HLT54121 - Diploma of Nursing

DurationThere are multiple durations. Please refer to Course Structure below.
Location
Bundaberg and
Next intakeJuly, 2024
Study modeOn Campus, Mixed Mode, RPL/RCC/Credit
Total units25
Fee-Free TAFE course for eligible applicants in 2024

Overview

Do you want to make a difference in your community? By studying for the Diploma of Nursing you can make this happen. The Diploma of Nursing course provides you with the theoretical and practical skills required for many healthcare environments. This course will bring you closer to becoming an enrolled nurse.

HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing reflects the role of an enrolled nurse working under the direct or indirect supervision of a registered nurse.

Enrolled nurses provide nursing care for people across the health care continuum and at all stages of life.

To be eligible to apply for registration as an enrolled nurse and to practice in Australia, individuals must complete a Diploma of Nursing program accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) and approved as ‘an approved program of study’ by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) in accordance with the Enrolled Nurse Accreditation Standards. To confirm the education provider holds the necessary accreditation check the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) at www.ahpra.gov.au.

The scope of practice for enrolled nurses is determined by legislative requirements and the policies and procedures of the employing organisation.

HLT54121 may contribute to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia’s (NMBA) registration requirements to practice as an enrolled nurse.

HLT54121 is delivered over 18 months with observation of performance of 400 hours in a work context. It is essential for students to demonstrate consistency of performance throughout assessments and demonstrate consistency throughout the required range of workplace situations.

 

 



This is a nationally recognised accredited course.

As per the CQU immunisation policy and for patient and student safety, students are required to meet mandatory check requirements.

Please refer to the mandatory checks information for full details of your requirements.


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Study experience

Career Opportunities

This course may assist you toward a career as an enrolled nurse working under the supervision of a registered nurse. Refer to detail above regarding registration.

Structure & Availability

On Campus - Rockhampton

Duration:

18 months full time


Core

Unit CodeUnit Name
HLTENN036Apply communication skills in nursing practice
HLTENN038Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care
HLTINF006Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care
HLTAAP002Confirm physical health status
HLTENN037Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care
HLTENN045Implement and monitor care of the older person
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice
HLTENN068Provide end of life care and a palliative approach in nursing practice
HLTENN041Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
HLTENN040Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy
HLTENN039Apply principles of wound management
HLTENN035Practise nursing within the Australian health care system
HLTAAP003Analyse and respond to client health information
HLTENN044Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health conditions
HLTENN042Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
HLTENN047Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting
HLTENN043Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health conditions

Elective

Unit CodeUnit Name
HLTENN057Contribute to the nursing care of a person with diabetes
CHCPOL003Research and apply evidence to practice
HLTWHS006Manage personal stressors in the work environment
BSBLDR414Lead team effectiveness
HLTOHC007Recognise and respond to oral health issues

Mixed Mode

Duration:

18 Months full time


CORE

Unit CodeUnit Name
HLTENN037Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care
HLTINF006Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
HLTENN036Apply communication skills in nursing practice
HLTAAP002Confirm physical health status
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care
HLTENN038Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice
HLTENN045Implement and monitor care of the older person
HLTENN068Provide end of life care and a palliative approach in nursing practice
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
HLTAAP003Analyse and respond to client health information
HLTENN035Practise nursing within the Australian health care system
HLTENN039Apply principles of wound management
HLTENN040Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy
HLTENN044Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health conditions
HLTENN041Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
HLTENN047Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting
HLTENN042Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
HLTENN043Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health conditions

Elective

Unit CodeUnit Name
HLTENN057Contribute to the nursing care of a person with diabetes
HLTOHC007Recognise and respond to oral health issues
CHCPOL003Research and apply evidence to practice
HLTWHS006Manage personal stressors in the work environment
BSBLDR414Lead team effectiveness

RPL

Duration:

RPL only


CORE

Unit CodeUnit Name
HLTENN004Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans
HLTENN038Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care
HLTINF006Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care
HLTAAP002Confirm physical health status
HLTENN036Apply communication skills in nursing practice
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice
HLTENN045Implement and monitor care of the older person
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
HLTENN068Provide end of life care and a palliative approach in nursing practice
HLTENN039Apply principles of wound management
HLTENN044Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health conditions
HLTENN040Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy
HLTENN035Practise nursing within the Australian health care system
HLTAAP003Analyse and respond to client health information
HLTENN041Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
HLTENN037Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
HLTENN047Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting
HLTENN042Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions
HLTENN043Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health conditions

Elective

Unit CodeUnit Name
HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTENN057Contribute to the nursing care of a person with diabetes
CHCPOL003Research and apply evidence to practice
HLTOHC007Recognise and respond to oral health issues
BSBLDR414Lead team effectiveness
HLTWHS006Manage personal stressors in the work environment


Mixed Mode

IntakeLocations
February, 2024Mixed Mode, Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay City, Townsville
July, 2024Mixed Mode, Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay City, Townsville

Mixed Mode - Rockhampton

IntakeLocations
February, 2024Mixed Mode, Rockhampton

On Campus - Rockhampton

IntakeLocations
July, 2024On-campus, Rockhampton
Mixed Mode
HLT54121 Residential Classes
LocationMixed Mode
RoomPer Online Timetable
Start DateTo Be Advised
End DateTo Be Advised
Start Time8:30 AM
End Time3:30 PM
CompulsoryYes

For each of the 3 Stages in the Diploma of Nursing, all students are required to attend four (4) blocks of three (3) day mandatory residential schools that are held at our Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton, and Bundaberg campuses from 8:30am to 3pm.   

