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HLT54115 - Diploma of Nursing


National Code
CRICOS code 096780F
Duration  80 Weeks (incl. holidays)
Holiday 10 Weeks
Delivery Mode Classroom-based learning along with Professional Experience Placement (PEP)
Intake Dates Feb, Apr, Jul, Oct
Professional Experience 
Practice (PEP) 
Minimum of 460 hours of Professional Experience Practice or work placement that is supervised by clinical teacher
Tution Fee AU$ 24,000
Material Fee AU$ 1,500


The Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115) aims to prepare competent, knowledgeable, professional graduates who are able to apply for registration as an enrolled Nurse with Australian Health Practitioners Registration Agency: Nursing and Midwifery Board Australia (NMBA). Additionally the course has a specific aim and commitment to preparing graduates who are competent for beginning level Diploma of Nursing graduate practice.

It 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. Further information on registration is available at www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au.
Students will need to complete 20 core units and 5 elective units of competency to attain the qualification.
Core Units
  • 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 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 for 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 
Elective Units*
  • CHCAGE005  - Provide support to people living with dementia 
  • CHCPOL003  - Research and apply evidence to practice 
  • HLTAID003  - Provide first aid 
  • HLTENN010  - Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice 
  • HLTINF003  - Implement and monitor infection prevention and control 
*Elective units for this qualification are current at the time of publication and are subject to change.

International students who are seeking to enrol into Diploma of Nursing must:

1. be at least 18 years of age.

2. have successfully completed year 12 or Australian equivalent.


have completed a relevant Australian Certificate III or IV qualification eg. Aged Care, Health Services Assistance.

3. have Police Clearance/Check Certificate (from Home country).


English Language Requirements:

International students, applying either off-shore or on-shore will require:

1. Minimum IELTS (Academics) test score of 6.5 (with no individual band score less than 6.0) or equivalent for direct entry into a VET course, to be taken before the main VET course.

Results older than two years are not acceptable.

2. Undertake ACER Language & Literacy test with at least a working level 5/ exit level 4

3. If an ACER test or equivalent is successfully completed, attend an interview with the Nursing Course Coordinator and nursing trainer (on arrival in Australia)


Other requirements

1. Computer skills (ability to conduct research online and undertake some online studies to meet unit requirements).

2. Fitness Requirements for Professional Experience Placement (PEP)


Requirements prior to start of Professional Experience Placement (PEP)

1. A satisfactory and valid National Police clearance / Australian Federal Police Clearance Certificate (AFP) issued 3 months prior to PEP.

2. A satisfactory and valid Working with Children Check.

3. Immunisation records(recommended to have immunisation records from home country for international students).

4. Hold a current first aid certificate.


Registration requirements as a Nursing student:

Under National Law all students enrolled in the Diploma of Nursing course must be registered as students with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA) and Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). Students must be registered prior to the commencement of the course and will remain registered for the duration of the course or until no longer enrolled in the course. It is the responsibility of RGIT to ensure all students enrolled in the Diploma of Nursing course are registered with AHPRA/NMBA.


Recognition of Prior Learning or Credit Transfer

Course related work, prior study and/or life experience relevant to this course may entitle you to subject credits or recognition.

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