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HLT54115 – Diploma of Nursing

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IHNA Nationally Recognized Training IHNA Future Skills WA IHNA Course State Government Victoria
Qualification Code : HLT54115 Qualification Name :HLT54115 - Diploma of Nursing
Duration :102 weeks (4 semesters) Volume of Learning : 2 years                       Amount of Training : 1695 hours
AQF Level : 5 Course Delivery : Face-to-Face and Blended Mode
RTO ID : 21985 Campuses : Melbourne (Heidelberg), Perth and Sydney
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If you are you looking for a career in Nursing, love providing care to people and offering your support to those who need it; then this HLT54115 - Diploma of Nursing is the right choice for you.

Studying the HLT54115 - Diploma of Nursing will prepare you to enter the healthcare industry as an Enrolled Nurse under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, and it will open many job opportunities for you as thousands of jobs are expected to open over the next five years. More here

Our HLT54115 - Diploma of Nursing sheds light on important health, technical, interpersonal and clinical skills, as well as the knowledge needed to practice nursing within the Australian healthcare system. This course is delivered over 102 weeks, which gives you the chance to comprehend the amount of information given in the HLT54115 - Diploma of Nursing.


Course Overview

This course will be delivered and assessed over 24 months (structured for four semesters). The nominal total duration is 1695 hours. The modes of delivery intended for this course are:

Face to Face Mode

The course is provided through classroom mode delivery and Professional Experience Placements (PEP) with written assessments and a verbal assessment or third-party report. This course will be delivered and assessed over 24 months (structured for four semesters) of classroom theory (20 hours per week on campus) and simulation laboratory sessions with candidates completing 480 hours of PEP in different care facilities.

Blended Mode

Theory online, nursing simulation on campus and PEP. The students enrolled for the blended mode of delivery progress through the studies as per the structured delivery schedule referring to the E-learning platform, session plan and academic hub prior to proceeding with the simulation training and clinical placement. Students will be sent for PEP in different health care facilities after each semester. IHNA trainers and assessors will regularly visit and communicate with students in their placement venue to confirm their progress is satisfactory.

The students should be self-motivated in their approach to study, undertaking approximately 25 hours per week of study at home, with the aid of study guides and online materials through the IHNA Structured E-learning platform and attending simulation laboratory sessions on campus with candidates completing 480 hours of clinical placement in different health care facilities and PEP with written assessments and a verbal assessment or third-party report. To meet the volume of learning, and for the satisfactory progress it's important that the blended student attend the support classes and the webinars organised by IHNA.

Students are provided with one week of orientation in the first semester, which covers campus, course, academic, online library orientation and academic writing. Students have the option to attend the orientation online or on-campus.

Every semester there is an on-campus workshop. Workshops range from one to two weeks. The simulation work shop is for review of the learning activities in the classroom, practicing clinical nursing skills in the simulated nursing laboratory environment and undertaking medication calculation tests and other assessments e.g.: group presentation/individual presentation.

Professional Experience Placements (PEP) (Face-to-face & Blended mode)

Each semester will have a Professional Experience Placements component which may be conducted based on the relevant semester in an aged care facility/GP Clinic/Mental Health Facility/Sub Acute Facility/Acute Facility.

The Professional Experience Placements will be 5 days a week. Students may be allocated a morning (AM) or afternoon (PM) shifts. Morning shifts usually start at 7 am and evening shifts can finish at 10.30pm. Each shift is 8.5 hours long (including 30 mins meal break). Students must attend as per schedule; no special arrangements or changes will be made on the allocated placements. PEPs may be cancelled without prior notice by the facility.

The PEP will be arranged by IHNA. We DO NOT guarantee that the PEP venue will be close to your suburb. It can be anywhere in Australia. Students must be ready to travel and stay anywhere in Australia for the PEP at their own cost.

Upon successful completion of the HLT54115 - Diploma of Nursing, you will meet one of the requirements to apply for your registration as an enrolled nurse with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Students who have not completed Year 12 in Australia, may need to have an English Language testing required. Please refer to the AHPRA website to know the current requirements for registration as an Enrolled Nurse.

