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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 an exhaustive grounding in crucial healthcare, technical, interpersonal and clinical skills, as well as the knowledge, skills and competencies required to practice nursing in Australia. This accredited 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
  • School : School of Nursing
  • Provided By :
    Institute of Health and Nursing Australia
  • Accreditations/
    Funding :
    IHNA Nationally Recognized Training IHNA Course

  • Articulation
    Pathways :
    murdoch" Edith Cowan University Charles Darwin 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.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE PLACEMENTS (PEP)

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 a morning (AM) or afternoon (PM) shifts. Morning shifts usually start at 7 am and evening shifts can finish at 10.30 pm. 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.

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) undertakes functions as set by the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, as in force in each state and territory (the National Law). The NMBA regulates the practice of nursing and midwifery in Australia, and one of its key roles is to protect the public.

Under the National Law, all nursing and midwifery students enrolled in an approved program of study, or who are undertaking clinical training in nursing or midwifery, must be registered as a student with the NMBA.

This fact sheet provides guidance to education providers regarding student registration with the NMBA.

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
BSBLDR402Lead effective workplace relationships

IHNA requires all enrolling students to have the below learning resources that will support their learning process.

Mandatory Textbook

Students must purchase this prescribed textbook as mentioned below.

Semester 1 :

1. Ross & Wilson Anatomy & Physiology Value Pack (incl workbook/colouring book) 12th edition

2. Tabbner's Nursing Care : Theory and Practice 7th Ed Oct 2016 - Gabby

Semester 3 :

1. Nursing Calculations 9th Ed 2016

2. McKenna: Pharmacology Made Incredibly Easy ANZ, ed 2013

Computers

IHNA has a computer lab with computers that can be accessed during working hours. Students must have a personal computer and access to internet to access all learning resources, online library, assessments, communicate with educators, fellow students, support services etc.

All students must have a basic computer knowledge and skills.

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The total tuition cost for the HLT54115 - Diploma of Nursing is AUD $30,000 for international students.

For international students: secondary course fee is $18,000

IHNA has partnered with Edith Cowan University to build pathways into our School of Nursing, and open the chance for students to further their education.
Visit the ECU website for further details.
Get a direct entry into the second year of ECU's Bachelors of Science (Nursing)
For more information, please contact our admission consultants on 1800 22 52 83

Career Outcomes

After successful completion of the program the candidates may gain employment in a health or community care facility which may include a hospital, aged care, rehabilitation center, clinic, GP services, etc. as an Enrolled Nurse. Successful completion of the course enables graduates to be eligible to apply to AHPRA for registration as Enrolled Nurse. Students need to meet the eligibility criteria set by AHPRA at the time of registration.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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

ADMISSION CRITERIA

  1. All applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency either by providing a written declaration that English is their primary language or evidence that they have achieved the minimum English language test results.

  1. Attended and satisfactorily completed at least six years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed solely in English in a recognised country (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America), including at least two years between years 7 and 12

  2. Achieve the required minimum scores in one of the following English language tests and meet the requirements for test results specified in this standard:

    IELTS 7 in each
    OET B in each
    PTE 65 in each
    TOEFL 94 ( 24 for listening, 24 for reading, 27 for writing, and, 23 for speaking )

  1. All the applicants are required to have successfully completed the LLN test and demonstrate competence level as exit level 3 in numeracy to enrol for this qualification (issued within the last 12 months from the time of admission).

  2. Applicants are required to be 18 years old.

  3. Basic computer skills.

Additional Requirements for professional experience placement (PEP).

  • A satisfactory National Police Clearance / Australian Federal Police Clearance Certificate(AFP) / NCC will be required for all practical placements.

  • Students must complete the immunization process before the practical placement start date as some facilities will not provide placement to student without immunisation.

  • Current Working with children check.

English language skills registration standards effect from 1st March 2019

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) have introduced an admission requirement that assesses a student's English language skills. Click here to view the requirements for the English language skills registration standard. This English language requirement must be demonstrated prior to entry into the Diploma of Nursing.

