CRICOS Course Code: 096029D

HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing

Course Description

This qualification reflects the role of an enrolled nurse working under the 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

Note that the scope of practice for enrolled nurses is determined by state and territory legislative requirements and the policies and procedures of the employing organisation. Users of this qualification must refer to those instruments in the development of training and assessment strategies.

HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing is accredited by the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) and is approved at the Brisbane and Parramatta Campus.

Possible Career Outcomes

  • Enrolled Nurse
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Course at a Glance

  • Duration

    105 Weeks
  • Start Date

    Various intake and start dates available. Contact us for more information.
  • Study Mode

    Blended (Predominately Face-to-Face and Online)
  • Study Location

    New South WalesQueensland
  • Campus Location

    Fitzwilliam Street, Parramatta
    Brisbane
  • Vocational Placement

    400 Hours

Entry Requirements

Students must meet the following requirements and prerequisite to enter this course.

Student must be aged 18 years or above at commencement of course.

Please enquire with our Admission Team for more details on the academic and English language requirements.

Students must provide academic evidence of satisfactory completion of Year 12 or equivalent.

Mature Age Students who do not have any qualifications must pass the Queensford College internal LLN/ English Placement test.

English language skills are a requirement for Overseas Students for commencement of the HLT54115 Diploma of Nuring and registration as an Enrolled Nurse in Australia. Students must provide evidence of meeting at least one of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) English language standards listed below prior to commencement:

1. English is their primary language and:

  • The student has attended and satisfactorily completed at least six years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed solely in English in a recognised country, including at least two years between years 7 and 12, and
  • The student tertiary qualification in the relevant professional discipline, which he/she is relying on to support your eligibility for registration under the National Law was taught and assessed solely in English in a recognised country and:
    • In the case of an enrolled nurse, applicant must provide evidence of having successfully completed at least a one year full-time equivalent pre-registration program of study approved by the recognised nursing and/or midwifery regulatory body in a recognised country.

2. The student must provide evidence that they have successfully completed at least five (5) years (full-time equivalent) continuous education taught and assessed solely in English, in a recognised country, which includes vocational qualifications in the relevant professional discipline which the applicant is relying on to support their eligibility for registration under the National Law. The NMBA Board will only accept the successful completion of five (5) years (full-time equivalent) continuous education that is a combination of:

  • vocational and secondary education taught and assessed in English; or
  • tertiary and vocational education taught and assessed in English; or
  • combined tertiary, secondary and vocational education taught and assessed in English; or
  • tertiary education taught and assessed in English

The last period of education must have been completed no more than five years prior to applying for registration.

The student must achieve the required minimum scores in one of the following English language tests and meet the requirements for test results specified in this standard:

3. IELTS (academic module) with a minimum overall score of 7 and a minimum score of 7 in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking). Accepted test results are:

  • From one test sitting, OR;
    • A maximum of two test sittings in a six month period only if:
    • You achieve a minimum overall score of 7 in each sitting, AND
    • You achieve a minimum score of 7 in each component across the two sittings, AND;
    • No score in any component of the test is below 6.5.

4. OET with a minimum score of B in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking).

  • From one test sitting, OR;
  • A maximum of two test sittings in a six month period only if:
    • You are tested in all four components in each sitting, AND;
    • You achieve a minimum score of B in each component across the two sittings, AND;
    • No score in any component of the test is below C.

5. PTE Academic with a minimum overall score of 65 and a minimum score of 65 in each of the four communicative skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking). Accepted test results are:

  • From one test sitting, OR;
  • A maximum of two test sittings in a six month period only if:
    • A minimum overall score of 65 is achieved in each sitting, AND;
    • You achieve a minimum score of 65 in each of the communicative skills across the two sittings, AND;
    • No score in any of the communicative skills is below 58.

6. TOEFL iBT with a minimum total score of 94 and the following minimum score in each section of the test:

  • 24 for listening,
  • 24 for reading,
  • 27 for writing, AND;
  • 23 for speaking.

Accepted test results are:

  • From one test sitting, OR;
  • A maximum of two test sittings in a six month period only if:
    • A minimum total score of 94 is achieved in each sitting, and you achieve a minimum score of 24 for listening, 24 for reading, 27 for writing and 23 for speaking across the two sittings, AND; No score in any of the sections is below:
      • 20 for listening, ·
      • 19 for reading,
      • 24 for writing, AND;
      • 20 for speaking.

A Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment is conducted on all entrants prior to enrolment into the program to ensure that Queensford College can support each student throughout the program.

The nursing program will include attendance of on-campus classroom tutorials, simulated workshops in the skills laboratory (clinical training facility), self directed study and clinical placements. Students will also need to have a basic understanding and knowledge of how to use a computer device, as academic learning materials will be accessible via the learning portal for self-directed study.

Students will need to commit to full-time study over four consecutive terms for 105 weeks (two years) to achieve this qualification. Terms will include orientation (first term only), professional experience placement, mid-term break, a study or assessment recess, exam or assessment time and an end of term break.

All students are required to students are required to undergo required vaccinations / immunisations before and complete a Police Check prior to commencing their clinical placements at their chosen facility.

