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Advanced Diploma of Nursing (VIC Only)

  • Qualification:

    Advanced Diploma

  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    Upfront payment
    Skills First Funding may be available

  • Duration:

    12 months 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 | Nursing Assistant | 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

Take the next step in your nursing career and build specialised skills for a growing profession by studying this Advanced Diploma of Nursing (HLT64115) course from Skills Training Australia.

A pathway to a registered nursing qualification, this course is suited to enrolled nurses seeking to build their professional skillsets. In this course, you'll have the opportunity to choose an area of specialised study, and will undertake both theoretical learning and practical work experience in order to develop comprehensive and competitive skills for the workplace.

You may choose to study in specialised areas such as palliative care, orthopaedic care, rehabilitation, respiratory care, or caring for people with conditions such as diabetes, dementia or disability. If you choose to complete a bachelor's degree and work as a registered nurse, you'll have the opportunity to work in a specialised area of medicine, and build on the unique skills developed during this advanced diploma course.

You'll also have the opportunity to develop leadership and patient management skills, equipping you with a broad skillset for working in a hospital, clinic or community care setting.

You'll complete this course with the skills, experience, abilities and commitment required to make a real difference in the lives of thousands of Australians working as a nurse.



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

  • Be currently registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia; AND
  • Hold a Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2) or equivalent.

Candidates will satisfy numeracy and English requirements by providing evidence of their qualification and registration status.

A Pre-Training Review will also be conducted to assess prior education, knowledge and industry experience as well as confirm literacy and numeracy requirements.

Areas of study

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

  • HLTENN020 - Conduct clinical assessments
  • HLTENN033 - Research and report on nursing trends and practice
  • HLTENN034 - Contribute to the improvement of clinical practice
  • HLTENN007 - Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy
  • HLTENN010 - Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice
  • HLTENN017 - Apply nursing practice in the orthopaedic care setting
  • HLTENN018 - Apply nursing practice in the rehabilitation care setting
  • HLTENN023 - Apply nursing practice in the respiratory care setting
  • HLTENN024 - Apply nursing in the cardiovascular care setting
  • HLTENN025 - Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes
  • HLTENN029 - Apply nursing practice in the contemporary aged care setting
  • CHCAGE005 - Provide support to people living with dementia
  • CHCDIS010 - Provide person centred services to people with disability and complex needs
  • CHCMGT003 - Lead the work team
  • CHCCSM002 - Implement case management practice
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 an Advanced Diploma of Nursing from Skills Training Australia.

After completing this course, you'll be eligible to apply for entry into a Bachelor of Nursing program, in order to continue your nursing career and work as a registered nurse.

You may also choose to work as an enrolled nurse in a broad range of nursing settings, including:


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

  • Aged Care Nurse
  • Community Care Worker
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Mental Health Nurse
  • Acute Care

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

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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