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DIPLOMA OF NURSING

National ID: HLT54115 | State ID: AYZ3

 

Are you ready for a life-saving career?

This qualification will teach you the nursing skills and knowledge required to be eligible for enrolment with the nursing and midwifery regulatory authorities. During this course you will gain experience in a number of supervised clinical practices in different health settings, providing you with a range of experiences required for professional nursing.

You will learn about anatomy and physiology, infection control, and legal and ethical parameters of nursing practice. You will advanced skills and knowledge in Enrolled Nursing in areas of specialisation, such as client assessment, care and management. You will apply research skills within a contemporary health environment and will learn skills in areas such as mental health, perioperative nursing and acute care nursing.

On completion of the Diploma of Nursing graduates can gain employment in the health industry. Entry to the Diploma of Nursing is very competitive. It is recommended that you discuss your application with a career development adviser.

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Entrance Requirements
Study pathway
Job opportunities

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

enrolled nurse

For information about jobs and pathways, please see
http://joboutlook.gov.au/

Further study opportunities:

Registered Nursing

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Overview

Course Overview

Where Murdoch
Duration
  • This is a full-time training course, requiring a total time commitment of 4-5 days per week including time spent at home or the library working on assignments. In addition, you will be required to attend a total of 12 weeks clinical placement which will be full-time in the workplace for 5 days per week (this will include weekends, early, late and night shifts over the 18 month course).
  • As a student you will also have additional costs associated with your study eg: you will need to obtain a Working With Children Check, National Police Clearance, and Department of Health police clearance. You will also need to pay for uniform, medical clearance and immunisations as well as essential books, stationery, printing and other materials required for your assignments.
HowFull Time (On Campus)
WhenAvailable Semester 1, 2018
Fees and charges

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

View our 2017 Indicative Fees list.

These fees are indicative only for students enrolling in government funded courses on a full time basis.

The indicative fees for a course may differ between training providers due to the units they have included in the course outline. These differences generally result from adapting courses to meet local industry needs. The actual cost of a course will also vary if different electives are chosen by the student.

Other charges may apply.

VET Student Loans 

Students in an eligible diploma qualifications and above may be assisted through a loan under the Commonwealth Government's VET Student Loan scheme. For more information on entrance requirements and eligible course list please see www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans 

For information on VET Student Loans at South Metropolitan TAFE please visit the Student Loans page.

International students

Fees, charges, available locations, applications, and enrolment procedures for international students are different to those applicable to local students.

International students can only study full-time.

For information on international student fees and application, please follow this link to the  TAFE International WA website 

Units

20 Core Units
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapyHLTENN007AWA10
Analyse and respond to client health informationHLTAAP003AVB17
Apply communication skills in nursing practiceHLTENN002AWA15
Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practiceHLTENN008AWA09
Apply nursing practice in the primary health care settingHLTENN015AWA02
Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environmentHLTENN006AWA11
Comply with infection prevention and control policies and proceduresHLTINF001AVA32
Confirm physical health statusHLTAAP002AVB18
Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needsHLTENN005AWA12
Follow safe work practices for direct client careHLTWHS002WG739
Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problemsHLTENN011AWA04
Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problemsHLTENN012AWA06
Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditionsHLTENN009AWA08
Implement and monitor care of the older personHLTENN013AWA05
Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plansHLTENN004AWA13
Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing careHLTENN003AWA14
Practise nursing within the Australian health care systemHLTENN001AWA16
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safetyCHCDIV002AVC08
Reflect on and improve own professional practiceCHCPRP003AVB48
Work with diverse peopleCHCDIV001AVC09
5 Elective Units
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Communicate and work in health or community servicesCHCCOM005AVC29
Manage personal stressors in the work environmentHLTWHS006AUZ56
Provide first aidHLTAID003WG732
Research and apply evidence to practiceCHCPOL003AVB50
Respond to client language, literacy and numeracy needsCHCLLN001AVB79
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Course enquiry

Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

  • This course uses TAFE Admissions. To study full-time in Semester One 2018, apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au/ on or after September 1st, 2017 and before December 8th, 2017 to be included in the first round of offers. Applications will continue to be accepted until January 3rd, 2018 but will only be included in second round offers.
  • For apprenticeships and traineeships (where available), you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.
  • For international students (where available), contact
    www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.
  • For all other courses, or if you need help or have questions please call us on
    1800 001 001 or email us at info@smtafe.wa.edu.au

Please note: All enrolling students will require a Unique Student Identifier number.

If you are unsure if you have the entry requirements (meet one of the three columns below), please apply anyway with as much information as you can provide, alternatives such as literacy or numeracy tests, or entry based on past experience may be possible. 1800 001 001 for more information.

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalentCompletion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades)Certificate III

  • This course uses TAFE Admissions. To study full-time in Semester One 2018, apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au/ on or after September 1st, 2017 and before December 8th, 2017 to be included in the first round of offers. Applications will continue to be accepted until January 3rd, 2018 but will only be included in second round offers.
  • For apprenticeships and traineeships (where available), you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.
  • For international students (where available), contact
    www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.
  • For all other courses, or if you need help or have questions please call us on
    1800 001 001 or email us at info@smtafe.wa.edu.au

Please note: All enrolling students will require a Unique Student Identifier number.

If you are unsure if you have the entry requirements (meet one of the three columns below), please apply anyway with as much information as you can provide, alternatives such as literacy or numeracy tests, or entry based on past experience may be possible. 1800 001 001 for more information.

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalentCompletion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades)Certificate III

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