Diploma of Nursing

Begin your career in nursing. With the Diploma of Nursing you will gain hands-on learning experience in our nursing labs as well as clinical experience through placements in residential aged care, acute, mental health and community settings. 
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Length
3 days per week for 2 years duration
Qualification Code
HLT54115

Free TAFE

This course is in the Free TAFE for Priority Courses list. Find out about the initiative and your eligibility

This program will provide you with the competencies, skills and knowledge to gain registration as an Enrolled Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Authority (AHPRA). On completion, you will work under the direct or indirect supervision of Registered Nurses.

Areas of study include: health information, nursing care plans, wound management, administer and monitor medications

This program is available to eligible applicants including those employed as a trainee within the health industry.

 

  • Aged care nurse
  • Community health nurse
  • Mental health nurse
  • Nurse
  • Enrolled nurse

You will be eligible to apply for Enrolled Nurse (Division 2) positions in public and private health sectors.

The course content below provides all possible units related to the course. If the course has various streams, the units you are required to study will depend on your chosen stream.

WORK WITH DIVERSE PEOPLE
CHCDIV001
PROMOTE ABORIGINAL AND/OR TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER CULTURAL SAFETY
CHCDIV002
REFLECT ON AND IMPROVE OWN PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
CHCPRP003
CONFIRM PHYSICAL HEALTH STATUS
HLTAAP002
ANALYSE AND RESPOND TO CLIENT HEALTH INFORMATION
HLTAAP003
PRACTISE NURSING WITHIN THE AUSTRALIAN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
HLTENN001
APPLY COMMUNICATION SKILLS IN NURSING PRACTICE
HLTENN002
PERFORM CLINICAL ASSESSMENT AND CONTRIBUTE TO PLANNING NURSING CARE
HLTENN003
IMPLEMENT, MONITOR AND EVALUATE NURSING CARE PLANS
HLTENN004
CONTRIBUTE TO NURSING CARE OF A PERSON WITH COMPLEX NEEDS
HLTENN005
APPLY PRINCIPLES OF WOUND MANAGEMENT IN THE CLINICAL ENVIRONMENT
HLTENN006
ADMINISTER AND MONITOR MEDICINES AND INTRAVENOUS THERAPY
HLTENN007
APPLY LEGAL AND ETHICAL PARAMETERS TO NURSING PRACTICE
HLTENN008
IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR CARE FOR A PERSON WITH MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS
HLTENN009
IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR CARE FOR A PERSON WITH ACUTE HEALTH PROBLEMS
HLTENN011
IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR CARE FOR A PERSON WITH CHRONIC HEALTH PROBLEMS
HLTENN012
IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR CARE OF THE OLDER PERSON
HLTENN013
APPLY NURSING PRACTICE IN THE PRIMARY HEALTH CARE SETTING
HLTENN015
COMPLY WITH INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
HLTINF001
FOLLOW SAFE WORK PRACTICES FOR DIRECT CLIENT CARE
HLTWHS002
RESEARCH AND APPLY EVIDENCE TO PRACTICE
CHCPOL003
SUPPORT THE PROVISION OF BASIC NUTRITION ADVICE AND EDUCATION
HLTAHA023
PROVIDE FIRST AID
HLTAID003
APPLY A PALLIATIVE APPROACH IN NURSING PRACTICE
HLTENN010
CONTRIBUTE TO MATERNAL AND INFANT HEALTH CARE
HLTENN014
IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR CARE FOR A PERSON WITH DIABETES
HLTENN025

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our TAFE application page for further information.

For information in relation to the University and students rights and responsibilities please refer to the VET Information Guide.

Applicants need to demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills required to undertake this course through a test as part of the application process. The test will be conducted through Federation College prior to commencement of training. Feedback will be provided to the applicant on their results and types of support, if necessary, available to them.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: Yes

VTAC code: 3700310524 (Wimmera - Admin Campus), 3700510524 (Ballarat - Admin Campus)

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: IDA

National course code: HLT54115

Entry requirements (year 12)

Admissions Criteria for current Year 12 students (2019) and recent secondary graduates (2017 and 2018)

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Entry requirements (non year 12)

Admissions Criteria for applicants with a higher education study

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this program.

Admissions Criteria for applicants with a vocational education and training study

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this program.

Admissions Criteria for applicants with work and life experience

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this program.

Extra Requirements

Interview

Compulsory: All applicants must attend an interview prior to enrolment. The purpose of the interview is to discuss your eligibility and suitability for the program by going over the literacy and numeracy review and the pre-training review form. The interview is the last step before enrolment and you will usually be able to enrol on the same day. Timely applicants will be contacted by a FedUni staff member to arrange an interview time. Late applicants should call 1800 333 864.

