Nursing

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On Offer Yes
Award Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing)
Accepting Applications Currently accepting expressions of interest for mid-year at Mt Helen
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.

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

Commences February and July (mid-year intake is dependant on numbers)
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 Courses
• 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 Courses
• 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?
Currently expressions of interest are being taken for a mid-year intake for Diploma of Nursing at Mt Helen Campus (Ballarat). 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 undertake the Diploma of Nursing as a traineeship?
Yes, please see Diploma of Nursing - Traineeship

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/Department

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
Additional Program Information

Your pathway to a career in Nursing document (pdf, 602kb)

DomesticDomestic students are students who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian permanent visa. Show InternationalInternational students are students who are not Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian permanent visa. International students must pay overseas/international fees.
National Course Code HLT51612
Mid year entry Yes
Intakes Semester 1 and 2
Duration

1.5 years full-time, or part-time equivalent

Location

Horsham Campus
Mt Helen Campus (Ballarat)
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 School of Health Sciences in Ballarat manage the Ararat Diploma of Nursing Applications.

Application Method

Application is via the TAFE Direct Application form. Forms are available at www,federation.edu.au/how-to-apply/tafe-applications Students seeking a place in this program should contact the staff listed under "Contact Us" to obtain information and/or make an appointment for interview/audition. All applicants must complete an enrolment form and pay their fees at the Student Centre before the enrolment process in complete. All enrolments must first be approved by the relevant department.

Entry Requirements

English Language Requirement:
IELTS overall band score of 7.0, with no band less than 7.0 in writing and speaking, or equivalent. Please Note: Students are exempted from the IELTS requirements if they are able to provide evidence of being registered as a Division 2 (or Enrolled) Nurse in Australia.

Evidence of English Language proficiency is one of the requirements for registration as a Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). Please refer to the AHPRA website for full details.

Extra Requirements

Must attend an information session, complete a Direct Application form and complete a numeracy, literacy and general comprehension selection exercise (Cost will be $50 - registration forms available at information sessions).

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).

Assessment

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 recieve up to 18 months credit towards the Bachelor of Nursing at Federation University Australia. If you commence the Diploma of Nursing in 2014 you may be eligible up to 18 months credit and commence the Bachelor of Nursing in Semester 2 of the second year. If you commence the Diploma of Nursing in 2015 you may be eligible for up to 12 months credit and commence the Bachelor of Nursing 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
Show DomesticDomestic students are students who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian permanent visa. InternationalInternational students are students who are not Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian permanent visa. International students must pay overseas/international fees.
Academic Entry Requirement

Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or overseas equivalent.

English Language Requirement

IELTS overall band score of 7.0, with no band less than 7.0 in writing and speaking, or equivalent. Please Note: Students are exempted from the IELTS requirements if they are able to provide evidence of being registered as a Division 2 (or Enrolled) Nurse in Australia.

Evidence of English Language proficiency is one of the requirements for registration as a Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). Please refer to the AHPRA website for full details.

CRICOS Program Code 070707G
Duration (International) 1.5 years
RPL and Credit Transfer International students wishing to apply for RPL and Credit Transfer are required to provide syllabus of previous study undertaken at time of applying for a program. Not all programs offer RPL and Credit Transfer. Contact the International Student Programs office at international@federation.edu.au
Teaching Location (International Students)

Mt Helen Campus (Ballarat)

Application Method International students currently studying VCE in Victoria (Australia) are required to apply through VTAC. All other international students applying for undergraduate and postgraduate coursework degrees are required to apply through the Federation University Australia's International office. All international students applying for Higher Degrees by Research are required to apply through Research Services.
Entry Requirements - International International students must meet the following basic entry requirements (see below):
  • English language entry requirements
  • Academic entry requirements
  • Pathways (International)

    Completion of this program will give students 18 months credit towards the Bachelor of Nursing at the Federation University Australia.

    Your pathway to a career in Nursing document (pdf, 373kb)

    Program Enquiries - International

    International Student Programs
    Federation University Australia
    PO Box 663
    Ballarat Victoria 3353
    Australia

    Tel: +61 3 5327 9018
    Fax: +61 3 5327 9017
    Email: international@federation.edu.au
    Web: federation.edu.au/international

    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 15/Apr/2014
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