Diploma of Nursing

National ID: HLT54115
State ID: AYZ3
Qualification level:

Course is available at the following locations

Public
Central Regional TAFE

Training Package Version:3.1

This qualification will provide you with the practical 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 health care settings.

Additional Requirements

Students completing this qualification are eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) has specific requirements for registration relating to English Language Skills, Criminal history, Recency of practice, Continuing professional development and Professional indemnity insurance arrangements. Registration standards define the requirements that applicants, registrants or students need to meet to be registered. Detailed information is published on the NMBA website.

A National Police Clearance, Working with Children Card, WA Health Criminal Screening, Senior First Aid Certificate and a medical screening with specific immunisations are required prior to undertaking the practical components of this course.

www.ahpra.gov.au/Registration/Student-Registrations.aspx

Entrance Requirements

Students that are required by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) to provide a formal English language skills test when applying for registration, must provide a formal English language test result demonstrating they have achieved the NMBA specified level of English language skills, prior to commencement of the program.

Students are required to provide evidence of having sufficient language, literacy and numeracy skills to successfully undertake the program's academic and workplace experience requirements, prior to commencing the program.

As part of the application for this course you will be required to sit and pass a government approved test of literacy and numeracy using the LLN Robot program to ensure you have an appropriate literacy and numeracy level.

Detailed information regarding the English Language admission criteria can be found in our Pre Enrolment Information.

Work Placement

A Work Placement of 410 hours must be undertaken as part of this course.

Licensing Outcomes

Successful completion of this qualification will make you eligible for registration as an Enrolled Nurse with AHPRA.

VET Student Loans

This course IS ELIGIBLE for a VET Student Loan. Central Regional TAFE is an authorised Vocational Education and Training (VET) provider approved to offer VET Student Loans to eligible students. VET Student Loans is an Australian Government loan scheme available to assist eligible students studying VET Diploma and Higher Education qualifications to pay all or part of their tuition fees. More information is available in our section on VET Student Loans.

Course description

Training Package Version:3.1

This qualification will provide you with the practical 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 health care settings.

Additional Requirements

Students completing this qualification are eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) has specific requirements for registration relating to English Language Skills, Criminal history, Recency of practice, Continuing professional development and Professional indemnity insurance arrangements. Registration standards define the requirements that applicants, registrants or students need to meet to be registered. Detailed information is published on the NMBA website.

A National Police Clearance, Working with Children Card, WA Health Criminal Screening, Senior First Aid Certificate and a medical screening with specific immunisations are required prior to undertaking the practical components of this course.

www.ahpra.gov.au/Registration/Student-Registrations.aspx

Entrance Requirements

Students that are required by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) to provide a formal English language skills test when applying for registration, must provide a formal English language test result demonstrating they have achieved the NMBA specified level of English language skills, prior to commencement of the program.

Students are required to provide evidence of having sufficient language, literacy and numeracy skills to successfully undertake the program's academic and workplace experience requirements, prior to commencing the program.

As part of the application for this course you will be required to sit and pass a government approved test of literacy and numeracy using the LLN Robot program to ensure you have an appropriate literacy and numeracy level.

Detailed information regarding the English Language admission criteria can be found in our Pre Enrolment Information.

Work Placement

A Work Placement of 410 hours must be undertaken as part of this course.

Licensing Outcomes

Successful completion of this qualification will make you eligible for registration as an Enrolled Nurse with AHPRA.

VET Student Loans

This course IS ELIGIBLE for a VET Student Loan. Central Regional TAFE is an authorised Vocational Education and Training (VET) provider approved to offer VET Student Loans to eligible students. VET Student Loans is an Australian Government loan scheme available to assist eligible students studying VET Diploma and Higher Education qualifications to pay all or part of their tuition fees. More information is available in our section on VET Student Loans.

Campus locations

Course page link
Public
North Metropolitan TAFE

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 withthe skills and knowledge you need to be employed as anEnrolled 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.

Gain these skills

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Assist in the provision of preventative, curative and rehabilitative nursing
  • Understand anatomy and physiology
  • Understand and implement infection control
  • Provide nursing care for the client
  • Understand legal and ethical parameters
  • Promote positive health
  • Understand health issues of Indigenous Australians
  • Contribute to the nutritional and mental health care of the clients
Is this course right for me?

