||Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing)
||Currently accepting expressions of interest for mid-year intake
||Di Oram (MtH), Sue Ryan (A&M), Lyn Campbell (H)
|Contact Hours (per week)
||Full-time 30 hours (approximately) per week and part-time 15 hours
(approximately) per week
Classes are held on weekdays.
Maryborough District Health Service is a part-time program with
classes held 2 days per week.
||February and July (mid-year intake is dependant on numbers)
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.
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 the public and private health sectors in
aged/extended care facilities, mental health, community and general
|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.
• Confirm physical health status
• Analyse health information
• Work in the nursing profession
• Apply effective communication skills in nursing
• Contribute to client assessment and developing nursing care
• Implement and evaluate a plan of nursing care
• Contribute to the complex nursing care of clients
• Apply principles of wound management in the clinical
• Administer and monitor medications in the work
• Apply reflective practice, critical thinking and analysis
• 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
• Implement and monitor nursing care for clients with chronic
• 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
• Work effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
• Comply with infection control policies and procedures in
• Contribute to OHS processes
• Analyse and compare different complementary health
• Use specific health terminology to communicate
• Provide nursing care for clients requiring palliative
• Administer and monitor intravenous medication in the
• Practice in the domiciliary healthcare environment
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
|Frequently Asked Questions
Can I apply for mid year entry in
Yes, mid-year applications are currently being taken for
July 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.
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
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
Do successful applicants get a choice in the location of
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)
For further program information contact:
School of Health Sciences, Horsham Campus and Mt Helen Campuses:
1800 333 864
||This information may not apply to international students.
For further information contact:
International Student Programs
Tel: +61 3 5327 9018
|Additional Program Information
Your pathway to a career in Nursing document
Domestic students are students who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian permanent visa.
International 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
|Mid year entry
||Semester 1 and 2
1.5 years full-time, or part-time equivalent
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 is via the TAFE Direct Application form. Forms are available at www.federation.edu.au/apply
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.
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).
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
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.
Successful applicants will 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
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
Assessment methods include:
• 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.
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 Fee total for a Commonwealth Supported Place: N/A (Indicative Structure not found).
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
Tel: 1800 FED UNI (1800 333 864)
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.
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