HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing is part of the Health Training Package. It 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. This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeship pathways.
The Diploma of Nursing is designed to prepare participants for employment as an enrolled nurse. Enrolled nurses provide nursing care to clients with a stable condition under the direct or indirect supervision of a registered nurse.
On successful completion of the course, participants will be eligible to apply for registration as an Enrolled Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
This qualification would suit:
- People interested in a career in Nursing
- People who have a Certificate III or above qualification in the Community Services or Health field.
- People who are currently working in the Community Services or Health industry and want to gain a formal qualification
- People who want to work in a variety of clinical settings including: community, aged care, mental health and acute care
There are no pre-requisites for this qualification, however, entry to this course is highly competitive. Applicants are therefore required to attend an information and application session to:
- be in the best position to make an informed decision about this two year program of study and professional career pathway,
- to undertake literacy and numeracy activities that will guide selection.
Selection activities are based on:
- evidence of preparation for Diploma level studies (academic background, prior studies at Certificate III in Aged Care)
- evidence of interest in, preparation for working in the health field (work history, work experience, life experiences)
- literacy (ability to read and comprehend, summarise and express concepts)
- numeracy (ability to carry out basic calculations involving addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, percentage and decimal points)
Literacy and numeracy are both critical components of the course to meet the accreditation requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
Depending on how you completed this training, further study or career options may include:
- Career opportunities may include working as an Enrolled Nurse within a hospital, mental health, acute care, aged care and community settings. Successful completion of the Diploma may also allow entry into a nursing degree with credit and/or advanced standing (1 year from a 3 year degree)
- Students may choose to upgrade to an Advanced Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing)
- At the completion of this course you will need to apply for enrolment with AHPRA (details can be found at http://www.ahpra.gov.au, please visit this site to see enrolment requirements).
Depending on your needs, learning may be on-the-job, off-the-job or a combination of both. Options will include:
- Clinical Placement – supervised experience in a variety of work settings and conditions
- Campus Based Learning including:
- Demonstrations – to show you how to do things.
- Classroom learning for theory
- Simulated experiences
- Guest Speakers
- Learner Guides – Books that contain information to help with your learning.
- DVDs and Videos – Resources that give you extra support and information.
- Computer Assisted Learning – A self-paced system that gives you extra support and information.
- Workshops/seminars – attending and/or participating.