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Offering Info

Diploma of Nursing

  • National Course Code: HLT54115
  • TAFE NSW code: HLT54115-01V01-20BAL-039

Location – Ballina

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

13 Oct 2020

Study Commitment

16 Hours per week

Duration

18 Months

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

Course Details

Make a difference as an enrolled nurse in a skills shortage area, with the nationally accredited Diploma of Nursing. You will train in anatomy and physiology, infection control and medication administration and be ready to work in a range of health care settings including acute, aged care, rehabilitation and mental health.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through theory and work placement, you will learn to:

  • Care for a person with complex needs
  • Effectively communicate with patients and colleagues
  • Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans
  • Tend and manage wounds in the clinical environment
  • Work within legal and ethical parameters

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the qualities needed to get ahead in this career:

  • High levels of professionalism and integrity
  • Advanced communication
  • Practical problem solving

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course will equip you with:

  • A nationally recognised Diploma qualification
  • Eligibility to apply for NMBA approval and AHPRA registration that enables you to work across Australia as an enrolled nurse

You can go on to support the lives of people in need in:

  • Acute nursing
  • Aged care nursing
  • Rehabilitation nursing
  • Mental health nursing

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your career further and become a Registered nurse with further study.

Degree pathway:

  • Bachelor of Nursing

INDUSTRY DEMAND

Employment of enrolled nurses in New South Wales is forecast to increase by around 13.5% between now and 2025. Currently, employers are struggling to find enrolled nurses as our ageing population is driving the demand for health care services and professionals.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

There are 3 steps to apply for entry to this course:

  1. Submit an application form. Enquire now to receive your form.
  2. Participate in a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment. To continue to the next stage, you need to achieve an English language result of Level 3 or above.
  3. Attend a face-to-face interview. At your interview you will need to provide evidence that you have satisfactorily completed:
  • Year 12 of high school or a Certificate III qualification or an equivalent

In addition to the TAFE LLN requirement above, you will also need to meet the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA)'s English language requirements.

NMBA English language requirements

To register with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as an Enrolled Nurse, you must meet the NMBA's English language requirements when you enrol with TAFE NSW.
You need to demonstrate this [NMBA's English Language Skills Registration Standard] (https://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/registration-standards/english-language-skills.aspx) through an assessment pathway.

Please see [English Language Skills Registration Standard pathways diagram] (https://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/documents/default.aspx?record=WD19%2f29104%5bv3%5d&dbid=AP&chksum=PqRQLgmQ1OHEpGrOVGv6jM7j11yJjaOx5qoOIyuON44%3d) to learn which pathway is applicable to you.

WORK PLACEMENT

Work placement (or clinical placement) allows you to practise responding to situations and circumstances that cannot be replicated in learning or simulated environments.?It strengthens your training and supports continued learning and assessment in the workplace.?
During your course, you will undertake mandatory 440 hours of work placement with a suitable industry employer. This meets the minimum of 400 hours required by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council (ANMAC).
TAFE NSW will arrange your work placement.

COURSE SUCCESS REQUIREMENTS

During your study, you need to meet specific requirements that are necessary for you to complete your course.

You will need to meet the following requirements to undertake work placement (also known as clinical placement) in the industry. Your teacher will let you know when you need to provide evidence of your:

  • Working with Children Check
  • Criminal History Check
  • Vaccination and health screenings
  • Any additional evidence your work placement provider requires

If your work placement is with NSW Health you may also need to:

  • Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct and any other forms
  • Complete mandatory online modules
  • Take an occupational assessment and provide your health care worker/student vaccination record

Note: You must be 18 years or older before your first work placement

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you:

  • Have interpersonal skills
  • Are willing to work rotating shifts in your career as a nurse

Physical ability

You must have a reasonable level of fitness and flexibility to carry out:

  • Manual lifting
  • First aid responses like performing CPR while kneeling on the floor

Certain aspects of assessment rely on your physical ability to perform 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR on an adult and infant manikin at floor level and respond to an emergency where there may be a risk to life.

