This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET).
Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.
Nursing is a selfless and rewarding job, and as such it takes a great deal of knowledge and sensitivity to offer professional care. This course will teach you to help people when they are at their most vulnerable and support them on their way back to health. This online Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 Nursing) (HLT51612) covers the full gamut of caring for patients with acute and chronic health problems and will prepare you for all kinds of situations, whether they concern the elderly, infants, pregnant women or require awareness of cultural differences.
Beyond taking you through the scenarios you will encounter, this course teaches you to develop health plans and is designed to build up your decision-making and communication skills so that you can take charge in a clinical environment. Nurses are highly sought-after professionals and with this thorough introduction to the field, you will be ready to gain experience and develop further areas of specialisation as you go.
As a part of this course, you must complete a total of 400 hours of unpaid work experience in a range of healthcare facilities and community services. Careers Australia will organise these placements on your behalf.
In order to be eligible for this course, you must meet the following criteria:
Have completed Year 12, including passes in English and maths; OR
Qualify for mature age entry: OR
Have two years experience working in a client care role
All applicants must attend an information session and complete a literacy and numeracy test. Additionally, applicants are required to declare their physical and mental appropriateness to safely perform the duties associated with direct patient care.
This course is delivered on campus at the following locations:
QLD: Burleigh, Brisbane
Areas of study
In this nursing course, the subjects you will study include:
HLTFA311A - Apply first aid
HLTEN401B - Work in the nursing profession
HLTEN502B - Apply effective communication skills in nursing practice
HLTEN516B - Apply understanding of the Australian health care system
HLTEN509B - Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
HLTHIR403C - Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
HLTAP401B - Confirm physical health status
HLTIN301C - Comply with infection control policies and procedures
HLTWHS300A - Contribute to WHS processes
HLTEN503B - Contribute to client assessment and developing nursing care plans
HLTEN504C - Implement and evaluate a plan of nursing care
HLTEN515B - Implement and monitor nursing care for older clients
HLTAP501C - Analyse health information
VP1AGED VOCPLACE1 - Aged Care Facility - 120 hours
HLTEN510B - Implement and monitor nursing care for consumers with mental health conditions
HLTEN513B - Implement and monitor nursing care for clients with chronic health problems
HLTEN506B - Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment
HLTEN507C - Administer and monitor medications in the work environment
HLTEN505C - Contribute to the complex nursing care of clients
HLTEN512B - Implement and monitor nursing care for clients with acute health problems
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Diploma of Nursing (HLT51612) from Careers Australia.
With a Diploma of Nursing in your hands you will be ready to take on a variety of healthcare roles. You will be eligible to pursue enrolled nurse (EN) positions and can use your qualification as a stepping-stone to further study at university if you wish to become a registered nurse (RN).
Course fees vary depending on your own personal circumstances, and which state you reside in.
If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive VET FEE-HELP for this program, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees.
You may be eligible to receive VET FEE-HELP for this course!
This course can be paid for through the VET FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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