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Diploma of Nursing

National Course Code: HLT54115

TAFE NSW Course Number: HLT54115-01V01

The Hills College, Castle Hill Campus

Study Type:
Full Time

Start Date:
1 May 2018


18 months

Nominal Hours:

Indicative Cost: $4,970

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  • Government Subsidised
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This course provides the skills and knowledge to work as an enrolled nurse under the supervision of the registered nurse in a variety of settings including acute, aged care, community, rehabilitation and mental health. It will provide the theoretical and practical skills to:
- relate the concepts of the person, environment and health to the safe and effective practice of nursing
- participate in a multidisciplinary team to assist the individual to meet their needs
- practise in a safe and culturally competent manner to meet the physical, psychosocial, emotional and mental health needs of individuals
- practice within the nursing professional standards, codes of practice and state legislation
- develop, monitor and maintain a holistic plan of care in collaboration with the RN, multidisciplinary team
- demonstrate effective communication and documentation skills in a variety of healthcare settings
- participate in professional development of self
- practise within safety standards and quality improvement guidelines
- engage in reflective practice, nursing research and critically analyse and apply evidence based practice to nursing care

To complete the Diploma of Nursing students are required to successfully complete all units and complete a minimum of 400hrs of unpaid professional experience to meet the assessment requirements of the units. On completion of HLT54115 qualification students are eligible to apply for registration as an Enrolled Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (http://www.ahpra.gov.au).

If you are enrolling in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for at least 2 minutes on the floor. If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency.

This is a high demand course and you will need to go through an assessment process to be offered a place to enrol. Please complete the online questions outlining how you meet the Academic and English Language requirements and any previous industry experience.

All applicants will be contacted via email of the outcome of their online application no later than Friday, 23 March 2018.

If you are successful to proceed to the next step you will be invited via email to provide supporting documentation (originals and certified copies by a Justice of the Peace or Castle Hill Customer Service) along with your assessment form to Castle Hill Customer Service, The Hills College, Castle Hill Campus, Building F, Ground Floor by Friday 6 April 2018. Castle Hill Customer Service is open from Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm.
At this time, you must provide all your supporting documentation to customer service by the 6 April 2018 otherwise you will be unsuccessful and will need to reapply.

Documentation required includes:
Your Higher School Certificate (or equivalent) OR any Certificate III qualification (or higher qualification)
Evidence that you have completed 4 years of education (taught and assessed in English in either Australia, Canada, NZ, Ireland, South Africa, UK or US) This could be school results or reports for 4 years, a letter from the school or a Stat Dec confirming you have completed this requirement. Please note a HSC will count as two years evidence. OR Approved English Language test results (Refer to AHPRA website for specific tests and results required in the registration standards)
Birth Certificate and photo identification

Enrolment offers will be advised by Friday 13 April 2018.

Applications close on Monday 26 March 2018.When you apply online you will need to answer the following questions which are listed under the “application” area.

To ensure you leave us with the most up to date qualification...

If during or after your enrolment, the course in which you are enrolled is updated in line with national industry standards, the Institute reserves the right to transition you into an alternate course. If this becomes necessary, the Institute will advise you of the change and the arrangements which will be available for you to complete your alternate course.

Academic Requirements
- Year 12 or equivalent
- Certificate III

English language requirements for course entry
You must demonstrate your English language competency in one of the following ways:

1. If English is your primary language and you have attended and satisfactorily completed at least six years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed in English in one of the recognised countries, including at least two years between years 7 and 12. (Recognised countries are Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom, USA)


2. Completion of four (4) years of secondary, vocational or tertiary education taught and assessed in English in one of the recognised countries above.

NOTE: the English language requirements includes that your Diploma of Nursing must be a minimum of one (1) year full time equivalent pre-registration program of study otherwise English language testing is an additional requirement.


