5 Feb 2018
Full time /
2 days on campus, 3 days self study
5 Feb 2018
Full time /
2 days on campus, 3 days self study
Undertake the Basic Key Skills Builder (bksb) The BKSB is a Commonwealth approved language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) online assessment tool. Completion of the assessment and display of competence at or above Exit Level 3 working towards a 4 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) in both reading and numeracy is required prior to commencing and enrolling into the program
Prior to enrolment you must provide or evidence of:
It is also strongly recommended that you are familiar with the Registration Standards for Nursing in Australia prior to applying for this program. Further information can be sourced from the link below:
Step 1: Apply
Entry into this qualification is via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).
Direct entry are reserved for students who have successfully completed a Certificate III Health Services Assistance qualification or Certificate III in Disability and Aged Care and have undertaken an interview with a Nursing teacher.
All students are required to provide evidence of having sufficient language, literacy and numeracy skills to successfully undertake the program’s academic and workplace experience requirements, prior to commencing the program.
TAFE Queensland students have access to appropriate support services, including student support and academic advisory services.
Step 2: Attend Pre-enrolment session
Once you have accepted your QTAC Offer you are required to attend a compulsory pre-enrolment session. Upcoming Information Sessions are as follows:
At the pre-enrolment session you will:
Step 3: Enrol
Upon enrolment you must provide or evidence of:
- Positive Notice for Child Related Employment (Blue Card)
- National Police Check Australian Federal Police – note you will need to pay the fee required. Approx. $45(name check only)
- Immunisations: You will be required to supply confirmation that you have had a post vaccination antibody check (blood test)/Screening for, and if necessary, vaccination against the following diseases (NHMRC Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th edition):
- Hepatitis B
- MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella)
- Tuberculosis (Mantoux test and x-ray)
- Varicella zoster virus (chicken pox)
- Pertussis (whooping cough)
You should undergo a baseline health evaluation with your General Practitioner prior to commencement of the course to discuss any concerns and/or receive any required vaccinations to complete the requirements of this course .
Step 4: Orientation & Commencement
Cairns campus: Gatton, Newton, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets, Manunda QLD 4870
Townsville campus: Corner of Hugh St & Fulham Rd, Pimlico QLD 4812
Gatton, Newton, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets
Manunda QLD 4870
Cnr Hugh Street & Fulham Road
Townsville QLD 4812
Full-time: 1.5 years
Flexible Delivery - On campus: Classroom based lessons and tutorials (20hrs per week) with a total of 440hrs of Vocational placement, delivered in 3 blocks)
Students are expected to complete independent self-directed study in their own time; this may be up to 20 hours each week and is on top of allocated on campus classes.
Flexible Delivery - Off Campus: Students are expected to complete independent self-directed study in their own time. This may be up to 30 hours each week and is on top of allocated 3 x 2-3week residential blocks and with a total of 440hrs of Vocational placement, delivered in 3 blocks)
Time tables are available on Orientation day and the Nursing Hub
You will be expected to attend all scheduled classes where appropriate. You will also need to allocate study and research time outside of class to complete this course successfully. Study and research time will vary depending on your skills and knowledge.
It is important to note that throughout your studies, you will be required to participate in a minimum of 400 hours of workplace experience as an enrolled nursing student, in addition to attending classes at TAFE Queensland.
Students are required to complete three clinical placements during this course. These clinical placements are for 3-4 weeks each and will take place at the successful completion of all theory tasks and exams each semester. Students will work the shifts determined by the placement provider and these will include morning, evening and possibly some night-duty shifts between Monday and Sunday. Placements may fall over holiday periods. Students may be required to attend clinical placement on a public holiday if it falls during the placement period. Students are expected to have in place strategies to manage family and work commitments in order to meet clinical placement shifts. TAFE Queensland North will organise clinical placements for students and the placement may be within any health care agency within the North Queensland corner.
*Please Note* Any cancellations and/or non-attendance to placement will result in fees associated to booked placement.
Ensure you read the TAFE Queensland Student Policies: http://tafeqld.edu.au/current-students/student-policies/index.html
To participate in this program, students must have access to a computer with reliable Internet.
All students are required to create word documents, send emails with attachments and communicate with teachers through the dedicated online portal.
Within this program, you are required to undertake written and practical assessments that reflect the Australian Quality Framework Level 5 Diploma. The skills criteria include the ability to analyse information to be able to demonstrate autonomy and judgements in known or changing contexts. This is also reflected within the APHRA Registration Standards, in particular, English Language. You will require a range of advanced communication skills to fulfil job roles specified by the health environment.
Following the successful completion of this qualification, you can apply to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) for registration as an Enrolled Nurse. It is strongly recommended that you are familiar with the Registration Standards for Nursing in Australia prior to applying for this program. Further information can be sourced from: http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Registration-Standards.aspx