(HLT54115) Diploma of Nursing

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Course Duration
102 weeks
Hobart, Launceston
Intake Dates
Hobart: February, July; Launceston: July
Study Mode
Full time, on-campus
Course Fee
Additional Course Costs
English Language Requirements
IELTS 7.0 (no band less than 7.0)

Course Overview

Throughout this course you will develop a range of skills, such as admissions and discharge planning procedures, diagnostic procedures, wound management, and general nursing practices, which can be applied in employment within hospitals, mental health care facilities, acute care, and aged and community care settings.

Upon successful completion of this course you may be eligible to register as an Enrolled Nurse (Medication Endorsed) with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, and as an Enrolled Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. An Enrolled Nurse works under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, providing nursing care to patients with a stable condition.

This qualification would suit:

  • People interested in a career in Nursing
  • People who have a Certificate III or above qualification in the Community Services or Health field.
  • People who are currently working in the Community Services or Health industry and want to gain a formal qualification
  • People who want to work in a variety of clinical settings including community, aged care, mental health and acute care

You will be required to undertake a National Police Check.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities may include working as an Enrolled Nurse within a hospital, mental health, acute care, aged care and community settings.

At the completion of this course you will be able to apply for enrolment with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Details can be found at http://www.ahpra.gov.au. Please visit this site to see the enrolment requirements. Please note the language requirement for registration with AHPRA is IELTS 7.0 (Academic module).

Pathways to further study

Successful completion of the Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division) may provide up to one year’s advanced credit into a Nursing degree.

Course Structure

All students of Enrolled Nursing undertake a minimum of 360 hours of clinical placement. You will undertake the practical components of your course in the health sector and work alongside qualified professionals. The clinical placement opportunities are divided over three (3) settings: aged care related placement, community or other setting and acute care related placement. Students are fully supervised during these placements by TasTAFE staff, in conjunction with workplace clinical experts. Clinical placement attendance follows the shifts set by the placement organisation, with the majority being from 7.00 am to 3.30 pm, but some different shifts may be required depending on the organisation.

The structure of the Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division) includes:

  • Clinical Placement – supervised experience in a variety of work settings and conditions
  • Campus Based Learning including Learner Guides – Books that contain information to help with your learning.
  • Demonstrations
  • Classroom learning for the theory
  • Simulated experiences
  • Guest Speakers
  • Videos – Resources that give you extra support and information.
  • Computer Assisted Learning – A self-paced system that gives you extra support and information.
  • Workshops/seminars – attending and/or participating.

To achieve a HLT54115 – Diploma of Nursing, 25 units must be successfully completed. These include 20 core units and 5 elective units:

20 Core Units
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
HLTAAP003 Analyse and respond to client health information
HLTENN001 Practise nursing within the Australian health care system
HLTENN002 Apply communication skills in nursing practice
HLTENN003 Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care
HLTENN004 Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans
HLTENN005 Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs
HLTENN006 Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment
HLTENN007 Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy
HLTENN008 Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
HLTENN009 Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions
HLTENN011 Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems
HLTENN012 Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems
HLTENN013 Implement and monitor care of the older person
HLTENN015 Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Additional information relating to Enrolled Nursing can be found at www.anmc.org.au

Assessment Process

Throughout all assessments, Occupational Health & Safety procedures and Professional Nursing Standards must be followed. Options for assessment will include:

  • Recognition – you may be able to show that you already have the ability, and don’t need to be assessed again. Ask us for more information.
  • Variety of Written Assessments.
  • Projects – group or individual, may be practical or research based.
  • Practical – you will be observed demonstrating Clinical Skills.

Assessments will be undertaken by qualified TasTAFE staff in conjunction with Workplace Assessors who are co-assessors whilst students are on clinical placement.

English Entry Requirements

IELTS 7.0 Academic (no band less than 7.0) or equivalent.

For TOEFL, we require:

  • Speaking – 23
  • Listening – 24
  • Writing – 27
  • Reading – 24

Recognition of Prior Learning

At TasTAFE we believe that the things you already know how to do should be formally recognised.

Regardless of how, when or where the learning occurred, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of your skills and experience.  When you apply to attend TasTAFE you can ask for recognition of:

  • schooling
  • formal/informal learning
  • life experience
  • employment/work experience.

You may also be able to apply for credit transfer for units/modules that you have completed previously at another training organisation.

It is also possible to apply for credit for TasTAFE subjects if you decide to study at university.



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Prabhjot KAUR

My favourite thing is the way of teaching. I love it. Everyone is good here. The teachers are so good, friends are co-operative too. The teachers really help when I need, give support, and if I need any help with assessments they provide more information.

Prabhjot Kaur, Nursing.