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Offering Info

Diploma of Nursing

  • National Course Code: HLT54115
  • TAFE NSW code: HLT54115-01V01-21PMQ-226

Location – Port Macquarie

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

05 Aug 2021

Study Commitment

19.7 Hours per week

Duration

18 Months

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer
  • 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.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, 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 attributes to help you get ahead:

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

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

  • 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 degree level study.

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

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 4 steps to apply for entry to this course:

  1. Submit an application form. Enquire now to receive your application form.
  2. Complete a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment. To continue to the next stage, you must achieve an English language result of Level 3 or above.
  3. In addition to the LLN assessment, to register with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as an Enrolled Nurse, you must meet the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia's (NMBA) English language requirements before you enrol with TAFE NSW.
    You must meet the NMBA's English language skills registration standard by providing evidence and declaring that English is your primary language or providing a valid ELS test result
  4. Attend an interview and provide evidence that you have completed Year 12 of high school or a Certificate III qualification or its equivalent

COURSE SUCCESS REQUIREMENTS

During your study, you will need to meet specific requirements to complete your coursework.
For the Diploma of Nursing, you must be at least 18 years old for your first work placement. You also need to provide evidence of your:

  • Working with Children Check
  • National Police Check
  • Vaccination and health screenings
  • Anything else your work placement provider needs
    Your teacher will let you know when this is required.

If your work placement is with NSW Health you will 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

WORK PLACEMENT

During your course, you will undertake a mandatory 440 hours of work placement with a suitable industry employer. This meets the minimum 400 hours required by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC). TAFE NSW will arrange your work placement.

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.
Visit the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Interpersonal skills
  • The ability 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 adult and infant manikins 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.
    Note:
  • TAFE NSW will only grant credit for HLTENN units completed with a provider accredited by ANMAC, and recognised as an approved program of study by the NMBA in accordance with the Enrolled Nurse Accreditation Standards. Visit ahpra.gov.au/Accreditation/Approved-Programs-of-Study.aspx.
  • TAFE NSW registers all qualifying students with AHPRA. We must notify AHPRA if a student undertaking clinical training has an impairment that may place the public at substantial risk of harm

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:

  • Formal documentary evidence of: Satisfactory completion of the NSW Higher School Certificate (Year 12) or equivalent from another state/territory, OR satisfactory completion of a Certificate III (AQF level 3) qualification; PLUS, evidence of satisfactorily meeting the English Language skills registration standard for initial registration as an Enrolled Nurse in Australia as specified by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (refer to Appendix B of the custom course brochure). Achieve at least Level 3 for Maths and English from the mandatory literacy, language and numeracy test facilitated by TAFE NSW on campus. Your application will not be eligible to progress if this essential criteria has not been met and/or evidence provided.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • A valid Working with Children Check (WWCC), a current National Police Check and evidence you have undergone occupational assessment, screening and vaccination against specified infectious diseases in accordance with current NSW Health policy document at https://www1.health.nsw.gov.au/pds/Pages/doc.aspx?dn=PD2020_017
    440 hours mandatory Professional Experience Placement (includes a minimum 80 hours in Aged Care).
    Students will need 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.

Discover the skills you need for the job you want at the TAFE NSW Information Sessions, 21-25 June 2021.

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 Time Location
Tuesday, 13 July 2021 2.00pm to 3.00pm Port Macquarie Campus, Block D, Level G, Room DG.32

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a full time blended course. You will need to attend approximately 11.3 hours of class, over 2 days a week, for 69 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 8.4 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 4.7 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including pre-assessment study hours, reading, practical work and communication scenarios.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • Wish to gain employment as an Enrolled Nurse.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:

  • Teaching Section Drop-In Centre available 1 day per week.
  • Individual tutoring/support with Education Support Officer
  • Study skills, referencing and academic writing workshops
  • Maths workshops (medication calculations)

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

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Thursday and Friday from 9.00am to 3.00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.

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.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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

  • For students who need to complete the unit Provide first aid HLTAID003, they will be required to purchase a First Aid Textbook pack for $25 prior to commencement of the unit.

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
21PMQ00415 UOS1-HLT54115 05 Aug 2021 31 Dec 2021 06 Sep 2021 $1,243.00
22PMQ00083 UOS2-HLT54115 04 Jan 2022 03 Jun 2022 07 Feb 2022 $1,243.00
22PMQ00086 UOS3-HLT54115 06 Jun 2022 04 Nov 2022 01 Aug 2022 $1,243.00
22PMQ00089 UOS4-HLT54115 07 Nov 2022 06 Apr 2023 03 Jan 2023 $1,241.00

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.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details. (only if available as a trainee)

Core Units
Number Title
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
Elective Units
Number Title
14393A Workplace clinical practice
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice
HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment
HLTENN010 Apply a palliative approach in nursing 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

Port Macquarie
70 Widderson Street, Port Macquarie
Phone 131 601

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