Background

Diploma of Nursing

Course Code: HLT54115

CRICOS Code: 095475A

Are you looking for a meaningful career and secure employment?

The Diploma of Nursing is a nationally recognised entry-level qualification for Enrolled Nurses (ENs) in Australia. You will graduate with the essential skills and knowledge to work as an Enrolled Nurse across a range of healthcare settings. At THINK Health Education we offer a high-quality education that will bring your talents and abilities to life and empower you with the real-world nursing skills you need for success.

This course is provided and delivered by Think: Colleges Pty Ltd, ABN 93 050 049 299, RTO 0269, CRICOS 00246M, Qualification code: HLT54115.

Key Information

 

WHERE CAN I STUDY?

  • Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide
  • Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide

START DATES

  • 25 February 2019
  • 10 June 2019
  • 16 September 2019

WORKLOAD

Face-to-face mode: 3 days/week on campus

Or blended mode: 1 day/week on campus + learning

COURSE DURATION

18 months full-time including
400 hours of unpaid clinical placement.

18 months full-time including 400 hours of unpaid clinical placement.

Studying at Think health education

 

At THINK Health Education, we place equal value on theory and practice. We will ensure you are trained in the real-world skills you need for success.

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A Global Network

Being a student at THINK Health Education means you will be part of Laureate, a leading international network of 60 educational institutions including universities, colleges and other providers across 20 countries.

Here for Good

We believe our students and graduates are improving lives and making the world a better place. Our universities provide the critical skills, knowledge and support to make this happen. This belief is expressed through our philosophy of being 'Here for Good'.

Course overview

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

The nominal period of training for the HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing is 18 months and includes 400 hours (10 weeks) of unpaid clinical placement in a range of professional workplace settings.

The elective units selected for this qualification have been chosen in consultation with industry representatives and, subsequently, accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC).

The underpinning knowledge and skills, and the graduate outcomes of this qualification are aligned to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) Standards for Practice: Enrolled Nurse, effective 1 January 2016.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Work as an Enrolled Nurse (EN)
  • Implement basic nursing care
  • Analyse health-related information
  • Administer and monitor medications
  • Develop effective communication skills
  • Legal and ethical parameters in nursing

What you’ll study

 

SUBJECTS

This course has 20 core units and 5 elective units consisting of:

CORE SUBJECTS

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. This unit applies to all workers.

The unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety issues in the workplace, model cultural safety in own work practice, and develop strategies to enhance cultural safety.
This unit applies to people working in a broad range of roles including those involved in direct client service, program planning, development and evaluation contexts.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and enhance own practice through a process of reflection and ongoing professional development.
This unit applies to workers in all industry sectors who take pro-active responsibility for their own professional development.
The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to obtain and interpret information about client health status and to check a client’s physical health. It requires a detailed knowledge of anatomy and physiology.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply effective communication skills with a person, family or carer and with other healthcare professionals in a variety of health care settings.
Communication skills in nursing practice require using information technology as well as interpersonal skills applied therapeutically in nursing care and small group discussions.
This unit applies to enrolled nursing work carried out in consultation and collaboration with registered nurses, and under supervisory arrangements aligned to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia regulatory authority legislative requirements.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply contemporary wound management principles to the care of various types of wounds. It involves working with the interdisciplinary healthcare team to contribute to assessment, treatment and ongoing management of a person’s wounds.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to within work legal and ethical parameters in professional nursing practice, including supporting rights and meeting duty of care requirements.
This unit applies to enrolled nursing work carried out in consultation and collaboration with registered nurses, and under supervisory arrangements aligned to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia regulatory authority legislative requirements.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to perform nursing interventions to support the social and emotional wellbeing and nursing care needs of the older person in both acute care settings and residential care environments.
This unit applies to enrolled nursing work carried out in consultation and collaboration with registered nurses, and under supervisory arrangements aligned to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia regulatory authority legislative requirements.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to follow organisational infection prevention and control procedures, including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for a worker to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others in work environments that involve caring directly for clients. It has a focus on maintaining safety of the worker, the people being supported and other community members.
This unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, in both centre-based and home-based service provision.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.
Specific licensing /regulatory requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training should be obtained from the relevant national/state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authorities.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide nursing care using a palliative approach in care environments such as hospitals, home and community care, hospices and long-term care facilities.
This unit applies to enrolled nursing work carried out in consultation and collaboration with registered nurses, and under supervisory arrangements aligned to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia regulatory authority legislative requirements.

