Diploma of Nursing 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.

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KEY INFORMATION

 

WHERE CAN I STUDY?

  • Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide

START DATES

  • 5 February 2018
  • 30 April 2018
  • 23 July 2018
  • 29 October 2018

WORKLOAD

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

  • 1 day/week on campus + online learning

COURSE DURATION

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

Why study at THINK Health Education?

 

At THINK Health Education, we teach you theory alongside practical, hands-on experience. We ensure our students are trained in the real-world skills they need for success.

PRACTICAL FOCUSED

Your Nurse Educators will always merge theory with the latest knowledge in evidence-based practice. Our small practical groups – just five students each – and our well-equipped labs will give you greater opportunities to sharpen your skills and the personal attention to ensure you graduate competent and full of confidence to kick-start your nursing career.

PERSONALISED SUPPORT

We offer a strong orientation program to ensure you will be able to register as a nurse after your graduation. You will enjoy a supportive environment that encourages close collaboration between peers, Learning Advisors, Program Coordinators and Nurse Educators who are always approachable and ready to help.

FLEXIBILE STUDY MODE & LOCATION

We are the only Australian provider who offers a national nursing program and inter-state transfer opportunities. According to your needs and your schedule, you can choose face-to-face course delivery or a blended study mode in-person and online. And you can change modes at any stage.

“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

Course overview

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

The course prepares graduates to work in diverse contemporary healthcare settings. 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.

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

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

 

This course has 20 core units and 5 elective units.

 

SUBJECTS

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

 

CORE SUBJECTS

Work with diverse people

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.

Promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

he 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.

Reflect on and improve own professional practice

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.

he skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

Confirm physical health status

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.

Apply communication skills in nursing practice

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.

Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment

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.

Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice

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.

Implement and monitor care of the older person

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.

Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

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.

Follow safe work practices for direct client care

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.

ELECTIVE SUBJECTS

Provide first aid

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.

Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice

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

Analyse and respond to client health information

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.

Practice nursing within the Australian healthcare system

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.

Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care

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.

Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans

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.

Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions

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.

Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting

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.

ELECTIVE SUBJECTS

Research and apply evidence to practice

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

Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs

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.

Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy

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

Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems

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.

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.

Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems

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.

ELECTIVE SUBJECTS

Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes

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.

Contribute to maternal and infant health care

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

 

Whether you are new to study, up-skilling or changing your career, you have the flexibility to manage your time and choose both where and how you want to study.

FACE-TO-FACE OR BLENDED MODE

According to your needs and your schedule, you can choose face-to-face course delivery or a blended study mode in-person and online. And you can change modes at any stage.

WELL EQUIPPED CAMPUSES

To support your success, we have purpose-built campuses in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide, all available to you.

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ON CAMPUSES

 

Adelaide
Level 2, 22 Pulteney St, Adelaide, 5000

Brisbane
123 Gotha Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

Melbourne
Level 1, 196 Flinders street, Melbourne

Sydney
3,333 Kent street, Sydney

OUR TEACHERS

Tineke Thurlow, Adelaide campus

Role: Nurse ducator

Years’ experience: 36

Experience: Registered nurse/ nurse educator with a special interest in chronic disease management

Profile: Tineke Thurlow is a nurse educator with THINK Education at the Adelaide Campus. Tineke has worked in a variety of nursing roles during her long nursing career, including working as a midwife, working in neonatal ICU, and working in the post-anaesthetic recovery room to name a few. Her interests include chronic disease management, in particular diabetes management and education. Prior to joining the teaching team in Adelaide, Tineke held the position of Credentialed Diabetes Educator with RDNS, a role she held for many years.

Qualifications:

  • Certificate 4 in Training and Assessment
  • Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Management and Education
  • Graduate Diploma of Nursing
  • Diploma of Applied Science
  • Neonatal/Paediatric Nursing Certificate
  • Midwifery Certificate
  • Registered Nursing Certificate

Registration: Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

Jennifer Mather, Melbourne campus

Role: Nurse ducator

Years’ experience: 40

Experience: Registered Nurse, Registered Midwife, Nurse Educator

Profile: Jennie Mather is a Nurse Educator at THINK Education specialising in wound management. She has been a nurse and midwife for forty years and a nurse educator for over 30 years in both Higher Education and TAFE. Her major health interests are wellness and wound management which she teaches at a Masters level. She is particularly interested in applying innovative teaching practices such as transparency, team-based learning, classroom simulation and gamification.

Qualifications:

  • Certificate of General Nursing
  • Certificate of Midwifery
  • Certificate of Touch for Health
  • Certificate of Kinesiology
  • Certificate of Aromatic Kinesiology
  • Diploma of Applied Science (Community Nursing)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Administration)
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Master of Education

Memberships:

  • Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation
  • Australian College of Nursing
  • Wound Australia

How much?

 

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


The estimated maximum course cost is AUD $24,750. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences.
The estimated maximum course cost is AUD $27,225. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences.

HOW CAN I PAY?

PAYMENT OPTIONS

  1. Upfront payment via Credit Card, BPAY, cheque or overseas bank account transfer
  2. Full or partial payment via FEE-HELP Government Assistance (domestic students only)

VET Student Loans

Eligible students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through VET STUDENT LOANS. VET Student Loans is a Government loan program that helps students pay for their tuition fees up to a set amount (known as a loan cap).

VET Student Loans will not be approved for students who do not meet eligibility requirements and VET Student Loan gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

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SCHOLARSHIPS

Talented student? Apply for a scholarship, with options for school leavers, post graduates and more.

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Can I apply?

 

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

In order to meet our accreditation with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council, the minimum standards for entry into the HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing are:

  • Year 12 or equivalent; OR
  • An Australian Certificate III in Individual Support or disability work. OR
  • At least two years’ experience in a closely related field such as Home and Community Care or Disability OR
  • For students wanting to apply as a mature age entry, be 21 years of age or older.

Applicants are required to declare physical and mental fitness to safely perform the duties associated with direct care work.

Academic Entry Requirements for domestic students on VSL:

  • A completed Australian secondary education qualification or equivalent
  • Undertake Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) testing and demonstrate competency at exit level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) in both reading and numeracy.

IELTS requirements:

  • 6.0 or equivalent
  • From April Intake, 7.0 or equivalent

Ready to apply?

 

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

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We prepare international students with the skills and knowledge to be employment-ready, communicate and collaborate with diverse cultures and graduate with a perspective to gain global learning experiences.

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