May 8, 2024

How Can The HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing Course Help You in Your Career?

Nursing is a truly noble field, allowing you to care for people, bring new life into the world, and do so much more.

Starting a career as an Enrolled Nurse begins with a HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing (CRICOS Course Code: 114217B). This qualification sets you up for work in hospitals, aged care, mental health services, or other healthcare areas. The course gives you both theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed for success, including real-world experience through work placements and residential blocks.

Here's a closer look at what the HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing (CRICOS Course Code: 114217B) course offers:

At Queensford College, the course is designed to cultivate practical knowledge and skills within a dynamic learning environment, this full-time course is designed to propel your career forward in the healthcare industry.  


Delivered over 18 months across our main campuses in Brisbane and Parramatta, this comprehensive diploma reflects the responsibilities of an Enrolled Nurse under the guidance of a Registered Nurse across diverse clinical settings. Upon completion, you can register as an Enrolled Nurse with the Australia Health Practitioner Regulatory Agency (AHPRA) under the National Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). 


Delivered by industry professionals within simulated work environments, this program integrates mandatory 400 hours of vocational placement, bridging the gap between theory and practice.  


While demanding, the rewards are endless.

Given the pressing demand for nurses in Australia, with projections showing a significant shortage of 85,000 nurses by 2025 and 123,000 by 2030, our HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing offers a pathway to a rewarding career as an Enrolled Nurse. This program provides you with advanced skills tailored for modern healthcare settings. From conducting clinical assessments to managing acute and chronic care, administering medications, tending to wounds, and applying theoretical knowledge in practical scenarios, this course ensures you’re well-prepared for the challenges and responsibilities of nursing.  


Delivered on campus over 18 months full-time or two years part-time, our industry-current trainers will guide your learning journey, ensuring you’re well-prepared for employment opportunities.  


Note: international students are required to take the course full-time due to visa requirements.  

Career Opportunities

Nursing is both challenging and immensely rewarding, making it an ideal choice if you find fulfilment in helping others. Effective communication, teamwork, patience, and understanding are crucial skills. Nurses work across various shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays.  


A Diploma of Nursing opens doors to careers such as: 

  • Enrolled Nurse: providing basic healthcare and supporting other professionals in diverse settings 
  • Aged Care Nurse: offering specialised care to elderly patients in facilities or homes 
  • Rehabilitation nurse: assisting patients in their recovery journey post-accident or injury 

Higher Education Pathways

While the Diploma of Nursing jumpstarts your nursing career, pursuing further education such as a Bachelor of Nursing or related degrees can deepen your knowledge and expand career prospects. These degrees may offer more responsibilities and specialised roles within healthcare. 


Consider pathways like: 

  • Bachelor of Nursing 
  • Bachelor of Paramedical Science 
  • Bachelor of Nursing and Midwifery 

Getting Started

To begin your journey towards enrolling in a Diploma of Nursing, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us! You can reach us via email at info@queensford.edu.au or give us a call at 1300 120 457.  


We’re here to assist you every step of the way. 


Course offered: HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing (CRICOS Course Code: 114217B) 

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