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 Federation Training. Click Here for further information regarding Fees and Charges..
Downloads
2015 Application form - Diploma of Nursing (pdf)
Times

Warragul and Churchill
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

Bairnsdale and Sale
Classes - 3 days per week
Clinical placement - 5 days per week (Full time) 400 hours compulsory placement required
Currently enrolled nurses (registered with AHPRA) - flexible
Enquiries

Brooke Donaldson
Phone: (03) 5622 8532
Email: b.donaldson@federationtraining.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 Federation Training 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 11 or equivalent, or mature age entry. Applicants must achieve satisfactory results in either a the Federation Training nursing entry test or VETASSESS nursing entrance numeracy and literacy test to be considered for interview.

For applications via the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC): Existing and prospective VTAC applicants, including all Year 12 applicants, MUST apply through VTAC – Please refer to the VTAC Guide or the VTAC website. Make sure you contact Federation Training to register your expression of interest.

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 (Click here for application form)
Step 2    VETASSESS Nursing Entrance Numeracy and literacy test or Federation Training Nursing Entrance Test (Bookings through Brooke Donaldson 5622 8532)
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

Federation Training nursing entrance test – Bairnsdale and Sale applicants. Applicants are to book a test by contacting Jacque Hocking (details above). A $10.00 fee is payable.

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 Federation Training Gippsland
  • Undergraduate nursing degrees at other universities
  • Post registration units in the Advanced Diploma of Nursing

Course Times

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.

Unit Code Unit Name
Core Units

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

Warragul and Churchill

HLTEN511B Provide nursing care for clients requiring palliative care
HLTEN514B Apply research skills within a contemporary health environment
HLTEN606B Assess clients and manage client care
HLTEN519C Administer and monitor intravenous medication in the nursing environment
HLTEN611B Apply principles of diabetic nursing care
Bairnsdale and Sale
HLTEN511B Provide nursing care for clients requiring palliative care
HLTEN514B Apply research skills within a contemporary health environment
HLTEN519C Administer and monitor intravenous medication in the nursing environment
CHCORG627B Provide mentoring support to colleagues
Choice of one (1) of the following units
HLTEN520B Contribute to the care of mothers and babies
HLTEN608B Practice in the domiciliary health care environment