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HLT54115 - Diploma of Nursing


Get the Skills required to become an Enrolled Nurse in Australia

The HLT54115 - Diploma of Nursing gives you a thorough grounding in important health, technical, interpersonal and clinical skills, as well as the knowledge and skills that are required to practice nursing within the Australian healthcare system. This course is delivered over a total duration of 24 months.


  • Course Code : HLT54115
  • Course Name : HLT54115 - Diploma of Nursing
  • AQF Level : Level 5 - Diploma
  • Duration : 102 weeks (4 Semesters)
  • School : School of Nursing
  • Provided By :
    Institute of Health and Nursing Australia
  • Accreditations/
    Funding :
    IHNA Nationally Recognized Training IHNA Course State Government Victoria Jobs & Skills WA

  • Articulation
    Pathways :
    La Trobe University deakin university Edith Cowan University

For those who are looking for a career in Nursing, where they can offer support and care to people who need it; the HLT54115 - Diploma of Nursing is the right choice.

On completing the HLT54115 - Diploma of Nursing, you can enter the healthcare industry as an Enrolled Nurse and work under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. This course will open the doors to many rewarding job opportunities, as thousands of jobs are expected to open in this sector over the next five years. More here.

The course will cover topics such as the following: First Aid, obtaining and interpreting a patient's physical information, work health and safety, working within a diverse environment, following organisational infection prevention and control procedures, performing preliminary and ongoing physical health assessments of all body systems and more. This course aims to nurture highly-skilled, competent and confident enrolled nurses who can think critically and make the right decisions in the situations they may face.

Our HLT54115 - Diploma of Nursing is a well-recognised course that is nationally accredited by Nationally Recognised Training in Australia (a joint initiative of the Australian and State and Territory governments).

Course learning outcomes

This course is designed to provide the following learning outcomes:

  • demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the nursing profession and the development of the delivery of healthcare by nurses as health professionals;
  • discuss the importance and application of legislation, regulations and legal precedent to enrolled nurse practice;
  • practise in a safe and culturally competent manner by adhering to the Enrolled Nurse Standards for Practice;
  • recognise the accountability and responsibility of self and other health team members in the provision of nursing care in the area of practice;
  • demonstrate critical thinking in the delivery of specific services;
  • formulate and implement nursing care plans for individual clients and evaluate the care provided in a range of health environments;
  • provide holistic nursing care to support the healthcare needs of clients in all age groups and health conditions as applicable;
  • acknowledge cultural competence and team contribution as a basis for effective workplace and professional relationships;
  • understand the importance of nursing research and critically analyse and apply evidence based practice guidelines to nursing practice;
  • participate in ongoing education programs to ensure quality improvement practices in own scope of care;
  • demonstrate effective communication skills in a variety of healthcare settings;
  • comply with nursing documentation requirements within own scope of practice;
  • provide nursing care for clients with complex care needs including safe medication administration within the scope of enrolled nurse practice.

FACE TO FACE/ CLASSROOM:

The course is provided through teacher led classroom mode delivery. It would be delivered over 1695 hours including theory (20 contact hours per week at an IHNA campus), self-paced structured e-learning, simulation training (420 hours) and at least 480 hours of work based training / professional experience placement (PEP) over four semesters.

Besides the above structured learning, students are advised that they will be required to do approximate 10 hours per week of unstructured learning.

The simulation training is for review of the learning activities, practicing communication, work based skills, management skills and to undertake other assessments e.g.: group presentation/individual presentation.

Students enrolling in on-campus mode of delivery are provided with one week of orientation in the first semester, which covers campus, course, academic, online library orientation and academic writing.

BLENDED:

This course will be delivered over 1695 hours, including theory, self-paced structured e-learning, simulation training (420 hours) and at least 480 hours of work based training / professional experience placement (PEP) over four semesters. The student opting blended form of delivery have to mandatorily attend 1 day of contact theory support sessions per week.

Blended students also need to complete 12 hours of structured e-learning per week. Besides the above structured learning, students are advised that they will be required to do approximate 10 hours per week of unstructured learning.

Students enrolling in blended mode of delivery will have the option to attend the orientation online or on-campus, which will cover campus, course, academic, online library orientation

Every semester there is an on-campus workshop. Workshops range from one to two weeks. The simulation work shop is for review of the learning activities in the classroom, practicing clinical nursing skills in the simulated nursing laboratory environment and undertaking medication calculation tests and other assessments e.g.: group presentation/individual presentation.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE PLACEMENTS (PEP) (FACE-TO-FACE & BLENDED MODE)

Each semester will have a Professional Experience Placements component which may be conducted based on the relevant semester in an aged care facility/GP Clinic/Mental Health Facility/Sub Acute Facility/Acute Facility.

