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Diploma of Nursing (VIC Only)

  • Qualification:


  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    Upfront payment
    Skills First Funding may be available

  • Duration:

    2 years or 3.5 years part-time

  • Start date:

    Enquire now, for start dates!

  • Awarded by:

    Skills Training Australia

  • Location:


  • Course fees:

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes:

    Aged Care Nurse | Community Care Worker | Personal Care Worker | Mental Health Nurse | View all

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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.

Course Rundown

About this course

Start an exciting new career making a real difference in people's lives by studying this Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115) course from Skills Training Australia.

A pathway to a nursing qualification, this course covers a broad range of nursing skills and knowledge areas, and will equip you with the practical skills, theoretical understanding and key personal attributes required to thrive in the dynamic and challenging world of nursing.

Developed in consultation with practising experts, this course offers industry-standard training in a broad range of nursing skills. You'll learn how to manage a range of acute and sensitive health conditions, how to treat wounds and infections, and how to manage patient relationships and your own wellbeing and schedule in the workplace.

Your training will be grounded in a foundation of theoretical knowledge of industry-standard patient care and management, and will be tested with 400 hours of practical work experience. You'll complete this course with the skills, experience, abilities and passion to make a real difference in the lives of thousands of Australians by working as a nurse.


To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Provide evidence of successful completion of year 12 maths and English in the past two years; OR
  • Sit a numeracy and literacy entry assessment, which is conducted on-site as a Skills Training Australia campus.


Areas of study

In this nursing course, the subjects you will study may include:

  • HLTWHS002 - Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • HLTAAP002 - Confirm physical health status
  • HLTINF001 - Comply with infection control policies and procedures
  • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
  • CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander culture safely
  • HLTENN001 - Practice nursing within the Australian health care system
  • HLTENN004 - Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans
  • CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • HLTENN015 - Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting
  • HLTAID003 - Provide first aid
  • CHCPOL003 - Research and apply evidence to practice
  • HLTENN002 - Apply communication skills in nursing practice
  • HLTENN008 - Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
  • HLTENN013 - Implement and monitor care of the older person
  • HLTENN006 - Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment
  • HLTWHS006 - Manage personal stressors in the work environment
  • HLTENN012 - Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems
  • HLTAAP003 - Analyse and respond to client health information
  • HLTENN033 - Research and report on nursing trends and practice
  • BSBLDR403 - Lead team effectiveness
  • HLTENN009 - Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions
  • HLTENN005 - Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs
  • HLTENN011 - Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems
  • HLTENN007 - Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy
  • HLTENN025 - Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes


Skills Training Australia Study with Skills Training Australia and discover a career path that makes a real difference. Gain a nationally recognised qualification to pursue a career in nursing, aged care, health services and more – they’re here to help you help others!

Learning with Skills Training Australia means you’ll receive the highest quality training and assessment services, as well as access to some of Australia’s largest community services and health providers.

Skills Training Australia is just as passionate as you when it comes to giving back to the community; so ask yourself, is there anyone else you’d want to lead you on your way?
Skills Training Australia is committed to helping you achieve your goals, offering a supportive environment and a first-class training experience.

You’ll be taught the industry’s best practices from trainers who are still active in the community and services sector, and are dedicated to supporting you throughout your learning journey, from course commencement to completion.

Campus locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

  • : Melbourne Knox
  • Victoria: Melbourne CBD

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon completion of this course, you will receive a Diploma of Nursing from Skills Training Australia.

You may use this qualification to gain entry into a Bachelor of Nursing, in order to continue your nursing career. You may also choose to work in a range of nursing settings in the allied health industry, including working in:

Curious about where a career in nursing could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

The full fee for this course is $16,500.

Skills Training Australia offers a range of payment options to suit any budget:

  • Upfront payment - All course costs can be paid in full via VISA/MasterCard or bank deposit
  • Skills First Funding - 2017 (VIC State Government Subsidised Funding) is available for eligible students
  • Course fees include tuition, resources (where applicable), amenities and administration costs.

You may be eligible to receive Skills First Funding for this course!

Under Skills First Funding, the Victorian government will contribute to the cost of training for eligible students to study courses that will prepare students to work in an industry with growing need for skilled workers.

The provider of this course is a Skills First registered institution. Enquire about this course now to find out more about your eligibility.

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