  • Blue Card
  • National Police Check
  • Vaccination/Immunisations Evidence

Any costs will be shouldered by the student

Students will need to ensure they are able to connect to the internet and have the capability to use our online learning system that meets the minimum technical requirements, which are:

  • Access to a laptop/computer is preferred
  • An operating system supporting the following browsers (current version and up to three most recent versions): Chrome, Firefox, Safari (excluding Safari on Windows), and Microsoft Edge
    • For Windows: Windows 10, 4 Gb RAM installed (minimum)
    • FOR MAC: Mac OS X 10.13 or above
  • Access to Word processing software, such as Microsoft Word
  • Reliable internet connection

Course Overview

This qualification to be suitable for students who have interest in a career in nursing.

Nationally recognised

  • Learn in a fully equipped simulated clinical environment
  • Develop skills to assist clients with acute and chronic health issues
  • Contribute to nursing plans
  • Administer and monitor medications
  • Prepare for medical and surgical procedures
Unit Code Unit Title
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
HLTAAP003 Analyse and respond to client health information
HLTENN001 Practice nursing within the Australian health care system
HLTENN002 Apply communication skills in nursing practice
HLTENN003 Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care
HLTENN004 Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans
HLTENN005 Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs
HLTENN006 Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment
HLTENN007 Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy
HLTENN008 Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
HLTENN009 Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions
HLTENN011 Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems
HLTENN012 Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems
HLTENN013 Implement and monitor care of the older person
HLTENN015 Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
HLTENN025 Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
HLTAHA023 Support the provision of basic nutrition advice and education
TAEDEL402 Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace

Students will be assessed through the following general methods of assessment that may apply for each unit. Each of the selected methods must be completed/deemed satisfactory, as each method is only a partial completion.

  • Exam / Quizz
  • Workbook
  • Simulated Based Assessment
  • Project
  • Case Study
  • Presentation
  • Professional Experience Placement

Professional experience placement (PEP) is fully facilitated by Queensford College, as part of course delivery. Where the college will assist students to locate and secure PEP arrangements and provide all required documentation.

Students will need to take note that placement facilities may be located in the same city or in rural areas. However, any costs associated with transportation, accommodation, food and beverage for/or during placement shall be borne by the student.

Diploma of Nursing course includes 400 hours of clinical placement that will be managed by Queensford College to assist the student to complete.

Students are to complete 400 hours (10 weeks) of professional experience placement, over a period of 105 weeks.

Aged Care Mental Health Primary Health Care Acute Care
120 Hours 80 Hours 40 Hours 160 Hours

 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a form of assessment that acknowledges skills and knowledge gained through formal training conducted by industry or education, work experience, and life experience to gain Nationally Recognised Qualification. Credit for previous studies is not recognition of prior learning.

Credit is producing evidence of units of competency/qualifications previously undertaken and successfully completed. Applications for Credit Transfer, must include units of competencies completed, duration of the course and evidence of completion (certificate and transcript or statements of attainment).

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Queensford College use industry current practices and methodologies to ensure the training program is relevant to industry while also meeting Training Package requirements. Our students have access to a team of reliable staff and trainers that are available throughout the course duration. Students will be supported with the following:

  • Student Services: for all administrative enquiries and on issues associated with general academic skills
  • Trainers: to answer any questions students may have about the course content, assessments and study progress
  • Help Desk: for any assistance on course materials and assessment submission through our online learning platform.

Fees and Funding Options

Queensford College has a number of options to allow you to select a payment method best suitable to your financial situation.

  • Upfront 100% Payment*

    Payment through your own pocket either by EFT or credit card (MasterCard or Visa).

    *Students are not required to paymore than 50% of the total tuition fees upfront before the commencement of the course that is more than 25 weeks. Upfront 100% payment is required for courses of 25 weeks or less.

  • Payment Plan

    Payment through convenient instalments weekly, fortnightly, monthly or per semester.

    Terms and conditions will apply, please contact our team for information.

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  • Direct Debit

    Payment through a Direct Debit: withdrawal of funds can be arranged and scheduled from your nominated bank account.

    Terms and conditions will apply, please contact our team for information.

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How to Apply

At Queensford College, we strive to make possible an easy, smooth, and efficient application process.

There are two ways to apply to study at Queensford College. You can either apply directly by filling out our application form and submitting to our International Department or through one of our approved international education agent. Our approved agents can guide you through the enrolment process and assist you with your visa application.

  • Student to Apply for Chosen Course

    Select from our range of courses in the International Prospectus or on our website and return a completed application form along with the required documents to us. Download the International Student Application Form

  • College Assesses and Verifies Applications

    Once we receive your application, we will assess your application against the requirements of the course and issue a conditional offer letter, which is followed by an interview with candidate and financial documents verification.

  • Student to Review, Process and Accept

    Review your letter of offer to ensure course fees, duration, payment plan etc. are stated correctly. Required payment of tuition fee. Return signed acceptance of offer.

  • College Issues eCOE

    Electronic confirmation of enrolment (eCOE) will be issued.

  • Student to Apply for Australian Student Visa

    Apply for an Australian student visa at your nearest Australian Mission overseas.

  • Student to Plan their Departure & Arrival to Australia

    Once you have been accepted to study at an institution and have received confirmation of your student visa, the next step is to start planning for your arrival.

  • Student to Attend Orientation

    You must attend Orientation to get important information and advice to support your successful transition to study in Australia.

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