The Professional Experience Placements will be 5 days a week. Students may be allocated morning (AM) or afternoon (PM) shifts. Morning shifts usually start at 7 am and evening shifts can finish at 10.30pm. Each shift is 8.5 hours long (including 30 mins meal break). Students must attend as per schedule; no special arrangements or changes will be made on the allocated placements. PEPs may be cancelled without prior notice by the facility.

The PEP will be arranged by IHNA. We DO NOT guarantee that the PEP venue will be close to your suburb. It can be anywhere in Australia. Students must be ready to travel and stay anywhere in Australia for the PEP at their own cost.

Upon successful completion of the HLT54115 – Diploma of Nursing, you will meet one of the requirements to apply for your registration as an enrolled nurse with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Students who have not completed Year 12 in Australia, may need to have an English Language testing required. Please refer to the AHPRA website to know the current requirements for registration as an Enrolled Nurse.

Click here to view the current English language skills registration standard.

WHAT CAN AHPRA’S REGISTRATION DO FOR ME?

It enables graduates to practice nursing in a variety of areas including acute care, medical, surgical, general, rehabilitation, palliative care, operating theatres, paediatric, community, mental health or aged care settings in Australia under the supervision and direction of the Registered Nurse.

This course may have pathways to further studies such as:

• Advanced Diploma of Nursing;
• Bachelor of Nursing;
• Bachelor of Midwifery.


Entry Requirements

No specific entry requirements as per the qualification details or training package.

Admission Criteria

IHNA has in place admission criteria for courses in its scope as required by its ‘Application and Enrolment Procedure for VET Courses’ to ensure that candidates meet industry requirements.

• Applicants are required to be 18 years old and above and need to be Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or year 12th pass,
OR
• Be of mature age which can be demonstrated by a candidate who is at least of 21 years and has a qualification at Certificate II level or higher, OR has 2 years industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication


In addition, all the applicants are required to have successfully completed an ACSF test and demonstrate competence as working at Level 4 for all indicators to enrol for this qualification (issued within the last 12 months from the time of admission).

Additional Requirement for for professional experience placement (PEP).

• A satisfactory National Police Clearance / Australian Federal Police Clearance Certificate(AFP) / NCC will be required for all practical placements.
• A satisfactory Working with Children Check is required.
• Complete the mandatory immunization process, before the practical placement start date.


It is also essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

While IHNA will work with you to make “reasonable accommodations” in the campus lab and classroom, there are work place practice conditions that occur in the workplace environment that are beyond IHNA’s control. The physical requirements below are necessary to function in the healthcare facility and/or community setting. Students must be able to perform and complete course objectives and requirements with or without reasonable accommodations otherwise you will not be enrolled.

Skills and abilities that are needed to perform client care to pass the course objectives and requirements are:

• Strength: Sufficient to assist with lifting and transferring a client, and perform CPR
• Mobility: Sufficient mobility to bend, stoop, and bend down to the floor; ability to move around rapidly; and to move in small, confined areas
• Hearing: Sufficient to hear through the stethoscope to discriminate sounds; to hear cries for help; to hear alarms on equipment and emergency signals; and various overhead pages.
• Vision: Sufficient to make physical assessments of client and equipment.
• Communication: Able to communicate in both verbal and written formats; and interact with clients, staff, and faculty supervisors.


If you have a disability that will require reasonable accommodations to fulfil these requirements then please declare in your course application.

The HLT54115 - Diploma of Nursing has a total of 25 units; 20 core units and five elective units.

CORE UNITS

CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice
HLTAAP002Confirm physical health status
HLTAAP003Analyse and respond to client health information
HLTENN001Practise nursing within the Australian health care system
HLTENN002Apply communication skills in nursing practice
HLTENN003Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care
HLTENN004Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans
HLTENN005Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs
HLTENN006Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment
HLTENN007Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy
HLTENN008Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
HLTENN009Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions
HLTENN011Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems
HLTENN012Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems
HLTENN013Implement and monitor care of the older person
HLTENN015Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting
HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care

ELECTIVE UNITS

HLTENN010Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice
HLTAID003Provide first aid
BSBWOR404Develop work priorities
CHCPOL003Research and apply evidence to practice
HLTENN020Conduct clinical assessments

Assessment strategies are implemented for collecting evidence and making judgements about whether competency has been achieved by the learner.

