Start your career in the highly rewarding field of nursing

The nursing program at Chisholm is based on best practice in health care and will prepare you to work as an enrolled nurse who can practice, deliver care, provide assistance and support to individuals that is person centered.

You will learn through a combination of on-campus theory delivery, simulation activities in nursing skills laboratory, and 400 hours of supported clinical placement in a variety of settings.

To be eligible to enrol in the Diploma of Nursing, applicants are required to:
• complete a Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test
• attend a 15 minute interview

Details of this LLN test and interview will be sent to you when the Nursing Department receives details of your application. Please submit your application via the Apply Now button on this page.

Note : You will need to provide evidence of the following during the interview:
• Police Check
• Working with Children Check and
• Immunisation record

Full time: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9am - 3pm (subject to change)

Each timetabled day is divided into three sessions: lecture, tutorial or integrated clinical skills. Attendance for these sessions will take place between 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 La Trobe Bachelor of Healthcare (Nursing Foundation).


Course code
On campus
Frankston, Berwick
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Full Time, 1.5 years.
February, July