Background

HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing

Are you looking for a meaningful career and secure employment?

HLT54115 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 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 is an AQF Level 5 course, and is provided and delivered by Think: Colleges Pty Ltd, ABN 93 050 049 299, RTO 0269, CRICOS 00246M.

Key Information

 

WHERE CAN I STUDY?

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

INTAKE DATES

  • 17 February 2020
  • 01 June 2020

WORKLOAD

Full-time on campus

OR

Full-time blended, with a mix of on-campus and online study

COURSE DURATION

20 months full-time including
400 hours of unpaid clinical placement.
Students on an international student visa are required to study full time, i.e. the completion of a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year.

20 months full-time including 400 hours of unpaid clinical placement.
Students on an international student visa are required to study full time, i.e. the completion of a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year.

Studying at Think education

 

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

Bachelor of Nursing

Interested in studying a Bachelor of Nursing? The Torrens University Australia Bachelor of Nursing will prepare you to enter a career as a Registered Nurse in the Australian healthcare environment.

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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 20 months and includes 400 hours (10 weeks) of unpaid clinical placement in a range of professional workplace settings.

Students on an international student visa are required to study full time, i.e. the completion of a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year.

ACCREDITATION

The HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing at THINK Education is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) and is listed as an approved program with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulating Authority (AHPRA). Graduates of the HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing will be eligible to apply to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) for registration as an Enrolled Nurse.

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 across 5 trimesters, as outlined below.

CORE SUBJECTS

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 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.

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 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 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 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 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

 

CORE SUBJECTS

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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 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 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.

 

CORE SUBJECTS

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 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.

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 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.

HOW YOU'LL STUDY

 

BLENDED DELIVERY
(AVAILABLE FOR DOMESTIC STUDENTS)

FULL-TIME ON CAMPUS IN SYDNEY, MELBOURNE, BRISBANE, ADELAIDE

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
88 Wakefield Street,
Adelaide
1300 575 803
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.

 

Your course fees are broken down in the following way (subject to change).

HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing
Total Fee per Trimester
Vet Student Loan (if eligible)
Student Gap Payment
Trimester 1
$4,771.08
$2,990.65
$1,780.43
Trimester 2
$5,352.56
$3,355.14
$1,997.42
Trimester 3
$4,785.99
$3,000.00
$1,786.00
Trimester 4
$6,306.78
$3,953.27
$2,353.51
Trimester 5
$3,533.58
$2,214.95
$1,318.63
TOTAL
$24,750.00
$15,514.00
$9,236.00

The Student Gap Payment must be paid upfront by the start date of each trimester or via a fortnightly payment plan (4 payments).

Your course fees are broken down into fees per trimester.

Course Tuition Fees

The estimated maximum course cost is:

$28,875.00 AUD

Fee Schedule

Trimester 1
$5,566.27
Trimester 2
$6,244.65
Trimester 3
$5,583.66
Trimester 4
$7,357.91
Trimester 5
$4,122.52

All fees must be paid upfront before the due date – payment plans are not available for international students.

HOW CAN I PAY

 

Payment Methods

Upfront payment

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

Apply for a payment plan

with VET Student Loan and Payment plan

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 $15,514.

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 a payment plan if you are a domestic student

Do I meet the entry Requirements?

 

Before we 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 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.

  • Year 12 or equivalent; OR
  • An Australian Certificate III in Individual Support or disability work; OR
  • For students wanting to apply as a mature age entry, be 21 years of age or older; AND
  • Undertake Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) testing from an Australian Government approved provider and demonstrate competency at exit level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) in both reading and numeracy; AND
  • Provide evidence of meeting at least one of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) English language standards prior to enrolment: http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Registration-Standards/English-language-skills.aspx(If you are required to provide evidence in the form of an English test please
    • Check IELTS test dates here
    • Find your nearest IELTS test centre here

NOTE: Australian students who have successfully completed an Australian Grade 12 certificate with an English subject and students who have undertaken a formal English language skills test (for example, the International Language Testing System) that meets program entry criteria referred to in criterion 6.1a, need only undertake the numeracy component of the LLN test.

All applicants must also satisfy the following:

  • Provide their Unique Student Identifier (USI) at the time of application if they already have one, or authorise THINK to apply for one on their behalf;
  • Students must be 18 years of age prior to clinical placement;
  • Applicants are required to declare their physical and mental fitness to safely perform the duties associated with direct care work.
  • IELTS score of 7.0 minimum (Academic) or above, with no skills band less than 7.0
    • Check IELTS test dates here; AND
    • Find your nearest IELTS test centre here
  • Undertake Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) testing from an Australian Government approved provider and demonstrate competency at exit level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) in both reading and numeracy; AND
  • Provide evidence of meeting at least one of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) English language standards prior to enrolment: http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Registration-Standards/English-language-skills.aspx

All applicants must also satisfy the following:

  • Students must be 18 years of age prior to clinical placement;
  • Applicants are required to declare their physical and mental fitness to safely perform the duties associated with direct care work.

“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

Ready to apply?

 

Applying to THINK 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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