• Course Code
  • HLT54115
  • Course Type
  • Accredited Course; Free TAFE
  • Study mode
  • On Campus
  • Workplace
  • Duration
  • 18 months
  • Starting Date
  • Bairnsdale February & July 2019
    Morwell February & April 2019
    Warragul February & July 2019
    Leongatha April & September 2019
  • Location
  • Warragul
  • Morwell
  • Leongatha
  • Bairnsdale
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Course Overview

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

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

This course is delivered with a combination of online and on campus workshops.


 Bairnsdale February 2019 Intake
Days of the week: M, T, W, Th
Time: 9am-4pm
Bairnsdale July 2019 Intake
Days of the week: T, W, Th, F
Time: 9am-4pm
Morwell February 2019 Intake
Days of the week: T, W, Th, F
Time: 9am-4pm
Morwell April 2019 Intake
Days of the week: M, T, W, Th
Time: 9am-4pm
Warragul February 2019 Intake
Days of the week: M, T, W, Th
Time: 9am-4pm
Warragul July 2019 Intake
Days of the week: T, W, Th, F
Time: 9am-4pm
Leongatha April 2019 Intake
Days of the week: M, T, W, Th
Time: 9am-4pm
Leongatha September 2019 Intake
Days of the week: T, W, Th, F
Time: 9am-4pm
4 days a week with One day flexible online or in class

Qualifications and Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Diploma of Nursing.

Career Opportunities

This qualification reflects the role of an enrolled nurse working under supervision of a registered nurse
May include but not limited to work in hospitals, aged care, community centres, mental health and medical clinics.

Opportunities for Further Study

  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Nursing and Midwifery (double degree)
  • Bachelor of Nursing and Paramedical Science (double degree)

Further Information

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Year 12 completion or mature age entry,
  • Minimum age of 18
  • NMBA English Language Skills requirements,
  • Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test working at a level 4 or above in each test
  • Successful interview

Additional mandatory requirements:

  • Current clear Police Check and Working with Children Check
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Comply with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) Criminal History Registration Standard. To review the NMBA requirements please follow this link.

English language requirements

The English Language Skills registration requirements is set by the NMBA. All students applying to enter into the Diploma of Nursing must demonstrate they have achieved the specified level of English Language Skills (ELS), prior to commencing the program. Please review the ELS information at the NMBA website follow this link.

English Language Skills must be demonstrated in one of the following ways:

  1. English is your primary language and you have satisfactorily completed at least six years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed in English including at least two years at a secondary school level, in one of the recognised countries (Australia, United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa or United States of America), OR
  2. Extended education pathway - you have completed 3.5 years full-time equivalent of a combination of secondary and vocational and/or tertiary level education taught and assessed in English in any of the recognised countries. OR
  3. Successful completion of an English Language Skills test to the specified levels

English language Skills approved tests and minimum scores required for each test:

  • IELTS (academic Module) with a minimum overall score of 7 and a minimum score of 7 in each of the four components
  • OET with a minimum score of B in each of the four components
  • PTE (Academic) with a minimum overall score of 65 and a minimum score of 65 in each of the four communicative skills
  • TOEFL iBT with a minimum total score of 94 and a minimum score of 24 in listening, 24 in reading, 27 in writing and 23 in speaking.


Not Applicable

Online requirement

  • Basic word processing skills
  • Access to computer and internet connection
  • Ability to attend scheduled clinical placements.


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

VET Student Loans are available to assist eligible students studying higher level vocational education and training (VET) qualifications to pay their tuition fees. Higher level VET qualifications are at those at a Diploma level and above. VET Student loans are capped at a maximum for each approved course of study and the amount of the loan cannot be greater than your remaining FEE-HELP balance. If eligible for a student loan, you can access up to $15225 to help cover the tuition fees for this course. For more information about VET Student Loans and eligibility requirements, please click here.

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Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information

Police Check – Students are required to obtain a current Police Check prior to attending enrolment.

Working With Children’s Check – Students are required to obtain a current Working with Children’s Check prior to attending enrolment.

Registration - Students are 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.

Students must be up-to-date with all vaccinations


Successfully complete 10 weeks full time of clinical placements equating to a Total of 400 hours. This weekly allocation of time will exceed the industry standards of 38 hours due to ANMAC Requirements of a minimum of 400 hours over the duration of all placement blocks.
Placement is arranged by: Institute

Pathway to Industry Licence

On completion of this course it is recommended that all potential applicants check the AHPRA website for details relating to registration requirements.

For further detailed information on the registration standards, please refer to the AHPRA website.

Material and Equipment supplied by students

General class study material

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

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

Course Structure

Course Modules

Course Units
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTENN025 Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes
HLTENN015 Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting
HLTENN013 Implement and monitor care of the older person
HLTENN012 Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems
HLTENN011 Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems
HLTENN010 Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice
HLTENN009 Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions
HLTENN008 Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
HLTENN007 Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy
HLTENN006 Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment
HLTENN005 Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs
HLTENN004 Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans
HLTENN003 Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care
HLTENN002 Apply communication skills in nursing practice
HLTENN001 Practise nursing within the Australian health care system
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
HLTAAP003 Analyse and respond to client health information
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice


Practical experiences, practical demonstrations in simulated work conditions, journals, oral presentations, presentations to audiences, case studies, projects, group projects, group discussions, written essays, examinations, problem solving, documents/folios

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