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  • Course code : HLT54115
  • Course Name : HLT54115 - Diploma of Nursing
  • AQF Level : 5
  • Duration : 24 Months ( 4 Semesters )
  • Campus : Melbourne, Perth, Sydney
  • School : School of Nursing
  • Fees: Click here for more details

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 Diploma of Nursing is the right choice for you.

Studying the 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 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 24 months, which gives you the chance to comprehend the amount of information given in the Diploma of Nursing.


Examples of the topics the course will cover:

First Aid, obtaining and interpreting a patient's physical information, work health and safety, working within a diverse environment, following organisational infection prevention and control procedures, performing preliminary and ongoing physical health assessments of all body systems and more. All of these topics aim to produce highly-skilled, competent and confident enrolled nurses that are able to think critically and make the right decisions in the situations they may face.

Our Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115) is nationally accredited by Nationally Recognised Training in Australia, a joint initiative of the Australian and State and Territory governments.

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

Course Overview

FEATURES BENEFITS

Online (Blended) learning - Anywhere, any time! Combine the benefits of nursing lab simulation and work placements with the flexibility, interactivity and engagement of online learning!

Start your program at any time from anywhere in Australia - all you need is internet access!

Interact with classmates online through high quality online collaboration platform designed by IHNA

Regular feedback and assistance from our student support team

Communicate with your Course Coordinator and teachers at any point in the course during regular consultation hours

Choose where you study - with Regular simulation workshops across IHNA campuses in Sydney / Melbourne / Perth

Join simulation workshops according to your availability once you meet pre-requisites.

Choice of locations, allows you to travel and meet your classmates across Australia

Fast-track your program by joining the earliest available simulation workshops, as soon as prerequisite theory has been completed.

Choose your healthcare facility - with the flexibility of clinical placements across Australia

Choose to join scheduled clinical placements booked by IHNA nationally

Advance your clinical placement at your selected facilities by negotiation, provided prerequisite course components are complete

Finance made easy! - Interest free payment plans

Select payment plans based on your financial situation

Pay no interest, don't get in debt

No credit card surcharge/fee

No loss of income - Study while you continue working in the current job

Plan your study to fit with your work commitments

Don't miss valuable career opportunities

Get a head start! - Gain credit transfer or Recognition of prior learning (RPL) for previous study and work place experience and fast-track your diploma of nursing studies

Overseas Health professionals, who wish to gain a nursing qualification, can gain RPL/ credit transfer for their previous studies and fast track your diploma of nursing program.

Those who have completed an Australian healthcare program and are working in the health sector may be eligible for RPL/ credit transfer and able to fast-track the Diploma of Nursing program with IHNA. Please consult with our friendly student counseling staff about your needs.

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.

Diploma of Nursing at IHNA is available in both face to face mode and blended delivery modes.

Face to Face Mode

Face to face delivery mode is provided through 20 hours of class room delivery every week. This class room delivery includes theory and simulation based practice which is conducted in IHNA simulation lab.

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

The practical placement will be 5 days a week morning or afternoon shift in the respective facility.

The practical placement will be arranged by IHNA. We DO NOT guarantee that the practical placement venue will be close to your suburb. It can be anywhere in Australia .

Student must be ready to travel and stay anywhere in Australia for practical placement at their own cost.

Blended Delivery Mode

Blended delivery mode is provided partly online with trainer led webinar sessions and other online learning materials.

Blended students can attend the trainer led webinar sessions and go through the online learning materials.

Blended students must attend the two weeks simulation lab practice every semester in an IHNA simulation lab in our Heidelberg campus.

Blended students must attend the practical placement component which will be conducted in an aged care facility/GP Clinic/Mental Health Facility/Sub Acute Facility/Acute Facility based on the relevant semester.

The practical placement will be held 5 days a week morning or afternoon shift in the respective facility.

The practical placement will be arranged by IHNA. We DO NOT guarantee that the practical placement venue will be close to your home. It can be anywhere in your state.

If the practical placement is not available in your state, then IHNA reserves the right to send you to another state for completing your practical placement.

At times you may have to travel more than one hour, or stay close to the placement venue at your own expenses.

After completing the Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115) successfully, students can visit Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) to apply for registration.

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.

The 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

To be eligible to enrol in the Diploma of Nursing,

•   you will have to have successfully completed year 12 or equivalent, or reached mature age entry, OR successfully completed a Certificate III or above qualification;
•   you are required to have successfully completed the ACER LLN Test and will be required to attend an interview;
•   you are required to successfully complete a computer skills test (assessing the IT skills required for the qualification) with a score of minimum 50%;
•   you will need to obtain a satisfactory Police Clearance Certificate, Working with Children Check, Vaccination/Immunisation Certificate and Proof of Immunity (e.g. serology test results) for Work Experience Placement, as applicable.

Fee Summary

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

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 www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans/vet-fee-help-opt-in.

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.pdf

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)

Jul 24, 2017
Nov 20, 2017

Perth

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

Sydney(Parramatta)

May 10, 2017
Jul 03, 2017

Online (Blended) Delivery

Melbourne(Heidelberg)

Jul 31, 2017

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


Melbourne(Heidelberg) Campus

Perth Campus

Sydney Campus

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

Level 3
Carillon City Arcade,
680-692 Hay Street Mall,
Perth WA 6000 Australia

Level 7
33 Argyle Street,
Parramatta,
NSW 2150 Australia


Thank you for your interest in applying for the 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: +61 3 9455 4400

 

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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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 to work as an Enrolled Nurse within a healthcare setting.

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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