A nursing qualification from North Metropolitan TAFE will see you work as an enrolled nurse in a range of health care settings including hospitals, health clinics, community organisations or residential care. It is a diverse, challenging and rewarding career, as nurses make a real difference to the comfort and care of patients every day.
By working in our simulated hospital wards and outreach clinic, you will gain knowledge and skills that will enable you to assess and provide nursing care to clients, including how to observe and measure vital signs, and assist patients with everyday activities. You will develop essential effective communication skills and learn to work with and care for people from different backgrounds.
Places in Nursing courses are in high demand. If you do not gain a place in the course of your choice, we offer alternative pathways to help you. We also offer options for other careers in the Health industry.
Further your career as an Enrolled Nurse with this nationally accredited skill set
Gain the skills required to administer medicines and intravenous therapy. Any registered enrolled nurse may enrol and there are no prerequisites or need for specific experience.
Gain more skills to further your career as an Enrolled Nurse with this Medicines and Intravenous Therapy skill set.
If you are an Enrolled Nurse who is currently working in a health care environment, you can gain the skills required to administer medicines and intravenous therapy by completing this skill set which covers Nationally Accredited unit HLTENN007 Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy. This comprehensive unit covers all aspects of medication administration including a variety of methods; oral, otic, ocular, topical, rectal, vaginal, enteral, subcutaneous (subcut), intramuscular (IM), intravenous (IV) injection and infusion via a PIVC and blood and blood products, amongst others. The unit consists of online theory and a series of workshops, simulated assessments and workplace competencies.
Any registered enrolled nurse may enrol in the unit; there are no prerequisites and no need for specific experience (full unit enrolment). There are different entry points if you already have the formal qualifications and experience in administering some medications (partial unit enrolment).
The skills and knowledge you need to be employed as an Enrolled Nurse
Your employment prospects are high in this industry and you'll gain satisfaction from improving the quality of peoples' lives.
This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.
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.
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.
A great starting point for a career in health
This course will give you sound knowledge about the human body and health, as well as study skills to support further learning. It is also a great stepping stone between Certificate III health qualifications and Diploma qualifications like Enrolled Nursing.
Are you interested in a career in health but don’t know where to start?
The Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies will give you a sound knowledge about the human body and health, as well as the study skills to support your further learning.
As well as being a great starting point, the course is also great stepping stone between Certificate III qualifications such as Health Service Assistance, Allied Health Assistance and towards Diploma qualifications like Enrolled Nursing.
To complete this course you'll participate in a combination of Collaborate (virtual classroom) and online sessions, with some face to face tutorials.