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DIPLOMA OF NURSING

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National ID: HLT54115 | State ID: AYZ3

 

This Diploma will teach you how to be an Enrolled nurse by providing skills and knowledge in human biology, chemistry, medical terminology, medicines and how to deal with a range of people from different backgrounds.

With our nursing qualification you'll gain skills that are relevant to current industry trends and practices. By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Assist in the provision of preventative, curative and rehabilitative nursing
  • Understand anatomy and physiology
  • Understand and implement infection control
  • Provide nursing care for the client
  • Understand legal and ethical parameters
  • Promote positive health
  • Understand health issues of Indigenous Australians
  • Contribute to the nutritional and mental health care of the clients

On completion of the Diploma of Nursing graduates can gain employment in the health industry. Employment prospects are high in this industry and you'll also gain satisfaction from helping people and possibly even saving lives.

Entry to the Diploma of Nursing is very competitive. It is recommended that you discuss your application with a career development adviser. As part of an application for this course you will be required to sit and pass a 2 hour test on literacy and numeracy.

PLEASE NOTE: Effective from semester 2, 2018 intake – Changes to Diploma of Nursing entrance requirements

Considering a career in (enrolled) nursing and wondering what subjects you should choose at school or what the prerequisites are for getting into a nursing course?

School-aged applicants (educated in Australia)

If you wish to study nursing at TAFE you will need:
• A pass in year 12 English and maths. Though not a prerequisite, a science (e.g. human biology) might also be a good subject to choose.
• Attainment of the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) or equivalent from another Australian State if not from Western Australia.

Mature-aged applicants (educated in Australia)

• Completion of five (5) years (full-time equivalent) of secondary, tertiary and/or vocational education (or a combination thereof)

All other applicants (educated in an English speaking country)

If you were not educated in Australia, you must provide evidence of: 
• Being taught and assessed in English in any of the following recognised countries: Canada; New Zealand; Republic of Ireland; South Africa; United Kingdom; and United States of America. 
• Completion of five (5) years (full-time equivalent) of secondary, tertiary and/or vocational education (or a combination thereof) in above recognised country.

All other applicants (educated in a non-English speaking country)

If you were educated in a non-English speaking country you will need to sit a board-approved International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test and achieve a minimum score of seven (7) in each of the four components, or Occupational English Test (OET) and achieve a minimum score of 'B' in each of the four components. Information on other acceptable tests is available from www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/

Test results will only be accepted as a course entry prerequisite if they were obtained: 
• Within two (2) years before the date you lodge your application for registration. 
OR 
• For test results older than two (2) years, you can still apply if you have been continuously enrolled in a board-approved program of study.

In some cases there may be alternatives for entry. If you are unsure if you meet the requirements or if you have any questions please contact us.

Download our changes to Diploma of Nursing entrance requirements flyer

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Entrance Requirements
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalent Completion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades) Certificate III
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  • enrolled nurse

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

Further study opportunities:

  • University
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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, 2019
Fees and charges

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

View our 2018 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
How to apply

This course uses TAFE Admissions. To study full-time in Semester One 2019, apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au/ on or after August 31st, 2018 and before December 7th 2018 to be in the first round of offers (applications received after this date and before January 2nd 2019 will go into second round offers only).

  • 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 contact us via one of the methods below.

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 alternatives under Entrance Requirements, where applicable), 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.

For more information, contact us:
webform:  (below) 
phone:  1800 001 001 
email:   info@smtafe.wa.edu.au

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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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 2019, apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au/ on or after August 31st, 2018 and before December 7th 2018 to be in the first round of offers (applications received after this date and before January 2nd 2019 will go into second round offers only).

  • 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 contact us via one of the methods below.

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 alternatives under Entrance Requirements, where applicable), 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.

For more information, contact us:
webform:  (below) 
phone:  1800 001 001 
email:   info@smtafe.wa.edu.au

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 2019, apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au/ on or after August 31st, 2018 and before December 7th 2018 to be in the first round of offers (applications received after this date and before January 2nd 2019 will go into second round offers only).

  • 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 contact us via one of the methods below.

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 alternatives under Entrance Requirements, where applicable), 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.

For more information, contact us:
webform:  (below) 
phone:  1800 001 001 
email:   info@smtafe.wa.edu.au

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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