In order to make an informed choice about the suitability of this course, you must take into account the essential skills and knowledge in addition to the critical aspects of assessment of this course or qualification.
Our flyer will help you decide if Nursing is the right career for you.

As part of this course you are required to complete a clincial work placement arranged/negotiated by the North Metropolitan TAFE. It is an industry requirement for you to achieve and successfully complete a minimum of 400 hours work placement. You will be provided with forms and a clinical placement book to record your placement.

Please note you will be required to:

  • Complete a satisfactory Working with Children check/National Police Clearance (NPC) and Department of Health criminal check prior to placement.
  • Complete a fitness to practice medical form and any immunisations/vaccinations required.
  • Travel to an appropriate Health facility to complete clinical placement.
  • Attend clinical placement across a seven (7) day week, which may include weekends and public holidays.
  • Carry out shift work including a combination of morning, afternoon and night shifts.

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.

Part-time study option may be available depending on numbers

Details about part-time study in semester 2, 2019 will be available in early May.

Applicants will need to provide a Statutory Declaration detailing their school education in 1 of the following 6 countries: Canada; New Zealand; Republic of Ireland; South Africa; United Kingdom and United States of America. You will need to supply the name of the school, dates and years attended.
You will also have to achieve Exit level 3 (working at level 4) in the BKSB literacy/numeracy testing.
To express your interest for part-time study email enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

Pre-enrolment Literacy and Numeracy Requirements

Entry to the Diploma of Nursing is very competitive.

PLEASE NOTE
Effective from semester 2, 2018 intake – there have been changes to Diploma of Nursing entrance requirements

If you are considering a career in (enrolled) nursing and wondering what subjects you should choose at school or what the prerequisites are for getting into a nursing course, see the information below.

All applicants are required to sit the Basic Key Skills Builder (BKSB) Literacy & Numeracy assessment and achieve an Exit level 3, (working at level 4), meet the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia's English language standards in order to be considered.

Students will receive information on BKSB assessment dates and location when they apply.

School-aged applicants (educated in Australia)

If you wish to study nursing at TAFE you will need:

  • A pass in year 12 English and Maths. Though not a prerequisite, a science (e.g. human biology) might also be a good subject to choose.
  • Attainment of the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) or equivalent from another Australian State if not from Western Australia.
Mature-aged applicants (educated in Australia)
  • Completion of five (5) years (full-time equivalent) of secondary, tertiary and/or vocational education (or a combination thereof)
All other applicants (educated in an English speaking country)

If you were not educated in Australia, you must provide evidence of:

  • Being taught and assessed in English in any of the following recognised countries: Canada; New Zealand; Republic of Ireland; South Africa; United Kingdom; and United States of America.
  • Completion of five (5) years (full-time equivalent) of secondary, tertiary and/or vocational education (or a combination thereof) in above recognised country.
All other applicants (educated in a non-English speaking country)

If you were educated in a non-English speaking country you will need to sit a board-approved International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test and achieve a minimum score of seven (7) in each of the four components, or Occupational English Test (OET) and achieve a minimum score of 'B' in each of the four components.
You may also use
PTE test results of a minimum overall score of 65 in each of the 4 communication skills or
TOEFL iBT with a minimum total score of 94 as well as at least 24 for listening, 24 for reading, 27 for writing and 23 for speaking
More information on acceptable tests is available from www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au

Test results will only be accepted as a course entry prerequisite if they were obtained:

  • Within two (2) years before the date you lodge your application for registration.

OR

  • For test results older than two (2) years, you can still apply if you have been continuously enrolled in a board-approved program of study.

In some cases there may be alternatives for entry. Please contact us at enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au with any queries regarding entry requirements.

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) language skills registration standard (2019)

The NMBA has recently released information regarding a revision to the current English language skills registration standard released in 2015, for nurses seeking registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) at the conclusion of their Diploma of Nursing studies.

There are three (3) pathways that may be used in the demonstration of English language competence at registration.

• Primary Language Pathway

• English Language Test Pathway, or

• Extended Education Pathway

The existing requirement for registration using the Extended Education Pathway – enrolled nurses, is to have completed at least five (5) years (full-time equivalent) education in English within one of the recognised countries. As of March 2019, evidence of education is required to be continuous education over the five (5) years full-time equivalent period, which must be completed within a 7 year time frame. This allows for part time study to still meet the requirement.

