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Are you interested in health care and looking for a challenging career? Enrolled Nursing could be exactly what you are seeking! This program incorporates learning in both industry and simulated clinical training rooms. Our program is facilitated by professional experienced Registered Nurses who are industry current. You'll graduate eligible to apply for registration as an Enrolled Nurse through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). AHPRA registration enables graduates to practice in a variety of health care environments including, acute, medical, surgical, palliative care, paediatric or aged care settings,  subject to accreditation by ANMAC and approval by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). Course details

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Payment options

$15000 VET Student Loan available

LOCATION/S

Cairns, Townsville (Aitkenvale)

Key dates and info

DURATION

Full time: 18 months / 2 days on campus, 3 days self study
Blended: 18 months / Residential blocks, 18 months / Residentials blocks

Course details

COST

  • Full Fee $19,000
  • Subsidised $14,995
  • Concession $13,793

Student Loan Available

1300 656 959

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How to enrol

Melissa Davies

Let's celebrate the lifesavers

Studying showed me there is so much more to being a nurse than taking blood pressure. The teachers were an inspiration.
More about this course.

Melissa Davies
Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 Nursing)
TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Cairns 23 Oct 2017 Residential blocks Blended
Full time / 2 days on campus, 3 days self study Classroom
Townsville (Aitkenvale) 23 Oct 2017 Residentials blocks Blended
Full time / 2 days on campus, 3 days self study Classroom

Entry requirements

While there are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, if you wish to study with TAFE Queensland there are some steps you will need to follow to demonstrate your ability to manage the demands of this course, prior to enrolment. 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 the link below: http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Registration-Standards.aspx

Step 1: Apply
Entry into this qualification is via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC). Limited spaces are available for direct entry into this program via submission of an application form. Direct entry spaces are reserved for students who have successfully completed a Certificate III Health Services Assistance qualification, and have undertaken an interview with the Head of Discipline. 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.

Step 2: Compulsory Pre-Enrolment session (18 & 19 October 2017)
If you have been successful in your application, you are required to attend a compulsory pre-enrolment session.

At the pre-enrolment session you will:

  • Complete a Positive Notice for Child Related Employment (Blue Card)
  • Complete the National Police Check (name check only) (Australian Federal Police) – note you will need to pay the fee required
  • 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 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) in both reading and numeracy is required prior to commencing the program. Australian students who have successfully completed an Australian Grade 12 certificate with an English subject need only undertake the numeracy component of the bksb assessment tool.
  • Obtain and provide your Unique Student Identifier (USI)
  • Be assessed for Higher Level Skills funding and VET Student Loan eligibility and discuss payment options.
  • If you do not have current evidence of First Aid and CPR, you will be offered the opportunity to enrol into First Aid or CPR with TAFE Queensland.
  • Be provided with the vaccination requirements which evidence will be required at orientation and commencement.

Please note, at orientation you will be required to supply confirmation that you have had a Hepatitis B post vaccination antibody check (blood test). Clearance will need to be obtained for students who are deemed as non-responders after the initial course of Hepatitis B vaccination from an Infectious Diseases Physician prior to the commencement. While Hepatitis B vaccination is a condition of being a student, vaccination against the following diseases is highly recommended:
- Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)
- Influenza
- Tuberculosis (Mantoux test and chest x-ray)
- Varicella zoster virus (chickenpox)
- Pertussis (whooping cough)

You will need to ensure you provide this documentation upon enrolment.

Step 3: Enrol
Upon enrolment you must provide:

Step 4: Orientation & Commencement
At orientation, you will be required to supply confirmation that you have had a Hepatitis B post vaccination antibody check (blood test).  It is recommended that you should undergo a baseline health evaluation with your General Practitioner prior to commencement of the course to discuss and receive any required vaccinations.

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.

Location/s

Cairns
Gatton, Newton, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets
Manunda QLD 4870

Townsville (Aitkenvale)
266 Ross River Road
Aitkenvale QLD 4814

Resources required

Students will have access to library resources, computers and the Internet.

Students will need to purchase stationery items such as paper, pens and a USB drive.

Students are subscribed to an extensive online research database to assist learning.

Timetable

Face-to-face (class room) Delivery: This program requires full-time study over 18 months study including mandatory attendance at TAFE Queensland - two days per week plus self study for the duration of the program.  This includes theory, clinical, practical and simulated clinical practice as well as laboratory work.  Students are also required to undertake a minimum of 400 hours vocational placement across the 18 months. These occur in blocks of two or four weeks, 40 hours/week.

Flexible (blended) Delivery: The program via flexible delivery is full-time and requires students to be self-motivated in their approach to study, undertaking approximately 25 to 30 hours per week of study at home, with the aid of study guides and online materials. This program is conducted over 18 months and requires the student to attend a TAFE North campus for six weeks of timet-abled residential study blocks spread over the duration of the program, usually two weeks per semester.  Students are also required to undertake a minimum of 400 hours of vocational placement across the 18 months.  These occur in blocks of two or four weeks, 40 hours/week.

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.

TAFE Queensland students have access to appropriate support services, including student support and academic advisory services.

