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CRICOS Course Code: 114217B

HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing

Course Description

This course is a nationally accredited qualification that prepares you for a rewarding career as an enrolled nurse. Enrolled nurses work under the supervision of registered nurses to provide essential nursing care to people across the health sector. This qualification is underpinned by a lifespan approach, which means that you will learn about the different stages of life and how to provide appropriate nursing care at each stage. This includes caring for children, adults, and the elderly, as well as people with a range of acute and chronic health conditions.

Throughout your studies, you will gain valuable experience through clinical placements in a variety of healthcare settings. This will allow you to put your skills and knowledge into practice and develop your confidence as a nurse. This is a rewarding qualification that will give you the skills and knowledge you need to make a real difference in the lives of others.
If you are interested in a career in nursing, this course is the perfect place to start.

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.

HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing is accredited by the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) and is approved for delivery at the Brisbane Campus and Parramatta Campus.

Possible Career Outcomes

  • Enrolled Nurse

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Course at a Glance

  • Duration

    78 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 have:

  1. completed Australian year 11 and 12 or equivalent, or
  1. completed a Certificate III qualification and above under Australian Qualifications Framework

A.  for applicants with English as their second language:

Proficiency in English language for people with English as a second language (this is also required for registration with AHPRA, NMBA as an enrolled nurse requirement):

a. the 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). NOTE: We will only accept test results:

  1. from one test sitting, or ii. a maximum of two test sittings in a six-month period only if:
  2. 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

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

NOTE: Queensford College will only accept test results:

  1. from one test sitting, or
  2. 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
  3. no score in any component of the test is below C.

c. the 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). NOTE: Queensford College will only accept test results:

                                     i.        from one test sitting, or

                                    ii.        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

d. the 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.

NOTE: Queensford College will only accept test results:

  1. from one test sitting, or
  2. 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

Test results will be accepted if they were obtained within the two years before the date you apply to study HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing at Queensford College.  For the purposes of calculating time, if an applicant relies on test results from two sittings, time begins to run from the date of the earlier sitting

B. for applicants with English as their primary language:

  • Signed declaration saying that English is their primary language, and;
  • have 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. Recognised country means one of the following countries: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom, and United States of America.

 

Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Requirements:

In accordance with Clause 1.7 of the Standards for RTOs 2015, Queensford College uses a range of mechanisms to identify any support individual students need prior to the enrolment or commencement (whichever is the earliest) and provide access to the required support throughout their training. One of the mechanisms used is the assessment of LLN skills and provision of support. Queensford College uses the LLN Robot as an LLN diagnostic tool to identify the suitability any support requirements.

Students will be required to undertake the LLN assessment at the College under supervision. Based on the results of the LLN assessment, support strategies will be identified and implemented to maximise the student’s chance of successful completion.

Queensford College does not recommend acceptance with very low scores. Queensford College recommends accepting students with one point below the required score as indicated on this ACSF Course profile.

ACSF Course Profile

 

Learning

5

Reading

5

Writing

4

Oral Communication

4

Numeracy

4

The nursing program will include attendance of on-campus classroom lectures, 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 78 weeks 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.

Completion of learning and theoretical assessments must be satisfactorily achieved. While some Units of Competency permit the demonstration of practical skills in a simulated environment, it’s important to note that certain skills may be assessed both in the simulated setting and during Clinical Placement for Nursing. The assessment criteria will be aligned with the specific requirements of each unit, ensuring a comprehensive assessment and evaluation of practical skills across different learning environments.

  1. Valid Australian national police check;
  2. Valid Overseas Police check or a statutory declaration (overseas students)
  3. NDIS Worker check (NDISWC)
  4. Valid Australian Working with children check (WWCC); 
  5. Current immunisation record with evidence of up-to-date vaccinations; 
  6. Current First Aid Certificate to meet the requirements of HLTAID011
  7. Meet vaccination, occupational screening and other work placement/placement provider requirements

 

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.

The HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing program at Queensford College is ANMAC accredited and NMBA approved program of study.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Immerse in a Realistic Clinical Environment:¬†Learn in a fully equipped simulated clinical environment, providing a realistic setting to practice and refine your nursing skills.
  • Develop Proficiency in Client Care:¬†Acquire the skills to assist clients with acute and chronic health issues, fostering a comprehensive understanding of diverse healthcare needs.
  • Contribute Effectively to Nursing Plans:¬†Learn to actively contribute to the development and execution of nursing care plans, collaborating with healthcare professionals to ensure holistic and individualized patient care.
  • Administration and Monitoring of Medications:¬†Gain knowledge of pharmacological principles in a nursing clinical context and competence in the safe and effective administration of medications, coupled with the crucial skill of monitoring their impact on patient well-being.
  • Preparation for Medical and Surgical Procedures:¬†Prepare for medical and surgical procedures through a structured curriculum that integrates theoretical knowledge with practical application.

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Unit code

Unit name

Core/ elective

1

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people

Core

2

CHCDIV002

Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

Core

3

CHCPRP003

Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Core

4

HLTAAP002

Confirm physical health status

Core

5

HLTAAP003

Analyse and respond to client health information

Core

6

HLTENN035

Practise nursing within the Australian health care system

Core

7

HLTENN036

Apply communication skills in nursing practice

Core

8

HLTENN037

Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care

Core

9

HLTENN038

Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care

Core

10

HLTENN039

Apply principles of wound management

Core

11

HLTENN040

Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy

Core

12

HLTENN041

Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice

Core

13

HLTENN042

Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions

Core

14

HLTENN043

Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health conditions

Core

15

HLTENN044

Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health conditions

Core

16

HLTENN045

Implement and monitor care of the older person

Core

17

HLTENN047

Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting

Core

18

HLTENN068

Provide end of life care and a palliative approach in nursing practice

Core

19

HLTINF006

Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control

Core

20

HLTWHS002

Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Core

21

HLTAID011

Provide first aid

Elective

22

BSBPEF402

Develop personal work priorities

Elective

23

CHCPOL003

Research and apply evidence to practice

Elective

24

HLTWHS006

Manage personal stressor in the work environment

Elective

25

HLTENN057

Contribute to the nursing care of a person with diabetes

Elective

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.

Knowledge based Questions

Practical project/ observation 

Simulated Based practical skills demonstration

Clinical placement

Clinical Placement for Nursing is fully facilitated by Queensford College, as part of course delivery. Where the college will assist students to locate and secure placement 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.

HLT54121 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 placement.

Aged Care Mental Health Primary Health Care Acute Care
120 Hours (3 Weeks) 80 Hours (2 Weeks) 80 Hours (2 Weeks) 120 Hours (3 Weeks)

 

Clinical Placement for Nursing Prerequisites

Completion of learning and theoretical assessments must be satisfactorily achieved. In instances where the UoC allows for practical skills to be demonstrated in a simulated environment, these may not be required to be assessed during Clinical Placement for Nursing.

  1. Valid Australian national police check;
  2. Valid Overseas Police check or a statutory declaration (overseas students)
  3. NDIS Worker check (NDISWC)
  4. Valid Australian Working with children check (WWCC); 
  5. Current immunisation record with evidence of up-to-date vaccinations; 
  6. Current First Aid Certificate to meet the requirements of HLTAID011
  7. Meet vaccination, occupational screening and other work placement/placement provider requirements

 

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).

Credit transfer for HLTENN units of competency is granted to students who successfully complete a Diploma of Nursing program accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC). This program must be recognized as an ‘approved program of study’ by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) in accordance with the Enrolled Nurse Accreditation Standards.

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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.

Our Fees and Protection Policy and Procedure and our Refund Policy and Procedure can be found on our Resources page.

  • Payment Requirements

    Payment is required to be made by EFT or Credit Card (Mastercard or Visa).

    Students are not required to pay more than 50% of the total tuition fees upfront before the commencement of the course which is more than 25 weeks.

  • 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 on our website and return a completed application form along with the required documents to us. Click here to fill in the 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. If your application is successful, you will receive a Letter of Offer from Queensford College.

  • Student to Review, Process and Accept

    Review your letter of offer to ensure you understand course requirements including course fees, duration, payment plan, required payment of tuition fee, fees protection and refund information. If you would like to proceed with the application, please return your signed acceptance of the 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 with Queensford College.

    You will be emailed more details about the Orientation before your intake date.

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