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Diploma of Nursing

  • National Course Code: HLT54115
  • TAFE NSW code: HLT54115-01V01-19BAT-007

Location – Bathurst College

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

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Hours Per Week

21

Duration

18 Months

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
  • VET Student Loans Available

Course Details

This course provides the skills and knowledge to work as an enrolled nurse under the supervision of the registered nurse in a variety of settings including acute, aged care, community, rehabilitation and mental health. It will provide the theoretical and practical skills to:
- relate the concepts of the person, environment and health to the safe and effective practice of nursing
- participate in a multidisciplinary team to assist the individual to meet their needs
- practise in a safe and culturally competent manner to meet the physical, psychosocial, emotional and mental health needs of individuals
- practice within the nursing professional standards, codes of practice and state legislation
- develop, monitor and maintain a holistic plan of care in collaboration with the RN, multidisciplinary team
- demonstrate effective communication and documentation skills in a variety of healthcare settings
- participate in professional development of self
- practise within safety standards and quality improvement guidelines
- engage in reflective practice, nursing research and critically analyse and apply evidence based practice to nursing care

To complete the Diploma of Nursing students are required to successfully complete all units and complete a minimum of 400hrs of unpaid professional experience to meet the assessment requirements of the units. On completion of HLT54115 qualification students are eligible to apply for registration as an Enrolled Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (http://www.ahpra.gov.au).

ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY
If you are enrolling in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for at least 2 minutes on the floor. If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency.
Year 12 or equivalent
Or
Certificate III

PLUS
English language requirements for course entry
You must demonstrate your English language competency in one of the following ways:

1. If English is your primary language and you have attended and satisfactorily completed at least six years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed in English in one of the recognised countries, including at least two years between years 7 and 12. (Recognised countries are Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom, and USA)

OR

2. Completion of five years (full-time equivalent) continuous education taught and assessed solely in English, which includes a combination of secondary, tertiary, or secondary vocational education qualifications, or a combination of all three in one of the recognised countries above no more than five years prior to applying for registration

NOTE: the English language requirements includes that your Diploma of Nursing must be a minimum of one year full time equivalent pre-registration program of study otherwise English language testing is an additional requirement.
Or
3. English Language achievement in AHPRA approved tests including: (Please note that the results can be collected across two tests within a six month period)
- Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination with a minimum score overall score of 7.0 and a minimum score of 7.0 in each of the 4 components - listening, reading, writing and speaking from one test sitting.
- Occupational English Test (OET) with minimum score of B in each of the 4 components
- PTE Academic with a minimum overall score of 65 and a minimum score of 65 in each of the 4 components in one sitting
- TOEFL iBT at a minimum overall score of 94 with reading at a minimum of 24, listening a minimum of 24, speaking at a minimum of 23 and writing at a minimum of 27
- Other English language tests approved by the Board from time to time
Professional experience
With supervised professional experience, you will reinforce the theory and skills learned in class while gaining real-world experience in a healthcare environment. Prior to undertaking professional experience you must be prepared to:
1. NSW HEALTH
Before you commence any professional experience in NSW Health facilities, you will be required to
- Meet NSW Health's - Criminal Record Check requirements;
- Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health;
- Undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.
For specific information regarding NSW Health's requirements, and access to the required forms, it is recommended that you visit their FAQs for students at:
http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/careers/student_clearance/pages/default.aspx
2. AGED CARE WORK
Before you undertake any professional experience in Aged Care Facilities you will be required to undertake a National Criminal Record Check. Visit:
http://www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/police-checks/national-police-checks.aspx
3. COMMUNITY AND CHILDREN'S SERVICES
Anyone in child-related work (including student professional experience and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free) in line with the Office of Children's Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. Visit:
http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check
4. STUDENT READINESS FOR PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Professional experience will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information.
STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
For more information visit: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/rights-and-responsibilities/index.htm
You will be required to complete a clinical placement at the conclusion of each block.

This course will be conducted over four compulsory face to face blocks consisting of 3 days per week (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) at the Bathurst campus, Panorama Avenue. The blocks are scheduled over an 18 month period and classes run 9:00am - 5:00pm each day. You will be required to complete 400 hours clinical placement, the placements will be completed between the class blocks and students can expect to be placed for 2- 3 weeks at a time. Work placement can be in facilities in private aged care facilities, private acute care facilities, Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District, Western NSW Local Health District, Hunter New England Local Health District and Far West Local Health District and is arranged by the course coordinator.

Blocks dates are:
Block 1: Wednesday 13th March - Friday 31st May 2019
Block 2: Wednesday 7th August - Friday 11th September 2019
Block 3: Wednesday 20th November 2019 - Friday 21st February 2020
Block 4: 2020 dates to be advised.

For this campus-based course, you will undertake your learning and assessment in a classroom and clinical laboratory at Bathurst TAFE campus. You will also undertake workplace learning during clinical placement. Students will also be required to complete a clinical placement following each block with a required total of no less than 400 hours. The location of clinical placement is determined by availability of placement and will be allocated by TAFE... A delivery timetable will be provided at the beginning of your course. The program includes activities, which are completed in your own time. There is an expectation that students will complete a minimum of 10 hours per week of self-directed learning and research. Successful completion of the course requires attendance at all face-to-face classes.

A TAFE West teacher or assessor will visit you during clinical placement to observe and to finalise your holistic assessments.
This course will be conducted over four compulsory face-to-face blocks consisting of 3 days per week (Wednesday Thursday & Friday) at the Bathurst College. These blocks will be scheduled over an 18-month period.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.
This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan. If you meet the eligibility requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process.

A VET student loan may be available to eligible students to cover some or all of their course fees. More information will be made available closer to your enrolment.

For this campus-based course, you will undertake your learning and assessment in a classroom and the costs associated with clinical placement including immunisation requirements, criminal record check, travel, accommodation, uniform, appropriate footwear, fob or wristwatch will be the responsibility of the student. Students are also expected to have general equipment for study including notebooks, pens etc.

Enrolments will open from 14 October 2019 for our February 2020 intake.

To find out more information on this course including the next start date, submit an online enquiry by clicking the Enquire Now button on this page, or call 131 601 during business hours* to chat with a member of our friendly customer service team.

*Our customer service team are available from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm AEST.

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Core Units
Number Title
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
HLTAAP003 Analyse and respond to client health information
HLTENN001 Practise nursing within the Australian health care system
HLTENN002 Apply communication skills in nursing practice
HLTENN003 Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care
HLTENN004 Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans
HLTENN005 Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs
HLTENN006 Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment
HLTENN007 Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy
HLTENN008 Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
HLTENN009 Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions
HLTENN011 Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems
HLTENN012 Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems
HLTENN013 Implement and monitor care of the older person
HLTENN015 Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Elective Units
Number Title
14393A Workplace clinical practice
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
HLTENN010 Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.
Enrolled nurses can work in general or specialised health care facilities including acute (hospital), care, medical centres, community, mental health, rural and remote, aged care and palliative care.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

Bathurst College
Panorama Avenue, Bathurst
Phone 131 601

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