HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing

RGIT Australia's 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 of Australia (NMBA). Additionally, the course has a specific and and commitment to preparing graduates who are competent for beginning Diploma of Nursing graduate program.

 

 

Diploma of Nursing

National Code
HLT54115
CRICOS code 096780F
Duration  80 Weeks (Incl. Holidays).
Holiday 10 Weeks
Delivery Mode Classroom-based and simulation learning along with Professional Experience Placement (PEP)
Intake Dates Feb, Apr, July, Oct
Professional Experience 
Practice (PEP) 
Minimum of 480 hours of Professional Experience Placement (PEP) or work placement supervised by a clinical teacher
Tuition Fee AU$ 24,000
Material Fee AU $0
Campus Melbourne

 

 

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 precention and control policies and procedures
*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 HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing must:

1. be at least 18 years of age at the time of enrolment

2. have successfully completed year 12 or Australian equivalent.

OR

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

4. Undertake ACER Language & Literacy test with at least a working level 4/ exit level 3

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

 

English Language Requirements

From 1 July 2018, all students are required by Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) to provide a formal English language skills test prior to the commencement of the Diploma of Nursing and prior to applying for registration. This can be demonstrated by:

  1. Having attended and satisfactorily completed at least six years of primary and secondary education (for at least two years between years 7 and 12), taught and assessed in English in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States of America.

Please note: At the time of applying for NMBA registration as a program graduate, the applicant will have completed an NMBA approved Enrolled Nursing program and will therefore have a qualification that has been taught and assessed solely in English.

OR

  1. At the time of applying for NMBA registration as a program graduate, the applicant will be able to demonstrate having completed 6 years (full time equivalent) of studies taught and assessed in English that includes a combination of secondary, vocational or tertiary studies (or tertiary education alone), and evidence of a minimum of one year full-time equivalent preregistration program of study approved by the recognised nursing and/or midwifery regulatory body  in either Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States of America

OR

  1. Has formal English language test score results showing:
    1. 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)

Please note: Only accepting test results:

  1. from one test sitting, or
  2. a maximum of two test sittings in a six-month period only if:
    1. a minimum overall score of 7.0 is achieved in each sitting, and
    2. you achieve a minimum score of 7.0 in each of the communicative skills across the two sittings, and
    3. no score in any of the communicative skills is below 6.5

OR

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

Please note: Only accepting test results:

1. from one test sitting, or

2. a maximum of two test sittings in a six-month period only if:

i. as tested in all four components in each sitting, and

ii. achieved a minimum score of B in each component across the two sittings, and

iii. no score in any component of the test is below C OR

  1. 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).

Please note: Only accepting test results

i. from one test sitting, or

ii. a maximum of two test sittings in a six-month period only if:

1. a minimum overall score of 65 is achieved in each sitting, and

2. you achieve a minimum score of 65 in each of the communicative skills across the two sittings, and

3. no score in any of the communicative skills is below 58

OR

  1. 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
  • 23 for speaking.

Please note: Only accepting test results:

1. from one test sitting, or

2. a maximum of two test sittings in a six month period only if:

i. 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

ii. no score in any of the sections is below:

  • 20 for listening
  • 19 for reading
  • 24 for writing
  • 20 for speaking

OR

4. Other English language tests approved by the NMBA as published on the Board’s website with the required minimum scores

 

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 Australia to ensure all students enrolled in the Diploma of Nursing course are registered with AHPRA/NMBA.

 

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