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.
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.
You are required to undertake a Pre Training Review prior to enrolment to identify competencies you have previously acquired and to ascertain your suitability and appropriateness for this 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 an exit level of 3 in reading and numeracy in the 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 for a price 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.
Admission 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. For further information on the English language skills registration standard please visit the following: http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Codes-Guidelines-Statements/FAQ/faq-english-language-skills.aspx
Students must be aware they need to complete the English Language Proficiency Requirements Acknowledgement document within Partners in Training’s Enrolment Form.
Students must meet one of the following English language skills (ELS) requirements at time of enrolment:
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.
This qualification requires you to hold a current and satisfactory police check and Working with Children Check to undertake workplace 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.
To successfully complete HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing you must complete the following units of competency.
|Unit Code||Unit Title||C/E||Stream||PR/CR|
|1||CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||C||-||-|
|2||CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety||C||-||-|
|3||CHCPOL003||Research and apply evidence to practice||E||-||-|
|4||CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice||C||-||-|
|5||HLTAAP002||Confirm physical health status||C||-||-|
|6||HLTAAP003||Analyse and respond to client health information||C||-||-|
|7||HLTAID003||Provide first aid||E||-||-|
|8||HLTENN001||Practise nursing within the Australian health care system||C||-||-|
|9||HLTENN002||Apply communication skills in nursing practice||C||-||-|
|10||HLTENN003||Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care||C||-||-|
|11||HLTENN004||Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans||C||-||-|
|12||HLTENN005||Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs||C||-||-|
|13||HLTENN006||Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment||C||-||-|
|14||HLTENN007||Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy||C||-||-|
|15||HLTENN008||Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice||C||-||-|
|16||HLTENN009||Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions||C||-||-|
|17||HLTENN010||Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice||E||-||-|
|18||HLTENN011||Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems||C||-||-|
|19||HLTENN012||Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problem||C||-||-|
|20||HLTENN013||Implement and monitor care of the older person||C||-||-|
|21||HLTENN015||Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting||C||-||-|
|22||HLTENN025||Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes||E||-||-|
|23||HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures||C||-||-|
|24||HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care||C||-||-|
|25||HLTWHS006||Manage personal stressors in the work environment||E||-||-|
LEGEND C = Core E = Elective PR = Pre-requisite CR = Co-requisite * = unit has pre-requisite/s