This Diploma of Nursing will have you on course to become an Enrolled Nurse

This Diploma of Nursing qualification through Chisholm TAFE is based on best practice in health care. The course will prepare you for employment as an enrolled nurse, working under the supervision of a registered nurse. You will learn to deliver nursing care for people across the health sector, gaining relevant competencies that relate to the different stages of life identified in the units you will study.

Successful completion of the Diploma of Nursing course will mean you are eligible to apply to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, in accordance with the Australian Health Practitioner regulation Agency (AHPRA) for registration as an Enrolled Nurse.

The Diploma of Nursing has mandatory on and off-the-job training components. The off-the-job training is the theoretical part of the course, where you will learn through a combination of on-campus learning and simulation activities in a nursing skills laboratory.

The on-the-job training is known as clinical placement and is 400 hours of unpaid work experience undertaken throughout your course at a relevant health facility:
- aged care (two weeks)
- mental health (two weeks)
- rehabilitation (two weeks)
- acute (four weeks).

TIMETABLE:
Full time: Three days a week

Each timetabled day is divided into three sessions: lecture, tutorial or integrated clinical skills. Attendance for these sessions will take place 9am-3pm and will vary between different groups across both campuses, specific to individual timetables.

Attendance for clinical placement will occur Monday to Friday for 10 scheduled weeks across the period of the course.

As the qualification also leads to registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), applicants are also expected to comply with all the requirements set by AHPRA upon graduation View the AHPRA English Language Skills Registration Standards and the AHPRA Criminal History Registration Standards.

Students enrolling in the Diploma of Nursing at Chisholm can now enrol at the same time in La Trobe University's Bachelor of Healthcare (Nursing Foundation). This means that after you have completed your diploma at Chisholm, for no additional cost and no additional study, you will have earned 18 credits for the first 18 months of the Bachelor of Healthcare (Nursing Foundation) and if you continue in the degree, you can remain at Chisholm to study. When you Apply Now for this Diploma, an enrolment advisor will be in touch directly to discuss this option further with you.

Find out more about the option for dual enrolment in the Diploma of Nursing/Bachelor of Healthcare (Nursing Foundation)

Course code
HLT54115
On campus
Frankston, Berwick
Online
Not available Online
International
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Length
Full Time, 1.5 years.
Commencing
Weeks commencing 29 Jan and 16 Jul.