||Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing)
||Currently accepting applications
|Contact Hours (per week)
||Contact hours vary depending on part-time, full-time and
Classes will vary depending on delivery (part-time, full-time or
traineeship) and location. Classes are held in Ballarat, Horsham
and within various workplace partnership locations.
Classes are generally held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
(9.30am - 4.30pm).
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.
NOTE: This program is currently being reviewed and may not be
available in 2016. For further information please contact 1800 FED
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
- 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.
• HLTAP401B - Confirm physical health status
• HLTAP501C - Analyse health information
• HLTEN401B - Work in the nursing profession
• HLTEN502B - Apply effective communication skills in nursing
• HLTEN503B - Contribute to client assessment and developing
nursing care plans
• HLTEN504C - Implement and evaluate a plan of nursing
• HLTEN505C - Contribute to the complex nursing care of
• HLTEN506B - Apply principles of wound management in the
• HLTEN507C - Administer and monitor medications in the work
• HLTEN508B - Apply reflective practice, critical thinking
and analysis in health
• HLTEN509B - Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing
• 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
• HLTEN516C - Apply understanding of the Australian
• 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
• HLTEN514B - Apply research skills within a contemporary
• CHCORG627B - Provide mentoring support to colleagues
• HLTEN511B - Provide nursing care for clients requiring
• HLTEN519C - Administer and monitor intravenous medication
in the nursing environment
• HLTEN608B - Practice in the domiciliary healthcare
|There are currently no information sessions scheduled.
- Australian Health Practitioner Registration Authority
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 -
|Frequently Asked Questions
What if I already have a Certificate IV in
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
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. You will be provided with
a set booklist on enrolment.
Health, Federation University Australia, TAFE (ref 08250)
For further program information contact:
Phone: 1800 333 864
||This information may not apply to international students.
For further information contact:
International Student Programs
Tel: +61 3 5327 9018
|Domestic students are students who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian permanent visa.
|National Course Code
|Mid year entry
1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Mt Helen Campus (Ballarat)
Wimmera Campus (Horsham)
Workplace - traineeship
||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
|Application Type - Direct
Must complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment and
• 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).
||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
Assessment methods include:
• Clinical practicum
• Oral presentations
Minimum of 400 hours of clinical placement. These placements
take place in a variety of settings, predominantly in regional
|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.
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.
||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)
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.
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