CORE SUBJECTS

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse client health information and then to plan appropriate health services within scope of own role. It requires an in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to practise as a nursing professional within the Australian health care system, providing health care across the lifespan of people in a range of health and community care services or environments.

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required, within the scope of practice, to perform preliminary and ongoing physical health assessments of all body systems, gathering data that contributes to a person’s individualised health care plan.
This unit applies to enrolled nursing work carried out in consultation and collaboration with registered nurses, and under supervisory arrangements aligned to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia regulatory authority legislative requirements.
The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement nursing care as outlined in a person’s plan of care, evaluate outcomes of care provided, record and report progress, and respond to an emergency situation. This unit applies to enrolled nursing work carried out in consultation and collaboration with registered nurses, and under supervisory arrangements aligned to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia regulatory authority legislative requirements.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the nursing care and management of a person with a mental health condition.
This unit applies to enrolled nursing work carried out in consultation and collaboration with registered nurses, and under supervisory arrangements aligned to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia regulatory authority legislative requirements.

This unit describes the nursing skills and knowledge required to work in a primary health care environment including community-based, educational, occupational and informal settings, and in general practice.
Primary health care involves a person-centred and holistic approach to health care. It is made accessible to people by being located as close as possible to where they live, and supporting their full participation in a spirit of self-reliance and self-determination.
This unit applies to enrolled nursing work carried out in consultation and collaboration with registered nurses and under supervisory arrangements aligned to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia regulatory authority legislative requirements.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish the information need, gather information and critically analyse the information for relevance to own work.
This unit applies to health and community service workers who need to research existing information to support and improve their work practice. It does not cover primary research.
The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

CORE SUBJECTS

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide clinical nursing skills for a person with complex needs and to contribute to complex nursing interventions using critical thinking and problem-solving.
This unit applies to enrolled nursing work carried out in consultation and collaboration with registered nurses, and under supervisory arrangements aligned to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia regulatory authority legislative requirements.
The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to administer and monitor medications and intravenous (IV) therapy including calculating dosage requirements, interpreting written instructions from an authorised prescriber, assessing the person for medication effectiveness and side effects, and responding to an allergic pharmacological reaction.
This unit applies to enrolled nursing work carried out in consultation and collaboration with registered nurses and under supervisory arrangements aligned to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia regulatory authority legislative requirements.
The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the care of the person with an acute health problem by performing clinical nursing skills and interventions that support the person’s health care needs and assist them to regain optimal function and lifestyle.
This unit applies to enrolled nursing work carried out in consultation and collaboration with registered nurses, and under supervisory arrangements aligned to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia regulatory authority legislative requirements.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the care of a person with chronic health problems by performing nursing interventions that support the person’s needs and assist them in maintaining an optimal lifestyle.
This unit applies to enrolled nursing work carried out in consultation and collaboration with registered nurses, and under supervisory arrangements aligned to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia regulatory authority legislative requirements.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide nursing care to a person with diabetes including assessing needs, planning and implementing complex nursing interventions, evaluating outcomes, and educating the person on his/her condition and available resources.
This unit applies to enrolled nursing work carried out in consultation and collaboration with registered nurses, and under supervisory arrangements aligned to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia regulatory authority legislative requirements.
The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide care to mother and newborn infant in a range of health care settings such as postnatal, neonatal, child and family health care and paediatric settings. This unit applies to enrolled nursing work carried out in consultation and collaboration with registered nurses and registered midwives and under supervisory arrangements aligned to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia regulatory authority legislative requirements.
The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice

HOW YOU'LL STUDY

 

BLENDED DELIVERY AVAILABLE

Whether you are new to study, up-skilling or changing your career, the blended mode gives you the flexibility to manage your time. Students attend classroom and simulated laboratory sessions on campus 1 day per week. In the blended model of teaching and learning, there is a significant component of online and self-directed learning.

