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Offering Info

Diploma of Nursing

  • National Course Code: HLT54115
  • TAFE NSW code: HLT54115-01V01-19RDW-002

Location – Randwick College, Main Campus

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

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Hours Per Week

20

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
STUDY COMMITMENT
This course is run over 18 months, with 21 hours per week face to face in a block release format:
-Block I - 10 weeks
-Block II - 7 weeks
-Block III - 6 weeks
-Block IV - 4 weeks
There is also 11 weeks (440 hours) of work placement in between blocks dependant on when the positions are available in NSW Clinconnect.
As well as the in-class and work placement components, you should expect to do additional study over the duration of the course including online learning, research, independent study and assessment preparation with access to a computer with headsets, and the ability to record video and audio. The amount of self study will vary depending on your work placement schedule but average about 10 hours per week.

WORK PLACEMENT
A different work placement will follow each block of learning in various health facilities where TAFE NSW has a student placement agreement and the facility has been deemed suitable for placement.

Students will have a comprehensive training record book which contains all skills, observations reflections required for each unit of competence to be completed in the workplace.

Before commencement of professional experience in NSW Health facilities, students 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.
- Complete mandatory online modules as required by facilities
NOTE: Student must be 18 years of age as of the end of the first clinical block.
Students are required to cover the travel and accommodation costs associated with work placement
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
INFORMATION SESSION

There are no Information Sessions scheduled at this time. Please contact campus for more information

MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE
An Enrolled nurse is a person who provides nursing care under the direct or indirect supervision of a registered nurse. They have completed the prescribed education preparation, and demonstrate competence to practise under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law as an enrolled nurse in Australia. Enrolled nurses are accountable for their own practice and remain responsible to a registered nurse for the delegated care.
This offering is designed for new entrants to the profession.


GET PREPARED FOR SUCCESS

TAFE NSW provides a range of services to ensure a supported and successful learning environment for all students.
Detailed information on support services is available at Student Services.

The following additional support is also available to you:
-Tutorial support program
-Student mentoring and support
- Numeracy - As numeracy is very important for drug calculations, all students have access to tutorial sessions with numeracy teachers.
- Library resources - Essential sources of research for this Training Products include:
* Australian Bureau of Statistics website
* Australia standards online
* CINAHL Nursing Database
* FA Davis Nursing e Books
* Joanna Briggs Institute-Evidence based resources
* Oxford reference online
- Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor

Did you know as a TAFE NSW student you have unlimited access to Lynda.com which is an online library of video courses in software, design, technology, communication, learning and business. These skills can help you to achieve your study goals. You will be able to access Lynda.com via the Student Portal.
You will need to attend approximately 20 hours of class over 3 days between Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:30pm.

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.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit https://smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au/are-you-eligible

PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE

This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan (VSL). If you meet the VSL eligibility and academic suitability 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.

Find out more about VET Student Loans at: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/vet-student-loans

Direct payment by Unit of Study instalments is available for this course.

The Units of Study and associated fees for this course are detailed below. Fees are charged on the census day for each unit of study. To secure a loan for part or all of your course, you must be eligible and submit a valid application to the Commonwealth for a VET Student Loan. You may withdraw prior to the census date without incurring a fee.

Find out about recognition: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/enrol/recognition-credit-transfers

Fees: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/enrol/fees

Payment - funding: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/enrol/payment-funding

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.

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it.

Be sure to read your chosen course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you.

Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place.

As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee or Apprentice please call 131 601 for full details.

Core Units
Number Title
HLTENN009 Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions
HLTENN007 Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy
HLTENN015 Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting
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
HLTENN008 Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
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
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
HLTENN006 Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment
HLTENN005 Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs
Elective Units
Number Title
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
HLTENN010 Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice
HLTINF003 Implement and monitor infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment
14393A Workplace clinical practice
HLTAID003 Provide first aid

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

Randwick College, Main Campus
Corner Darley Road & King Street, Randwick
Phone 131 601

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