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

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:

  • Demonstrate 6 years of primary and secondary education (with at least 2 years between years 7 to 12) taught and assessed in English
  • Demonstrate three and a half (3.5) years (full time equivalent) of studies taught and assessed in English (secondary, vocational, tertiary, or a combination). Note that a total of 5 years is required for program admission, however by undertaking the Diploma of Nursing course at Partners in Training this provides an additional equivalence of 1.5 years full time.
  • You have submitted a formal English language test score result that meets the minimum ELS requirements as specified in the NMBA English language skills registration standard.
    • 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). Results will be accepted if:
      • from one test sitting, or
      • 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
    • The OET with a minimum score of B in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking). Results will be accepted if:
      • from one test sitting, or
      • a maximum of two test sittings in a six month period only if:
        • you are testing 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
    • 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). Results will be accepted if:
      • from one test sitting, or
      • 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.
    • The TOEFL iBT with a minimum total score of 94 and the following minimum score in each of the section of the test:
      • 24 for listening
      • 24 for reading
      • 27 for writing, and
      • 23 for speaking.

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 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.

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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