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Offering Info

Diploma of Nursing

  • National Course Code: HLT54115
  • TAFE NSW code: HLT54115-01V01-21TAR-221

Location – Taree

Study Type

Part Time

Course Start Date

31 Aug 2021

Study Commitment

17.4 Hours per week

Duration

2 Years

  • 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This course is superseded.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:
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
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 4s 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.
Students must demonstrate their English language competency in one of the following ways:

  1. successful completion of at least five (5) years (full-time equivalent) continuous education taught and assessed solely in English, in a recognised country, which includes vocational qualifications in the relevant professional discipline which you are relying on to support your eligibility for registration under the National Law. The Board will accept the successful completion of five (5) years (full-time equivalent) continuous education that is a combination of a) vocational and secondary education taught and assessed in English; or b) tertiary and vocational education taught and assessed in English; or c) combined tertiary, secondary and vocational education taught and assessed in English ; or d) tertiary educaiton taught and assessed in English.

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
Monday, 19 July 2021 4.00pm to 5.00pm Taree Campus, Building D, Level G, Room DG.05

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a part time blended delivery course. You will need to attend approximately 9.3 hours of class, over 1-2 days a week, for 2 years. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 8.1 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 5.3 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including revision and study of content, research and assessment preparation.

Week 1 is 3 days (Tue-Thur) class attendance then a pattern of theory blocks with 1 day per week (Thurs) in class with full-time work placement.
Further attendance is as per assessment requirements.
Clinical work placement is fulltime (40 hours per week) with shiftwork for 11 weeks as allocated by TAFE across the 2 year course.


IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • are wishing to gain employment as an Enrolled Nurse. Students may be direct entry or may be looking to upskill their current qualifications within the Health Care industry from entry level qualifications, such as, CHC33015 Certificate III Individual Support or HLT33115 Certificate III Health Services Assistance.

MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE

There is a new version of this course coming soon. If it is available before you complete your studies, you will be notified of your options and may be transferred to the new course.

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

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 from 9.00am to 4.30pm. 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:

  • A National Criminal Record Check with no disclosures precluding access to residential aged care and NSW Health facilities.
  • A valid working with Children Check.

To complete NSW Health vaccination, evidence they have met NSW Health immunisation requirementsrequirements at your own expense.

Prescribed and recommended Textbooks:

  • Koutoukidis, G, Stainton, K. & Hughson, J. (2017) Tabbners Nursing Care (7th Ed.) Elsevier, Chatswood (etextbook) approx pricing $140
  • TAFE NSW (2017) First Aid textbook, 8th Ed. VETRes, Australia $18.50
  • Marieb, E.N & Hoehn, K. (2016) Human Anatomy and Physiology (11th Ed.) Pearson, Chatswood. $120

Uniform:
TAFE uniform shirt available from TAFE NSW Taree Nursing and Aged Care section $30.
Students must provide navy uniform pants or skirt and navy or black shoes which must be closed in (covered), non-permeable to fluids and sharps and with non-slip soles.

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
21TAR00278 UOS1-HLT54115 31 Aug 2021 25 Feb 2022 01 Nov 2021 $1,243.00
22TAR00112 UOS2-HLT54115 28 Feb 2022 02 Sep 2022 02 May 2022 $1,243.00
22TAR00115 UOS3-HLT54115 29 Aug 2022 03 Mar 2023 07 Nov 2022 $1,243.00
23TAR00030 UOS4-HLT54115 27 Feb 2023 30 Aug 2023 01 May 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.

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
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

Taree
Montgomery Crescent, Taree
Phone 131 601

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