HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding


This qualification reflects the role of an enrolled nurse working under supervision of a registered nurse. The delivery of the Diploma of Nursing is designed to focus on nursing as a profession and as such will offer a holistic and person-centred care approach to nursing. The program is designed to focus on nursing as part of a contextualised, integrated and coordinated multidisciplinary approach to contemporary health care. It is therefore designed in explicit recognition of the emerging nature of health care delivery and will cover four areas in the health industry: Aged Care, Mental Health, Acute Care and Community/Specialist Care. This is in light of the impact of rapidly changing medical and information technologies and consumer demands. A patient centred care approach should underpin this qualification with relevant competencies that relate to the different stages of life identified within the units.


This qualification leads to employment as an Enrolled Nurse.


Bachelor of Nursing.

Course Delivery

The Diploma of Nursing will be delivered full time, over two years; students will be required to attend classes for three days per week. Students will be expected to undertake a total of approximately 250 hours of self-directed learning. Students will have access to an online learning platform that will assist with these hours. Students will also be required to attend 440 hours of placement. This may incur students having to travel to other towns and hospitals in Victoria to undertake the placement.

Entry Requirements

Each student will undertake a Pre-Training Review before enrolling to help confirm the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about an individual's existing skills and knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and/or employment goals. Domestic students: Students must complete a Pre-Training Review and write an essay of approx. 500 words in relation to the Nursing field. Students must participate in an entry interview with the Education Delivery Manager/Head of Discipline and/or Nursing Team. Must be 18 years of age and will be required to complete the ACER CSPA assessments in Reading and Numeracy and achieve the core skill requirements outlined below. Domestic students who do not meet the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) Primary language pathway or extended education pathway for English Language Skills must provide a formal English Language test result (e.g. IELTS, Pearson, OET, TOEFL iBT) demonstrating they have achieved the NMBA specified level of English language skills prior to commencing the program. Prior to the entry interview, students will need to demonstrate proof of: Voluntary working with children's check; Clear national police check/fit for work. NDIS worker screening check required for final placement - Phase 4 All students: Prior to clinical placement, must have Covid Vaccination plus Full Immunisation documentation as part of the accredited Diploma Nursing Program. Booklist – Students will be responsible for meeting costs approximately $800 for the required booklist. Booklist will be provided at nursing interview. Practical Experience Placement (PEP) – Students must be available to participate in placement, which may include a 24 hour roster i.e.: night shifts/weekends, and meet costs associated with transport to and from placement.

Expected Time to Complete

2 Years

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people 40 $35.00
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety 25 $35.00
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice 120 $35.00
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status 90 $35.00
HLTAAP003 Analyse and respond to client health information 60 $329.00
HLTENN001 Practise nursing within the Australian health care system 100 $329.00
HLTENN002 Apply communication skills in nursing practice 50 $132.00
HLTENN003 Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care 50 $132.00
HLTENN004 Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans 110 $132.00
HLTENN005 Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs 90 $329.00
HLTENN006 Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment 45 $329.00
HLTENN007 Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy 250 $329.00
HLTENN008 Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice 30 $132.00
HLTENN009 Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions 60 $329.00
HLTENN011 Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems 70 $329.00
HLTENN012 Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems 50 $329.00
HLTENN013 Implement and monitor care of the older person 75 $132.00
HLTENN015 Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting 80 $329.00
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures 25 $35.00
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care 25 $35.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately 60 $40.00
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice 65 $35.00
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid 18 $30.00
HLTENN010 Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice 50 $329.00
HLTENN025 Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes 80 $95.00
Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.

Indicative Fees

Government Subsidised $11,585
Concession $5,806
RPL Government Subsidised $5,418
RPL Concession $1,084
RPL Self-funded $7,224
Self-Funded $13,391

Free TAFE for Priority Courses is a Victorian Government program that covers your tuition fees to study in selected courses at TAFE, if you’re eligible. Eligibility criteria apply. Free TAFE on selected courses only. Other fees and charges may apply. See www.freetafe.vic.gov.au.

Concession for Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses applies only to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

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Intake Campus Course Details
2023 January Mildura Campus Full Time, Classroom Based, Diploma Full Year, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9:00AM - 3:30PM, INTAKE FULL
2023 January Swan Hill Campus Full Time, Classroom Based, Diploma Full Year, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9:00AM - 3:30PM, INTAKE FULL