Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing) - -


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Award Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing)
Accepting Applications Applications for Ballarat Semester 1, 2015 have now closed. Horsham campus applications will be open until January 27.
Program Coordinator Di Oram (MtH), Sue Ryan (A&M), Lyn Campbell (H)
Contact Hours (per week) Full-time 30 hours (approx) per week and part-time 15 hours (approx) per week
Classes Held

Classes are held on weekdays. Part time classes are on Wednesdays and Thursdays (9:30am - 4:30pm)

Maryborough District Health Service is a part-time program with classes held 2 days per week.

Most training takes place in Maryborough and occasionally in Ballarat at the Mt Helen campus (as directed).

Commences February and July (mid-year intake is dependant on numbers) Ararat and Maryborough intake occurs every two years.
Program Outline

The Diploma of Nursing will provide you with the competencies, skills and knowledge to gain registration as an Enrolled Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Authority (AHPRA). On completion, you will work under the direct or indirect supervision of Registered Nurses.

Career Opportunities

On successful completion of this qualification you will be qualified as a Enrolled/Division 2 Nurse. You will be eligible to apply for positions in public and private health sectors including:

  • Aged/extended care facilities
  • Mental health
  • Community
  • General practice
Program Rules and Requirements

You will undertake a total of 1438 nominal hours, comprising of a total of 21 core courses and 5 elective courses.

You will complete a total of 400 hours of industry placement in a variety of settings, predominantly in regional centres. Clinical placements may be timetabled during term and semester breaks. Placements take place in residential aged care, acute, mental health and community settings.

Program Content

Core subjects
• Confirm physical health status
• Analyse health information
• Work in the nursing profession
• Apply effective communication skills in nursing practice
• Contribute to client assessment and developing nursing care plans
• Implement and evaluate a plan of nursing care
• Contribute to the complex nursing care of clients
• Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment
• Administer and monitor medications in the work environment
• Apply reflective practice, critical thinking and analysis in health
• Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
• Implement and monitor nursing care for consumers with mental health conditions
• Implement and monitor nursing care for clients with acute health problems
• Implement and monitor nursing care for clients with chronic health problems
• Implement and monitor nursing care for older clients
• Apply understanding of the Australian healthcare system
• Apply First Aid
• Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
• Work effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
• Comply with infection control policies and procedures in health work
• Contribute to OHS processes

Elective subjects
• Analyse and compare different complementary health modalities
• Use specific health terminology to communicate effectively
• Provide nursing care for clients requiring palliative care
• Administer and monitor intravenous medication in the nursing environment
• Practice in the domiciliary healthcare environment

Information Sessions
There are currently no information sessions scheduled.
Professional Recognition

On successful completion of this qualification you will be eligible for registration with Australian Health Professional Registration Authority (AHPRA) as an Enrolled Nurse. Please note eligibility requirements for registration as an Enrolled Nurse in Australia are determined by (AHPRA).

Please note: Currently, AHPRA requires an IELTS of 7.0 in all categories on the same day of testing, to be eligible for registration. Please refer to AHPRA website for full details.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I apply for mid year entry in 2014?
Please note: mid-year intake is dependant on numbers. Federation University Australia reserves the right to cancel a program if required.

When do applications open for 2015 intake?

Applications generally open in August each year.

Can I exit at Certificate IV in Nursing?

No. We are offering the Diploma of Nursing as the Certificate IV in Nursing no longer meets the requirements for national registration (as of July 2010).

What if I already have a Certificate IV in Nursing?
You will be able to upskill to a Diploma level qualification.

When are the test dates for 2015 intake?
Test dates are generally held in November each year.

Who organises our placement?
Federation University Australia arrange placements.

Is placement offered part time?
No, all placements are full-time including AM and PM rotating shifts.

Do successful applicants get a choice in the location of placement?
No, placements are pre-set.

Are the text books necessary?
Yes, they are vital tools for your study.


School of Health Sciences (ref 8250, 2676)

Contact Us

For further program information contact:

School of Health Sciences, Horsham Campus and Mt Helen Campuses: 1800 333 864
Website: federation.edu.au/nursing
Email: info@federation.edu.au

International Students This information may not apply to international students.
For further information contact:

International Student Programs
Tel: +61 3 5327 9018
Email: international@federation.edu.au
Web: www.federation.edu.au/international
DomesticDomestic students are students who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian permanent visa.
National Course Code HLT51612
Mid year entry No
Intakes Semester 1 and 2

1.5 years full-time or 3 years part-time


Mt Helen Campus (Ballarat)
Wimmera Campus (Horsham)
Maryborough District Health Service
Ararat (East Grampians Health Service)

Please note: Ararat will have another intake in 2015/16. The Diploma of Nursing will be offered on a part-time basis (2 days per week). The days of the week are yet to be confirmed - the Faculty of Health in Ballarat manage the Ararat Diploma of Nursing Applications.
The next Maryborough intake is 2016.

Application Method

It is a requirement of your application to sit a Literacy and Numeracy Test for 2015 entry.

Testing Date: 2014

Tuesday 9th December at 10.00am

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our TAFE Application page for further information.

Application Type - VTAC No
Application Type - Direct Yes

There are no formal entry requirements for this program.

Extra Requirements

Must attend an information session, complete a Direct Application form and complete a numeracy, literacy and general comprehension selection exercise.

Successful applicants will also be required to undertake a police check and a Working With Children Check (WWCC) at own expense (it is advised that prospective students start the processing of these early).


Competency based training is concerned with assisting people to gain specific competencies relevant to the purpose of their program of study. A student will be assessed by performing set tasks at specified standards, under prescribed conditions. A range of assessment methods will be used to enable students to demonstrate competency.


Assessment methods include:
• Exams
• Assignments
• Clinical practicum
• Oral presentations


Students wishing to study in this course should have successfully completed the following:
* Submit a direct application to International Student Programs office available at http://guerin.ballarat.edu.au/fdp/international/forms.shtml
* Minimum IELTS overall band score of 7 across all bands

Recognition of Prior Learning

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. The University is obliged to recognise the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further details contact the staff listed under Contact Us.

Pathways/Alternate Entry

Further Study Options:
Upon successful completion of this qualification you may receive up to 12 months credit towards the Bachelor of Nursing at Federation University Australia and commence in Semester 1 of the second year.

Indicative Fees Enrolment fees are payable at the time of enrolment. For further information a Fees and Charges leaflet is available from the Student Centre. In addition your program may require you to purchase books and materials. Some of these costs may be payable on enrolment day. Please contact the relevant TAFE School for further information, or visit www.federation.edu.au/tafefees
Further Information Contact Us:
Tel: 1800 FED UNI (1800 333 864) Email: info@federation.edu.au

A range of student services, are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please call the number listed above.
The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this publication including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of going to press as at the date above, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D.
Information correct as at 07/Jan/2015

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