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. Next available intakes February and July 2022
Career opportunities, include:
- Enrolled nurse in an acute hospital, subacute, 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 who have maintained a credit average throughout the course, subject to attending a Transition Program*.
- 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*.
Diploma of Nursing
Hear from Louise about her time studying the Diploma of Nursing
Studying the Diploma of Nursing at Holmesglen
We have industry-current nursing staff who will support you through the course. You will learn through a combination of on-campus theory, simulation activities in the 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 may include aged care, rehabilitation, sub-acute and acute settings.
Holmesglen will register all qualifying students with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
Classes are scheduled Monday to Fridays, three - four days per week, which can change each semester.
Classes can be scheduled in the hours between 8am and 8pm.
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 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. All students must be available during these periods.
||Confirm physical health status
||Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy
||Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs
||Research and apply evidence to practice
||Analyse and respond to client health information
||Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
||Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems
||Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice
||Apply communication skills in nursing practice
||Implement and monitor care of the older person
||Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems
||Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting
||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
||Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions
||Reflect on and improve own professional practice
||Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes
||Follow safe work practices for direct client care
||Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment
||Manage personal stressors in the work environment
||Develop work priorities
||Practise nursing within the Australian health care system
||Work with diverse people
||Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans
||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
||Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care
| Code || Name |
|HLTAAP002||Confirm physical health status|
|HLTENN007||Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy|
|HLTENN005||Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs|
|CHCPOL003||Research and apply evidence to practice|
|HLTAAP003||Analyse and respond to client health information|
|HLTENN008||Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice|
|HLTENN012||Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems|
|HLTENN010||Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice|
|HLTENN002||Apply communication skills in nursing practice|
|HLTENN013||Implement and monitor care of the older person|
|HLTENN011||Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems|
|HLTENN015||Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting|
|HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures|
|HLTENN009||Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
|HLTENN025||Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care|
|HLTENN006||Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment|
|HLTWHS006||Manage personal stressors in the work environment|
|BSBWOR404||Develop work priorities|
|HLTENN001||Practise nursing within the Australian health care system|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|HLTENN004||Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety|
|HLTENN003||Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care|
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 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*
*The Transition Program fee will be AUD $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 shorten the length of 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
After completing this course, you will receive the HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing.
After successfully completing the HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing, students who have maintained a credit average throughout the course can apply for advanced standing into the Bachelor of Nursing with a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP). Holmesglen will only grant credit for HLTENN units from ANMAC approved Diploma of Nursing courses. You also need 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||$16,600.00||per annum|
|Additional course cost||$220.00||per course|
|Non Tuition Costs*
*Includes but is not limited to living costs, overseas student health cover insurance premium and visa fees. Additional living costs apply for spouse/de facto and dependent children.
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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