This course will qualify you to work as an enrolled nurse in a range of health care settings including hospitals, health clinics, community organisations or residential care. The Diploma of Nursing is part of the enrolled nurse registration requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA).
Through this training, you'll learn about working as a nurse within the Australian healthcare system, including the ethics and legalities of nursing; performing clinical assessment of patients; principles of wound management; administering medicines and intravenous therapy; supporting patients with mental health issues; monitoring acute and chronic health conditions; palliative care approaches; infection controls; and more!
Training includes work placements in a nursing setting.
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Make a difference in someone's day.
This qualification reflects the role of an enrolled nurse working under the direct or indirect supervision of a registered nurse.
Enrolled nurses provide nursing care for people across the health care continuum and at all stages of life.
To be eligible to apply for registration as an enrolled nurse and to practice in Australia, individuals must complete a Diploma of Nursing program accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) and approved as ‘an approved program of study’ by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) in accordance with the Enrolled Nurse Accreditation Standards. To confirm the education provider holds the necessary accreditation check the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) at www.ahpra.gov.au.
The scope of practice for enrolled nurses is determined by legislative requirements and the policies and procedures of the employing organisation.
This qualification may contribute to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia's (NMBA) registration requirements to practice as an enrolled nurse.
Please note: This course replaces the HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing course.(opens in a new tab)
Enrolled Nurses have varied and rewarding career opportunities, making a difference in the lives of the people they care for
North Metropolitan TAFE's Diploma of Nursing will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to be employed as an Enrolled Nurse; such as human biology, medical terminology, medicines and how to provide care for a range of people from different backgrounds.
With our nursing qualification, you'll gain skills that are relevant to current industry trends and practices.
Not only are your employment prospects high in this industry, you'll also gain satisfaction from improving the quality of peoples' lives and possibly even saving lives. You could gain employment in hospitals, community health services, residential care, private homes (home care), clinics, medical practices and pathology services.
Discover your calling as an enrolled nurse.
Embrace your caring nature in a rewarding career where no two days are ever the same.
The Diploma of Nursing provides you with the skills to assist in the provision of preventative, curative and rehabilitative nursing. Upon successful completion, you are eligible to be registered as an enrolled nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
Throughout this course, you will learn about anatomy and physiology, infection control, nursing care, nutritional and mental health care, health issues with a focus on Indigenous Australians, as well as the legal and ethical parameters of nursing.
For more information, please read the Diploma of Nursing Booklet. (1 MB) (PDF document)
This program of study is not yet accredited by ANMAC or approved by the NMBA and will not lead to registration as a nurse or midwife in Australia under the approved qualification pathway, National Law Section 53a.This program of study is expected to be accredited by early 2024, prior to Stage 1 orientation week commencing on April 15, 2024.
No student will be enrolled prior to NR TAFE receiving accreditation from ANMAC.
Please be aware that COVID-19 vaccination may be an employment requirement for some healthcare providers. NR TAFE students undertaking work placements or who are required to attend a healthcare or community setting as part of their studies are advised to check directly with the healthcare provider regarding their policy settings around vaccination and proof of vaccination requirements.
Please note, the nursing program is only offered full time and by blended delivery.
As an enrolled nurse you can make a difference in a range of health care settings including hospitals, health clinics, community organisations or residential care. You will train in our simulated hospital ward with state-of-the-art medical equipment. This Diploma will teach you how to be an Enrolled nurse by providing skills and knowledge in human biology, chemistry, medical terminology, medicines and how to deal with a range of people from different backgrounds. You'll gain skills that are relevant to current industry trends and practices.
Entry to the Diploma of Nursing is very competitive. It is recommended that you discuss your application with a career development advisor. If you are unsure if you meet the requirements or if you have any questions please contact us.
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When you complete this course you will be ready for a career in Nursing. You will have the skills and knowledge to assist in the provision of preventative, curative and rehabilitative nursing. You will also learn about anatomy and physiology, infection control, nursing care of the client, legal and ethical parameters of nursing practice and promote positive health. You will also develop an understanding of health issues of Indigenous Australians and contribute to the nutritional and mental health care of the client. Your learning will incorporate a large component of supervised clinical practice in a health care setting.
This qualification reflects the role of an enrolled nurse working under the direct or indirect supervision of a registered nurse. Enrolled nurses provide nursing care for people across the health care continuum and at all stages of life. To be eligible to apply for registration as an enrolled nurse and to practice in Australia, individuals must complete a Diploma of Nursing program accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) and approved as ‘an approved program of study’ by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) in accordance with the Enrolled Nurse Accreditation Standards. The scope of practice for enrolled nurses is determined by legislative requirements and the policies and procedures of the employing organisation. This qualification may contribute to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia's (NMBA) registration requirements to practice as an enrolled nurse.
