HLT51612 -

Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled / Division 2 Nursing)

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Course essentials

  • College:
  • Location:
    Industry, St Albans and Werribee
  • Delivery mode:
    Burst Mode, Class Contact, E-learning, On campus, Industry and Traineeship
  • Course code:
  • Duration:
    1.5 years
  • Study mode:
    Full Time and Part Time

This information is for Australian residents. View the international version of this course

Study one of the great caring professions and embark on a rewarding career as a Division 2 Nurse. You could find work in a variety of fields from public or private hospitals to private nursing or community health care facilities.

You will gain hands-on learning experience in our ward simulation labs as well as clinical experience through course placements.

Those who successfully complete this course may apply to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia for registration as an Enrolled Nurse.

Transition Program

Upgrade from the Certificate IV in Nursing, earlier Enrolled Nursing, or hospital based qualifications to the Diploma of Nursing by enrolling into the Diploma of Nursing Transition Program at Victoria University.


This test is designed to assess the literacy and numeracy levels of candidates applying for the Diploma of Nursing Course at Victoria University. It consists of three sections:

  1. Literacy: grammar, punctuation, spelling
  2. Numeracy: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions and percentages
  3. English Writing Skills

To book a test, please fill out and submit the VUTest registration form.


Graduates of VU’s nursing courses are known in the industry for their extensive practical experience before they finish their studies. As an enrolled nurse you’ll make a positive contribution to the people you care for, and to the whole community.

Job titles

Eligible for Registration as:

  • Enrolled nurse/Division 2 nurse

Organisations employing nursing graduates

Enrolled nurses assist in the provision of acute, preventative, curative and rehabilitative nursing care in hospitals, aged-care facilities, the community and other healthcare settings.


The average earnings for enrolled and mothercraft nurses in Australia is A$53,768 (Job Outlook).

Employment rates

Employment for enrolled and mothercraft nurses in Australia to 2016-17 is expected to grow very strongly.

If you choose a study pathway into the Bachelor of Nursing, 92% of the degree’s graduates in Australia were employed full time four months after graduation. (GradStats).

Dynamic learning

Our state-of-the-art technology allows students to participate in simulation learning in the classroom so they can practice their skills in a safe environment. Students also gain clinical experience through course placements.

Study pathways

On completion of this course you will be guaranteed entry into the following Bachelor degree and in some cases receive credit for your degree:

Bachelor of Nursing

You will be credited for 8 units (a year) of study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

Credit for skills and past study

If you have completed study with another university or institution and believe you are eligible to receive credit for skills and past study, you can apply for advanced standing.

Applications for advanced standing can be made after a discussion with your course coordinator or academic adviser.

Course objectives

This qualification covers the application of nursing skills and knowledge required to be eligible for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia in line with some state/territory nursing and midwifery regulatory authorities.

Units and electives

To qualify for the Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 Nursing) participants must successfully complete a total of 26 units of study, comprising of 21 core units and 5 elective units in accordance with the packaging rules specified in HLT07 Health Training Package and the University's approval.

Core Units

Elective Units (5 required, as per the Training Package rules and the University's approval)

One of the following elective units will be selected based on clinical placement availability






Post Registration and Industry Only Electives

Admission information

  • Year 12: Successful completion of VCE or equivalent. Pre selection test, Vetassess and oral interview.
  • International: International: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. (No score is to be lower than band 6.5 across any of the IELTS bands). Note: The IELTS requirement for Registration is 7.
  • Mature: Pre selection test, Vetassess and oral interview.
  • Other: N/A

How to apply for this course

Please contact us directly:

  • Ring us on +61 3 9919 6100
  • Find answers and ask questions at GOTOVU

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