Click here to view the current English language skills registration standard.

What Can AHPRA's Registration Do for Me?

It enables graduates to practice nursing in a variety of areas including acute care, medical, surgical, general, rehabilitation, palliative care, operating theatres, paediatric, community, mental health or aged care settings in Australia under the supervision and direction of the Registered Nurse.

This course may have pathways to further studies such as:

• Advanced Diploma of Nursing;
• Bachelor of Nursing;
• Bachelor of Midwifery.

On completion of the course, the graduates will be able to:

•   demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the nursing profession and the development of the delivery of healthcare by nurses as health professionals;
•   discuss the importance and application of legislation, regulations and legal precedent to enrolled nurse practice;
•   practise in a safe and culturally competent manner by adhering to the Enrolled Nurse Standards for Practice;
•   recognise the accountability and responsibility of self and other health team members in the provision of nursing care in the area of practice;
•   demonstrate critical thinking in the delivery of specific services;
•   formulate and implement nursing care plans for individual clients and evaluate the care provided in a range of health environments;
•   provide holistic nursing care to support the healthcare needs of clients in all age groups and health conditions as applicable;
•   acknowledge cultural competence and team contribution as a basis for effective workplace and professional relationships;
•   understand the importance of nursing research and critically analyse and apply evidence based practice guidelines to nursing practice;
•   participate in ongoing education programs to ensure quality improvement practices in own scope of care;
•   demonstrate effective communication skills in a variety of healthcare settings;
•   comply with nursing documentation requirements within own scope of practice;
•   provide nursing care for clients with complex care needs including safe medication administration within the scope of enrolled nurse practice.

IHNA has in place admission criteria for courses in its scope as required by its 'Application and Enrolment Procedure for VET Courses' to ensure that candidates meet industry requirements.

• Applicants are required to be 18 years old and above and need to be Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or year 12th pass,
OR
• Be of mature age which can be demonstrated by a candidate who is at least of 21 years and has a qualification at Certificate III level or higher, OR has 2 years industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication

In addition, all the applicants are required to have successfully completed an ACSF test and demonstrate competence as working at Level 4 for all indicators to enrol for this qualification (issued within the last 12 months from the time of admission).


Additional Requirement for for professional experience placement (PEP).

• A satisfactory National Police Clearance / Australian Federal Police Clearance Certificate(AFP)
• A satisfactory Working with Children Check is required.
• Complete the mandatory immunization process, before the practical placement start date.

It is also essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.

Physical Requirements

While IHNA will work with you to make "reasonable accommodations" in the campus lab and classroom, there are work place practice conditions that occur in the workplace environment that are beyond IHNA’s control. The physical requirements below are necessary to function in the healthcare facility and/or community setting. Students must be able to perform and complete course objectives and requirements with or without reasonable accommodations otherwise you will not be enrolled.

Skills and abilities that are needed to perform client care to pass the course objectives and requirements are:

Strength: Sufficient to assist with lifting and transferring a client, and perform CPR
Mobility: Sufficient mobility to bend, stoop, and bend down to the floor; ability to move around rapidly; and to move in small, confined areas
Hearing: Sufficient to hear through the stethoscope to discriminate sounds; to hear cries for help; to hear alarms on equipment and emergency signals; and various overhead pages.
Vision: Sufficient to make physical assessments of client and equipment.
Communication: Able to communicate in both verbal and written formats; and interact with clients, staff, and faculty supervisors.

If you have a disability that will require reasonable accommodations to fulfil these requirements then please declare in your course application.