After completion of the Diploma of Nursing course and registering with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency you may work as an Enrolled Nurse across numerous clinical settings.
Choose a private training provider that delivers this course
This course is available from registered training organisations (accredited private training providers) that are also funded through Jobs and Skills WA. Select from the list below, and follow the link to the provider's website for further information about the course and how to enrol.
The HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing program is AMA College’s premium clinical qualification, giving graduates the opportunity to be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) as Enrolled Nurses. AMA College offers prospective students the ability to study this sought-after qualification in a state-of-the-art learning environment where class sizes are kept small, practical placements are completed with leading healthcare providers and trainers share their wealth of knowledge in a friendly and supportive manner. The Diploma of Nursing runs over 3 semesters (18 months), with 20 hours of classroom and simulation contact hours per week. Students will benefit from the College’s state-of-the-art simulation ward, modern classroom facilities and small cohort sizes. The program incorporates three separate work placement periods, totalling 10 weeks.
IHNA (Institute of Health and Nursing Australia) has been delivering the Diploma of Nursing course for 12 years. IHNA started delivering the latest version of the HLT54121 - Diploma of Nursing course in March 2022 at the Perth CBD Campus. This 18-month course is available on campus with simulation-based training at IHNA’s nursing labs. Clinical placements will be conducted at the end of each semester at leading healthcare providers. IHNA is approved nationally by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) and accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) to deliver this course. The HLT54121 - Diploma of Nursing course prepares students for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as an Enrolled Nurse. An Enrolled Nurse (EN) works under the direct or indirect supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN). For admission enquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 1800 22 52 83
Marr Mooditj Training offers the HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing. The qualification reflects the role of an Enrolled Nurse working under the supervision of a Registered Nurse and covers the application of skills and knowledge required to provide nursing care for people across the health sector. A lifespan approach underpins this qualification, with relevant competencies that relate to the different stages of life identified within the units.
• 18 years of age +
• Photo ID proof of age
• Year 12 Western Australia Certificate of Education (WACE) or equivalent from another Australian State or Territory, passing in maths and science AND
• Achievement of Exit level 3 in an ACER literacy, language and numeracy test.
• If WACE is not obtained, the minimum requirement is attendance and satisfactory completion of at least 6 years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed in English, including at least two (2) years between Years 7 and 12, as specified in the NMBA language skills registration standard.
• COVID-19 Full Vaccination Certificate.
Marr Mooditj Training is funded by the Department of Training and Workforce Development to deliver this qualification to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders under the Participation Equity Program and to Jobseekers under the Participation Work Readiness Program.Our courses are delivered on campus in Perth at 295 Manning Road, Waterford WA 6152. For all enquiries, or to apply to study this qualification please call 08 9351 9344. Further information is available on our website www.marrmooditj.com.au
Our Diploma of Nursing Course has a strong practical focus, which will prepare you to work as an Enrolled Nurse and is the only qualification that can lead you to becoming registered with the (AHPRA) as an Enrolled Nurse.
Open Colleges School of Health (the School) offers:
• Professional high-quality training with a personal touch by registered, experienced and specialised clinical educators, with the most up-to-date and evidence-based material
• A combination of flexible delivery modes, including online, classroom based (face to face training), self-directed learning, and practical ‘hands on’ clinical skills
• Practical job-relevant experience through industry standard simulation in our clinical labs and individually facilitated Professional Experience Placements (PEP) in a combination of public/private hospital, residential aged care, and other health facilities.
• The course is conducted over 24 months and is configured in 6 Study Periods, including 3 Structured Study Breaks, plus 3 windows of Professional Experience Placement (PEP).
• We use a Flipped Classroom methodology supported by blended learning (online and on campus), for the Diploma of Nursing. You will engage with pre-readings and self-directed learning packages before attending your face-to-face facilitated education sessions on campus. The delivery schedule consists of two full days of attendance on campus per week for facilitated education sessions with your educator and practical sessions in our skills lab.
• You will be required to commit on average 10 to 20 hours per week and additional study time to complete pre required learning and assessments
We look forward to helping you on your nursing educational journey.
The information presented on the course lists within this website is provided to the Department of Training and Workforce Development by the WA TAFE colleges and private training providers, and is offered as a guide only. It is updated regularly, however some changes to details may occur in between updates. You should always contact the TAFE or private training provider directly to confirm details and/or ask questions.