Embark on a rewarding career as an Enrolled Nurse that can work anywhere in Australia with a Diploma of Nursing.
This course provides the foundational skills and knowledge to work as a nurse in the dynamic healthcare industry. You’ll learn to provide acute, preventative, curative and rehabilitative care under the direction of a registered nurse. You will gain hands-on learning experience in our ward simulation labs as well as clinical experience through 400 hours of practical placements.
You will become knowledgeable in topics including:
- medication administration
- anatomy and physiology
- infection control
- intravenous injections
- general nursing.
This course equips you with the skills, competencies and knowledge to apply for registration as an Enrolled Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Authority (AHPRA).
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.
- Enrolled Nursing
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 for enrolled and mothercraft nurses in Australia to 2016-17 is expected to grow very strongly.
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.
This qualification reflects the role of an enrolled nurse working under supervision of a registered nurse. This qualification covers the application of skills and knowledge required to provide nursing care for people across the health sector. A lifespan approach should underpin this qualification with relevant competencies that relate to the different stages of life identified within the units.
A graduate from a Diploma of Nursing program approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) is able to apply for registration with the NMBA as an enrolled nurse. Further information on registration is available at www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au.
To be awarded HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing, a student must successfully complete a total of twenty-five (25) units of competency, consisting of:
twenty (20) core units, and;
five (5) elective units, of which:
at least three (3) units from the electives listed within the HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing qualification;
up to two (2) units from any endorsed training package or accredited course – these units must be relevant to the work outcome.
All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome as well as be approved by Victoria Polytechnic.
What's a unit?
A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.
Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take, and optional \'elective\' units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.
Admission & pathways
Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.
Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.
- International: International applicants applying to study in:
- Semester 1, 2018 must attain an IELTS level of 6.5 across ALL bands
- Semester 2, 2018 must attain an IELTS level of 7.0 across ALL bands.
Please note: to apply and register with the Nurses Board applicants will require an IELTS level of 7.0 across all bands.
- Other: Applicants must have language, literacy and numeracy skills that align to Level 3 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).
Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment as well as participate in a group interview to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.
For employment and practical placement purposes, this vocational sector typically requires a current and satisfactory Police Record Check and Working with Children Check (WWC). Failure to provide the required documents in the timeframe specified by the Course Coordinator, means you will be unable to undertake practical placement in a workplace and therefore not eligible to progress in this course.
The following are suggested sites you could visit to obtain these checks:
• Police record check - http://www.police.vic.gov.au/content.asp?Document_ID=274
• WWC check - http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/
Students are required to be at least 18 years of age on their first placement.
English language requirements
Find out if you meet the entry requirements, including English language and academic requirements.
You may be able to complete your qualification sooner through formal recognition of your existing skills. This is known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
To receive RPL, we assess your previous work, education and life experiences against recognised qualifications. Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling.
Call us on 1300 TAFE VP (1300 823 387) to discuss RPL options with the course manager.
How to apply
Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.