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 may lead to a possible job outcome 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 onsite three days per week at their enrolled SuniTAFE campus and will also be expected to undertake a total of approximately 250 hours of self-directed learning outside of scheduled classes via an online learning platform. Students will also undertake 440 hours of placement which may require travel by the student to other towns and hospitals in Victoria. Students must be available to participate in placement, which may include a 24-hour roster of night/weekend shifts and be able to meet costs associated with transport to and from placement. This course is currently in transition; the course code, title, units and content may change in the future and further information will be provided upon enrolment and/or during the course of your training .

Entry Requirements

Applicants will be required to undertake a Pre-Training Review onsite at a SuniTAFE campus to help confirm the proposed course is suitable. The Pre-Training Review will include a literacy and numeracy assessment, 500-word essay and an interview with the Nursing Department. Applicants must be 18 years of age and must be able to demonstrate how they meet the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) specified level of English language skills which may require providing a formal English Language test result (e.g. IELTS, Pearson, OET, TOEFL iBT). Prior to their interview with the Nursing Department, applicants must provide evidence of a current Working with Children Check and current clear National Police Check. Applicants must also be willing to obtain and provide evidence of an NDIS Worker Screening Check and completed full immunisation record including the Covid Vaccination prior to practical placement.

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 $0.00
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice 120 $0.00
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status 90 $0.00
HLTAAP003 Analyse and respond to client health information 60 $0.00
HLTENN001 Practise nursing within the Australian health care system 100 $0.00
HLTENN002 Apply communication skills in nursing practice 50 $0.00
HLTENN003 Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care 50 $0.00
HLTENN004 Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans 110 $0.00
HLTENN005 Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs 90 $0.00
HLTENN006 Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment 45 $0.00
HLTENN007 Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy 250 $0.00
HLTENN008 Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice 30 $0.00
HLTENN009 Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions 60 $0.00
HLTENN011 Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems 70 $0.00
HLTENN012 Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems 50 $0.00
HLTENN013 Implement and monitor care of the older person 75 $0.00
HLTENN015 Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting 80 $0.00
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures 25 $0.00
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care 25 $0.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately 60 $0.00
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice 65 $0.00
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid 18 $0.00
HLTENN010 Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice 50 $0.00
HLTENN025 Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes 80 $0.00
Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

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