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Offering Info

Diploma of Nursing

  • National Course Code: HLT54115
  • TAFE NSW code: HLT54115-01V01-19HIL-206

Location – The Hills College, Castle Hill Campus

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

09 Sep 2019

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
MANDATORY WORKPLACE REQUIREMENTS: Students will be required to participate in flexible delivery online learning as part of the requirements for some units. Workplacement of a minimum of 400 hours in a health care facility is a mandatory requirement for this qualification which leads to registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA)as an enrolled nurse. To attend work placements vaccinations and criminal record and working with children checks (voluntary) are mandatory. The cost of these requirements is the students responsibility.
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
This is a high demand course and you will need to go through an assessment process to be offered a place to enrol. Please complete the online questions outlining how you meet the Academic and English Language requirements and any previous industry experience. All applicants will be contacted via email of the outcome of their online application no later than Wednesday, 31 July 2019. If you are successful to proceed to the next step you will be invited via email to provide supporting documentation (originals and certified copies by a Justice of the Peace or Castle Hill Customer Service) along with your assessment form to Castle Hill Customer Service, The Hills TAFE, Castle Hill Campus, 2 Green Road, Castle Hill, Building F, Ground Floor by Wednesday, 7 August 2019.

If the supporting documentation you provide meets entry requirements you will then be asked to attend a course entry numeracy and literacy assessment scheduled for Monday, 12 August 2019. If your numeracy and literacy test results meet the criteria for entry to the Diploma of Nursing you will be invited to attend an interview. Interviews will be conducted on Wednesday, 14 August 2019 and Thursday, 15 August 2019. Offers of entry into the Diploma of Nursing will be advised by email by Friday, 30 August 2019. Please note that 80% attendance in class and practical sessions is mandatory to successfully complete this course.

We have no information sessions scheduled at this time. Please contact the TAFE NSW Contact Centre on 131601 for more information.
Students will be required to participate in flexible delivery online learning as part of the requirements for some units. Workplacement of a minimum of 400 hours in a health care facility is a mandatory requirement for this qualification.

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.

Incidental Cost
  • Student Association - $20.00
Code Name Start Date End Date Census Date Amount
19HIL00404 Diploma of Nursing-UOS1 09 Sep 2019 13 Dec 2019 08 Oct 2019 $829.00
19HIL00407 Diploma of Nursing-UOS2 16 Dec 2019 13 Mar 2020 06 Jan 2020 $829.00
20HIL00127 Diploma of Nursing-UOS3 16 Mar 2020 19 Jun 2020 06 Apr 2020 $829.00
20HIL00130 Diploma of Nursing-UOS4 15 Jun 2020 18 Sep 2020 06 Jul 2020 $829.00
20HIL00133 Diploma of Nursing-UOS5 21 Sep 2020 18 Dec 2020 02 Nov 2020 $829.00
20HIL00136 Diploma of Nursing-UOS6 21 Dec 2020 26 Mar 2021 01 Feb 2021 $825.00
To register your interest in this course, please use the Apply option.

Enrolment offers will be advised by Friday, 30 August 2019.

We have no information sessions scheduled at this time. Please contact the TAFE NSW Contact Centre on 131601 for more information.

A Unique Student Identifier is required prior to enrolment. To apply for your USI please visit www.usi.gov.au. If you cannot remember your USI or if you have forgotten you have one, please visit the USI Website for assistance in retrieving your USI. Please advise TAFE NSW your USI number at the time of enrolment.

If you have attended TAFE NSW before but forgotten your login or password, please telephone the Service Centre on 131 870 for assistance and more information.
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
HLTENN025 Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes
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

The Hills College, Castle Hill Campus
Cnr Showground & Green Roads, Castle Hill
Phone 131 601

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