Course Start Date
12 Oct 2020
23 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
- VET Student Loans Available
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.
- Bachelor of Nursing
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.
There are no Information Sessions scheduled at this time. Please contact campus for more information on 131 601.
This is a full time blended course. You will need to attend approximately 20 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 18 months.
As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 10 hours of other study per week. You may also be required to complete approximately 7 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including written, online and practical work, independent study, research, practice and assignments.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
If called to interview, applicants will be asked to sign an acknowledgment of their ability to meet the physical and emotional demands of an Enrolled Nurse.
You must declare, during your interview, any health condition(s) (physical or mental), which might prevent you from performing the demands of the job.
If successful you will be required to undertake a criminal record check before placement in health facilities. You are required to undertake a minimum of 400 workplace clinical hours to complete the program. Clinical placements will be undertaken at a facility within SESLHD, including: St George Public, The Sutherland Hospital & the Garrawarra Centre. All units of competency and the workplace clinical must be successfully completed to receive the qualification and to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
All students applying for the Diploma of Nursing must sit a skills and English test.
SERVICES AND STUDY 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)
- Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
- 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 Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm. 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.
- 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.
You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:
- Students will be required to have Immunizations prior to their clinical placement. The cost of these will vary for each student depending on their immunization status.
- An Australian Federal Police check is required.
- Students must wear a uniform when on work placement. TAFE provides one shirt any extra shirts are at a cost of $20.
- Students will be required to wear black pants or skirt with covered in black shoes.
- Textbooks are not compulsory but some may be recommended. A list of recommended textbooks will be available. These can cost between $50 - $200.
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 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
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
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|HLTENN008||Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice|
|HLTENN001||Practise nursing within the Australian health care system|
|HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures|
|HLTENN003||Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care|
|HLTENN004||Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans|
|HLTENN013||Implement and monitor care of the older person|
|HLTENN006||Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment|
|HLTENN012||Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems|
|HLTENN007||Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy|
|HLTENN015||Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety|
|HLTENN002||Apply communication skills in nursing practice|
|HLTAAP002||Confirm physical health status|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care|
|HLTAAP003||Analyse and respond to client health information|
|HLTENN011||Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems|
|HLTENN005||Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs|
|HLTENN009||Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions|
|14393A||Workplace clinical practice|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
|HLTWHS003||Maintain work health and safety|
|HLTWHS006||Manage personal stressors in the work environment|
|HLTENN010||Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice|
|CHCPOL003||Research and apply evidence to practice|
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.Apply Now
St George, Main Campus
Corner Princes Highway & President Avenue, Kogarah
Phone 131 601
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