The Diploma of Nursing covers the nursing skills and knowledge you require to be eligible for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as an Enrolled nurse, providing preparation for nursing practice that is client-focused and holistic.
Career opportunities, include:
- Enrolled nurse in an acute hospital, sub-acute, mental health, aged care, rehabilitation or community setting.
Pathways to further study:
- One year's advanced standing into the Bachelor of Nursing with a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) for local student graduates of the Diploma of Nursing, subject to attending a Transition Program.*
- One year's advanced standing into the Bachelor of Nursing for international student graduates of the Diploma of Nursing, subject to attending a transition program.*
- *Transition program fee will be approx AU $1,200.
Studying the Diploma of Nursing at Holmesglen
You will learn in our Simulated Hospital Environment and Immersive Learning Centre at both our Moorabbin and Bourke St Campuses.
Our industry-current, qualified Nurse teachers/staff will support you through the course. You will learn through a combination of on-campus theory, simulation activities in a nursing environment, and supported clinical placements in a variety of clinical settings.
The range of clinical placements reflects the diverse opportunities for employment for enrolled nurses in the health workforce, which includes aged care, rehabilitation, community, sub-acute, and acute settings.
Holmesglen will register all students with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
For information on healthcare workers and students living with blood-borne viruses and performing exposure-prone procedures at risk of exposure to blood-borne viruses, please refer to the Australian national guidelines (PDF 895KB).
Classes can be scheduled between 8am and 8pm, Monday to Friday, 3-4 days per week, which can change each semester.
Students can expect to be on campus for a minimum 20 hours per week. Semester breaks will be scheduled into the timetable.
This course includes a minimum of 400 hours of clinical placement, which may be arranged for you during the semester or during semester breaks. Clinical placements will be arranged at locations across Victoria. Prior to the first clinical placement, all students must be fit tested for a N95 mask and may be required to hold a NDIS screening. All students must be available during these periods.
||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
||Practise nursing within the Australian health care system
||Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health conditions
||Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting
||Follow safe work practices for direct client care
||Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care
||Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health conditions
||Provide end of life care and a palliative approach in nursing practice
||Apply communication skills in nursing practice
||Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy
||Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions
||Research and apply evidence to practice
||Confirm physical health status
||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
||Apply principles of wound management
||Contribute to the nursing care of a person with diabetes
||Analyse and respond to client health information
||Manage personal stressors in the work environment
||Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
||Develop personal work priorities
||Reflect on and improve own professional practice
||Work with diverse people
||Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care
||Implement and monitor care of the older person
||Provide First Aid
| Code || Name |
|HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures|
|HLTENN035||Practise nursing within the Australian health care system|
|HLTENN043||Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health conditions|
|HLTENN047||Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care|
|HLTENN037||Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care|
|HLTENN044||Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health conditions|
|HLTENN068||Provide end of life care and a palliative approach in nursing practice|
|HLTENN036||Apply communication skills in nursing practice|
|HLTENN040||Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy|
|HLTENN042||Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions|
|CHCPOL003||Research and apply evidence to practice|
|HLTAAP002||Confirm physical health status|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety|
|HLTENN039||Apply principles of wound management|
|HLTENN057||Contribute to the nursing care of a person with diabetes|
|HLTAAP003||Analyse and respond to client health information|
|HLTWHS006||Manage personal stressors in the work environment|
|HLTENN041||Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice|
|BSBPEF402||Develop personal work priorities|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|HLTENN038||Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care|
|HLTENN045||Implement and monitor care of the older person|
|HLTAID011||Provide First Aid|
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
Diploma of Nursing English Language Requirements.
- You must provide evidence of English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 7.0 (Academic) with no individual bandscore less than 7.0
- The Diploma of Nursing has entry criteria set by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council. All students entering this course must demonstrate they have achieved the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) specified level of English language skills, prior to commencing the course. Download the English language requirements here (Word - 55kb) .
Other entry requirements
satisfactory completion of Year 12/matriculation or the overseas equivalent, with passes in all subjects including Mathematics.
students must be 18 years or older at the time of course commencement
prior to undertaking clinical placement, students must complete a National Police Records Check, a Police Records Check from their overseas country of residence (English translation), a Working with Children Check in Australia, and be prepared to declare their health and immunisation status
students will be registered by Holmesglen with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
Pathways for International students
One year's advanced standing into the Bachelor of Nursing for international student graduates who have maintained a 'credit' average, subject to attending a transition program*
*Transition program fee will be AU $1,200.
Inherent requirements of the Diploma of Nursing
The inherent requirements are the abilities, knowledge and skills needed to complete the course that must be met by all students. Download the inherent requirements here.(Word - 402kb).
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to reduce the number of units to be studied in your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
Qualification and recognition
On completion, you will receive the HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing.
Holmesglen will only grant credit for HLTENN units from ANMAC approved Diploma of Nursing courses. You also need to hold NMBA registration as an enrolled nurse prior to commencement.
How to apply
Apply via agent
Holmesglen recommends international students apply through one of our accredited student recruitment agents. This will assist you in the preparation of all application documents and ensure that you are well counselled on the Australian Government's Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirements for International students. Further information of the GTE requirements is available at: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au.
To find out more, visit How to Apply for International Students.
If you have further questions about your application, please contact our International Centre:
T: 03 9564 1703
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.
|Course fee||$17,900||per annum|
|Mandatory materials fee (GST inc)||$220||per course|
|Mandatory activities fee (GST inc)||$0||per course|
|** Additional course costs||$1,754||per course|
**Additional costs may also apply for course consumable and other costs. These may include consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and other costs such as immunisation costs, National Police Check and Working with Children Check for relevant courses. To view the additional costs that apply for each course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
All fees are indicative only. Holmesglen reviews its tuition fees and charges annually. You will be required to pay the current fee that applies from the beginning of the next study period.
An additional administration fee may apply where the application is submitted directly to Holmesglen and not through a Holmesglen-approved education agent.
View detailed information on fees, payments and refunds here
Tuition Fee Protection Service
The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) is an initiative of the Australian Government to assist international students whose education providers are unable to fully deliver their course of study for which tuition fees are paid. Read more about the TPS here
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