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
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 Fee: $26,000 + 2,000 Materials Fee.

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*Condition of Enrolment :  You will get registration as an Enrolled Nurse subject to meeting the requirements of APHRA at the time of registration and subject to NTA getting the course accredited by ANMAC. *Note: This course of HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing is NOT currently an NMBA approved program and will NOT lead to registration as an Enrolled nurse in Australia. NTA is awaiting for approval from ANMAC and NMBA.

Course Overview

Entry requirements

  •  Applicants must be 18 years or above.
  •  School education at least at Australian high school leaving level Year 12 (HSC in NSW); or another relevant qualification/s.
  •  Evidence of completing a VET course at Certificate III, IV or above level in Australia or

Specific entry requirements for students applying for the Diploma of Nursing course:

“From 1 July 2018 all students that would be 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 commencing the program” (ANMAC, 2017).


NTA will ensure that students who want to enroll into Diploma of Nursing program have to prove their English requirement. This is in accordance with the accreditation requirements for nationally approved programs of study. 

In order to be eligible as registered health practitioner in Australia, Enrolled Nurses must be able to demonstrate that their English language skills are at a level that enables safe practice in the profession.

There are three specific entry pathways for students to demonstrate their required language skills and be eligible to enroll.

The three pathways are:

• Primary language pathway

• Five years extended education pathway

• English language test pathway

1. Primary language pathway

English is your primary language and you have undertaken and satisfactorily completed, at least six years of primary and secondary Education taught and assessed solely in English, (see list of recognised countries below) including at least two years between years 7 and 12.

Australia, United Kingdom, Canada, United States of America, New Zealand,  Republic of Ireland and  South Africa.

2. Five year extended education pathway

Students who have undertaken and satisfactorily completed five years (full-time equivalent) of education taught and assessed in English, in any of the recognised countries listed above.

To be eligible to enrol in this course ANMEC will only accept evidence that you have completed five (5) years (full-time equivalent) of:

1. Tertiary and secondary education taught and assessed in English or

 2. Tertiary and vocational education taught and assessed in English or

3. Combined tertiary, secondary and vocational education taught and assessed in English or

4. Tertiary education taught and assessed in English from one of more of the recognised countries listed above.

3. English language test pathway

 English language tests requirements for test results specified in the NMBA’s English language skills registration standard. 

Explanation of test options and requirements:

• IELTS • OET • TOEFL • PTE academic

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 & speaking, and no score in any component of the test is below 6.5).

OET (Occupational English Test) with a minimum score of B in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking and no score in any component of the test is below C).

TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet based test) with a minimum total score of 94 in each section of the test. (24 for listening, 24 for reading, 27 for writing, and, 23 for speaking and no score in any of the sections is below: 20 for listening, 19 for reading, 24 for writing, and 20 for speaking).

PTE (Pearson Test of English) with a minimum overall score of 65 in each of the four communicative skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking, and no score in any of the communicative skills is below 58).

Requirements for the work placement

  •  A Police Clearance Certificate is mandatory prior to your work placement; you 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 must be completed prior to industry work placement. The students must be physically be 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.
Who should do this course?
Possible Job Outcomes: After successful completion of the course students may work as an Enrolled Nurse (Division-2) in a health or community care facility which might include Hospital, aged care, rehabilitation centre, GP Clinics and Other Health & Beauty Clinics etc. Successful completion of the course enables graduates to be eligible to apply to APHRA for Registration as an Enrolled Nurse. Students must meet the eligibility criteria set by APHRA at the time of Registration.

  •  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.

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

Work placement locations
Work placements in facilities in Sydney will be arranged to meet your travel needs. We manage and support the placement.


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.

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:




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.


CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice
HLTAAP002Confirm physical health status
HLTAAP003Analyse and respond to client health information
HLTENN001Practise nursing within the Australian health care system
HLTENN002Apply communication skills in nursing practice
HLTENN003Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care
HLTENN004Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans
HLTENN005Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs
HLTENN006Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment
HLTENN007Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy
HLTENN008Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
HLTENN009Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions
HLTENN011Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems
HLTENN012Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems
HLTENN013Implement and monitor care of the older person
HLTENN015Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting
HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care


HLTAID003 Provide first aid
HLTENN010 Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in the health or community services
BSBLDR403 Lead team effectiveness
HLTENN025 Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes

Work Placements

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.

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