(HLT54115) Diploma of Nursing

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CRICOS Code
093612B
AQF Code
HLT54115
Course Duration
February intake: 98 weeks; July intake: 102 weeks
Location
Hobart, Launceston
Intake Dates
Hobart: February, July*; Launceston: July*
Study Mode
Please note that this course is usually delivered on-campus, however due to COVID-19 the course has been temporarily transitioned to a combination of online and on-campus learning. On-campus classes will resume when it is deemed safe to do so.
Course Fee
$24,000
Additional Course Costs
$0
English Language Requirements
IELTS 7.0 (no band less than 7.0) Academic
Required Prior Study
None

Course Overview

  • Expert training featuring highly sought after practical experience.
  • Experienced industry professionals to guide you every step of the way.
  • High employment outcomes for graduates.

Opportunities for nursing in Tasmania are many and varied. As a registered or enrolled nurse you can choose from a variety of career and lifestyle options to suit your individual knowledge, skills and goals. The health sector right across Australia is growing and nursing graduates enjoy high employment outcomes.

HLT54115 – Diploma of Nursing can start you on the path to a meaningful career caring for others. This course is the essential minimum requirement to work as an Enrolled Nurse in Australia and will give you the advanced skills to perform clinical assessments, contribute to the care of people with complex needs, administer and monitor medications and IV therapy, and learn how to effectively communicate with patients and colleagues.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to seek registration with the Nursing and Midwifery board of Australia. Upon successful registration you may find work as an enrolled nurse within a diverse range of health care settings.

Our highly experienced industry professionals will guide you every step of the way to ensure your transition into the health sector is a success.

Career Opportunities

This course may lead to the following career opportunities:

  • Enrolled Nurse within the following:
    • Hospital
    • Residential Aged Care facility
    • Mental Health Services
    • Specialist Clinics/ Medical Practices
    • Acute care Hospitals

Course Structure

Please note, as a requirement for Nurse Registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA), 400 hours of professional experience needs to be undertaken as part of the course. This professional experience is FULL TIME, morning or evening shift, 5 days per week, Monday to Friday.

To achieve HLT54115 – Diploma of Nursing, 25 units must be successfully completed. These include twenty core units and five electives. Electives are selected based on industry and/or employer consultation.

All units below must be completed successfully to gain the qualification.

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

Electives

HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
HLTENN010 Apply a palliative approach in nursing practive
HLTENN025 Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes
HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability

Assessment Process

Assessments are designed to help you demonstrate your skills and knowledge. They allow us to confirm you can perform to the standard required in the workplace, to meet all of the requirements of the course.

Assessment may include:

  • Written short answer
  • Case Studies
  • Quizzes/multiple choice
  • Research projects
  • Observations in a simulated assessment environment
  • Tests

What will I need to bring?

Students will need to provide the following items:

  • Pen and notepad
  • USB or laptop/portable device

Other costs (payable at time of enrolment to TasTAFE)

Nil

Additional Costs (payable by the student)

  • A TasTAFE polo top is required for work placements ($45).
  • A National Police Check ($45 )
  • Working with Vulnerable People registration ($19)
  • Any additional vaccinations you may require

Work Placements, Licensing and Other Requirements

In order to complete the HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing, you will need to successfully undertake clinical placements in health care facilities and/or hospitals. You’ll be required to work shifts determined by your placement provider, and these can include early mornings or late nights, any day of the week, including public holidays. Completing a placement is compulsory, and you will be expected to manage family and work commitments in order to complete your shifts.

A Working With Vulnerable People Card and National Police Check is a requirement of workplaces in this industry and will be required 4-6 weeks before your first practical placement can be undertaken. It is your responsibility to pay for and source these documents then present them to TasTAFE as directed by your teacher.

If your police check identifies that you have a criminal history or you are unable to obtain a Working with Vulnerable people Card, you may be ineligible to undertake placement and assessment, which would affect your course progression and outcomes. If you think this might impact you, please speak to the relevant Vocational Placement Coordinator for further information.

Successful completion of this course can lead to eligibility to apply for registration as an Enrolled Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). You will need to successfully undertake a minimum of 400 hours of placement to satisfy AHPRA’s requirements for your qualification.

Please note that TasTAFE do not issue the license and that it is your responsibility to meet any additional requirements. These may include being 18 years of age, a Tasmanian resident, English proficiency etc. Further details can be found here (https://www.ahpra.gov.au/Registration/Graduate-Applications.aspx).

Entry Requirements

Prior to enrolling in this training program, learners must satisfy the following entry requirements:

The Diploma of Nursing is an approved program of study for registration as an Enrolled nurse within Australia.  This is determined through an accreditation process undertaken in consultation with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC).  As such, Standard 6.11 of the ANMAC Enrolled Nurse Accreditation Standards stipulates that:

“students that would be required by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) to

provide a formal English language skills test when applying for registration, must provide a formal English language test result demonstrating they have achieved the NMBA specified level of English language skills, prior to commencing the program.”

The NMBA Registration Standard for English Language Skills2 is as follows:

If you are applying for initial registration you must demonstrate your English language competency in one of the following ways:

 

  1. English is your primary language and:

a) you have attended and satisfactorily completed at least six years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed solely in English in a recognised country, including at least two years between years 7 and 12, and

b) your tertiary qualification in the relevant professional discipline, which you are relying on to support your eligibility for registration under the National Law was taught and assessed solely in English in a recognised country

Recognised countries means one of the following countries:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • Republic of Ireland
  • South Africa
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America

 

  1. You achieve the required minimum scores in one of the following English language tests and meet the requirements for test results specified in this standard:

a) the IELTS (academic module) with a minimum overall score of 7 and a minimum score of 7 in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking).

NOTE:

We will only accept test results:

i. from one test sitting, or

ii. a maximum of two test sittings in a six month period only if:

  • you achieve a minimum overall score of 7 in each sitting, and
  • you achieve a minimum score of 7 in each component across the two sittings, and
  • no score in any component of the test is below 6.5

b) the OET with a minimum score of B in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking).

NOTE:

We will only accept test results:

i. from one test sitting, or

ii. maximum of two test sittings in a six month period only if:

  • you are tested in all four components in each sitting, and
  • you achieve a minimum score of B in each component across the two sittings, and
  • no score in any component of the test is below C.

c) the PTE Academic with a minimum overall score of 65 and a minimum score of 65 in each of the four communicative skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking).

NOTE:

We will only accept test results:

i. from one test sitting, or

ii. a maximum of two test sittings in a six month period only if:

  • a minimum overall score of 65 is achieved in each sitting, and
  • you achieve a minimum score of 65 in each of the communicative skills across the two sittings, and
  • no score in any of the communicative skills is below 58

d. the TOEFL iBT with a minimum total score of 94 and the following minimum score in each section of the test:

  • 24 for listening,
  • 24 for reading,
  • 27 for writing, and
  • 23 for speaking.

NOTE:

We will only accept test results:

i. from one test sitting, or

ii. a maximum of two test sittings in a six month period only if:

  • a minimum total score of 94 is achieved in each sitting, and you achieve a minimum score of 24 for listening, 24 for reading, 27 for writing and 23 for speaking across the two sittings, and
  • no score in any of the sections is below:
    • 20 for listening
    • 19 for reading
    • 24 for writing, and
    • 20 for speaking

 

Recognition of Prior Learning

Learning experience gained outside of Australia is not recognised for this product.

Outcome:

HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing

Disclaimer

Course information displayed on this website is subject to change.

You may be required to purchase additional materials or stationery for your course

 

 

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.