This can include the Board approved qualification of the Diploma of Nursing. If you do not meet the above requirement and decide to proceed to enrol into the Diploma of Nursing qualification, you may be deemed not to meet the new NMBA registration requirements on seeking registration. You may then be required to undertake a recognised English language test, (IELTS, OET, PTE or TOEFL iBT).

Please see the NMBA website for further detail: https://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/News/2018-10-24-revised-esl-standards.aspx

Fees and Charges

Local full time students

View our Indicative Fees list

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.
Tuition fees are determined by multiplying the course fee rate by the nominal hours, which is the number of hours in which an average student could be expected to complete each unit. They are not the hours of training or instruction.
Resource fees are charges for material that are essential to a course or unit, and are purchased byNMT to beused by students during the course.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in.

Please note there are additional costs to pay when enrolling in the Diploma of Nursing:

  • you will have text books to purchase and details of these will be provided at orientation.
  • you may be required to complete a health check (approx. $200)
  • you may require immunisations and/or provide evidence of vaccinations- Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella and Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTP) record of vaccination (cost will vary depending on your doctor and what vaccinations are needed)
  • Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) ($37)
  • Working With Children Check (WWCC) ($11)
  • National Police Clearance - through Australia Post, best to apply for this first ($52)
  • WA Health Department Criminal History Record Check ($33, or no cost if applied for post Police Clearance)
  • Uniform – Scrub Top and Pants ($70.50 per set) and closed in slip resistant shoes ($79.90). Details of these will be given at orientation.

International Students

If this course is available for International students you will need to pay your course fees to TIWA when you accept your offer.

Units

Core Units - Common to both

Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapyHLTENN007AWA10
Analyse and respond to client health informationHLTAAP003AVB17
Apply communication skills in nursing practiceHLTENN002AWA15
Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practiceHLTENN008AWA09
Apply nursing practice in the primary health care settingHLTENN015AWA02
Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environmentHLTENN006AWA11
Comply with infection prevention and control policies and proceduresHLTINF001AVA32
Confirm physical health statusHLTAAP002AVB18
Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needsHLTENN005AWA12
Follow safe work practices for direct client careHLTWHS002WG739
Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problemsHLTENN011AWA04
Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problemsHLTENN012AWA06
Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditionsHLTENN009AWA08
Implement and monitor care of the older personHLTENN013AWA05
Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plansHLTENN004AWA13
Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing careHLTENN003AWA14
Practise nursing within the Australian health care systemHLTENN001AWA16
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safetyCHCDIV002AVC08
Reflect on and improve own professional practiceCHCPRP003AVB48
Work with diverse peopleCHCDIV001AVC09

Elective Units - Common to both

Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Apply a palliative approach in nursing practiceHLTENN010AWA07
Communicate and work in health or community servicesCHCCOM005AVC29
Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetesHLTENN025AVZ92
Research and apply evidence to practiceCHPOL003AVB50
Manage personal stressors in the work environmentHLTWHS006AUZ56
Provide first aidHLTAID003WG732

Course description

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 withthe skills and knowledge you need to be employed as anEnrolled 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.

Gain these skills

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Assist in the provision of preventative, curative and rehabilitative nursing
  • Understand anatomy and physiology
  • Understand and implement infection control
  • Provide nursing care for the client
  • Understand legal and ethical parameters
  • Promote positive health
  • Understand health issues of Indigenous Australians
  • Contribute to the nutritional and mental health care of the clients
Is this course right for me?

In order to make an informed choice about the suitability of this course, you must take into account the essential skills and knowledge in addition to the critical aspects of assessment of this course or qualification.
Our flyer will help you decide if Nursing is the right career for you.

As part of this course you are required to complete a clincial work placement arranged/negotiated by the North Metropolitan TAFE. It is an industry requirement for you to achieve and successfully complete a minimum of 400 hours work placement. You will be provided with forms and a clinical placement book to record your placement.

