Diploma of Nursing - HLT54115

ALACC Health College, Australia

Type of institution: Registered Training Organisation
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 02933E

This qualification is part of the Health Training Package. It covers the application of nursing skills and knowledge required provide nursing care for people across the health sector. A graduate from a Diploma of Nursing program approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) is able to apply for registration with the NMBA as an enrolled nurse.


  • 25 units: 20 core
  • 5 elective


  • Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems
  • Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care
  • Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment
  • Manage personal stressors in the work environment
  • Communicate and work in health or community services
  • Lead team effectiveness
  • Support the provision of basic nutrition advice and education
  • Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions
  • Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • Work with diverse people
  • Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • Visit client residence
  • Develop work priorities
  • Analyse and respond to client health information
  • Confirm physical health status
  • Implement and monitor care of the older person
  • Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs
  • Contribute to maternal and infant health care
  • Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans
  • Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes
  • Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice
  • Respond to client language, literacy and numeracy needs
  • Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems
  • Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy
  • Research and apply evidence to practice
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting
  • Apply communication skills in nursing practice
  • Inform and support patients and groups about oral health
  • Provide advanced first aid
  • Maintain work health and safety
  • Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
  • Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
  • Provide or assist with oral hygiene
  • Provide first aid
  • Implement and monitor infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • Practise nursing within the Australian health care system
  • Recognise and respond to oral health issues
  • Apply and manage use of basic oral health products
  • Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Preston Domestic: $25,000
No information available Yes
  • Full-time : 1.5 years

Further information

Before any clinical placements can commence, applicants will have to provide: a Doctor's certificate (to say you are fit to work as a nurse); evidence of commencement of Hepatitis B immunisation; a Senior First Aid Certificate valid for the duration of the program and a completed police check.

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