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Federation University La Trobe University RMIT University of West Sydney
  • Course code : HLT54115
  • CRICOS Code: 093072C
  • Duration : 24 Months ( 4 Semesters )
  • Campus : Melbourne, Perth, Sydney
  • School :School of Nursing
  • International Fees : Click here for more details

Become an Enrolled Nurse

Upon successful completion of the course, graduates can apply for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) for registration as a Division 2 Enrolled Nurse (EN). Demand for ENs is increasing rapidly as the Australian health workforce expands to meet the needs of Australia's growing and aging population.

A Career in Caring

Be more than just a worker. See the difference you can make in people's lives by joining one of Australia's most trusted paraprofessional vocations. Gain more than just a qualification. Learn to save lives, heal injuries and provide comfort to those in need. Join the premier provider of nursing courses in Australia.

Pathways to Success

The Diploma of Nursing is part of a continuum of career advancement and study progression in healthcare and nursing. Some students may begin with a shorter course such as a certificate so they can enter the healthcare workforce sooner and gain valuable hands on experience. When you graduate you will have the option of continuing to study at Bachelor's degree level and become a Registered Nurse (RN). Flexible study options and the option of mixed mode learning (also known as blended learning) allow you to work while you study.

Study Pathway Opportunities

This nationally accredited course gives students the essential knowledge and skills to work as an Enrolled nurse in a variety of health care settings in Australia. Students will gain hands-on learning experience in our simulated laboratories, as well as in a clinical environment through work experience placements. Those who successfully complete this course may apply to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia for registration as an Enrolled Nurse. This course provides essential skills and knowledge to work as an Enrolled Nurse in a variety of health care settings such as: acute care, chronic care, aged care, rehabilitation and mental health.

"Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply".

Course Overview

After successful completion of the program the candidates may gain employment in a health or community care facility which may include a hospital, aged care, rehabilitation center, clinic, GP services, etc. as an Enrolled Nurse. Successful completion of the course enables graduates to be eligible to apply to AHPRA for registration as Enrolled Nurse. Students need to meet the eligibility criteria set by AHPRA at the time of registration.

This course will be delivered and assessed over 24 months(structured for four semesters) of face to face theory and lab session with candidates completing 21 weeks of professional experience placement in different care facilities. The delivery schedule of the course is as follows:

•  58 weeks of full time study (21 hours of classroom based student contact hours over 3 days)
•  21 weeks of Clinical Placement/Professional experience placement (24 hours/week)
•  15 weeks of term breaks
•  8 week of SWOT
•  4 assessment weeks

International students must have:

•  A satisfactory English Proficiency ( Please see English Requirements below )
•  Satisfactorily completed a minimum of year 12 or equivalent
•  Must be of a minimum age of 18+ at the time of course commencement

English Requirements

A minimum IELTS overall score of 6 (Academic) with no band less than 6 Or test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT) Certificate with a test score of 60 - 78.

Please read the ‘Guidelines for Admission’.

Face to face Delivery


Jul 24, 2017
Nov 20, 2017


Apr 29, 2017
Jul 08, 2017
Oct 02, 2017


May 10, 2017
Jul 03, 2017

The Diploma of Nursing has a total of 25 units;

• 20 Core Units
• Five Elective Units

Core Units


Work with diverse people


Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety


Reflect on and improve own professional practice


Confirm physical health status


Analyse and respond to client health information


Practice nursing within the Australian health care system


Apply communication skills in nursing practice


Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care


Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans


Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs


Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment


Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy


Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice


Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health condition


Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems


Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems


Implement and monitor care of the older person


Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting


Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures


Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective Units


Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice


Provide first aid


Develop work priorities


Research and apply evidence to practice


Conduct clinical assessments


Note: Information provided as a guide only. The units taken into account may vary depending on the course provider. Please contact us for specific information on units and credit transfers.


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