Type of institution: Registered Training Organisation
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 02925E

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.

Structure

  • 25 units: 20 core
  • 5 elective

Subjects

  • Core: Confirm physical health status
  • Analyse and respond to client health information
  • Practise nursing within the Australian health care system
  • Apply communication skills in nursing practice
  • Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care
  • plus more. Elective: Provide first aid
  • Provide advanced first aid
  • Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice
  • Contribute to maternal and infant health care
  • plus more.

Standard entry requirements

CIT literacy and numeracy assessment task (ACSF level 4) or Year 12.

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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