The assessments confirm whether an individual can perform to the standards expected in the workplace, as expressed in the relevant endorsed unit of competency.

Assessment tools used include :
•  Theory Assessments (TA)
•   Unit Examination
•   Project
•   Simulation Based Assessments (SBA)
•   Professional Experience Placement (PEP) Book

The total tuition cost for domestic students for the HLT54115 – Diploma of Nursing

StateFeesFunding
VictoriaAUD $25,000State Funding is Available for Eligible Students
Western AustraliaAUD $25,000Jobs & Skills WA Funding is Available for Eligible Students
New South WalesAUD $25,000No State Funding Available
Other funding options are available, for more information please contact us on: enquiry@ihna.edu.au or 1800 22 52 83

If you are applying for VET STUDENT LOANS, please check if you are eligible

Enrolling in this qualification and availing the relevant state funding, may affect student’s future training options and the eligibility for further government subsidised training.



Students eligible and opting for government funding must attend 20 hours of classroom sessions per week. Students failing to attend the classroom sessions will not be able to avail the funding and will be required to pay the full course fees.

This course has a total planned duration of 102 weeks of classroom theory (structured for four semesters, 20 hours per week on campus) and simulation laboratory sessions (with candidates completing 480 hours of clinical placement in different care facilities).

IHNA has partnered with La Trobe University to build pathways into Health and Nursing degrees.
Completing HLT54115 - Diploma of Nursing gives 165 credits / 11 subjects towards:


For more information, please contact our admission consultants on 1800 22 52 83

Career Outcomes

This course may have pathways to higher level degrees such as: Advanced Diploma of Nursing, Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Midwifery.

Please visit our Pathway Planner for more information about different pathway options.

Successfully completing this course will enable you register and work as an Enrolled Nurse within a healthcare setting. Please refer to the AHPRA website to know the current requirements for registration as an Enrolled Nurse.

Statistics show that 20,500 people were employed as Enrolled and Mothercraft Nurses in 2015, and 5,001 to 10,000 job openings are expected in the next five years.

Source: Department of Employment. For full details on Enrolled and Mothercraft Nurses visit Job Outlook

VET STUDENTS LOANs

From January 1st 2017, the VET FEE-HELP scheme of the Australian Government has been replaced by VET Student Loans. To minimise disruption to existing students, a phased approach is being taken to transition from VET FEE-HELP to the new VET Student Loans program, whereby students wishing to continue their studies under the existing VET FEE-HELP arrangements will need to opt-in. To know more, please visit https://docs.education.gov.au/node/43471 .

The VET Student Loans is a loan program that helps eligible students enrolled in higher level vocational education and training courses at approved course providers pay their tuition fees. Access to a VET Student Loan is approved by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.

VET Student Loans

ELIGIBILITY

To get a VET Student Loan, you must be an eligible student who is studying an approved course with an approved course provider. You must apply to the government using the approved form, and must confirm your engagement and progression to continue to access the loan throughout your course.

Further details of eligibility are given below:

• You are an Australian citizen, or a New Zealand Special Category Visa (SCV) holder who meets the long-term residency requirements, or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.
• You have not exceeded the FEE-HELP limit.
• You are enrolled with an approved course provider in an approved course and have enrolled in accordance with the application requirements.
• You are studying the approved course primarily at a campus in Australia.
• Your course meets the course requirements, if it:

• is specified on the VET Student Loans (courses and loan caps) determination (the courses and loan caps determination); and
• delivered by an approved course provider; and
• is a qualification of diploma, advanced diploma, graduate certificate or graduate diploma in the Australian Qualifications Framework.

• You have been assessed by your approved course provider as academically suited to undertake the approved course by either:

• providing your Australian Year 12 Certificate; OR
• by providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework Certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English); OR
• displaying competence at Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy through an approved Language, Literacy and Numeracy test.
• In addition, your approved provider must reasonably believe you show competence in completing the course.

• You meet the Tax File Number (TFN) requirements.
• You have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) or are otherwise exempt.
• You have read the 2017 VET Student Loans information booklet
• You have given the required documents to your approved course provider and submitted the loan application form by the first census day no less than two business days after enrolling.

FEE-HELP LIMIT

You can borrow up to the FEE-HELP limit to pay your tuition fees. For 2017, the FEE-HELP limit is $100,879 for most students. There is no interest charged on HELP debts.
For some students, a 20 per cent loan fee applies to VET Student Loans for full fee paying / fee for service students.

REPAYMENT

You must start repaying your HELP debt through the tax system once your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold, even if you are still studying. The threshold is adjusted each year and for the 2017-18 income year, it is $55,874 or above.

