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Offering Info

Diploma of Nursing

  • National Course Code: HLT54115
  • TAFE NSW code: HLT54115-01V01-20GRI-999

Location – Griffith

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

Anytime

Study Commitment

21 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.

COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To be able to successfully complete this course, you will be required to meet minimum entry equirements which include a Certificate III or higher, Higher School Certificate, minimum LLN screening and English language requirements including evidence.

Students must provide:

  • National Police Record Check
  • Working with Children Check
  • Immunisations required by NSW Health for clinical placement.

You will also be required to undertake mandatory work placement hours and must agree to the immunisation verification process for occupational assessment, screening and vaccination against infectious diseases. Physical fitness and aptitude must be demonstrated to meet assessment requirements including HLTAID003, performing CPR on the floor.

Students will be required to undertake mandatory work placement hours and must agree to the immunisation verification process for occupational assessment, screening and vaccination against infectious diseases. 440 unpaid workplace hours will be organised by TAFE NSW in conjunction with NSW Health and or TAFE approved facility to meet the minimum 400 hours required to meet training package requirements. Travel and accommodation for work placement is at students own cost. Work placement is undertaken in four separate block weeks. Full time, 8-hour shifts both morning and afternoon, Monday to Friday.

There is a minimum of 400 hours clinical placement required to complete the course. Placements are arranged by TAFE NSW at facilities and venues that are accredited to host students on clinical placements. Placements are undertaken within the Murrumbidgee and Southern Local Health Districts.

To request further information, click on Enquire Now and we will advise you when a new offering is available. Courses are run subject to minimum student enrolments.

COMMUNITY AND CHILDREN?S SERVICES
Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free if over 18) in line with the Office of Children?s Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. For further information visit the NSW Office of the Children's Guardian website and search for Working with Children Check.

AGED CARE WORK
Before you undertake any clinical placements in Aged Care Facilities you will be required to undertake a National Police Check. For further information visit the Australian Federal Police website and search for National Police Checks.

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

Students will be provided with a course schedule when course details are confirmed.

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.

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government, and as a result your fee is determined through Training Services NSW formal eligibility criteria. In claiming the concession or exemption, students will be required to supply the required evidence to support the claim in accord with the requirements of Smart and Skilled eligibility.

To activate your eligibility you must pay the student fee component PRIOR to commencement of the learning activity.

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

Thank you for your interest in this course. To request further information click on Enquire Now. You can also contact TAFE NSW on 131 601 to speak with one of our friendly Customer Service Consultants.

Find out more about Applying and Enrolling

Core Units
Number Title
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
HLTENN003 Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care
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
HLTENN025 Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
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.

Course Location

Griffith
Neville Place, Griffith
Phone 131 601

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