HLT54121 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

Blended - Training will be delivered both on site at SuniTAFE and online.

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to undertake a Pre-Training Review to help confirm the course is suitable. Applicants must be able to provide a Working with Children Check as part of their application and are responsible for all costs associated. Applicants must be able to provide a current clear Police Check as part of their application and are responsible for all costs associated. Applicants must be willing to obtain an NDIS Worker Screening Check prior to undertaking practical placement and are responsible for all costs associated. Applicants must be willing to provide proof of their up-to-date immunisation status including Covid-19 to employers to undertake practical placement, if requested. Applicants must be at least 18 years old prior to course commencement. Applicants must have access to a computer and the internet.

Expected Time to Complete

2 Years

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people 40 $0.00
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety 25 $35.00
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice 120 $0.00
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status 90 $35.00
HLTAAP003 Analyse and respond to client health information 60 $0.00
HLTENN035 Practise nursing within the Australian health care system 75 $0.00
HLTENN036 Apply communication skills in nursing practice 50 $0.00
HLTENN037 Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care 50 $0.00
HLTENN038 Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care 110 $0.00
HLTENN039 Apply principles of wound management 60 $0.00
HLTENN040 Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy 275 $0.00
HLTENN041 Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice 30 $0.00
HLTENN042 Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions 60 $0.00
HLTENN043 Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health conditions 150 $0.00
HLTENN044 Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health conditions 60 $0.00
HLTENN045 Implement and monitor care of the older person 75 $0.00
HLTENN047 Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting 80 $0.00
HLTENN068 Provide end of life care and a palliative approach in nursing practice 70 $0.00
HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control 35 $0.00
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
HLTENN057 Contribute to the nursing care of a person with diabetes 80 $0.00
HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment 25 $35.00
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

Self-Funded $16,355

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.

For information on refunds in relation to withdrawals, transfers and cancellations refer to the following policies and procedures.
Refund of Course Fees Policy
Student Withdrawal and Refund of Course Fees Procedure

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Intake Campus Course Details
2024 June Swan Hill Campus Full Time, Blended, Full Year, Tuesday - Thursday, 9.00AM - 3.30PM
2024 June Mildura Campus Full Time, Blended, Full Year, Tuesday - Thursday, 9.00AM - 3.30PM