WANT TO KNOW MORE?

Please check updated information given in the 2017 VET Student Loans information booklet , at this link:
https://docs.education.gov.au/system/files/doc/other/vet_student_loan_student_information_booklet_2017_0.pdf

Statement of VET Tuition Assurance

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Face to face Delivery

Melbourne(Heidelberg)

Apr 09, 2018
Jun 11, 2018
Oct 01, 2018
Feb 04, 2019
Apr 08, 2019
Jul 08, 2019
Oct 14, 2019
Feb 03, 2020
Apr 06, 2020
Jul 06, 2020
Oct 05, 2020

Perth

Mar 21, 2018
Jun 11, 2018
Feb 04, 2019
Apr 08, 2019
Jul 08, 2019
Oct 14, 2019
Feb 03, 2020
Apr 06, 2020
Jul 06, 2020
Oct 05, 2020

Sydney(Parramatta)

Apr 09, 2018
Jun 11, 2018
Oct 01, 2018
Apr 08, 2019
Apr 08, 2019
Jul 08, 2019
Oct 14, 2019
Feb 03, 2020
Apr 06, 2020
Jul 06, 2020
Oct 05, 2020

Online (Blended) Delivery

Melbourne(Heidelberg)

Jun 11, 2018
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is about the skills and knowledge you’ve gained through work and life experiences, no matter how, when or where the learning occurred. We acknowledge your previous achievement of competencies or learning outcomes that may count towards your qualification. RPL acknowledges that people learn in many different ways and that learning may have been obtained through:

• Formal learning – which takes place within an institution, such as in a school system, college or at TAFE, and is formally recognised with grades, diplomas or certificates;
• Informal learning – occurs in a variety of places, such as at home, work, and through daily interactions and relationships with members of society;
• Non-formal learning – you had a formal learning environment, but is not formally recognised within a curriculum or syllabus framework (e.g. from workshops, short courses, seminars, community or interest-based courses, conferences);
• A mix of the above.


This recognition process is evidenced in accordance with the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and could provide you with a full or partial qualification and avoid duplication of training. You may be able to complete your course faster through recognition of your previous study, work skills and past experience as credits towards completion of your course. Some of our courses also have recognised study pathways, making learning more accessible. Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling.

HOW ARE MY SKILLS ASSESSED?

Your skills will be assessed against industry standards. This is done by an RPL assessor. You may be asked to:

• Perform tasks or jobs
• Talk about and explain how you do those jobs (through a structured interview process)
• Provide evidence of your work
• A visit to your workplace may be organised so you can demonstrate your abilities. You may have to provide job descriptions, references or documented evidence of performance appraisals.
• The assessor will consider your skills and knowledge and match them against a suitable qualification.


OVERSEAS QUALIFICATIONS

If your qualifications, training or skills were gained outside Australia, you might be able to get recognition for your skills or qualifications to determine your eligibility to gain credit for the intended course of study. We can initiate this process on the available courses for which RPL is applicable.

APPLICATIONS FOR RPL

If you intend on applying for RPL:

  • Please request the RPL application by contacting our admission officers directly on 1800 22 52 83 or email enquiry@ihna.edu.au state your request.
  • Carefully read the information contained within the RPL Student Guide.
  • Send your RPL application to our Admissions Officer using the RPL Student Information Form (fully complete all sections).
  • Collate copies of all required documents to be used as evidence of your prior learning/experience.
  • Attach these documents to your application.
  • Submit the Application Form and documented evidence via email to enquiry@ihna.edu.au
  • There is an application Fee of AUD$200.00 to conduct the RPL assessment and evaluation.

CREDIT TRANSFER (CT)

Applicants for Credit Transfer must complete the credit transfer application form, attach a copy of a verified Award or Statement of Attainment and submit the application to the Course Coordinator. The Course Coordinator must check the Award or Statement of Attainment and grant Credit Transfer for identical units that have been identified as being completed at another Registered Training Organisation. Verified copies of Qualifications and Statements of Attainment used as the basis for granting Credit Transfer must be placed in the student files. The student and the Course Coordinator must sign the completed Credit Transfer record. Granting of Credit Transfer must be recorded as a unit outcome in the student's file. Student’s individual training plans will be adjusted to reflect any Credit Transfer granted. Credit Transfer does not attract a fee.

 

Note: Information provided as a guide only. The units taken into account may vary depending on the course provider. Please contact us for specific information on units and credit transfers.

Course Pathways

 
 

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CREDIT UNITS

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