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


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Begin your career in nursing. With the Diploma of Nursing you will gain hands-on learning experience in our nursing labs as well as clinical experience through placements in residential aged care, acute, mental health and community settings.

On Offer Yes
Award Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing)
Accepting Applications Currently accepting applications
Program Coordinator Sue Thorpe
Contact Hours (per week) 3 days on campus per week. 5 days per week during placements.
Classes Held

On campus classes in Ballarat and Horsham will be 3 days per week. During placement, you will need to attend classes and your clinical placements requiring 5 days per week. Placements are for 10 weeks throughout the 2 year program.

Class times will vary for Traineeship students.

Commences Semester 1
Program Outline

Begin your career in nursing. With the Diploma of Nursing you will gain hands-on learning experience in our nursing labs as well as clinical experience through placements in residential aged care, acute, mental health and community settings.

This program 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.

Areas of study include: health information, nursing care plans, wound management, administer and monitor medications

Program is available to eligible applicants including those employed as a trainee within the health industry.

Career Opportunities

You will be eligible to apply for Enrolled/Division 2 nursing 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 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
  • Australian Health Practitioner Registration Authority (AHPRA)

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 that all applicants must be able to demonstrate English language skills at IELTS academic level 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 - www.ahpra.gov.au

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. You will be provided with a set booklist on enrolment.


Health, Federation University Australia, TAFE (ref 08250)

Contact Us

Phone: 03 5327 8000
Freecall: 1800 333 864
Email: info@federation.edu.au
Web: http://www.federation.edu.au

International Students International Student Programs
Phone: +61 3 5327 9018
Email: international@federation.edu.au
Web: http://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)
Workplace - traineeship

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 Applicants need to demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills required to undertake this course through a test as part of the application process. The test will be conducted through Federation College prior to commencement of training. Feedback will be provided to the applicant on their results and types of support, if necessary, available to them.
Application Type - VTAC No
Application Type - Direct Yes
Entry Requirements

Must complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment and pre-training review

Extra Requirements

• Attend an information session
• Police check
• Working With Children Check (WWCC)

Please note the police check and Working With Children Check (WWCC) will be at your own expense (it is advised that prospective students start the processing of these early).

Note that all applicants are required to undertake a literacy and numeracy assessment test. These will be held:

Ballarat: 18 November 9.30am to 12.30pm

Horsham: 3 December 5.00pm to 8.00pm, 4 December 9.30am to 12.30pm, 5 December 9.30am to 12.30pm.

See Information Session section (above) for full details of assessment times and venues.

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


Minimum of 400 hours of clinical placement. These placements take place in a variety of settings, predominantly in regional centres.

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 FedUni on 1800 333 864.
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. In addition your program may require you to purchase books and materials. Some of these costs may be payable on enrolment day. For further information regarding these costs, please view 2015 Indicative Course Fees (pdf,165kb) for tuition and materials fees payable to FedUni.
Indicative government-subsidised and full-fee course fees are shown on this document, and should be read in conjunction with the information at: www.federation.edu.au/tafefees and the TAFE Fees and Charges Information Guide 2015 (pdf,625kb)
Further Information 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 25/Nov/2015

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