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Code:
HLT54115
Course Type:
Accredited Course; Free TAFE
Study Mode:
On Campus
Duration:
18 months
Starting Date:
Bairnsdale: 1/2/2021 and 13/7/2021
Warragul: 1/2/2021 and 13/7/2021
Leongatha: 2/2/2021
Morwell: 2/2/2021 and 5/10/2021
Location:
Bairnsdale, Leongatha, Morwell, Warragul
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Course Overview

There’s no better feeling than helping people in their hardest times. Undertaking a Diploma of Nursing will give you the advanced skills to work in the modern healthcare environment, performing clinical assessments, looking after people with complex needs, monitoring and administering medications, and applying theory and findings to your practice.

As an enrolled nurse, you could find yourself working in aged care, acute surgical and medical wards, mental health, rehabilitation, and community health. Your pathway is entirely up to you, and you’ll receive support from industry professionals every step of the way.

We have partnered with Latrobe Regional Hospital in providing some of the learning and assessing in the classroom environment, in conjunction with our TAFE Gippsland teachers.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be issued with a certificate of completion from TAFE Gippsland as the registered training organisation (RTO 0417).

ATTENTION: As much as we’d love to offer more, we can only offer one Free TAFE course per person. If you’ve already enrolled and commenced, or enrolled but didn’t complete a Free TAFE course at any Victorian TAFE in the past you will NOT be eligible for another and will need to pay tuition and materials fees when you enrol. Reach out to us if you think this is you.

Times

Intake Days/Times
Bairnsdale 01/02/2021 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9:00am - 3:30pm
Warragul 01/02/2021 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9:00am - 3:30pm
Leongatha 02/02/2021 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00am - 3:30pm
Morwell 02/02/2021 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00am - 3:30pm
Bairnsdale 13/07/2021 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00am - 3:30pm
Warragul 13/07/2021 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00am - 3:30pm
Morwell 05/10/2021 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00am - 3:30pm

Qualifications and Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Diploma of Nursing.

Career Opportunities

This qualification reflects the role of an Enrolled Nurse working under the supervision of a Registered Nurse in a variety of clinical settings. This may include but not limited to nursing work in hospitals, aged care, community centres, district nursing, schools, mental health and medical clinics.

Opportunities for Further Study

  • Bachelor of Nursing (not on offer at TAFE Gippsland)
  • Bachelor of Paramedical Science (not on offer at TAFE Gippsland)

Further Information

Course and Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Mandatory entry requirements

  1. Must be 18 years of age or over
  2. Provide proof of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia English Language Skills Registration Standards requirements prior to enrolment into the Diploma of Nursing.
  3. Meet NMBA Criminal History Registration Standard
  4. Prospective student to complete online application form
  5. Minimum ACSF level 4 in all levels
  6. Attend and be successful in a group (4 applicants per group) interview.
  7. Provide Police Check in each year of placement without disclosures
  8. Proved Working with Childrens Check without disclosures
  9. Must be able to attend the full time course 3-4 days per week on campus as per the timetable

As per proof on English, students must meet the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) English Language Skills Registration Standards PRIOR to admission into the Diploma of Nursing.

English Language Skills must be demonstrated in one of the following ways:

  1. English is your primary language: a TAFE Gippsland statutory declaration stating that English is your first language and your schooling has been conducted and assessed in English and that you have the evidence to provide to AHPRA at the time of applying for Enrolled Nurse registration
  2. If English is your second Language: you must successfully complete of an English Language Skills test to the specified levels. These tests must be completed no less than 2 years prior to enrolment

ELS APPROVED TESTS:
NOTE: accept test results must be:

  • i.  from one test sitting, or
  • ii. a maximum of two test sittings in a six month period only with the following results:

Demonstrated achievement of the required minimum scores in one of the following English language tests:

a. IELTS (academic module) with a minimum overall score of 7 and a minimum score of 7 in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking).

