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety 25 $35.00
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice 120 $35.00
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status 90 $35.00
HLTAAP003 Analyse and respond to client health information 60 $95.00
HLTENN001 Practise nursing within the Australian health care system 100 $95.00
HLTENN002 Apply communication skills in nursing practice 50 $150.00
HLTENN003 Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care 50 $150.00
HLTENN004 Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans 110 $150.00
HLTENN005 Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs 90 $95.00
HLTENN006 Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment 45 $225.00
HLTENN007 Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy 250 $225.00
HLTENN008 Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice 30 $150.00
HLTENN009 Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions 60 $225.00
HLTENN011 Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems 70 $95.00
HLTENN012 Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems 50 $95.00
HLTENN013 Implement and monitor care of the older person 75 $150.00
HLTENN015 Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting 80 $95.00
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures 25 $40.00
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care 25 $35.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately 60 $40.00
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice 65 $35.00
HLTAID003 Provide first aid 18 $35.00
HLTENN010 Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice 50 $95.00
HLTENN025 Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes 80 $95.00

Course Assessment

  • Observation and oral questioning
  • Role play/Simulation
  • Written task
Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.

Indicative Fees

Government Subsidised $8,478
Concession $3,697
RPL Government Subsidised $3,612
RPL Concession $791
RPL Self-funded $5,418
Self-Funded $10,284

Free TAFE for Priority Courses is a Victorian Government program that covers your tuition fees to study in selected courses at TAFE, if you’re eligible. Eligibility criteria apply. Free TAFE on selected courses only. Other fees and charges may apply. See www.freetafe.vic.gov.au.

Concession for Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses applies only to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

For information on refunds in relation to withdrawals, transfers and cancellations refer to the following policies and procedures.
Refund of Course Fees Policy
Student Withdrawal and Refund of Course Fees Procedure

Please visit our Fees and Charges page for more information.
Intake Campus Course Details
2021 January Swan Hill Campus Full Time, Blended Delivery, Diploma Semester 1, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
2021 January Mildura Campus Full Time, Blended Delivery, Diploma Semester 1, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, INTAKE CLOSED