Pre-training review (VET)

Compulsory: All applicants must complete a pre-training review form prior to enrolment. The form will assist in determining your suitability to enrol in the program that you have applied for. You should complete the green section of the form and then bring it along to your pre-enrolment interview where the teacher/coordinator will complete the rest of the form with you. Visit our website for more information and to download the form.

Language literacy and numeracy assessment (VET)

Compulsory: All applicants must complete a literacy and numeracy review prior to enrolment. The review is designed to assess your skills to ensure you have the foundations for successful completion of your studies. It will also enable teachers to identify any gaps in your current skills and allow them to offer additional support with literacy and/or numeracy to assist you to manage the requirements of your program.  For more information and to complete the review visit our website.

English language standards

Compulsory: This course has program entry criteria set by the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Accreditation Council. All students entering the program must demonstrate they have achieved the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) specified level of English language skills, prior to commencing the program.  Read more about the English language skills registration standard.

Essential requirements for enrolment or graduation

Working with children check

Compulsory: Applicants will be required to hold a valid Working with Children (WWC) Check prior to undertaking professional placements as part of this course. For more information see: http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au

Immunisations

Compulsory: Applicants will be required to provide proof of immunisations according to health industry requirements for the nursing workforce.

Police record check

Compulsory: Applicants will be required to hold a valid National Police Record Check for professional placements as part of this course. For more information see: https://www.police.vic.gov.au/national-police-records-checks

 

 

For on campus delivery: 3 days on campus per week. 5 days per week during placements. Year 1: 3 x 6 hour days on campus for 34 weeks plus 5 x 40 hour weeks of clinical placement Year 2: 3 x 6 hour days on campus for 30 weeks plus 6 x 40 hour weeks of clinical placement. For traineeship: 3 days on campus per week with additional learning and assessment conducted in the workplace.

Fees are subject to change annually.

Fees are payable at the time of enrolment. In addition your program may require you to purchase books and materials. Some of these costs may be payable on enrolment day.

For further information regarding these costs, please view 2020 Indicative Course Fees (pdf, 756kb) for tuition and materials fees payable to FedUni.  

Indicative government-subsidised and full-fee course fees are shown on this document, and should be read in conjunction with the information on the TAFE fees website.

Eligible applicants/students accessing government-subsidised training under the 'Skills First Program' need to be aware enrolling in a qualification may affect their ability to access future government-subsidised training.

For further information please refer to the Fees, charges and eligibility on the TAFE fees website.
 

2020 TAFE Eligibility Exemptions

 

You could be eligible for government subsidised study at Federation University Australia through the TAFE eligibility exemptions. 

If you have been deemed ineligible for a government subsidised place because you have a higher qualification or have commenced two qualifications at the same level you may be eligible to enrol in a government subsidised place with a TAFE eligibility exemption. Please refer to the TAFE fees website or contact the course coordinator
 

Please note: A limited number of TAFE eligibility exemptions are available so contact us now to secure your place for 2020.

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. The University is obliged to recognise the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further details contact Federation University on 1800 333 864.

Pathways to this course:

Candidates seeking alternate entry to this course can consider the below options:

Foundation program

 

A foundation program can provide an excellent base to build upon in your TAFE studies:

 

 

Credit transfer / advanced standing will be determined on an individual basis, depending on your eligibility for credit transfer, prior experience and qualifications.

 

Pathways from this course:

Satisfactory completion of this course can lead to: 

Higher Education program

 

Articulate into Higher Education studies .Please note that additional essential requirements for admission may apply to entry into these programs:

* 120 credit points is the equivalent of one-year full time study.

 

 

  • Australian Health Practitioner Registration Authority (AHPRA)

On successful completion of this qualification you will be eligible for registration with Australian Health Professional Registration Authority (AHPRA) as an Enrolled Nurse. Please note eligibility requirements for registration as an Enrolled Nurse in Australia are determined by (AHPRA).

Please note: Currently, AHPRA requires that all applicants must be able to demonstrate English language skills at IELTS academic level of 7.0 in all categories on the same day of testing, to be eligible for registration. Please refer to AHPRA website for full details - www.ahpra.gov.au

Minimum of 400 hours of clinical placement. These placements take place in a variety of settings, predominantly in regional and rural centres. Placements are scheduled in accordance with the health care industry and include public holidays, weekends and both early and late shifts. Due to placement availability, placements may need to be scheduled during school term breaks. Whilst 400 hours is required for registration as an enrolled nurse, we schedule 440 hours to provide students with experience in a broad range of settings. This better prepares you for the workforce upon graduation.

 

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D.
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909.

 

 

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