Please note you will be required to:

  • Complete a satisfactory Working with Children check/National Police Clearance (NPC) and Department of Health criminal check prior to placement.
  • Complete a fitness to practice medical form and any immunisations/vaccinations required.
  • Travel to an appropriate Health facility to complete clinical placement.
  • Attend clinical placement across a seven (7) day week, which may include weekends and public holidays.
  • Carry out shift work including a combination of morning, afternoon and night shifts.

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.

Part-time study option may be available depending on numbers

Details about part-time study in semester 2, 2019 will be available in early May.

Applicants will need to provide a Statutory Declaration detailing their school education in 1 of the following 6 countries: Canada; New Zealand; Republic of Ireland; South Africa; United Kingdom and United States of America. You will need to supply the name of the school, dates and years attended.
You will also have to achieve Exit level 3 (working at level 4) in the BKSB literacy/numeracy testing.
To express your interest for part-time study email enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

Pre-enrolment Literacy and Numeracy Requirements

Entry to the Diploma of Nursing is very competitive.

PLEASE NOTE
Effective from semester 2, 2018 intake – there have been changes to Diploma of Nursing entrance requirements

If you are considering a career in (enrolled) nursing and wondering what subjects you should choose at school or what the prerequisites are for getting into a nursing course, see the information below.

All applicants are required to sit the Basic Key Skills Builder (BKSB) Literacy & Numeracy assessment and achieve an Exit level 3, (working at level 4), meet the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia's English language standards in order to be considered.

Students will receive information on BKSB assessment dates and location when they apply.

School-aged applicants (educated in Australia)

If you wish to study nursing at TAFE you will need:

  • A pass in year 12 English and Maths. Though not a prerequisite, a science (e.g. human biology) might also be a good subject to choose.
  • Attainment of the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) or equivalent from another Australian State if not from Western Australia.
Mature-aged applicants (educated in Australia)
  • Completion of five (5) years (full-time equivalent) of secondary, tertiary and/or vocational education (or a combination thereof)
All other applicants (educated in an English speaking country)

If you were not educated in Australia, you must provide evidence of:

  • Being taught and assessed in English in any of the following recognised countries: Canada; New Zealand; Republic of Ireland; South Africa; United Kingdom; and United States of America.
  • Completion of five (5) years (full-time equivalent) of secondary, tertiary and/or vocational education (or a combination thereof) in above recognised country.
All other applicants (educated in a non-English speaking country)

If you were educated in a non-English speaking country you will need to sit a board-approved International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test and achieve a minimum score of seven (7) in each of the four components, or Occupational English Test (OET) and achieve a minimum score of 'B' in each of the four components.
You may also use
PTE test results of a minimum overall score of 65 in each of the 4 communication skills or
TOEFL iBT with a minimum total score of 94 as well as at least 24 for listening, 24 for reading, 27 for writing and 23 for speaking
More information on acceptable tests is available from www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au

Test results will only be accepted as a course entry prerequisite if they were obtained:

  • Within two (2) years before the date you lodge your application for registration.

OR

  • For test results older than two (2) years, you can still apply if you have been continuously enrolled in a board-approved program of study.

In some cases there may be alternatives for entry. Please contact us at enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au with any queries regarding entry requirements.

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) language skills registration standard (2019)

The NMBA has recently released information regarding a revision to the current English language skills registration standard released in 2015, for nurses seeking registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) at the conclusion of their Diploma of Nursing studies.

There are three (3) pathways that may be used in the demonstration of English language competence at registration.

• Primary Language Pathway

• English Language Test Pathway, or

• Extended Education Pathway

The existing requirement for registration using the Extended Education Pathway – enrolled nurses, is to have completed at least five (5) years (full-time equivalent) education in English within one of the recognised countries. As of March 2019, evidence of education is required to be continuous education over the five (5) years full-time equivalent period, which must be completed within a 7 year time frame. This allows for part time study to still meet the requirement.

This can include the Board approved qualification of the Diploma of Nursing. If you do not meet the above requirement and decide to proceed to enrol into the Diploma of Nursing qualification, you may be deemed not to meet the new NMBA registration requirements on seeking registration. You may then be required to undertake a recognised English language test, (IELTS, OET, PTE or TOEFL iBT).