The HLT54115 - Diploma of Nursing has a total of 25 units;

• 20 Core Units
• 5 Elective Units

Core Units

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people

CHCDIV002

Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

CHCPRP003

Reflect on and improve own professional practice

HLTAAP002

Confirm physical health status

HLTAAP003

Analyse and respond to client health information

HLTENN001

Practice nursing within the Australian health care system

HLTENN002

Apply communication skills in nursing practice

HLTENN003

Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care

HLTENN004

Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans

HLTENN005

Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs

HLTENN006

Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment

HLTENN007

Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy

HLTENN008

Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice

HLTENN009

Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health condition

HLTENN011

Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems

HLTENN012

Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems

HLTENN013

Implement and monitor care of the older person

HLTENN015

Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting

HLTINF001

Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

HLTWHS002

Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective Units

HLTENN010

Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice

HLTAID003

Provide first aid

BSBWOR404

Develop work priorities

CHCPOL003

Research and apply evidence to practice

HLTENN020

Conduct clinical assessments

The total tuition cost for the HLT54115 - Diploma of Nursing is AUD $25,000 for domestic students.

State Government Funding is Available for Eligible Students.

Other funding options, interest free payment plans are available, for more information please contact us on: enquiry@ihna.edu.au or 1800 22 52 83

Enrolling in this qualification and availing the relevant state funding, may affect student's future training options and the eligibility for further government subsidised training.

IHNA has partnered with La Trobe University to build pathways into Health and Nursing degrees.
Completing HLT54115 - Diploma of Nursing gives 165 credits / 11 subjects towards:

For more information, please contact our admission consultants on 1800 22 52 83

VET Students Loan

From January 1st 2017, the VET FEE-HELP scheme of the Australian Government has been replaced by VET Student Loans. To minimise disruption to existing students, a phased approach is being taken to transition from VET FEE-HELP to the new VET Student Loans program, whereby students wishing to continue their studies under the existing VET FEE-HELP arrangements will need to opt-in. To know more, please visit https://docs.education.gov.au/node/43471 .

The VET Student Loans is a loan program that helps eligible students enrolled in higher level vocational education and training courses at approved course providers pay their tuition fees. Access to a VET Student Loan is approved by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.

Eligibility

To get a VET Student Loan, you must be an eligible student who is studying an approved course with an approved course provider. You must apply to the government using the approved form, and must confirm your engagement and progression to continue to access the loan throughout your course.

Further details of eligibility are given below:

• You are an Australian citizen, or a New Zealand Special Category Visa (SCV) holder who meets the long-term residency requirements, or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.
• You have not exceeded the FEE-HELP limit.
• You are enrolled with an approved course provider in an approved course and have enrolled in accordance with the application requirements.
• You are studying the approved course primarily at a campus in Australia.
• Your course meets the course requirements, if it:

• is specified on the VET Student Loans (courses and loan caps) determination (the courses and loan caps determination); and
• delivered by an approved course provider; and
• is a qualification of diploma, advanced diploma, graduate certificate or graduate diploma in the Australian Qualifications Framework.

• You have been assessed by your approved course provider as academically suited to undertake the approved course by either:

• providing your Australian Year 12 Certificate; OR
• by providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework Certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English); OR
• displaying competence at Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy through an approved Language, Literacy and Numeracy test.
• In addition, your approved provider must reasonably believe you show competence in completing the course.

• You meet the Tax File Number (TFN) requirements.
• You have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) or are otherwise exempt.
• You have read the 2017 VET Student Loans information booklet
• You have given the required documents to your approved course provider and submitted the loan application form by the first census day no less than two business days after enrolling.

FEE-HELP LIMIT

You can borrow up to the FEE-HELP limit to pay your tuition fees. For 2017, the FEE-HELP limit is $100,879 for most students. There is no interest charged on HELP debts.
For some students, a 20 per cent loan fee applies to VET Student Loans for full fee paying / fee for service students.

REPAYMENT

You must start repaying your HELP debt through the tax system once your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold, even if you are still studying. The threshold is adjusted each year and for the 2016-17 income year it is $54,869 or above.

WANT TO KNOW MORE?