3. English Language achievement in AHPRA approved tests including: (Please note that the results can be collected across two (2) tests within a six (6) month period)
- Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination with a minimum score overall score of 7.0 and a minimum score of 7.0 in each of the 4 components - listening, reading, writing and speaking from one test sitting.
- Occupational English Test (OET) with minimum score of B in each of the 4 components
- PTE Academic with a minimum overall score of 65 and a minimum score of 65 in each of the 4 components in one sitting
- TOEFL iBT at a minimum overall score of 94 with reading at a minimum of 24, listening a minimum of 24, speaking at a minimum of 23 and writing at a minimum of 27
- Other English language tests approved by the Board from time to time.

Credit (or recognition) for modules/units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences. Please discuss this with the teaching section when you enrol.

Professional experience
With supervised professional experience, you will reinforce the theory and skills learned in class while gaining real-world experience in a healthcare environment. Prior to undertaking professional experience you must be prepared to:
Before you commence any professional experience in NSW Health facilities, you will be required to
- Meet NSW Health's - Criminal Record Check requirements;
- Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health;
- Undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.
For specific information regarding NSW Health's requirements, and access to the required forms, it is recommended that you visit their FAQs for students at:
Before you undertake any professional experience in Aged Care Facilities you will be required to undertake a National Criminal Record Check. Visit:
Anyone in child-related work (including student professional experience and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free) in line with the Office of Children's Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. Visit:
Professional experience will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information.
For more information visit: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/rights-and-responsibilities/index.htm

Enrolled nurses can work in general or specialised health care facilities including acute (hospital), care, medical centres, community, mental health, rural and remote, aged care and palliative care.

CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
HLTENN003 Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care
HLTENN009 Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions
HLTENN025 Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice
HLTENN002 Apply communication skills in nursing practice
HLTENN008 Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
HLTENN015 Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting
14393A Workplace clinical practice
HLTAAP003 Analyse and respond to client health information
HLTENN005 Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs
HLTENN011 Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
HLTENN004 Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans
HLTENN010 Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
HLTENN006 Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment
HLTENN012 Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems
HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
HLTENN001 Practise nursing within the Australian health care system
HLTENN007 Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy
HLTENN013 Implement and monitor care of the older person

The above list includes units being offered at this campus and that are required to complete this qualification. Other colleges may offer different elective options. For some courses the electives will not be listed however they will be discussed during your first class. Please see www.tafensw.edu.au for the full list of elective units available within this course.

The indicative cost of this course is $4,970.

There is an additional cost of $240 being for 2 clinical uniform shirts, a nursing tool kit, medication text book and First Aid text book.
Additional clinical uniform shirts can be purchased at a cost of $35 per shirt.

CodeNameStart DateEnd DateCensus DateAmount
18HIL00202Diploma of Nursing-UOS11 May 201822 Jun 20184 Jun 2018$829
18HIL00205Diploma of Nursing-UOS223 Jul 201828 Sep 20186 Aug 2018$829
18HIL00208Diploma of Nursing-UOS315 Oct 20187 Dec 20185 Nov 2018$829
19HIL00008Diploma of Nursing-UOS44 Feb 201912 Apr 20194 Mar 2019$829
19HIL00011Diploma of Nursing-UOS529 Apr 201914 Jun 20193 Jun 2019$829
19HIL00018Diploma of Nursing-UOS622 Jul 201931 Oct 20192 Sep 2019$825

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan. If you meet the eligibility requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process.

If you would like more information about VET Student Loans please visit the TAFE NSW website or contact us on 131 870.

For full details on TAFE NSW fees and money matters please visit our Paying for Your Course page.

Start Date: 1 May 2018

Full Time: 18 hours per week x 18 Months

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 9 am to 3.30 pm (subject to change)

To register your interest in this course, please use the Apply option.

You are required to attend the Information Session on
Monday, 26 February 2018 at 11 am or 6 pm at TAFE NSW The Hills (Castle Hill)
TAFE NSW The Hills (Castle Hill)
Building F Ground Floor Foyer
Cnr Showground Rd and Green Rd
Castle Hill

A Unique Student Identifier is required prior to enrolment. To apply for your USI www.usi.gov.au. If you cannot remember your USI or if you have forgotten you have one, please visit the USI Website for assistance in retrieving your USI.

For further assistance, contact the WSI Service Centre on 131 870 to enrol.

18HIL-102 S:1/5/2018 E:31/10/2019

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