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Diploma of Nursing

National ID: HLT54115 | State ID: AYZ3

 

This Diploma will teach you how to be an Enrolled nurse by providing skills and knowledge in human biology, chemistry, medical terminology, medicines and how to deal with a range of people from different backgrounds.

With our nursing qualification you'll gain skills that are relevant to current industry trends and practices. By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Assist in the provision of preventative, curative and rehabilitative nursing
  • Understand anatomy and physiology
  • Understand and implement infection control
  • Provide nursing care for the client
  • Understand legal and ethical parameters
  • Promote positive health
  • Understand health issues of Indigenous Australians
  • Contribute to the nutritional and mental health care of the clients

Not only are your employment prospects high in this industry, you'll also gain satisfaction from helping people and possibly even saving lives.

Entry to the Diploma of Nursing is very competitive. As part of an application for this course you will be required to sit and pass a two hour test on literacy and numeracy, to ensure you have an appropriate numeracy and literacy background.

PLEASE NOTE: Effective from semester 2, 2018 intake – Changes to Diploma of Nursing entrance requirements
Considering a career in (enrolled) nursing and wondering what subjects you should choose at school or what the prerequisites are for getting into a nursing course?

School-aged applicants (educated in Australia)
If you wish to study nursing at TAFE you will need:

  • A pass in year 12 English and maths. Though not a prerequisite, a science (e.g. human biology) might also be a good subject to choose.
  • Attainment of the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) or equivalent from another Australian State if not from Western Australia.


Mature-aged applicants (educated in Australia)

  • Completion of five (5) years (full-time equivalent) of secondary, tertiary and/or vocational education (or a combination thereof)


All other applicants (educated in an English speaking country)

If you were not educated in Australia, you must provide evidence of:

  • Being taught and assessed in English in any of the following recognised countries: Canada; New Zealand; Republic of Ireland; South Africa; United Kingdom; and United States of America.
  • Completion of five (5) years (full-time equivalent) of secondary, tertiary and/or vocational education (or a combination thereof) in above recognised country.


All other applicants (educated in a non-English speaking country)

If you were educated in a non-English speaking country you will need to sit a board-approved International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test and achieve a minimum score of seven (7) in each of the four components, or Occupational English Test (OET) and achieve a minimum score of 'B' in each of the four components. Information on other acceptable tests is available from www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au

Test results will only be accepted as a course entry prerequisite if they were obtained:

  • Within two (2) years before the date you lodge your application for registration.

OR

  • For test results older than two (2) years, you can still apply if you have been continuously enrolled in a board-approved program of study.

In some cases there may be alternatives for entry. Please contact us if you are unsure if you meet the requirements or if you have any questions.

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Entrance Requirements
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalent Completion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades) Certificate III
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Your Diploma of Nursing prepares you for roles such as:

  • Enrolled Nurse

Some organisations where nursing students have worked are:

  • Royal Perth Hospital
  • Hollywood Private Hospital
  • St John of God Hospital

We ensure our industry partners are involved in the development of our courses and curriculum, so the skills you obtain are relevant in the workforce.

For information about jobs and pathways, please see joboutlook.gov.au

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Where Joondalup (McLarty Avenue)
Mount Lawley
Duration

18 months (3 semesters) full time 
or
2.5 years (5 semesters) part time - 2 full days per week

HowFull-Time
Part-Time
WhenWas available Semester 1, 2018
Available Semester 2, 2018
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Local full time students

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Tuition fees are determined by multiplying the course fee rate by the nominal hours, which is the number of hours in which an average student could be expected to complete each unit. They are not the hours of training or instruction.

Resource fees are charges for material that are essential to a course or unit, and are purchased by NMT to be used by students during the course.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in.

Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.

 

International Students

Check TAFE International WA to confirm this course is available to international students. You will pay your tuition fees to TIWA.

Units

Core Units - Common to both
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapyHLTENN007AWA10
Analyse and respond to client health informationHLTAAP003AVB17
Apply communication skills in nursing practiceHLTENN002AWA15
Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practiceHLTENN008AWA09
Apply nursing practice in the primary health care settingHLTENN015AWA02
Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environmentHLTENN006AWA11
Comply with infection prevention and control policies and proceduresHLTINF001AVA32
Confirm physical health statusHLTAAP002AVB18
Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needsHLTENN005AWA12
Follow safe work practices for direct client careHLTWHS002WG739
Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problemsHLTENN011AWA04
Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problemsHLTENN012AWA06
Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditionsHLTENN009AWA08
Implement and monitor care of the older personHLTENN013AWA05
Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plansHLTENN004AWA13
Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing careHLTENN003AWA14
Practise nursing within the Australian health care systemHLTENN001AWA16
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safetyCHCDIV002AVC08
Reflect on and improve own professional practiceCHCPRP003AVB48
Work with diverse peopleCHCDIV001AVC09
Elective Units - Common to both
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Apply a palliative approach in nursing practiceHLTENN010AWA07
Implement an oral hygiene program for older peopleHLTDEN010AWA45
Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetesHLTENN025AVZ92
Manage personal stressors in the work environmentHLTWHS006AUZ56
Provide first aidHLTAID003WG732
How to apply

Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.

International students please view your application process here.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1300 300 822 or email: enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

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Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

To study full-time in 2018 you can apply now through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

For information about applying to study in other ways, including part-time, work based and online, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Please note International students please view all available courses at www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au/courses.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalentCompletion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades)Certificate III

To study full-time in 2018 you can apply now through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

For information about applying to study in other ways, including part-time, work based and online, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Please note International students please view all available courses at www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au/courses.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalentCompletion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades)Certificate III

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Was available Semester 1, 2018
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Available Semester 2, 2018

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