If you are unable to meet these physical requirements, you will not be able to complete this course.
If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

You need to be a registered practitioner to apply for jobs in the industry. Completion of an NMBA-approved Diploma of Nursing program will make you eligible to apply to the NMBA for registration as an Enrolled Nurse.
Learn more about registration: nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you have:
Before commencement of professional experience in NSW Health facilities or other facilities, students will be required to:

  • Meet NSW Health's criminal record check and working with children 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 their health care worker/student vaccination record card.
  • Complete mandatory online modules as required by facilities.
    All learners receive a workplace portfolio that consist of assessment activities signed off by the teachers and assessors. All areas must be signed and dated before the learners can achieve a satisfactory result in this event. Whilst on work placement the learners will be supervised by teachers and assessors as required by ANMAC.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • It is important that all qualified first aiders have the physical ability to provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and first aid to an expected standard. Certain aspects of assessment in this unit will rely on students' physical ability to:
  • Perform 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR on an adult and infant manikin.
  • Perform CPR at floor level on an adult mannequin.
  • Respond to an emergency situation where there may be risk to life. Students who are physically unable to meet all assessment requirements will be unable to successfully complete this unit of competency
  • Complete 440 hours of work placement

INFORMATION SESSIONS

To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

These session will be offered virtually via MSTeams link and details below:

Information Session 1
Tuesday 4th August 2020
3:00pm until 4:00pm
Please click on the link a few minutes prior to the session to join; https://bit.ly/2D6C77b

Information Session 2
Tuesday 11th August 2020
11:00pm until 12:00pm
Please click on the link a few minutes prior to the session to join; https://bit.ly/3hGn8zN

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a full time blended delivery course. You will need to attend approximately 10.7 hours of class, over 2 days a week, for 18 months. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 5.3 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 4.9 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including self study revision and reading, research, assignment prep, library/ learning Hub and Clinical skills practice.
This course is run over 18 months 14 hours Face to face plus structured learning per week in a block release format. Block 1-10 weeks, Block 2-7 weeks, Block 3-6 weeks, Block 4-4 weeks and 11 weeks (440 hours) of work placement in between blocks dependant on when the positions are available in NSW Clinconnect.


IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • 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.
    Local Entry Requirements:
    The following information provides details of requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia through their accreditation body Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council (ANMAC) and is as written on their website.
    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
    (Evidence of the following documents MUST be provided)
    ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
    Satisfactory completion of the NSW Higher School Certificate (Year12) or equivalent from another state/territory.
    OR
    Satisfactory completion of a Certificate III (AQF level 3) qualification or equivalent.
    PLUS
    Language, Literacy, Numeracy and English language requirements for course entry for all students.
    All students are required to demonstrate they are able to meet the required literacy and numeracy requirements of the course prior to gaining entry. This is demonstrated through achieving LLN Level 3 working at Level 4's or above in RU Ready (Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF)). The RU Ready assessment will be completed as part of the application process which also includes a written application and interview.
    The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council (ANMAC) representing the Australian Health Practitioners Registering Authority (AHPRA) require students to meet the following English Language requirements.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

LLN Support, Disabilities Services Support, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Support.

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
  • Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID 19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9.00am to 4.00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

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 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.

To complete your VET Student Loan application, you will need to provide:

  • Your Tax File Number (TFN). If you dont have a TFN, click here for information on how to apply for one. You can complete your loan application with a Certificate of Application for a TFN, but must provide your TFN as soon as it is issued. If you dont provide your TFN before your first census day, you will need to pay the tuition fees for that unit of study.
  • Your Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN) ). If you have previously accessed a loan via the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), either at TAFE or university, you will already have a CHESSN. You must use the same CHESSN whenever you access a student loan. If you dont have CHESSN, we will allocate one on your behalf.
To be eligible for a VET Student Loan, you will need to be assessed as academically suitable to undertake high level VET study. You will need to provide:
  • A copy of your Australian Year 12 Certificate; OR
  • A copy of a certificate showing that you have been awarded a qualification at level 4 or above in the Australian Qualifications Framework (where the language of instruction was English). If you previously completed a Certificate IV or higher qualification at TAFE NSW, just let us know where and when you studied in your application; OR
  • Display competence at Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy through an approved Language, Literacy and Numeracy test. We will let you know if this is required once you apply.
If you intend to apply for a VET Student Loan, its important you know your student obligations.

Find out more about 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 above. 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.

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

RECOGNITION

Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Code Name Start Date End Date Census Date Amount
20BAL00049 UOS1-HLT54115 13 Oct 2020 16 Apr 2021 07 Dec 2020 $1,657.00
21BAL00013 UOS2-HLT54115 19 Apr 2021 22 Oct 2021 07 Jun 2021 $1,657.00
21BAL00016 UOS3-HLT54115 25 Oct 2021 29 Apr 2022 06 Dec 2021 $1,656.00

Applying with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. As you progress through the application and enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

Find out more about Applying and Enrolling

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

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.

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Course Location

Ballina
154-164 Burnet Street, Ballina
Phone 131 601

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