Please see the NMBA website for further detail: https://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/News/2018-10-24-revised-esl-standards.aspx

Fees and Charges

Local full time students

View our Indicative Fees list

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.
Tuition fees are determined by multiplying the course fee rate by the nominal hours, which is the number of hours in which an average student could be expected to complete each unit. They are not the hours of training or instruction.
Resource fees are charges for material that are essential to a course or unit, and are purchased byNMT to beused by students during the course.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in.

Please note there are additional costs to pay when enrolling in the Diploma of Nursing:

  • you will have text books to purchase and details of these will be provided at orientation.
  • you may be required to complete a health check (approx. $200)
  • you may require immunisations and/or provide evidence of vaccinations- Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella and Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTP) record of vaccination (cost will vary depending on your doctor and what vaccinations are needed)
  • Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) ($37)
  • Working With Children Check (WWCC) ($11)
  • National Police Clearance - through Australia Post, best to apply for this first ($52)
  • WA Health Department Criminal History Record Check ($33, or no cost if applied for post Police Clearance)
  • Uniform – Scrub Top and Pants ($70.50 per set) and closed in slip resistant shoes ($79.90). Details of these will be given at orientation.

International Students

If this course is available for International students you will need to pay your course fees to TIWA when you accept your offer.

Units

Core Units - Common to both

Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapyHLTENN007AWA10
Analyse and respond to client health informationHLTAAP003AVB17
Apply communication skills in nursing practiceHLTENN002AWA15
Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practiceHLTENN008AWA09
Apply nursing practice in the primary health care settingHLTENN015AWA02
Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environmentHLTENN006AWA11
Comply with infection prevention and control policies and proceduresHLTINF001AVA32
Confirm physical health statusHLTAAP002AVB18
Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needsHLTENN005AWA12
Follow safe work practices for direct client careHLTWHS002WG739
Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problemsHLTENN011AWA04
Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problemsHLTENN012AWA06
Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditionsHLTENN009AWA08
Implement and monitor care of the older personHLTENN013AWA05
Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plansHLTENN004AWA13
Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing careHLTENN003AWA14
Practise nursing within the Australian health care systemHLTENN001AWA16
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safetyCHCDIV002AVC08
Reflect on and improve own professional practiceCHCPRP003AVB48
Work with diverse peopleCHCDIV001AVC09

Elective Units - Common to both

Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Apply a palliative approach in nursing practiceHLTENN010AWA07
Communicate and work in health or community servicesCHCCOM005AVC29
Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetesHLTENN025AVZ92
Research and apply evidence to practiceCHPOL003AVB50
Manage personal stressors in the work environmentHLTWHS006AUZ56
Provide first aidHLTAID003WG732

Campus locations

Course page link
Private
Open Colleges School of Health

Build a career that’s meaningful, fills you with a sense of purpose, and provides diverse job opportunities, with this Diploma of Nursing course.

Offered via a blend of face to face on-campus and simulated laboratory learning this is the ideal starting point for you to become a qualified Enrolled Nurse and work within the Australian Health Care system

Our course is delivered two days a week over 18 months with full time practical placement of 480 hours provided in a variety of current industry situations.

If you’ve always wanted to be a nurse, this is where to start!

Why study this course?​

  • Learn from experienced nurses and clinical specialists’ onsite at Open Colleges School of Health's state-of-the-art campuses in Perth.
  • Gain hands-on experience with simulation hospital wards and skills lab training
  • Experience industry and solidify your learning with our practical clinical placements across Community, Aged Care and Hospital settings.

Delivery location: Perth Campus , Workzone Building A,  Level 6,  202 Pier Street, Perth WA 6000

Course description

Build a career that’s meaningful, fills you with a sense of purpose, and provides diverse job opportunities, with this Diploma of Nursing course.

Offered via a blend of face to face on-campus and simulated laboratory learning this is the ideal starting point for you to become a qualified Enrolled Nurse and work within the Australian Health Care system

Our course is delivered two days a week over 18 months with full time practical placement of 480 hours provided in a variety of current industry situations.

If you’ve always wanted to be a nurse, this is where to start!

Why study this course?​

  • Learn from experienced nurses and clinical specialists’ onsite at Open Colleges School of Health's state-of-the-art campuses in Perth.
  • Gain hands-on experience with simulation hospital wards and skills lab training
  • Experience industry and solidify your learning with our practical clinical placements across Community, Aged Care and Hospital settings.

