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HLT54121 - Diploma of Nursing

Are you wanting to make 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 health care environments. This course will bring you closer to becoming an enrolled nurse. Term 1 2023 applications through QTAC and direct entry will close Friday, 9 December 2022.

DOMESTICINTERNATIONAL
STUDY MODES

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

DURATION

There are multiple durations. Please refer to Course Structure below.

AVAILABILITY

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

UNITS/CREDITS

25 units

JOB PROSPECTS

Graduates of HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing are eligible for registration as an enrolled nurse and will be eligible to seek employment opportunities across a variety of aged care, community, and acute care settings.  Graduates may be eligible to undertake further study utilising units from HLT54121 as credit towards other qualifications. 

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.

On Campus - Rockhampton

Duration:

18 months full time

Core
HLTENN037Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care
HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTAAP002Confirm physical health status
HLTENN036Apply communication skills in nursing practice
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
HLTENN035Practise nursing within the Australian health care system
HLTENN039Apply principles of wound management
HLTENN040Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy
HLTENN041Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
HLTENN044Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health conditions
HLTAAP003Analyse and respond to client health information
HLTENN047Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
HLTENN042Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions
HLTENN043Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health conditions
Elective
HLTENN057Contribute to the nursing care of a person with diabetes
BSBLDR414Lead team effectiveness
CHCPOL003Research and apply evidence to practice
HLTWHS006Manage personal stressors in the work environment
HLTOHC007Recognise and respond to oral health issues

Mixed Mode

Duration:

18 Months full time

CORE
HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTENN037Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care
HLTENN038Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care
HLTAAP002Confirm physical health status
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care
HLTENN036Apply communication skills in nursing practice
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
HLTENN041Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
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
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
HLTENN057Contribute to the nursing care of a person with diabetes
HLTWHS006Manage personal stressors in the work environment
CHCPOL003Research and apply evidence to practice
HLTOHC007Recognise and respond to oral health issues
BSBLDR414Lead team effectiveness

Mixed Mode - Rockhampton

Duration:

18 Months full time

CORE
HLTENN036Apply communication skills in nursing practice
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care
HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTAAP002Confirm physical health status
HLTENN037Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care
HLTENN038Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care
HLTENN045Implement and monitor care of the older person
HLTENN068Provide end of life care and a palliative approach in nursing practice
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice
HLTENN044Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health conditions
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
HLTENN041Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
HLTENN047Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
HLTENN042Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions
HLTENN043Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health conditions
Elective
HLTENN057Contribute to the nursing care of a person with diabetes
HLTWHS006Manage personal stressors in the work environment
CHCPOL003Research and apply evidence to practice
BSBLDR414Lead team effectiveness
HLTOHC007Recognise and respond to oral health issues

RPL

Duration:

RPL only

CORE
HLTENN036Apply communication skills in nursing practice
HLTAAP002Confirm physical health status
HLTENN038Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care
HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care
HLTENN068Provide end of life care and a palliative approach in nursing practice
HLTENN045Implement and monitor care of the older person
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
HLTENN037Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care
HLTENN041Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
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
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
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

2022 JulyBundaberg, Cairns, Mackay City, Townsville
2023 FebruaryBundaberg, Cairns, Mackay City, Rockhampton, Townsville
2023 JulyBundaberg, Cairns, Mackay City, Rockhampton, Townsville

On Campus - Rockhampton

2022 JulyRockhampton
2023 JulyRockhampton


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

Mixed Mode

HLT54121 Residential Classes
CampusMixed Mode
RoomPer Online Timetable
Start DateTo Be Advised
End DateTo Be Advised
Start Time8:30 AM
End Time3:30 PM
CompulsoryYes
Additional Information

Please note, that on-campus students, you will be required to attend on-campus classes three days per week.

 

All students must also attend compulsory residentials as per the timetable, this can be located within the CQU Handbook under HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing (More Details Tab) then follow down until you see 2022 Online room guide link. Locate the tab of Campus that you are enrolled in and open up to view your timetable. 

Throughout their study, students must attend all residential blocks - four blocks of (3) days duration per semester. Residential classes will be held from 8:30am to 3:30pm.

On Campus - Rockhampton

HLT54121 Residential Classes
CampusRockhampton North
RoomPer Online Timetable
Start DateTo Be Advised
End DateTo Be Advised
Start Time8:30 AM
End Time3:30 PM
CompulsoryYes
Additional Information

Please note, that on-campus students, you will be required to attend on-campus classes three days per week.

 

All students must also attend compulsory residentials as per the timetable, this can be located within the CQU Handbook under HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing (More Details Tab) then follow down until you see 2022 Online room guide link. Locate the tab of Campus that you are enrolled in and open up to view your timetable. 

Throughout their study, students must attend all residential blocks - four blocks of (3) days duration per semester. Residential classes will be held from 8:30am to 3:30pm.

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.


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 attending their first Clinical Placement.

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 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/

Graduates of HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing are eligible for registration as an enrolled nurse and will be eligible to seek employment opportunities across a variety of aged care, community, and acute care settings. 

Graduates may be eligible to undertake further study utilising units from HLT54121 as credit towards other qualifications. 

Professional recognition is not applicable to this course.
Fee for service$23,275.00 (2022)
Subsidised full fee$14,775.00 (2022)
Subsidised concession fee$12,650.00 (2022)
Fee for service per unit$931.00 (2022)
Subsidised full fee per unit$591.00 (2022)
Subsidised concession fee per unit$506.00 (2022)
TAFE Priority Skills Fund/Training Program fee per unit$388.40 (2022)
Fee for service$24,225.00 (2023)
Subsidised full fee$15,225.00 (2023)
Subsidised concession fee$13,300.00 (2023)
Fee for service per unit$969.00 (2023)
Subsidised full fee per unit$609.00 (2023)
Subsidised concession fee per unit$532.00 (2023)
TAFE Priority Skills Fund/Training Program fee per unit$399.00 (2023)

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 2022 VET Student Loan Cap for this course is $16,221.

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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What’s the best way to apply?

If you are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way.

There are two ways to apply for this course:
  • Option 1: Ideal for most situations, whether you have completed high school recently or some time ago.
  • Option 2: Perfect for returning CQU students, see below for eligibility requirements.

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

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

Apply via QTAC


Option 2: Are you a returning CQU 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/CQU 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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