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HLT54115 - Diploma of Nursing

In order to become a skilled enrolled nurse, you have to keep your finger on the pulse. Learn the essential skills required for the job with a Diploma of Nursing. The Diploma of Nursing course will provide you with the theoretical and practical skills required for many health care environments.

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STUDY MODES

Mixed Mode, On-campus, RPL/RCC/Credit

DURATION

18 months full-time

AVAILABILITY

Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay City, Mixed Mode, Noosa, Rockhampton, Townsville

FULL COURSE COST

$21,950 (2021), $21,100 (2020)

SUBSIDISED CO-CONTRIBUTION FEE

$13,925 (2021), $13,375 (2020)

SUBSIDISED CONCESSION CO-CONTRIBUTION FEE

$11,925 (2021), $11,450 (2020)

UNITS/CREDITS

25 units

JOB PROSPECTS

After successful completion of this course you will be eligible to apply to the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Agency to become an Enrolled Nurse. You may find employment in health care settings in roles such as enrolled nurse, personal care worker and aged care supervisor.

This qualification reflects the role of an enrolled nurse working under supervision of a registered nurse. This qualification covers the application of skills and knowledge required to provide nursing care for people across the health sector. A lifespan approach should underpin this qualification with relevant competencies that relate to the different stages of life identified within the units. Successful completion of the Diploma of Nursing course enables students’ eligibility to apply to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia in accordance with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) for registration as an Enrolled Nurse. The Diploma of Nursing has mandatory on and off the job training components. The off the job training is conducted as the theoretical component of the course. The on-the-job training is known as Clinical Placement and is unpaid work experience that is undertaken at a set time at the end of each term at a relevant health facility.

Standard Course Structure

Duration:

18 months full-time

Core
HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care
HLTAAP002Confirm physical health status
HLTENN002Apply communication skills in nursing practice
HLTENN003Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care
HLTENN004Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans
HLTAAP003Analyse and respond to client health information
HLTENN013Implement and monitor care of the older person
HLTENN007Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy
HLTENN012Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems
HLTENN008Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
HLTENN001Practice nursing within the Australian health care system
HLTENN015Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting
HLTENN006Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment
HLTENN005Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs
HLTENN009Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
HLTENN011Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Elective
HLTENN010Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice
HLTOHC001Recognise and respond to oral health issues
CHCPOL003Research and apply evidence to practice
HLTENN025Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes
HLTWHS006Manage personal stressors in the work environment

Standard Course Structure

2020 FebruaryBundaberg, Cairns, Mackay City, Noosa, Rockhampton, Townsville
2020 JulyCairns, Rockhampton
2021 FebruaryBundaberg, Cairns, Mackay City, Rockhampton, Townsville
2021 JulyBundaberg, Cairns, Mackay City, Rockhampton, Townsville

Students are required to successfully complete a minimum of 400 hours of Clinical Placement. Students must provide a Federal police check with no indictable offences, a clear Blue Card, and evidence of Immunisations against Flu, Hepatitis A&B, MMR, Pertussis, Varicella and Mantoux/TB.

This course has no residential schools.

The rank threshold for this course is SR 31 | ATAR 31.00. A rank threshold is the minimum competitive rank that applications will be considered for entry to this course.


Minimum Age Requirement: Students must be 18 years, prior to attending their first Clinical Placement.

English Language Proficiency Requirements:

All applicants for the Bachelor 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 8 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/

Mandatory Clinical Placement Requirements: As per CQU Immunisation Policy immunisation checks are now mandatory for any placement commencing 1 January 2018. Refer to the Clinical Placement Guidelines and Mandatory Checks Requirements for Clinical Placement for more details.

After successful completion of this course you will be eligible to apply to the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Agency to become an Enrolled Nurse. You may find employment in health care settings in roles such as enrolled nurse, personal care worker and aged care supervisor.
Professional recognition is not applicable to this course.
Fee for service$21,100 (2020)
Subsidised full fee$13,375 (2020)
Subsidised concession fee$11,450 (2020)
Fee for service per unit$844 (2020)
Subsidised full fee per unit$535 (2020)
Subsidised concession fee per unit$458 (2020)
Fee for service$21,950 (2021)
Subsidised full fee$13,925 (2021)
Subsidised concession fee$11,925 (2021)
Fee for service per unit$878 (2021)
Subsidised full fee per unit$557 (2021)
Subsidised concession fee per unit$477 (2021)
TAFE Priority Training Program fee per unit$366 (2021)
Overseas OnlineN/A
Domestic OnlineN/A

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 2019 VET Student Loan Cap for this course is $15,793.

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.

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Our scholarships could help you pay for some or all of your course fees, or even contribute towards your living and study expenses.

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If you have decided what you would like to study and are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way.

What’s the best way to apply?

  • Option 1: Ideal for most situations, whether you have completed high school recently or some time ago.
  • Option 2: Perfect for returning CQUni students, see below for eligibility requirements.

Option 1: Ideal for most situations, apply via a tertiary admission centre.

Whether you reside in Queensland or another state, this course is open for applications via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).

State Tertiary Admissions Centre
All Apply via QTAC


Option 2: Are you a returning CQUni student or changing your course? Apply directly to CQUniversity.

You may be eligible to apply directly to CQUniversity provided you meet one of the following criteria:

  • CQUniversity Alumni (successfully completed STEPS, Certificate I to Masters) (VET qual must be completed post CQ TAFE/CQUni merger)
  • Applying to change from the correlating Bachelor degree to Diploma –  Bachelor of Nursing to Diploma of Nursing
  • are applying for readmission.

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HLT54115 - DIPLOMA OF NURSING

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