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


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On Offer Yes
Award Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing)
Accepting Applications Applications for 2015 have closed.
Program Coordinator Sue Ryan (Ballarat), Lyn Campbell (Horsham)
Contact Hours (per week) Part-time 20 hours (3 days approx) per week
Classes Held

Classes are held on weekdays, generally on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (9:30am - 4:30pm)

Commences Semester 1, 2015
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 an 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


•General practice

Program Rules and Requirements

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

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 units

• HLTAP401B - Confirm physical health status
• HLTAP501C - Analyse health information
• HLTEN401B - Work in the nursing profession
• HLTEN502B - Apply effective communication skills in nursing practice
• HLTEN503B - Contribute to client assessment and developing nursing care plans
• HLTEN504C - Implement and evaluate a plan of nursing care
• HLTEN505C - Contribute to the complex nursing care of clients
• HLTEN506B - Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment
• HLTEN507C - Administer and monitor medications in the work environment
• HLTEN508B - Apply reflective practice, critical thinking and analysis in health
• HLTEN509B - Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
• HLTEN510B - Implement and monitor nursing care for consumers with mental health conditions
• HLTEN512B - Implement and monitor nursing care for clients with acute health problems
• HLTEN513B - Implement and monitor nursing care for clients with chronic health problems
• HLTEN515B - Implement and monitor nursing care for older clients
• HLTEN516C - Apply understanding of the Australian Healthcare System
• HLTAID003 - Provide First Aid
• HLTHIR403C - Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
• HLTHIR404D - Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
• HLTIN301C - Comply with infection control policies and procedures in health work
• HLTWHS300A - Contribute to WHS processes

Elective units

• HLTEN514B - Apply research skills within a contemporary health environment
• CHCORG627B - Provide mentoring support to colleagues
• HLTEN511B - Provide nursing care for clients requiring palliative care
• HLTEN519C - Administer and monitor intravenous medication in the nursing environment
• HLTEN608B - 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

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

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.


Faculty of Health, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare (ref 8250, 2676)

Contact Us

For further program information contact:

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare, 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

2 years part-time


Mt Helen Campus (Ballarat)
Wimmera Campus (Horsham)

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

For information in relation to the University and students rights and responsibilities please refer to the VET Information Guide
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).

Work Placement You will complete a total of 400 hours of industry placement in a variety of settings, predominantly in regional centres

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

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 number listed under 'Contact Us' 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.
Please Note: All VET programs and training are delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth government funding.
National RTO Code: 4909.
Information correct as at 20/Feb/2015

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