HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing

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

Overview

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. Further information: www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Registration-Standards

Careers

This qualification leads to employment as an Enrolled Nurse.

Course Delivery

The Diploma of Nursing will be delivered full time, over two years; students will be required to attend classes for three days per week. Students will be expected to undertake a total of approximately 250 hours of self-directed learning. Students will have access to an online learning platform that will assist with these hours. Students will also be required to attend 440 hours of placement. This may incur students having to travel to other towns and hospitals in Victoria to undertake the placement.

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. Domestic students: Students must participate in an entry interview with the Head of Discipline and or Nursing Team complete a Pre-Training Review and write an essay of approx. 500 words in relation to the Nursing field. Domestic students must be 18 years of age and will be required to complete the ACER CSPA assessments in Reading and Numeracy and achieve the core skill requirements outlined below. Domestic students who do not meet the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) Primary language pathway or extended education pathway for English Language Skills must provide a formal English Language test result (e.g. IELTS, Pearson, OET, TOEFL iBT) demonstrating they have achieved the NMBA specified level of English language skills prior to commencing the program. Prior to the entry interview, students will need to demonstrate they hold: • Voluntary working with children's check; • Clear national police check/fit for work. All students: Prior to placement, full immunisation documentation are required, as per the AHPRA guidelines. Booklist - Students will be responsible for meeting costs associated with the required booklist. Practical Experience Placement (PEP) - Students must be available to participate in placement, which may include a 24 hour roster i.e.: night shifts/weekends, and meet costs associated with transport to and from placement.

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
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

2021
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 July Mildura Campus Full Time, Classroom Based, Diploma Semester 2, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday