Course outline

This qualification 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.

A graduate from a Diploma of Nursing program approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of
Australia (NMBA) is able to apply for registration with the NMBA as an enrolled nurse. Further
information on registration is available at http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/
There are no entry requirements for this qualification in the Health Training Package. However,
NTA expects candidates to meet selection criteria set down here and in the pre-enrolment information
for candidates to be successful in this higher-level diploma qualification.

Course Overview

Admission Criteria

NTA has in place admission criteria for courses in its scope as required by its ‘International
Students Admission Policy and Procedure’ to ensure that candidates meet industry requirements.

Applicants are required to:

  • Year 12 or equivalent (OR)
  • Have an Australian Certificate III in Individual Support or disability work (OR).
  • Be of mature age which can be demonstrated by a candidate who is at least of 18 years. AND
  • Provide evidence of meeting at least one of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
    (NMBA) English language standards listed below prior to enrolment:
    http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Registration-Stan dards/English-lan
    guage-skills.aspx

NOTE: From 1 July 2018 all students that would be required by the NMBA to provide a formal
English language skills test when applying for registration, must provide a formal English
language test result demonstrating achievement of the NMBA specified level of English
language skills, prior to commencing the program.

1. Has attended and satisfactorily completed at least six years of primary and secondary education
taught and assessed in English in either Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland,
South Africa, United Kingdom or United States of America, including at least two years between
years 7 and 12
[NB: At the time of applying for NMBA registration as a program graduate: the applicant will have completed an NMBA approved Enrolled Nurse program and will therefore have a qualification that has been taught and assessed solely in English.]

OR
2. At the time of applying for NMBA registration as a program graduate, the applicant will be able to demonstrate having completed 5 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 fulltime equivalent pre  ody in either Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States.

OR
Has formal English language test score results showing:
3. An 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).

NOTE:
Only accepting test results:
From one test sitting, or

  • A maximum of two test sittings in a six-month period only if:
  • Achieved a minimum overall score of 7 in each sitting, and
  • Achieved a minimum score of 7 in each component across the two sittings, and
  • No score in any component of the test is below 7.

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

NOTE:
Only accepting test results:

  • From one test sitting, or
  • A maximum of two test sittings in a six-month period only if:
  • Was tested in all four components in each sitting, and
  • Achieved a minimum score of B in each component across the two sittings, and
  • No score in any component of the test is below C.

OR
5. A 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).
NOTE:
Only accepting test results:

  • From one test sitting, or
  • A maximum of two test sittings in a six-month period only if:
  • A minimum overall score of 65 is achieved in each sitting, and
  • You achieve a minimum score of 65 in each of the communicative skills across the two sittings, and
  • No score in any of the communicative skills is below 58

OR
6. A 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, and
  • 23 for speaking.

NOTE:
Only accepting test results:

  • From one test sitting, or
  • A maximum of two test sittings in a six-month period only if:
  • 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

No score in any of the sections is below:

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

Course Duration

This course is 78 weeks. The structure is based on 24 hours per week as follows:

  • You attend College three days a week for classroom learning, practice and assessment (8 hours each)
  • To get the most out of your course you need to do some self- study in your own time. Recommended 6 hours per week.
  • There is a work placement of 400 hours spread over 3 semesters
  • Assessment can take 8 hours per unit

See the website for our intake dates or ring the office for details.

Course Location

  • All training is held in both of our premises.
  • Premises 1: Suite 106-108, 3 Railway parade. Burwood. NSW 2134 (Head office)

    Premises 2: Suite 6 132 - 134 Burwood rd,Burwood. NSW 2134

Assessments

Assessments

As this is a nationally recognised qualification, you will be required to successfully complete
all units to a standard so that you are job ready. You must be deemed competent with each
unit in order to receive your qualification. Each unit contains assessments may include:

  • Practical demonstrations where you will be observed by one of our assessors in a simulated environment and in your work placement
  • Observation conducted at the Professional Experience Placement again administered by NTA Assessors.
  • Knowledge based tests which contain written short answer questions
  • Small projects which contain written tasks for you to investigate and complete in your own time.

Course Delivery

Delivery is a combination of methods to cover the theory and practice requirements:

  • Lectures and workshops for developing your theory knowledge such as anatomy and medications and care plans
  • Supplementary learning online for each unit in theory and skills and case studies
  • Demonstrations then practice to give you that valuable practice time before you go to the work place
  • Self-paced study and support to embed your learning and practical skills
  • Professional experience placements to apply your skills
  • Students should have their own computing device and basic knowledge of computer skills.

You will be trained in the use of manual handling equipment and other equipment such as:

  • Lifting hoist, Stand up Lifter, Pelican Belt, Slide Sheet, Electric bed, & Wheelchair.
  • Blood sugar testing equipment, Blood Pressure, Pulse Oximeter etc
  • Medication Trolley, Medications (Dummy), & Dressing Trolley.

As part of the course delivery, 2 primary textbooks are provided to the students at no cost to
the students.

Work Placement in a hospital, aged care, mental health and sub-acute is arranged with you
and you will receive the support of one of our mentors to ensure this opportunity is a rewarding
experience. For work placement, students have to wear your own black trousers and black
closed shoes, we will provide you with a T-shirt.

Students can opt for the follow the pathways.

  • Study Diploma of Nursing and Become Enrolled Nurse (EN, Division 2)
  • Register with APHRA as an Enrolled Nurse
  • Gain advanced standing towards your Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing with universities subject to their requirements
  • Gain advanced standing towards Advanced Diploma of Nursing
  • Join a workforce that is in high demand
  • Become a Registered Nurse (RN, Division 1) by Enrolling directly in the second year of your Bachelor’s of Nursing with Universities subject to their requirements
  • Become a highly respected health professional and perform patient assessments and advanced procedures.

Topics: Study 25 units to gain your qualification

Our course has been designed to meet the requirements for the HLT54115: Diploma of Nursing.
It contains 25 Units, 20 Core units and 5 Elective units:

CORE UNITS ARE:

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 Practise nursing within the 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 of 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 ARE:

HLTAID003 Provide first aid
HLTENN010 Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence tp practice
BSBLDR403 Lead team effectiveness
HLTENN025 Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes

Recognition of RPL and Credit Transfer


You may have developed a number of skills in aged care, through previous employment opportunities,
life experience or formal studies. If this is the case then you should ask about recognition
of prior learning. This may shorten your course. If you hold a current First Aid Certificate
from a recognised RTO you will be given credit for the first aid unit.

Work Placements

Requirements for the Professional Experience Placement (PEP)

  • The students must be physically being able to do moderate amount of lifting using the appropriate equipment. The students should not have any mobility, hearing, and vision problems to carry out duties efficiently in the hospital or community care settings whilst at placement.
  • A Police Clearance Certificate is mandatory prior to work placement; students must undertake a Federal Police Check (AFP) or NSW Police check (it must be no less than 3 years old). This can be done through a website.
  • Working with Children check
  • Relevant immunization check
  • These checks will be completed at the start of the course and prior to Professional Experience placement.
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