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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.

DOMESTICINTERNATIONAL
STUDY MODES

DURATION

AVAILABILITY

Rockhampton

FULL COURSE COST

$25,720 (2020)

UNITS/CREDITS

25 units

CRICOS

MKC - 098342A, ROC - 098342A, MKY - 098342A, BDG - 098342A, ROK - 098342A

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.
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Standard Course Structure

2020 FebruaryRockhampton

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.

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 (International)$25,720 (2020)
Fee for service (International)N/A

We offer a range of scholarships to support international students and encourage you to apply for one that's right for you.

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