Mixed-Mode students are also required to attend their online tutorial classes which will be held on Mondays and Fridays for the February intake and Thursdays and Fridays for the July intake.   

Students studying on-campus in Rockhampton will be required to attend weekly on-campus tutorials on Monday - Wednesday from 8:30am-3pm as well as the residential schools.   

Residential school dates for each campus and intake can be found under the ‘More Details’ tab in the CQUni Handbook. 


On Campus - Rockhampton
HLT54121 Residential Classes
LocationRockhampton North
RoomPer Online Timetable
Start DateTo Be Advised
End DateTo Be Advised
Start Time8:30 AM
End Time3:30 PM
CompulsoryYes

For each of the 3 Stages in the Diploma of Nursing, all students are required to attend four (4) blocks of three (3) day mandatory residential schools that are held at our Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton, and Bundaberg campuses from 8:30am to 3pm.   

Mixed-Mode students are also required to attend their online tutorial classes which will be held on Mondays and Fridays for the February intake and Thursdays and Fridays for the July intake.   

Students studying on-campus in Rockhampton will be required to attend weekly on-campus tutorials on Monday - Wednesday from 8:30am-3pm as well as the residential schools.   

Residential school dates for each campus and intake can be found under the ‘More Details’ tab in the CQUni Handbook. 

Students may be required to travel intrastate or interstate to undertake vocational / work placements.

TERM 2, 2022 TERM 1, 2023 TERM 2, 2023
Aged Care (3 weeks) Community (2 weeks) Acute Care (5 weeks)

 

Requirements

Acceptance of applications are at the discretion of CQUniversity. Prior offers to this course may negate subsequent admission.


Completion of the bksb (Basic Key Skills Builder) online literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment, unless the student has completed an equal or higher level course.

Minimum Age Requirement: Students must be 18 years, prior to completion of the course.

English Language Proficiency Requirements: All applicants for the Diploma of Nursing are required to provide evidence of demonstrating your English language competency in one of the following ways:

English is your primary language and you have attended and satisfactorily completed at least six years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed solely in English in a recognised country, including at least two years between years 7 and 12. Recognised country means one of the following countries: Australia; Canada; New Zealand; Republic of Ireland; South Africa; United Kingdom; United States of America.

Or

English Proficiency Assessment If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the scores as below. English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study.

1. IELTS (academic module). We only accept test results from one test sitting; or a maximum of two test sittings in a six-month period only if:

· 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

2. OET. We will only accept test results from one test sitting; or a maximum of two test sittings in a six-month period only if:

· 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.

3. PTE Academic. We will only accept test results from one test sitting; or a maximum of two test sittings in a six-month period only if:

· 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.

4. TOEFL iBt. We will only accept test results from one test sitting; or a maximum of two test sittings in a six-month period only if:

· a minimum total score of 94 is achieved in each sitting, and you

· achieve a minimum score of 24 for listening, 24 for reading, 27 for writing and 23 for speaking across the two sittings, and

· no score in any of the sections is below:

20 for listening; 19 for reading; 24 for writing and 20 for speaking

NOTE:
Students who were not born in any of the above recognised countries need to be aware of the English Requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia that need to be demonstrated prior to registration. Please contact the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia for information on this requirement - http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/

 

The selection rank has been lifted for this course. 

Fees & Scholarships

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
Fee for service$25,700
Fee for service per unit$1,028
Fee-Free TAFE$0
Co-Contribution Fee$16,300
Co-Contribution Concessional Fee$14,300
Co-Contribution Fee per unit$652
Co-Contribution Concessional Fee per unit$572
RPL Fee for service per Unit$514

Please refer to the VET student fees price lists, eligibility criteria applies for subsidised funding. If you are unsure please call us on 13 27 86.

Please refer to the VET student fees price lists, eligibility criteria applies for subsidised funding. If you are unsure please call us on 13 27 86. The 2023 VET Student Loan Cap for this course is $16,788.

VET Student Loans can be used to pay for all or part of an eligible student’s Tuition Fees. VET Student Loans is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students studying diploma level and above qualifications to pay their tuition fees. A VET Student Loan gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is paid. Please refer to VET Student Loan for details and eligibility.

At CQUniversity, we believe higher education should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time, and we are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and stipends.
Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more. 


How to apply

Applications for the February 2024 intake are now closed.

We appreciate your interest in HLT54121 - Diploma of Nursing. Applications for July 2024 are yet open. Please register you interest and CQUni TAFE will keep you up to date on when applications are open.