HLT51612 - Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled / Division 2 Nursing)

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Course essentials

  • Location:
    Industry, St Albans and Werribee
  • Offered by:
  • Duration:
    1.5 years
  • Intake:
    2015: July
    2016: July
  • Course code:
  • Fees:
    2015: A$7,840 per semester
    Additional resources may need to be purchased in order to successfully complete this course. This includes Books, nursing pack and uniform. (A$860)

This information is for international students. View information for Australian residents

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

Find out more about pathways and credits.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Your existing skills obtained through previous work, education and life experiences may make you eligible to receive formal recognition towards your qualification through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.

This process acknowledges that people learn in many different ways and that learning may have been obtained through formal or informal learning. To receive RPL, your skills, training and experiences are assessed against recognised qualifications.

Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling. To discuss RPL for this course please contact us on +61 3 9919 6100 and ask for the course manager of this course.

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. Applicants are required to sit the internal Victoria University VUTEST and an Oral Interview; OR, an external Vetassess Test and also an 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 including VUTest or Vetassess and oral interview.

English language requirements

Find out if you meet the entry requirements, including English language and academic requirements.

Admission requirements in your country

Find out if you meet the minimum academic (international qualification) requirements to be eligible to apply for this course by reviewing the academic entry requirements listed by country.

How to apply for this course

International students can apply directly to Victoria University using our online application system, or apply through an education agent.

To apply for this course, you can:

If you have questions about your application, you can:

Information and fees listed above are for non-resident students. Fees are accurate at the time of viewing and will be subject to annual increases. Some courses require students to purchase equipment or clothing that they will need in the course. These equipment or clothing costs are not included in the course fees listed above and we recommend that you confirm these costs with the relevant college.

VU takes care to ensure the accuracy of this course information, but reserves the right to change or withdraw courses offered at any time. Please check that course information is current with the Student Contact Centre.