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Diploma of Nursing

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National ID: HLT54115 | State ID: AYZ3

 

 

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Enrolled Nurses have varied and rewarding career opportunities, making a difference in the lives of the people they care for.

North Metropolitan TAFE's Diploma of Nursing will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to be employed as an Enrolled Nurse; such as human biology, medical terminology, medicines and how to provide care for a range of people from different backgrounds.

With our nursing qualification you'll gain skills that are relevant to current industry trends and practices. 

Gain these skills

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
Is this course right for me?

In order to make an informed choice about the suitability of this course, you must take into account the essential skills and knowledge in addition to the critical aspects of assessment of this course or qualification.
Our flyer will help you decide if Nursing is the right career for you.  

As part of this course you are required to complete a clincial work placement arranged/negotiated by the North Metropolitan TAFE. It is an industry requirement for you to achieve and successfully complete a minimum of 400 hours work placement. You will be provided with forms and a clinical placement book to record your placement.

Please note you will be required to:

  • Complete a satisfactory Working with Children check/National Police Clearance (NPC) and Department of Health criminal check prior to placement.
  • Complete a fitness to practice medical form and any immunisations/vaccinations required.
  • Travel to an appropriate Health facility to complete clinical placement.
  • Attend clinical placement across a seven (7) day week, which may include weekends and public holidays.
  • Carry out shift work including a combination of morning, afternoon and night shifts.

Not only are your employment prospects high in this industry, you'll also gain satisfaction from improving the quality of peoples' lives and possibly even saving lives.
You could gain employment in hospitals, community health services, residential care, private homes (home care), clinics, medical practices and pathology services.

Part-time study option may be available depending on numbers

Details about part-time study in semester 2, 2019 will be available in early May.

Applicants will need to provide a Statutory Declaration detailing their school education in 1 of the following 6 countries: Canada; New Zealand; Republic of Ireland; South Africa; United Kingdom and United States of America. You will need to supply the name of the school, dates and years attended.
You will also have to achieve Exit level 3 (working at level 4) in the BKSB literacy/numeracy testing.
To apply for part-time study, please complete an application form here.

Pre-enrolment Literacy and Numeracy Requirements

Entry to the Diploma of Nursing is very competitive.

PLEASE NOTE
Effective from semester 2, 2018 intake – there have been changes to Diploma of Nursing entrance requirements

If you are 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, see the information below.

All applicants are required to sit the Basic Key Skills Builder (BKSB) Literacy & Numeracy assessment and achieve an Exit level 3, (working at level 4),  meet the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia's English language standards in order to be considered.

Students will receive information on BKSB assessment dates and location when they apply.

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.
You may also use
PTE test results of a minimum overall score of 65 in each of the 4 communication skills or
TOEFL iBT with a minimum total score of 94 as well as at least 24 for listening, 24 for reading, 27 for writing and 23 for speaking
More information on 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 at enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au with any queries regarding entry requirements.

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) language skills registration standard (2019)

The NMBA has recently released information regarding a revision to the current English language skills registration standard released in 2015, for nurses seeking registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) at the conclusion of their Diploma of Nursing studies.

There are three (3) pathways that may be used in the demonstration of English language competence at registration.

• Primary Language Pathway

• English Language Test Pathway, or

• Extended Education Pathway

The existing requirement for registration using the Extended Education Pathway – enrolled nurses, is to have completed at least five (5) years (full-time equivalent) education in English within one of the recognised countries. As of March 2019, evidence of education is required to be continuous education over the five (5) years full-time equivalent period, which must be completed within a 7 year time frame. This allows for part time study to still meet the requirement.

This can include the Board approved qualification of the Diploma of Nursing. If you do not meet the above requirement and decide to proceed to enrol into the Diploma of Nursing qualification, you may be deemed not to meet the new NMBA registration requirements on seeking registration. You may then be required to undertake a recognised English language test, (IELTS, OET, PTE or TOEFL iBT).

Please see the NMBA website for further detail: https://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/News/2018-10-24-revised-esl-standards.aspx

Fees and Charges

Local full time students

View our Indicative Fees list 

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 there are additional costs to pay when enrolling in the Diploma of Nursing:

  • you will have text books to purchase and details of these will be provided at orientation.
  • you may be required to complete a health check (approx. $200)
  • you may require immunisations and/or provide evidence of vaccinations - Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella and Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTP) record of vaccination (cost will vary depending on your doctor and what vaccinations are needed)
  • Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) ($37)
  • Working With Children Check (WWCC) ($11)
  • National Police Clearance - through Australia Post, best to apply for this first ($52)
  • WA Health Department Criminal History Record Check ($33, or no cost if applied for post Police Clearance)
  • Uniform – Scrub Top and Pants ($70.50 per set) and closed in slip resistant shoes ($79.90).  Details of these will be given at orientation.

International Students

If this course is available for International students you will need to pay your course fees to TIWA when you accept your offer.

Units

Core Units - Common to both

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy HLTENN007 AWA10
Analyse and respond to client health information HLTAAP003 AVB17
Apply communication skills in nursing practice HLTENN002 AWA15
Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice HLTENN008 AWA09
Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting HLTENN015 AWA02
Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment HLTENN006 AWA11
Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures HLTINF001 AVA32
Confirm physical health status HLTAAP002 AVB18
Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs HLTENN005 AWA12
Follow safe work practices for direct client care HLTWHS002 WG739
Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems HLTENN011 AWA04
Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems HLTENN012 AWA06
Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions HLTENN009 AWA08
Implement and monitor care of the older person HLTENN013 AWA05
Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans HLTENN004 AWA13
Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care HLTENN003 AWA14
Practise nursing within the Australian health care system HLTENN001 AWA16
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety CHCDIV002 AVC08
Reflect on and improve own professional practice CHCPRP003 AVB48
Work with diverse people CHCDIV001 AVC09

Elective Units - Common to both

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice HLTENN010 AWA07
Communicate and work in health or community services CHCCOM005 AVC29
Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes HLTENN025 AVZ92
Research and apply evidence to practice CHPOL003 AVB50
Manage personal stressors in the work environment HLTWHS006 AUZ56
Provide first aid HLTAID003 WG732
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This [course] fully equipped me to become a competent nurse.
 

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For me it was a career change. Trevor Passmore

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Your Diploma of Nursing, once you are registered with the regulation agency, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), 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

Further study opportunities:

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WhereJoondalup (McLarty Avenue)
Mount Lawley
Duration

18 months (3 semesters) full time 
or
2.5 years (5 semesters) part time - 2 days per week (see Part-time study option section above for details).

HowFull-Time
Part-Time
WhenWas available Semester 1, 2018
Available Semester 2, 2018
Fees and charges

View our Indicative Fees list 

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.

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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

Please note, fees are subject to change.

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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.

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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 LeaverNon-School LeaverAQFCompletion 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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