facebook Skip to main content  Ajith

Diploma of Nursing


Get the Skills required to become an Enrolled Nurse in Australia

The Diploma of Nursing gives you an exhaustive grounding in crucial healthcare, technical, interpersonal and clinical skills, as well as the knowledge, skills and competencies required to practice nursing in Australia. This accredited course is delivered over a total duration of 24 months.

  • Course Code : HLT54115
  • Course Name : Diploma of Nursing
  • AQF Level : Level 5 - Diploma
  • Duration : 24 Months (4 Semesters)
  • School : School of Nursing
  • Provided By :
    Institute of Health and Nursing Australia
  • Accreditations/
    Funding :
    IHNA Nationally Recognized Training IHNA Course

  • Articulation
    Pathways :
    La Trobe University deakin university Edith Cowan University

If you are looking for a career in Nursing, where you can offer support and care to people who need it; the Diploma of Nursing is the perfect choice for you.

Having successfully completed the Diploma of Nursing, you will be well equipped to enter the healthcare industry as an Enrolled Nurse and work under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. This course will open the doors to many fulfilling career opportunities, as plenty of jobs are expected to open in this sector over the next five years. More here.

The course will cover topics such as the following:

First Aid, obtaining and interpreting a patient's physical information, working within a diverse environment, work health and safety, performing preliminary and ongoing physical health assessments of all body systems, following organisational infection prevention and control procedures, and more. This course aims to nurture highly-skilled, competent and confident enrolled nurses who can think critically and make the right decisions in the situations they may face.

Our Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115) is a well-recognised course that is nationally accredited by Nationally Recognised Training in Australia (a joint initiative of the Australian and State and Territory governments).

Course learning outcomes:

Students are expected to achieve the following learning outcomes:

  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the nursing profession and the development of the delivery of healthcare by nurses as health professionals;
  • A deep understanding of the importance and application of legislation, regulations and legal precedent to enrolled nurse practice;
  • The ability to practise in a safe and culturally competent manner by adhering to the Enrolled Nurse Standards for Practice;
  • An understanding of the accountability and responsibility of self and other health team members in the provision of nursing care in the area of practice;
  • Critical thinking capabilities in the delivery of specific services;
  • The skills to create and implement nursing care plans for individual clients and evaluate the care provided in a range of health environments;
  • The ability to strategize and provide holistic nursing care to support the healthcare needs of clients in all age groups and health conditions as applicable;
  • A demonstration of cultural competence and teamwork as a basis for effective workplace and professional relationships;
  • An understanding of the importance of nursing research and abilities to critically analyse and apply evidence based practice guidelines to nursing practice;
  • Ability to participate in on-going education programs to ensure quality improvement practices in own scope of care;
  • Demonstration of effective communication skills in a variety of healthcare settings;
  • Knowledge of compliance with nursing documentation requirements within own scope of practice;
  • The skills and ability to offer nursing care for clients with complex care needs including safe medication administration within the scope of enrolled nurse practice.

This course offers pathways to further studies such as:

  • Advanced Diploma of Nursing;
  • Bachelor of Nursing;
  • Bachelor of Midwifery.

Fee Summary

The total tuition cost for the Diploma of Nursing is AUD $30,000 for international students.

State Government Funding is Available for Eligible Students.
Other funding options are available, for more information please contact us on: enquiry@ihna.edu.au

Enrolling in this qualification and availing the relevant state funding, may affect student's future training options and the eligibility for further government subsidised training.

IHNA has partnered with La Trobe University to build pathways into Health and Nursing degrees.
Completing HLT54115 - Diploma of Nursing gives 165 credits / 11 subjects towards:


For more information, please contact our admission consultants on 1800 22 52 83
This course has a planned duration of 102 weeks (structured for four semesters) of face to face theory and lab sessions. Candidates are required to complete 21 weeks of professional experience placement in different care facilities.

The delivery schedule is as follows:

  • 58 weeks of full time study (21 hours of classroom based student contact hours over 3 days)
  • 21 weeks of Clinical Placement/Professional experience placement (24 hours/week)
  • 15 weeks of term breaks
  • 8 week of SWOT
  • 4 assessment weeks

The Diploma of Nursing has a total of 25 units; 20 core units and five elective units.

CORE UNITS

CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice
HLTAAP002Confirm physical health status
HLTAAP003Analyse and respond to client health information
HLTENN001Practise nursing within the Australian health care system
HLTENN002Apply communication skills in nursing practice
HLTENN003Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care
HLTENN004Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans
HLTENN005Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs
HLTENN006Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment
HLTENN007Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy
HLTENN008Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
HLTENN009Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions
HLTENN011Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems
HLTENN012Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems
HLTENN013Implement and monitor care of the older person
HLTENN015Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting
HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care

ELECTIVE UNITS

HLTENN010Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice
HLTAID003Provide first aid
BSBWOR404Develop work priorities
CHCPOL003Research and apply evidence to practice
HLTENN020Conduct clinical assessments
This course will be delivered and assessed over 102 weeks (structured for four semesters) of face to face theory and lab session with candidates completing 21 weeks of professional experience placement in different care facilities. The delivery schedule of the course is as follows:

  • 58 weeks of full time study (21 hours of classroom based student contact hours over 3 days)
  • 21 weeks of Clinical Placement/Professional experience placement (24 hours/week)
  • 15 weeks of term breaks
  • 8 week of SWOT
  • 4 assessment weeks

Students who have successfully completed the Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115)can apply for registration as an Enrolled Nurse with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)..

They can then practice nursing in a variety of areas including acute care, community care, medical, surgical, rehabilitation, general, palliative care, paediatric, operating theatres, mental health or aged care settings in Australia under the supervision and direction of the Registered Nurse.

