Nursing

HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing

Qualification Description

Diploma of Nursing qualifications reflect the role of an enrolled nurse working under supervision of a registered nurse. This qualification covers the application of skills and knowledge required to provide nursing care for people across the health sector. A lifespan approach should underpin this qualification with relevant competencies that relate to the different stages of life identified within the units.

A graduate from a Diploma of Nursing program approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) is able to apply for registration with the NMBA as an enrolled nurse. Further information on registration is available at www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au.

Note that the scope of practice for enrolled nurses is determined by state and territory legislative requirements and the policies and procedures of the employing organisation. Users of this qualification must refer to those instruments in the development of training and assessment strategies.

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia requires all applicants for initial registration to demonstrate English language skills to be suitable for registration. More information is available at https://www.ahpra.gov.au/registration/registration-standards/english-language-skills.aspx.

Pathways

Further study pathways – This qualification will provide you with a pathway to HLT64115 Advanced Diploma of Nursing and/or Bachelor of Nursing courses.

Employment pathways – This qualification will give you the nursing skills and knowledge required to become an Enrolled Nurse.

Entry Requirements

All prospective students must complete a Pre Training Review prior to being offered an enrolment. This review identifies your suitability and appropriateness for this Nursing qualification. The Pre Training Review is designed to ensure we can help you participate in and successfully attain your desired learning outcomes.

Mandatory requirements – This qualification requires you to achieve a satisfactory result in a VETASSESS test prior to enrolment. If you have completed this elsewhere in the three months prior to course commencement, please inform Partners in Training upon enrolment. If you have not completed the VETASSESS test, you will be able to complete this through Partners in Training at the cost of $60.

Suitability requirements – This qualification requires you to have physical attributes suitable for workplace experience within the health industry which encompasses manual handling of equipment and clients.
Registration requirements – In order to be registered as a health practitioner in Australia you must be able to demonstrate that your English language skills will enable you to safely practice your profession. The English language skills registration standard is one of the five core standards required under the National Law. As of 1 July 2018, all applicants must demonstrate they meet English Language Proficiency Requirements for registration prior to enrolling into a course that can lead to registration. Please refer to English Language Requirements handout for more details. For further information on the English language skills registration standard visit https://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Registration-Standards/English-language-skills.aspx.

 

You must demonstrate your English language competency in one of the following ways before Enrolment:

  1. English is your primary language and 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.
  2. You are required to complete a Stat Dec with Name/s and address of school & the range of years of school attendance

E.g. St Brendan’s Primary School, 143/149 Knight St, Shepparton VIC 3630, 1999-2006 & Notre Dame College 2007 – 2013

OR

  1. 2. You achieve the required minimum scores in one of the following English language tests and meet the requirements for test results specified:
  2. 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:

  1. from one test sitting, or
  2. 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
  3. 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:

  1. from one test sitting, or
  2. 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.
  3. 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:

  1. from one test sitting, or
  2. 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
  3. 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:

  1. from one test sitting, or
  2. 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

NOTE:

Test results will be accepted if they were obtained within the two years before the date you apply for enrolment into the Diploma of Nursing Course.

Recognised country means one of the following countries:

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

Materials, equipment and resources – You are required to purchase textbooks to assist with your learning process throughout this qualification. The textbooks can be purchased from Partners in Training, or you can source your own. A booklist will be provided upon enrolment. You will also be required to purchase a Partners in Training Australia shirt for a price of $40 per shirt (including GST). You will need access to a computer with Internet.

Workplace Experience

This placement requires you to hold a current and satisfactory police check and Working with Children Check to undertake placement experience. You are required to undertake a minimum of 400 hours of workplace experience in a relevant health care setting. Workplace experience is subject to a current and satisfactory police check, Working with Children Check and completed Immunisation Booklet.

Delayed Acute Placement

Partners in Training Australia arranges all clinical placement for students. We do this in a timely manner that aligns to your course outline and timetable. These placements are tentative until confirmed by your co-ordinator. Your placement will occur with one of our Industry health partners, that will ensure your workplace training experience delivers the breadth and depth of knowledge, skills and application needed for all the required standards for your registration. At times, however, all educational providers experience some difficulties in meeting the preferred time frames because of the shortage of available acute clinical placement places, particularly in regional Victoria.  Reasons for this shortage include:

  • Competition for placements, between public and private tertiary providers for acute placements for their students. This includes medical, allied health and Division 1 students
  • Limited numbers of placement organisations, who can offer the breadth of training required to complete all acute placement criteria, particularly in regional Victoria.

This may result in a delay in confirming your final clinical work placement and consequently, a delay in completing your qualification.  Partners in Training will do all that is possible to minimise these delays, however, some students may anticipate a delay of up to 8 weeks, depending on the circumstances. Be assured that Partners in Training will always closely monitor and endeavour to confirm your placement as a priority. Once confirmed before commencement, you must attend a work placement practical skills refresher session which will be conducted at your respective Partners in Training’s campus. This refresher will ensure that you have up to date skills and knowledge ready to perform your work placement.

Qualification Structure

To successfully complete HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing you must complete the following units of competency.

Unit CodeUnit TitleC/EStreamPR/CR
1CHCDIV001Work with diverse peopleC--
2CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safetyC--
3CHCPOL003Research and apply evidence to practiceE--
4CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practiceC--
5HLTAAP002Confirm physical health statusC--
6HLTAAP003Analyse and respond to client health informationC--
7HLTAID003Provide first aidE--
8HLTENN001Practise nursing within the Australian health care systemC--
9HLTENN002Apply communication skills in nursing practiceC--
10HLTENN003Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing careC--
11HLTENN004Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plansC--
12HLTENN005Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needsC--
13HLTENN006Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environmentC--
14HLTENN007Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapyC--
15HLTENN008Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practiceC--
16HLTENN009Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditionsC--
17HLTENN010Apply a palliative approach in nursing practiceE--
18HLTENN011Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problemsC--
19HLTENN012Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problemC--
20HLTENN013Implement and monitor care of the older personC--
21HLTENN015Apply nursing practice in the primary health care settingC--
22HLTENN025Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetesE--
23HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and proceduresC--
24HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client careC--
25HLTWHS006Manage personal stressors in the work environmentE--

LEGEND C = Core E = Elective PR = Pre-requisite CR = Co-requisite * = unit has pre-requisite/s


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