23 Oct 2017
Full time /
2 days on campus, 3 days self study
23 Oct 2017
Full time /
2 days on campus, 3 days self study
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)
- 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.
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.
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.
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.