Please check updated information given in the 2017 VET Student Loans information booklet , at this link:
https://docs.education.gov.au/system/files/doc/other/vet_student_loan_student_information_booklet_2017_0.pdf

Statement of VET Tuition Assurance

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is about the skills and knowledge you've gained through work and life experiences, no matter how, when or where the learning occurred. We acknowledge your previous achievement of competencies or learning outcomes that may count towards your qualification. RPL acknowledges that people learn in many different ways and that learning may have been obtained through:

•   Formal learning - which takes place within an institution, such as in a school system, college or at TAFE, and is formally recognised with grades, diplomas or certificates;
•   Informal learning - occurs in a variety of places, such as at home, work, and through daily interactions and relationships with members of society;
•   Non-formal learning - you had a formal learning environment, but is not formally recognised within a curriculum or syllabus framework (e.g. from workshops, short courses, seminars, community or interest based courses, conferences);
•   A mix of the above.

This recognition process is evidenced in accordance with the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and could provide you with a full or partial qualification and avoid duplication of training. You may be able to complete your course faster through recognition of your previous study, work skills and past experience as credits towards completion of your course. Some of our courses also have recognised study pathways, making learning more accessible. Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling.

How are my skills assessed?

Your skills will be assessed against industry standards. This is done by an RPL assessor. You may be asked to:

•   Perform tasks or jobs
•   Talk about and explain how you do those jobs (through a structured interview process)
•   Provide evidence of your work
•   A visit to your workplace may be organised so you can demonstrate your abilities. You may have to provide job descriptions, references or documented evidence of performance appraisals.
•   The assessor will consider your skills and knowledge and match them against a suitable qualification.

Overseas qualifications

If your qualifications, training or skills were gained outside Australia, you might be able to get recognition for your skills or qualifications to determine your eligibility to gain credit for the intended course of study. We can initiate this process on the available courses for which RPL is applicable.

Applications for RPL

If you intend on applying for RPL:

•   Carefully read the information contained within the RPL Student Guide.
•   Send your RPL application to our Admissions Officer using the RPL Student Information Form (fully complete all sections).
•   Collate copies of all required documents to be used as evidence of your prior learning/experience.
•   Attach these documents with your application.
•   Submit the Application Form and documented evidences via email to enquiry@ihna.edu.au
•   There is an Evaluation Fee of AUD$200.00 to conduct the RPL assessment and evaluation.

We can help you with any further enquiries, please fill in your name and contact details and let us know how we can help you.


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Face to face Delivery

Melbourne(Heidelberg)

2017-11-20
2018-02-05
2018-04-26
2018-07-02
2018-10-03

Perth

2017-10-04
2017-11-06
2018-02-05
2018-02-07
2018-04-21
2018-07-02
2018-07-07
2018-10-03

Sydney(Parramatta)

2017-10-03
2018-02-05
2018-07-09

Online (Blended) Delivery

Melbourne(Heidelberg)

2018-02-10
2018-07-07

Perth

2017-10-03
2018-02-05
2018-07-09

We have three campuses, Melbourne (Heidelberg), Perth and Sydney:


Melbourne (Heidelberg) Campus

597-599, Upper Heidelberg Road,
Heidelberg Heights, Victoria 3081 Australia

Perth Campus

Level 4, Carillon City Arcade,
680-692 Hay Street Mall, Perth WA 6000 Australia

Sydney Campus

Level 7, 33 Argyle Street,Parramatta,
NSW 2150 Australia


Thank you for your interest in applying for the HLT54115 - Diploma of Nursing with IHNA. Before applying for the course, please check the entry requirements for this course. If you are applying for VET STUDENT LOANS, please check if you are eligible.

If you require any assistance, please feel free to contact us on: enquiry@ihna.edu.au or call us on: 1800 22 52 83

Pathways and Careers

This course may have pathways to higher level degrees such as: Advanced Diploma of Nursing, Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Midwifery.

Please visit our Pathway Planner for more information about different pathway options.

Successfully completing this course will enable you register and work as an Enrolled Nurse within a healthcare setting. Please refer to the AHPRA website to know the current requirements for registration as an Enrolled Nurse.

Statistics show that 20,500 people were employed as Enrolled and Mothercraft Nurses in 2015, and 5,001 to 10,000 job openings are expected in the next five years.

Source: Department of Employment. For full details on Enrolled and Mothercraft Nurses visit Job Outlook



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