Placement

All students must complete a minimum of 400 hours (10 weeks) of vocational placement in order to register with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as an enrolled nurse.  This is spread across the 18 months.  TAFE North will procure placements on behalf of students, but it is the student's responsibility to provide their own transport and accommodation if required.  Students should expect to attend placement away from home at least once. TAFE North endeavours to give students as much notice as possible for clinical placement dates, although this is determined by industry.  On occasion students may only receive two weeks notice.

Relevant documents:

Important Information

Ensure you read the TAFE Queensland Student Policies: http://tafeqld.edu.au/current-students/student-policies/index.html

Units

To obtain this qualification students must successfully complete 25 units; 20 core and 5 elective units plus all vocational placement subjects listed.

UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status Core
HLTAAP003 Analyse and respond to client health information Core
HLTENN002 Apply communication skills in nursing practice Core
HLTENN003 Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care Core
HLTENN004 Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans Core
HLTENN008 Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice Core
HLTENN013 Implement and monitor care of the older person Core
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures Core
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care Core
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Core
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety Core
HLTENN001 Practise nursing within the Australian health care system Core
HLTENN005 Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs Core
HLTENN007 Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy Core
HLTENN011 Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems Core
HLTENN012 Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems Core
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice Core
HLTENN006 Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment Core
HLTENN009 Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions Core
HLTENN015 Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting Core
BSBWOR404 Develop work priorities Elective
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice Elective
HLTAID006 Provide advanced first aid Elective
HLTENN010 Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice Elective
HLTENN025 Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes Elective
VPC080 Vocational placement Mandatory x2
VPC120 Vocational placement Mandatory

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

If considering a VET Student Loan, please ensure you read the TAFE Queensland 'Pre-Enrolment Information for students considering applying for a VET Student Loan':http://tafeqld.edu.au/study-with-us/enrolment-fees/financial-support-student-loans/vet-student-loans.html

$19,000

FULL FEE

Student Loan Available

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$14,995

SUBSIDISED

Student Loan Available

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$13,793

CONCESSION

Student Loan Available

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Full fee

This is the total cost of the course.

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VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

VET student loans will not be approved for students who do not meet the eligibility requirements. VET student loans gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

Subsidised

The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

VET student loans will not be approved for students who do not meet the eligibility requirements. VET student loans gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

Higher Level Skills Subsidy

The Higher Level Skills Subsidy is a one-off subsidy that offsets the cost of an eligible Certificate IV or higher courses.

You're eligible for the Higher Level Skills Subsidy if you:

  • Are 15 years or older and no longer in school
  • Live in Queensland full time
  • Are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or temporary resident with the necessary visa or work permits
  • And don't currently have (or are enrolled in) a certificate IV or higher level qualification.
  • For some courses, you may also be required to hold a certificate 3 in a relevant industry field.

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

Concession

You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability. Further information about concessions.

VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

VET student loans will not be approved for students who do not meet the eligibility requirements. VET student loans gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

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Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.

Outcome

HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing.

Graduates of a TAFE Queensland Diploma of Nursing may be eligible to receive up to one year credit in a Bachelor of Nursing or Bachelor of Nursing Science at James Cook University, Central Queensland University, Griffith University, Queensland University of Technology, University of Sunshine Coast, University of Southern Queensland and the University of Queensland.

The Diploma of Nursing program is a medically endorsed program designed by the nursing profession to prepare graduates for employment as Enrolled Nurses, and as professional development for people already employed in the industry.

Job prospects

  • Enrolled Nurse

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities. That means cutting down the amount of time you need to complete your degree, or even enrolling straight into the second year of your university course.

Our pathway partners include:

Melissa Davies

Let's celebrate the lifesavers

Studying showed me there is so much more to being a nurse than taking blood pressure. The teachers were an inspiration.
More about this course.

Melissa Davies
Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 Nursing)
TAFE Queensland Brisbane

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You're ready if you have:

  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the student rules and refund policy
  • Read the Pre-enrolment Information
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland
  • If you are applying for a subsidised cost, please ensure you have all the relevant documents at time of enrolment

All done? Then you're ready to enrol

All done? Then head to the link below to complete your enrolment:
tafenorth.edu.au/study-with-us/enrolment-fees/enrol

Enrolment options

By telephone: 1300 656 959. In person: at any TAFE Queensland North location.

Apply through QTAC

QTAC code: CNS: 520772/520775(Flexi); TSV: 503778/503775(Flexi)

Making TAFE one of your top QTAC preferences is a great way to maximise your career choices and gain the hands-on skills you need to operate in the real world.

If you miss the application deadline you are welcome to register your interest with TAFE Queensland North by calling 1300 656 959. Please be aware that first preference in this course must be given to QTAC applicants. Non-QTAC applicants will be offered places subject to availability and entry requirements.

Read the student rules and refund policy.

More about applying through QTAC.

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

Find out more about RPL

More info:
tafenorth.edu.au/study-with-us/career-changers-jobseeker/recognition-prior-learning/

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 9 October 2017

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Payment options

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