WELL EQUIPPED CAMPUSES

To support your success, we have purpose-built campuses across Australia. You will find all you need: collaborative study environments, well-equipped simulated laboratories and dedicated staff to help you with any queries. All of our campuses are situated in central locations with easy access to public transport.

INDUSTRY EXPERT EDUCATORS

Your nurse educators will be experienced nursing professionals who are also expert educators. Some of them are still working in their speciality field. They know how to best prepare students to meet the academic and professional requirements for nurses across today’s health industry, and the health landscape of the future.

OUR CAMPUSES

 

Adelaide
Level 1, 22 Pulteney Street,
Adelaide
1300 017 263
nursing.adelaide@think.edu.au

Brisbane
123 Gotha Street,
Fortitude Valley,Brisbane
1800 117 775
nursing.brisbane@think.edu.au

Melbourne
Level 1, 196 Flinders Street,
Melbourne
1300 882 268
nursing.melbourne@think.edu.au

Sydney
Level 3, 333 Kent Street,
Sydney
1300 851 246
nursing.sydney@think.edu.au

How much

 

Find out more about course fees and financial support – and for personalised advice, just ask.

Course Tuition Fees

The estimated maximum course cost is:

$24,799.50 AUD

Fee Schedule

Course fees can be paid in full or paid in 3 instalments, each instalment to be paid before the beginning of the academic stage census date

Stage 1 - Instalment 1
$8,464.50
Stage 2 - Instalment 2
$8,233.50
Stage 3 - Instalment 3
$8,101.50

Course Tuition Fees

The estimated maximum course cost is:

$27,225 AUD

Fee Schedule

Course fees can be paid in full or paid in 3 instalments, each instalment to be paid before the beginning of the academic stage census date

Stage 1 - Instalment 1
$9,405.00
Stage 2 - Instalment 2
$9,148.33
Stage 3 - Instalment 3
$9,001.67

HOW CAN I PAY

 

Payment Methods

Upfront payment

via Flywire, Credit Card, BPAY, cheque or overseas bank account transfer.

Partial payment

with VET Student Loan

Funding

VET Student Loan (VSL)

You can apply for VET Student Loan (VSL) if you are eligible. VET Student Loan (VSL) is a Commonwealth Government loan scheme that assists students to pay a part of their VET tuition fee.

Please note that VSL does not cover the total course cost, it is a loan capped at $15,000.

To be eligible for a VSL the student must be:

  1. an Australian citizen; or
  2. hold a permanent humanitarian visa and usually reside in Australia; or
  3. be a qualifying New Zealand citizen

Payment Plan

You can also apply for payment plans if you are under VSL scheme. There are 2 payment plan options available:

Option 1 - Pay in 3 months
$555.75/ fortnight - 6 instalments
Option 2 - Pay in 4 months
$416.82/ fortnight - 8 instalments

Do I meet the entry Requirements?

 

Before we get started with your course application, check you meet all the requirements listed below.

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Entry Requirements

In order to meet our accreditation with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council, the applicants must meet minimum standards to enter into the HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing. Below is a quick introduction to the necessary requirements, please click the button below to view all requirements.

“Learning clinical skills was my favourite part and I could not have had a better educator. She had amazing knowledge about nursing and her way of teaching was above any educator I’d had and I know. She was inspiring!"

Kelly-Jayne Hall | Student Sydney Campus

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Applying to THINK Health Education is easy. Pick your start date, decide how and where you would like to study, then apply online or give us a call and we’ll do it for you.

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