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (Board) requires all applicants for initial registration to demonstrate English language skills to be suitable for registration.

This registration standard sets out how an applicant for registration can demonstrate to the Board that their competency in speaking and communicating in English is sufficient to practise nursing and/or midwifery.

Students must achieve the required minimum scores in one of the following English language tests and meet the requirements for test results specified in this standard:

  • The IELTS (academic module) with a minimum overall score of 7 and a minimum score of 7 in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking).

    NOTE:

    We will only accept test results:

    • from one test sitting, or

    • a maximum of two test sittings in a six month period only if:

      • you achieve a minimum overall score of 7 in each sitting, and

      • you achieve a minimum score of 7 in each component across the two sittings, and

      • no score in any component of the test is below 6.5

  • the OET with a minimum score of B in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking).NOTE:We will only accept test results:

    • from one test sitting, or

    • maximum of two test sittings in a six month period only if:

      • you are tested in all four components in each sitting, and

      • you achieve a minimum score of B in each component across the two sittings, and

      • no score in any component of the test is below C.

  • the PTE Academic with a minimum overall score of 65 and a minimum score of 65 in each of the four communicative skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking).NOTE:We will only accept test results:

    • from one test sitting, or

    • a maximum of two test sittings in a six month period only if:

      • a minimum overall score of 65 is achieved in each sitting, and

      • you achieve a minimum score of 65 in each of the communicative skills across the two sittings, and

      • no score in any of the communicative skills is below 58

  • the TOEFL iBT with a minimum total score of 94 and the following minimum score in each section of the test:

    • 24 for listening,

    • 24 for reading,

    • 27 for writing, and

    • 23 for speaking.

      NOTE:

      We will only accept test results:

    • from one test sitting, or

    • a maximum of two test sittings in a six month period only if:

      • a minimum total score of 94 is achieved in each sitting, and you achieve a minimum score of 24 for listening, 24 for reading, 27 for writing and 23 for speaking across the two sittings, and

      • no score in any of the sections is below:

      • 20 for listening

      • 19 for reading

      • 24 for writing, and

      • 20 for speaking

  • other English language tests approved by the Board from time to time and published on the Board's website with the required minimum scores.

    In other defined circumstances/cases where there is compelling evidence demonstrating English language proficiency at least equivalent to the other pathways in this standard set out in a policy published by the Board.

Test results

The following requirements apply to the English language test results:

  1. Test results will be accepted if they were obtained:

    1.1 within the two years before the date you lodge your application for registration

    OR

    1.2 more than two years before the date you lodge your application for registration if, in the period since the test results were obtained, you:

    • have been in continuous employment as a registered health practitioner in the nursing and/or midwifery profession (which commenced within 12 months of the date of the test) in one of the recognised countries where English was the primary language of practice, and

    • lodge your application for registration within 12 months of finishing your last period of employment

    OR

    1.3 more than two years before the date you lodge your application for registration if, in the period since the test result was obtained, you:

    • have been continuously enrolled in a Board approved program of study, which commenced within 12 months of the date of the test result and undertook subjects in each semester, with no break from study apart from the education provider's scheduled holidays, and

    • lodge your application for registration within 12 months of completing the Board approved program of study.

  2. For the purposes of calculating time, if an applicant relies on test results from two sittings, time begins to run from the date of the earlier sitting.

Exemptions

  • The Board may grant an exemption to this standard when you apply for limited registration in the following circumstances:

    • to perform a demonstration in clinical techniques

    • to undertake research that involves limited or no patient contact, or

    • to undertake a period of postgraduate study or supervised training while working in an appropriately supported environment that will ensure patient safety is not compromised.

  • Conditions will generally apply to these exemptions, which will require supervision by a registered health practitioner and may also require the use of an interpreter.

  • The Board reserves the right at any time to revoke an exemption and/or require an applicant to undertake a specified English language test.

More information

Practitioners who meet this standard on the basis of results from an English language test will be asked to declare that they have continued to use English as their primary language when they apply to move from non-practising to practising registration.

Further information regarding the evidence that applicants must provide to the Board to prove that they meet this standard is set out in the relevant application form.

