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The Premier Nursing Institute

HLT54115 – Diploma of Nursing

School_Nursing

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La Trobe University deakin university Edith Cowan University

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.

ACCREDITATION:

IHNA Nationally Recognized TrainingIHNA Course

FUNDING:


Skills First Program 2018 – 2019: “This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding”

FACE TO FACE/ CLASSROOM:

The course is provided through teacher led classroom mode delivery. It would be delivered over 1695 hours including theory (20 contact hours per week at an IHNA campus), self-paced structured e-learning, simulation training (420 hours) and at least 480 hours of work based training / professional experience placement (PEP) over four semesters.

Besides the above structured learning, students are advised that they will be required to do approximate 10 hours per week of unstructured learning.

The simulation training is for review of the learning activities, practicing communication, work based skills, management skills and to undertake other assessments e.g.: group presentation/individual presentation.

BLENDED:

This course will be delivered over 1695 hours, including theory, self-paced structured e-learning, simulation training (420 hours) and at least 480 hours of work based training / professional experience placement (PEP) over four semesters. The student opting blended form of delivery have to mandatorily attend 1 day of contact theory support sessions per week.

Blended students also need to complete 12 hours of structured e-learning per week. Besides the above structured learning, students are advised that they will be required to do approximate 10 hours per week of unstructured learning.

Students enrolling in blended mode of delivery will have the option to attend the orientation online or on-campus, which will cover campus, course, academic, online library orientation

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 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.

Assessment strategies are implemented for collecting evidence and making judgements about whether competency has been achieved by the learner.

The assessments confirm whether an individual can perform to the standards expected in the workplace, as expressed in the relevant endorsed unit of competency.

Assessment tools used include :
• Theory Assessments (TA)
• Unit Examination
• Project
• Simulation Based Assessments (SBA)
• Professional Experience Placement (PEP) Book

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 domestic students for the HLT54115 – Diploma of Nursing

State Fees Funding
Victoria AUD $25,000 State Funding is Available for Eligible Students
Western Australia AUD $25,000 Jobs & Skills WA Funding is Available for Eligible Students
New South Wales AUD $25,000 No State Funding Available

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

If you are applying for VET STUDENT LOANS, please check if you are eligible

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.

Students eligible and opting for government funding must attend 20 hours of classroom sessions per week. Students failing to attend the classroom sessions will not be able to avail the funding and will be required to pay the full course fees.

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

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: Bachelor of Nursing (Enrolled Nurse) (Melbourne campus only)
(Please note this is available for domestic students only)

 

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

 

Career Outcomes

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

 

VET STUDENTS LOANs

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.

VET Student Loans

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 2017-18 income year, it is $55,874 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)

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:

  • Please request the RPL application by contacting our admission officers directly on 1800 22 52 83 or email enquiry@ihna.edu.au state your request.
  • 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 to your application.
  • Submit the Application Form and documented evidence via email to enquiry@ihna.edu.au
  • There is an application Fee of AUD$200.00 to conduct the RPL assessment and evaluation.

Credit Transfer (CT)

Applicants for Credit Transfer must complete the credit transfer application form, attach a copy of a verified Award or Statement of Attainment and submit the application to the Course Coordinator. The Course Coordinator must check the Award or Statement of Attainment and grant Credit Transfer for identical units that have been identified as being completed at another Registered Training Organisation. Verified copies of Qualifications and Statements of Attainment used as the basis for granting Credit Transfer must be placed in the student files. The student and the Course Coordinator must sign the completed Credit Transfer record. Granting of Credit Transfer must be recorded as a unit outcome in the student's file. Student’s individual training plans will be adjusted to reflect any Credit Transfer granted. Credit Transfer does not attract a fee.

Face to face Delivery

Melbourne(Heidelberg)

Feb 5, 2018
Apr 9, 2018
Jun 11, 2018
Oct 1, 2018
Feb 4, 2019
Apr 8, 2019
Jul 8, 2019
Oct 14, 2019
Feb 3, 2020
Apr 6, 2020
Jul 6, 2020
Oct 5, 2020

Perth

Jan 22, 2018
Mar 21, 2018
Jun 11, 2018
Feb 4, 2019
Apr 8, 2019
Jul 8, 2019
Oct 14, 2019
Feb 3, 2020
Apr 6, 2020
Jul 6, 2020
Oct 5, 2020

Sydney(Parramatta)

Feb 5, 2018
Apr 9, 2018
Jun 11, 2018
Oct 1, 2018
Apr 8, 2019
Apr 8, 2019
Jul 8, 2019
Oct 14, 2019
Feb 3, 2020
Apr 6, 2020
Jul 6, 2020
Oct 5, 2020

Online (Blended) Delivery

Melbourne(Heidelberg)

Feb 12, 2018
Jun 11, 2018

How To Apply?

The application process involves 5 steps:

application >> interview (plus Language, Literacy and Numeracy) >> offer letter >> payment >> and confirmation of enrolment.

Applicants must successfully complete each stage in order to enrol, Applicants can submit their initial application online by clicking ‘Apply Online’ button.

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us on 1800 22 52 83 .

People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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