(HLT54121) Diploma of Nursing

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CRICOS Code
111020F
AQF Code
HLT54121
Course Duration
103 weeks
Location
Hobart, Launceston
Intake Dates
February, July
Study Mode
Full time, on campus.
Course Fee
$29,000 (prices include all material fees)
English Language Requirements
IELTS 7.0 (no band less than 7.0) Academic
Required Prior Study
None

*Please note that the Diploma of Nursing is now full for the February 2023 intake. The next available intake is July 2023. Apply Now; Places Filling Fast. 

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 an 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.

HLT54121 – 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.

The TasTAFE Nursing facilities are designed to replicate a real nursing environment, to best prepare students for the industry. Take our virtual campus tour here.

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 HLT54121 – 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
HLTENN035 Practise nursing within the Australian health care system
HLTENN036 Apply communication skills in nursing practice
HLTENN037 Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care
HLTENN038 Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans
HLTENN039 Apply principles of wound management
HLTENN040 Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy
HLTENN041 Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
HLTENN042 Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions
HLTENN043 Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health conditions
HLTENN044 Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health conditions
HLTENN045 Implement and monitor the care of the older person
HLTENN047 Apply nursing practice in the primary healthcare setting
HLTENN068 Provide end of life care and a palliative approach in nursing practices
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Electives

HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
HLTENN057 Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes
HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment
CHCDIS010 Support person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

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
  • laptop or access to a computer (essential)

Other costs (payable at time of enrolment to TasTAFE)

Nil

Additional Costs (payable by the student)

  • Our nursing students wear logoed scrubs for their simulation training and placement. These cost approximately $80
  • 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 HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing, you will need to successfully undertake clinical placements in health care facilities and/or hospitals. You will be required to work shifts including morning or evening shifts, Monday to Friday, and you will be expected to manage family and work commitments in order to complete your shifts. You may be required to travel outside of your regional area to attend placement. Travel and accommodation expenses related to attending placements are the responsibility of the student.

Please note that you will need to supply evidence that you are vaccinated for the vaccine preventable diseases of measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), varicella, diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (dTpa), Hepatitis B with positive serology, Tuberculosis, Influenza.

Students will also require a current COVID-19 Vaccination.

Students are not able to commence placement unless they have provided this evidence. Please note that you will be responsible for any costs associated with meeting these requirements.

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

GETI receives a large volume of applications for this course, and therefore the application process is competitive. Applicants who meet the minimum requirements are not guaranteed a place in this course. To maximise your chances of a successful application, we advise you to make an effort to demonstrate your relevant experience, passion and suitability for the Healthcare field when applying.

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

All applicants will need to complete a Basic Key Skills Builder (bksb) assessment and achieve a competency of at least Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) in both language and numeracy.

Applicants will need to provide evidence of a National Police Check.

If your police check identifies that you have a criminal history, 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.

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

OR

2. If you are applying for registration as an enrolled nurse, you must provide evidence that you have successfully completed at least five (5) years (full-time equivalent) continuous education taught and assessed solely in English, in a recognised country, which includes vocational qualifications in the relevant professional discipline which you are relying on to support your eligibility for registration under the National Law.

The Board will only accept the successful completion of five (5) years (full-time equivalent) continuous education that is a combination of:

a) vocational and secondary education taught and assessed in English; or

b) tertiary and vocational education taught and assessed in English; or

c) combined tertiary, secondary and vocational education taught and assessed in English; or

d) tertiary education taught and assessed in English

The last period of education must have been completed no more than five years prior to applying for registration.

OR

3. 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:

HLT54121 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.