Your test results will be verified independently with the test provider.

You are responsible for the cost of English language tests.

Authority

This registration standard was approved by the Ministerial Council on 22 August 2018.

Registration standards are developed under section 38 of the National Law and are subject to wide ranging consultation.

Definitions

Board approved program of study means an accredited program of study approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia under section 49(1) of the National Law and published in the Board's list of approved programs of study on the Boar's website

Continuous employment means working the equivalent of at least 26 weeks per year.

Five years (full-time equivalent) continuous education means education over a period of five consecutive calendar years without a break from study apart from the education institution (e.g. school, university or vocation education provider) scheduled holidays

IELTS means the International English Language Testing System

Initial registration means:

  • a practitioner applying for registration in Australia in nursing and/or midwifery for the first time; or

  • a practitioner applying for registration (including moving from non-practising to another registration type) who has not used English as their primary language for a period of greater than five years; or

  • a practitioner who currently holds limited registration on the basis that they were granted an exemption from this standard in the limited circumstances described under Exemptions and who is applying for another type of registration.

    Initial registration otherwise does not include a practitioner who has had continual registration in nursing and/or midwifery and is applying for a different category or division of registration in that profession, for example, a practitioner who holds provisional registration and is applying for general registration; or a practitioner who holds general registration and is applying for specialist registration.

    National Law means the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act (as in force in each state and territory).

    OET means Occupational English Test

    Practising registration means provisional, general, specialist or limited registration

    Primary language the language primarily used for reading, writing, listening, and speaking and the language known best and most comfortable with.

    PTE Academic means the Pearson Test of English Academic

    Recognised country means one of the following countries:

    • Australia

    • Canada

    • New Zealand

    • Republic of Ireland

    • South Africa

    • United Kingdom

    • United States of America.

Secondary education means Australian school years 7 through to 12, even where year 7 is classified as part of primary school in a particular state or territory.

Six years primary and secondary education means six years of Australian school years 1 through to 12 or the equivalent in a recognised country with two of the years being between 7 and 12.

Student means a student currently registered under the National Law

Test results means the official results provided by the English language test provider. If you are providing test results from two test sittings as defined, the results from both sittings must meet the requirements of this standard.

TOEFL iBTv means the Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based test

Two test sittings in a six month period means that the dates of the sittings must not be more than six months apart. For example, if your first test sitting was on 1 March, the second sitting must be no later than 30 August. If you are providing test results from two sittings, you may provide results of any two tests taken within a six month period as defined.

Vocational education for the purpose of this standard is education that is taught and assessed solely in English in a recognised country where:

  • The level of vocational education was at the Australian Qualifications Framework Level 3 or Certificate III or higher, and

  • The vocational education was delivered primarily face to face and required students to use English speaking, writing, reading and listening skills.

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

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Melbourne (Heidelberg)

Face to Face

Oct 5, 2020
Feb 8, 2021
Apr 5, 2021
Jul 5, 2021
Oct 4, 2021
Feb 7, 2022
Apr 4, 2022
Jul 4, 2022
Oct 3, 2022
 

Sydney (Parramatta)

Face to Face

Oct 5, 2020
Feb 8, 2021
Jul 5, 2021
Oct 4, 2021
Oct 4, 2021
Feb 7, 2022
Apr 4, 2022
Oct 3, 2022
 

Perth (SGT)

Face to Face

Nov 2, 2020
Nov 2, 2020
Feb 15, 2021
Apr 7, 2021
Jul 5, 2021
Oct 4, 2021

Melbourne Heidelberg Campus ( Face to Face )

February Intake : Monday to Tuesday ( Full day class ) and Wednesday self-directed
April Intake: Wednesday to Friday 1.30 PM to 6.30 PM
July Intake : Wednesday to Friday 8.30 AM to 1.30 PM
October Intake : Wednesday to Friday 1.30 PM to 6.30 PM

Perth Campus

Mondays and Tuesdays

Sydney Campus ( February, April and October Intakes )

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Sydney Campus ( July Intake )

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

 

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.

 

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