International students should have:

• A satisfactory English Proficiency: A minimum IELTS overall score of 6.5 (Academic) with no band less than 6. IHNA accepts equivalent scores in OET, TOEFL iBT and PTE.
• Satisfactorily completed a minimum of year 12 or equivalent
• Must be of a minimum age of 18+ at the time of course commencement

In addition, all the applicants are required to have successfully completed an ACSF test and demonstrate competence as working at Level 4 for all indicators to enrol for this qualification (issued within the last 12 months from the time of admission).

Additional Requirement for professional experience placement:

• A satisfactory National Police Clearance / Australian Federal Police Clearance Certificate(AFP) / NCC will be required for placements.
• Complete the mandatory immunisation process before the Professional Experience Placement start date as some facilities will not provide placement to student without immunisation.
• It is also essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.


Physical requirements

While IHNA will work with you to make "reasonable accommodations" in the campus lab and classroom, there are work place practice conditions that occur in the workplace environment that are beyond IHNA's control. The physical requirements below are necessary to function in the healthcare facility and/or community setting. Students must be able to perform and complete course objectives and requirements with or without reasonable accommodations otherwise you will not be enrolled.

Skills and abilities that are needed to perform client care to pass the course objectives and requirements are:

Strength: Sufficient to assist with lifting and transferring a client, and perform CPR
Mobility: Sufficient mobility to bend, stoop, and bend down to the floor; ability to move around rapidly; and to move in small, confined areas.
Hearing: Sufficient to hear through the stethoscope to discriminate sounds; to hear cries for help; to hear alarms on equipment and emergency signals; and various overhead pages.
Vision: Sufficient to make physical assessments of client and equipment.
Communication: Able to communicate in both verbal and written formats; and interact with clients, staff, and faculty supervisors.

If you have a disability that will require reasonable accommodations to fulfil these requirements then please declare in your course application.

To apply for this course, just scroll down and submit an enquiry. Our representative will get back to you and provide guidance.

Face to face Delivery

Melbourne(Heidelberg)

Feb 05, 2018
Apr 09, 2018
Jun 11, 2018
Oct 01, 2018
Feb 04, 2019
Apr 08, 2019
Jul 08, 2019
Oct 07, 2019
Feb 03, 2020
Apr 06, 2020
Jul 06, 2020
Oct 05, 2020

Perth

Feb 05, 2018
Apr 09, 2018
Jun 11, 2018
Feb 04, 2019
Apr 08, 2019
Jul 08, 2019
Oct 07, 2019
Feb 03, 2020
Apr 06, 2020
Jul 06, 2020
Oct 05, 2020

Sydney(Parramatta)

Feb 05, 2018
Apr 09, 2018
Jun 11, 2018
Oct 01, 2018
Feb 04, 2019
Apr 08, 2019
Jul 08, 2019
Oct 07, 2019
Feb 03, 2020
Apr 06, 2020
Jul 06, 2020
Oct 05, 2020
 

Note: Information provided as a guide only. The units taken into account may vary depending on the course provider. Please contact us for specific information on units and credit transfers.

Course Pathways

 
 

Credit Finder – Find credit towards your course from your previous study

 
CREDIT UNITS

For more details call our RPL specialists today at 1800 22 52 83 ( Toll Free ) or scroll down to submit an enquiry.



Related Courses

Diploma of Practice Management

The HLT57715 Diploma of Practice Management is designed to provide the requisite knowledge and skills to business or practice managers who manage the operation of small to medium sized health practices. This Diploma qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to oversee the operations and promotion of medical, dental and health practices.

View Course Details
Certificate IV in Health Administration

The Certificate IV in Health Administration will train healthcare professionals to oversee operations and lead an administration team. Health administration workers will get the right knowledge and training to work competently in a supervisory position, and will learn how to plan, organise and manage administrative aspects of healthcare services.

View Course Details
CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
This course is designed for support workers who complete specialized tasks and functions in aged services; either in residential, home or community based environments. Workers will take responsibility for their own outputs within defined organization guidelines and maintain quality service delivery through the development, facilitation and review of individualized service planning and delivery.
View Course Details
Graduate Diploma in Nursing (On Campus)
  • Course Name :  GDN
  • Course Delivery : On-campus (Sydney)
  • AQF Level : 8
  • Provided By : IHM
View Course Details
Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Online)
  • Course Name :  GDN
  • Course Delivery : Online mode of delivery
  • AQF Level : 8
  • Provided By : IHM
View Course Details
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Disability)
  • Course Code :  CHC33015
  • Award Titles : CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Disability)
  • AQF Level : 3
  • Accreditation : ASQA
View Course Details
Certificate III in Health Administration
This course is designed for administrative workers in the health industry. These workers follow known routines and procedures, taking responsibility for their own work under general supervision. They combine communication, customer service and technical skills, and use discretion and judgment to adapt and transfer their skills to different situations.
View Course Details
CHC50113 - Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
The CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is a nationally recognised qualification that prepares you to work in a variety of early childhood environments. You will be well equipped to support the wellness, learning and early development of young children.
View Course Details
CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
IHNA's comprehensive training course in Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is designed for those who wish to make their career caring for young children, and planning activities that focus on the child's development. Graduates can practice in a range of Early Childhood Educational settings.
View Course Details
HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in Nursing Work in Acute Care)
  • Course Code :  HLT33115
  • Award Titles : HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in Nursing Work in Acute Care)
  • AQF Level : 3
  • Accreditation : ASQA
  • Duration : 6 Months
  • Course Delivery : Online (Blended)
View Course Details
Share

Enquire Now

Apollo LINET HCI Hello Health OET Maharashtra Nursing Council