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Offering Info

Diploma of Nursing

  • National Course Code: HLT54115
  • TAFE NSW code: HLT54115-01V01-20WPK-454

Location – Wetherill Park

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

16 Sep 2020

Study Commitment

22 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:

  • satisfactorily completed a Certificate III (AQF level 3) qualification or equivalent.
  • the required literacy and numeracy requirements of the course

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 6 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
    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.

Please Note: The Language Test is not done through TAFE. You are required to obtain an English Test with a private Registered Training Organisation.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

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

Date: Thursday, 2nd of July 2020
Time: 10:00am to 11:00am OR from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Virtual Orientation via Online Teams - email with link will be sent.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a full-time, blended delivery course. You will need to attend approximately 22 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 57 weeks/ 18 months.

You may also be required to complete approximately 7 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, research and assignment preparation using etextbook, Indigo virtual health centre, completion of homework (theory not covered in class), and online work which will include; maths calculations, and scenarios on intellilearn.

Work placement is a requirement of this course. For work place requirements, you will need to provide:

  • a valid Working With Children Check.
  • a valid National Police Record Check.
  • evidence of meeting NSW Health immunisation requirements

You will need the physical ability to:

  • perform 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR on an adult and infant mannequin
  • perform CPR at floor level on an adult manikin
  • respond to an emergency situation where there may be risk to life

    IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This qualification reflects the role of an enrolled nurse working under supervision of a registered nurse.

This qualification covers the application of skills and knowledge required to provide nursing care for people across the health sector. A lifespan approach should underpin this qualification with relevant competencies that relate to the different stages of life identified within the units.

MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE

A graduate from a Diploma of Nursing program approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) is able to apply for registration with the NMBA as an enrolled nurse. Further information on registration is available at www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au.

Note that the scope of practice for enrolled nurses is determined by state and territory legislative requirements and the policies and procedures of the employing organisation. Users of this qualification must refer to those instruments in the development of training and assessment strategies.

All programs leading to registration or endorsement must be first accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) Board and approved as a qualification for registration by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) before students can enrol into the program.

Students who are applying to undertake a program of study leading to a qualification that enables graduates to register or be endorsed as nurses or midwives, must be advised of the accreditation status of the program prior to enrolling. The students must be assured that they will be able to complete an approved course of study leading to registration or endorsement.

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)
  • 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 Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:00am 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.
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.

A fee applies for most TAFE NSW courses and must be paid when you enrol. The amount you pay depends on the type of course you study, and on your personal circumstances. Please click on the Smart and Skilled link http://www.training.nsw.gov.au/smartandskilled/prices_fees.html to work out what you will pay for this course based on your personal circumstances. Depending on your personal circumstances, you may be eligible for a fee discount or fee exemption. Please contact 13 7974 for further information.

If you do apply for a VET Student Loan you will need to have your Tax File Number (TFN) handy. If you do not have a TFN you can apply for one through most Australia Post outlets, and obtain a Certificate of Application for a TFN. Once you receive your TFN from the Australian Tax Office (ATO) you must contact your college so they can arrange for you to enter it into your VET Student Loan application.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:

  • Tabbner?s Nursing Care Theory & Practice 7E: $123.00
  • Medication Administration for Nurses: $56.50
  • First Aid Text and Workbook: $15.00
  • Hijab: $20.00
  • Student Polo Shirt: $25.00 each
  • Clinical record/log book: $35.00

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
20WPK00566 UOS 1 HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing 16 Sep 2020 18 Dec 2020 02 Nov 2020 $829.00
20WPK00569 UOS 2 HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing 21 Dec 2020 19 Mar 2021 01 Feb 2021 $829.00
21WPK00180 UOS 3 HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing 22 Mar 2021 18 Jun 2021 03 May 2021 $829.00
21WPK00183 UOS 4 HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing 21 Jun 2021 17 Sep 2021 02 Aug 2021 $829.00
21WPK00177 UOS 5 HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing 20 Sep 2021 24 Dec 2021 01 Nov 2021 $829.00
21WPK00186 UOS 6 HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing 30 Dec 2021 25 Mar 2022 07 Feb 2022 $825.00

To proceed with your application and to determine your eligibility and course fee, select the Apply button below. Alternatively go to TAFE Wetherill Park or contact us on 13 7974.

Students applying for a VET Student Loan eligible course will need to have access to the electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form (eCAF).

Eligible students can apply for a loan to pay for their fees up to capped amounts through the Commonwealth Governments VET Student Loans scheme. The loan applies to eligible courses at the Diploma level or above. If you are interested in accessing VET Student Loans, you can find more information at: www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans.

Applicants who are considering applying for VET Student Loan must read the VET Student Loan Information Booklet https://docs.education.gov.au/node/42391

The Commonwealth requires all VET students to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI), and access to government subsidised courses depends on this. Information regarding USI and instructions on how to get your USI are available here www.usi.gov.au. When you have it, keep it with your other personal details so you will have it at enrolment. For more information about Smart and Skilled courses, student fees and eligibility please go to: https://smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au/for-students

Find out more about Applying and Enrolling

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.

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Course Location

Wetherill Park
The Horsley Drive, Wetherill Park
Phone 131 601

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