Delivery location: Perth Campus , Workzone Building A,  Level 6,  202 Pier Street, Perth WA 6000

Campus locations

Course page link
Public
South Metropolitan TAFE

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.

With our nursing qualification you'll gain skills that are relevant to current industry trends and practices. By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Assist in the provision of preventative, curative and rehabilitative nursing
  • Understand anatomy and physiology
  • Understand and implement infection control
  • Provide nursing care for the client
  • Understand legal and ethical parameters
  • Promote positive health
  • Understand health issues of Indigenous Australians
  • Contribute to the nutritional and mental health care of the clients

On completion of the Diploma of Nursing graduates can gain employment in the health industry. Employment prospects are high in this industry and you'll also gain satisfaction from helping people and possibly even saving lives.

Entry to the Diploma of Nursing is very competitive. It is recommended that you discuss your application with a career development adviser.As partof an application for this courseyou will be required to sit and pass a 2 hour test on literacy and numeracy.

PLEASE NOTE: – Changes to Diploma of Nursing entrance requirements

Considering a career in (enrolled) nursing and wondering what subjects you should choose at school or what the prerequisites are for getting into a nursing course?

School-aged applicants (educated in Australia)

If you wish to study nursing at TAFE you will need:
• A pass in year 12 English and maths. Though not a prerequisite, a science (e.g. human biology) might also be a good subject to choose.
• Attainment of the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) or equivalent from another Australian State if not from Western Australia.

Mature-aged applicants (educated in Australia)

• Completion of five (5) years continuous (full-time equivalent) of secondary, tertiary and/or vocational education (or a combination thereof)

All other applicants (educated in an English speaking country)

If you were not educated in Australia, you must provide evidence of:
• Being taught and assessed in English in any of the following recognised countries: Canada; New Zealand; Republic of Ireland; South Africa; United Kingdom; and United States of America.
• Completion of five (5) years continuous (full-time equivalent) of secondary, tertiary and/or vocational education (or a combination thereof) in above recognised country.

All other applicants (educated in a non-English speaking country)

If you were educated in a non-English speaking country you will need to sit a board-approved International English Language Testing System(IELTS) test and achieve a minimum score of seven (7) in each of the four components,or Occupational English Test (OET) and achieve a minimum score of 'B' in each of the four components. Information on other acceptable tests is available fromwww.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/

Test results will only be accepted as a course entry prerequisite if they were obtained:
• Within two (2) years before the date you lodge your application for registration.
OR
• For test results older than two (2) years, you can still apply if you have been continuously enrolled in a board-approved program of study.

In some cases there may be alternatives for entry. If you are unsure if you meet the requirements or if you have any questions please contact us.

Download our changes to Diploma of Nursing entrance requirements flyer

CoreSkillsRequired

Course description

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.

With our nursing qualification you'll gain skills that are relevant to current industry trends and practices. By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Assist in the provision of preventative, curative and rehabilitative nursing
  • Understand anatomy and physiology
  • Understand and implement infection control
  • Provide nursing care for the client
  • Understand legal and ethical parameters
  • Promote positive health
  • Understand health issues of Indigenous Australians
  • Contribute to the nutritional and mental health care of the clients

On completion of the Diploma of Nursing graduates can gain employment in the health industry. Employment prospects are high in this industry and you'll also gain satisfaction from helping people and possibly even saving lives.

Entry to the Diploma of Nursing is very competitive. It is recommended that you discuss your application with a career development adviser.As partof an application for this courseyou will be required to sit and pass a 2 hour test on literacy and numeracy.

PLEASE NOTE: – Changes to Diploma of Nursing entrance requirements

Considering a career in (enrolled) nursing and wondering what subjects you should choose at school or what the prerequisites are for getting into a nursing course?

School-aged applicants (educated in Australia)

If you wish to study nursing at TAFE you will need:
• A pass in year 12 English and maths. Though not a prerequisite, a science (e.g. human biology) might also be a good subject to choose.
• Attainment of the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) or equivalent from another Australian State if not from Western Australia.