  • you achieve a minimum overall score of 7 in each sitting, and
  • you achieve a minimum score of 7 in each component across the two sittings, and
  • no score in any component of the test is below 6.5

b. OET with a minimum score of B in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking).
NOTE: accept test results:

  • you are tested in all four components in each sitting, and
  • you achieve a minimum score of B in each component across the two sittings, and
  • no score in any component of the test is below C.

c. PTE Academic with a minimum overall score of 65 and a minimum score of 65 in each of the four communicative skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking).
NOTE: accept test results:

  • a minimum overall score of 65 is achieved in each sitting, and
  • you achieve a minimum score of 65 in each of the communicative skills across the two sittings, and
  • no score in any of the communicative skills is below 58

d. TOEFL iBT with a minimum total  score of 94 and the following minimum score in each section of the test:

  • 24  for listening,
  • 24 for reading,
  • 27 for writing, and
  • 23 for speaking.

ELS evidence is ONLY accepted from the following

  1. School reports or transcripts,
  2. Letter from school attended
  3. Letter from Education Department

Students must meet the NMBA Criminal History Registration standard to be registered at course completion. This can be reviewed at https://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Registration-Standards/Criminal-history.aspx

Recommended entry requirements

  • Immunisations and related serology's listed MUST be up to date and proof provided to TAFE Gippsland a minimum of 8 weeks prior to any placements:
  • These are completed at a cost to the student as charged by medical clinic
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Varicella
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella
  • Polio
  • Hep B
  • Flu Vax
  • Minimum Year 12 or Mature Age Entry
  • Candidate must be physically fit as clinical Labs and placement require a certain degree of physical fitness where the student will be standing for long periods, bending and using manual handling equipment.
    Must be able to attend the full time course 3-4 days per week on campus as per the timetable

Limitations to entry

  • Any condition that prevents the student from being able to perform in the role of a nursing student and subsequent nurse. This includes being able to be on their feet for long periods to provide patient care and work in the job role.

Pre-requisites

Not Applicable

Online requirement

  • Basic word processing skills
  • Access to computer and internet connection
  • Ability to attend scheduled clinical placements.

Fees

Course Cost

VET Student Loans

VET Student Loans are available to assist eligible students studying higher level vocational education and training (VET) qualifications to pay their tuition fees. Higher level VET qualifications are at those at a Diploma level and above. VET Student loans are capped at a maximum for each approved course of study and the amount of the loan cannot be greater than your remaining FEE-HELP balance. If eligible for a student loan, you can access up to $15,793 to help cover the tuition fees for this course. For more information about VET Student Loans and eligibility requirements, please click here.

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Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information

N/A

Placement

Practical placement consists of blocks throughout each semester. First semester; 2 weeks aged care, second semester; 3 weeks acute/medications, 1 week Community, and third semester; 2 weeks Mental Health, 2 weeks acute/IV medications This totals 10 weeks full time of a minimum of 400 mandatory placement hours, where the student will be working morning or afternoon shifts rostered between Monday to Sunday. The student will be fully supervised and supported when caring for patients over the course of the clinical placement. Practical placement will be arranged by the TAFE Gippsland placement co-coordinator Travel will be required to attend the allocated placements which occur across the wider Gippsland region. Discounted accommodation may be available for students attending placements who are required to travel distances to placement.
Placement is arranged by: Institute

Pathway to Industry Licence

On completion of this course it is recommended that all potential applicants check the AHPRA website www.ahpra.gov.au for details relating to registration requirements.

For further detailed information on the registration standards, please refer to the AHPRA website.

www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Registration-Standards.aspx

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Not Applicable

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Many TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Course Structure

Course Modules

Course Units
CHCPAL002 Plan for and provide care services using a palliative approach
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
HLTAAP003 Analyse and respond to client health information
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
HLTENN001 Practise nursing within the Australian health care system
HLTENN002 Apply communication skills in nursing practice
HLTENN003 Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care
HLTENN004 Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans
HLTENN005 Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs
HLTENN006 Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment
HLTENN007 Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy
HLTENN008 Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
HLTENN009 Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions
HLTENN011 Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems
HLTENN012 Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems
HLTENN013 Implement and monitor care of the older person
HLTENN015 Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting
HLTENN025 Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice

Assessment

Practical experiences, practical demonstrations in simulated work conditions, journals, oral presentations, presentations to audiences, case studies, projects, group projects, group discussions, written essays, examinations, problem solving, documents/folios