Diploma of Nursing

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Course Code
HLT51612
Course Type
Accredited Course
Course Level
Skills Deepening
Course Location
Warragul; Churchill Gippsland Education Precinct (GEP); Bairnsdale; Sale
Course Duration
Full Time: 18 months
Course Cost
For an individual quotation of fees payable, please visit your nearest campus of GippsTAFE. Click Here for further information regarding Fees and Charges.
Study Modes
Full time
Starting Date
Full Time:
  • 2014

Full Time:
Warragul - February 2014
Churchill (GEP) - April/may 2014
Warragul July 2014

Times
Classes - 3 days per week and Online - 1 day per week
Clinical placement - 5 days per week (400 hours compulsory placement required).
Currently enrolled nurses only - Flexible
Enquiries

Brooke Donaldson
Phone: (03) 5622 8532
Fax: 1300 094 661
Email: brooked@gippstafe.edu.au
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC Morwell 3841

Click here to download the Federation Training Supplementary Form for VTAC Application.

Course Overview

This course prepares you to become an Enrolled Nurse and to work in the modern health care environment.

Enrolled nurses work in aged care, acute surgical and medical wards, mental health, rehabilitation and community health.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Many GippsTAFE courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Employment Prospects

  • Enrolled Nurse

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent, or mature age entry. Applicants must achieve satisfactory results in a VETASSESS nursing entrance numeracy and literacy test to be considered for interview.

It is recommended that all potential applicants check the AHPRA website www.ahpra.gov.au for details relating to registration requirements. In order to register as an Enrolled Nurse with AHPRA, applicants must demonstrate 5 years of secondary schooling or higher conducted in English (Diploma of Nursing counts towards this) – or sit the IELTS test.


Application Process

Attendance at a Course Information Session is highly recommended.

Step 1    Written application
Step 2    VETASSESS Nursing Entrance Numeracy and literacy test 
Step 3    Interview with resume

All applicants are to book a Nursing entrance literacy and numeracy test by contacting VETASSESS directly via their website www.vetassess.com.au

Compliance Check
Successful applicants must undergo a police check and Working with Children’s check.  These must be obtained at the commencement of the course.  Students will also be required to be registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia as a nursing student – this registration will be undertaken once the course has commenced.

How To Apply

Direct to Institute

Assessment

Ranges of assessments include tests, assignments, class presentations, case studies, on line tests, classroom activities, and practical assessments.

For currently enrolled nurses a major component of the course will be assessed by RPL.  Where a need for gap training is identified, assessments may include tests, assignments, class presentations, case studies, on line tests, and classroom activities.

Opportunities For Further Study

  • Articulation to Bachelor of Nursing Practice at Monash Gippsland
  • Undergraduate nursing degrees at other universities
  • Post registration units in the Advanced Diploma of Nursing

Course Structure

To attain this qualification a total of 26 units must be achieved; comprising 21 core units and 5 electives. A 10 week practical placement is mandatory to gain this qualification. This placement is undertaken in blocks throughout the course in a variety of settings.

     
Module Code
Module Name
Core Units  
HLTEN401B
Work in the nursing profession
HLTEN502B
Apply effective communication skills in nursing practice
HLTIN301C
Comply with infection control policies and procedures
HLTWHS300A
Contribute to WHS processes
HLTHIR404D
Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
HLTHIR403C
Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
HLTEN509B
Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
HLTAP401B
Confirm physical health status
HLTAP501C
Analyse health information
HLTEN503B
Contribute to client assessment and developing nursing care plans
HLTEN504C
Implement and evaluate a plan of nursing care
HLTEN505C
Contribute to the complex nursing care of clients
HLTEN506B
Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment
HLTEN507C Administer and monitor medications in the work environment
HLTEN508B
Apply reflective practice, critical thinking and analysis in health
HLTEN510B
Implement and monitor nursing care for consumers with mental health conditions
HLTEN512B
Implement and monitor nursing care for clients with acute health problems
HLTEN513B
Implement and monitor nursing care for clients with chronic health problems
HLTEN515B
Implement and monitor nursing care for older clients
HLTEN516B
Apply understanding of the Australian health care system
HLTFA311A
Apply first aid
Elective Units  
HLTEN511B
Provide nursing care for clients requiring palliative care
HLTEN514B
Apply research skills within a contemporary health environment
CHCORG405D
Maintain an effective work environment
HLTEN519C  Administer and monitor intravenous medication in the nursing environment 
HLTEN611B  Apply principles of diabetic nursing care 
  • Additional units to be advised