Mature-aged applicants (educated in Australia)

• Completion of five (5) years continuous (full-time equivalent) of secondary, tertiary and/or vocational education (or a combination thereof)

All other applicants (educated in an English speaking country)

If you were not educated in Australia, you must provide evidence of:
• Being taught and assessed in English in any of the following recognised countries: Canada; New Zealand; Republic of Ireland; South Africa; United Kingdom; and United States of America.
• Completion of five (5) years continuous (full-time equivalent) of secondary, tertiary and/or vocational education (or a combination thereof) in above recognised country.

All other applicants (educated in a non-English speaking country)

If you were educated in a non-English speaking country you will need to sit a board-approved International English Language Testing System(IELTS) test and achieve a minimum score of seven (7) in each of the four components,or Occupational English Test (OET) and achieve a minimum score of 'B' in each of the four components. Information on other acceptable tests is available fromwww.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/

Test results will only be accepted as a course entry prerequisite if they were obtained:
• Within two (2) years before the date you lodge your application for registration.
OR
• For test results older than two (2) years, you can still apply if you have been continuously enrolled in a board-approved program of study.

In some cases there may be alternatives for entry. If you are unsure if you meet the requirements or if you have any questions please contact us.

Download our changes to Diploma of Nursing entrance requirements flyer

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South Regional TAFE

This qualification will provide you with the practical 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 course is Competitive at all campuses and additional Entrance Requirements apply. All applicants will be required to complete a Core Skills Profile Assessment for English and Maths and achieve Exit Level 3 as well as providing evidence of compliance with the English Language Skills Requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. Access further details here, Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Not all study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus for study modes and elective units offered.

Course description

This qualification will provide you with the practical 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 course is Competitive at all campuses and additional Entrance Requirements apply. All applicants will be required to complete a Core Skills Profile Assessment for English and Maths and achieve Exit Level 3 as well as providing evidence of compliance with the English Language Skills Requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. Access further details here, Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Not all study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus for study modes and elective units offered.

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The University of Notre Dame Australia

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Marr Mooditj Training Inc

Course is delivered in Perth in block released format

This qualification reflects the role of enrolled nurses who are responsible for providing high quality nursing care to patients, ongoing self and professional development to maintain their knowledge base through life-long learning, and continue to demonstrate the types of core nursing activities that an EN would be expected to undertake on entry to practice. 

Enrolled Nurses work with the Registered Nurses as part of the health care team and demonstrates competence in the provision of a person-centred care.

The course is delivered over 18 months in a block release mode.

Course description

Course is delivered in Perth in block released format

This qualification reflects the role of enrolled nurses who are responsible for providing high quality nursing care to patients, ongoing self and professional development to maintain their knowledge base through life-long learning, and continue to demonstrate the types of core nursing activities that an EN would be expected to undertake on entry to practice. 

Enrolled Nurses work with the Registered Nurses as part of the health care team and demonstrates competence in the provision of a person-centred care.

The course is delivered over 18 months in a block release mode.

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Public
North Regional TAFE

This qualification will provide you with the practical 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.

Students will need to complete a mandatory 440 hours of clinical placement, and attendance at two one-week simulation blocks at Pundulmurra campus in South Hedland each semester.

Semester 1, 2019

The first week will consist of an online orientation, followed by classes two days per week, Tuesday and Thursday, at the Health and Community Services Training Centre at Pundulmurra campus. The classes are not compulsory, but strongly encouraged. Students are expected to undertake online study in their own time in addition to this.

Simulation week will take place twice during Semester 1 at Pundulmurra campus.

Simulation week 1: 18 - 22 March

Simulation week 2: 13 - 17 May

Students will be required to undertake clinical placement in South Hedland or Perth as part of the course.

Available at other campus locations on request.

Course description

This qualification will provide you with the practical 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.

Students will need to complete a mandatory 440 hours of clinical placement, and attendance at two one-week simulation blocks at Pundulmurra campus in South Hedland each semester.

Semester 1, 2019

The first week will consist of an online orientation, followed by classes two days per week, Tuesday and Thursday, at the Health and Community Services Training Centre at Pundulmurra campus. The classes are not compulsory, but strongly encouraged. Students are expected to undertake online study in their own time in addition to this.

Simulation week will take place twice during Semester 1 at Pundulmurra campus.

Simulation week 1: 18 - 22 March

Simulation week 2: 13 - 17 May

Students will be required to undertake clinical placement in South Hedland or Perth as part of the course.

Available at other campus locations on request.

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