Diploma of Nursing
- Course Code
- Course Type
- Accredited Course
- Course Level
- Skills Deepening
- Course Location
- Warragul; Leongatha; Gippsland Education Precinct (GEP)
- Course Duration
Full Time: 18 months
- Course Cost
- For an individual quotation of fees payable, please visit your nearest campus of GippsTAFE. Click Here for further information regarding Fees and Charges.
- Study Modes
- Full time
- Starting Date
- February 2013
Warragul - February 2013
GEP - April 2013
Classes - 4 days per week
Clinical placement - 5 days per week (400 hours compulsory placement required).
Currently enrolled nurses only - Flexible
Phone: (03) 5622 8500
Fax: 1300 094 661
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC Morwell 3841
Course OverviewNursing is an exciting career choice and suited to those passionate about helping people and health care. This course prepares you to become an Enrolled Nurse and to work in the modern health care environment.
The Diploma of Nursing course will provide graduates the opportunity to apply for registration to practice as an Enrolled Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. Enrolled nurses work in aged care, acute surgical and medical wards, mental health, rehabilitation and community health.
This course can lead to articulation in a Bachelor of Nursing Practice at Monash University Gippsland and undergraduate nursing degrees at other universities or post registration units in the Advanced Diploma of Nursing.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)Many GippsTAFE courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.
- Enrolled Nurse, recognised nationally.
For currently enrolled nurses, the completion of this course is considered post graduate study and recognises expanded scope of practice and knowledge consistent with currently training Enrolled Nurse students. Employment prospects may be enhanced for those currently enrolled nurses who complete the Diploma of Nursing.
Successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent, or mature age entry. Applicants must achieve satisfactory results in a VETASSESS nursing entrance numeracy and literacy test to be considered for interview.
It is recommended that all potential applicants check the AHPRA website www.ahpra.gov.au for details relating to registration requirements. In order to register as an Enrolled Nurse with AHPRA, applicants must demonstrate 5 years of secondary schooling or higher conducted in English (Diploma of Nursing counts towards this) – or sit the IELTS test.
Attendance at a Course Information Session is highly recommended.
Step 1 Written application
Step 2 VETASSESS Nursing Entrance Numeracy and literacy test
Step 3 Interview with resume
All applicants are to book a Nursing entrance literacy and numeracy test by contacting VETASSESS directly via their website www.vetassess.com.au
Successful applicants must undergo a police check and Working with Children’s check. These must be obtained at the commencement of the course. Students will also be required to be registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia as a nursing student – this registration will be undertaken once the course has commenced.
How To ApplyDirect to Institute
AssessmentRanges of assessments include tests, assignments, class presentations, case studies, on line tests, classroom activities, and practical assessments.
For currently enrolled nurses a major component of the course will be assessed by RPL. Where a need for gap training is identified, assessments may include tests, assignments, class presentations, case studies, on line tests, and classroom activities.
Opportunities For Further Study
- Articulation to Bachelor of Nursing Practice at Monash Gippsland
- Undergraduate nursing degrees at other universities
- Post registration units in the Advanced Diploma of Nursing
Course StructureTo attain this qualification a total of 26 units must be achieved; comprising 21 core units and 5 electives. A 10 week practical placement is mandatory to gain this qualification. This placement is undertaken in blocks throughout the course in a variety of settings.
||Work in the nursing profession
||Apply effective communication skills in nursing practice
||Comply with infection control policies and procedures|
||Contribute to WHS processes
||Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
||Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
||Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
||Confirm physical health status
||Analyse health information
||Contribute to client assessment and developing nursing care plans
||Implement and evaluate a plan of nursing care
||Contribute to the complex nursing care of clients
||Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment
|HLTEN507C||Administer and monitor medications in the work environment
||Apply reflective practice, critical thinking and analysis in health
||Implement and monitor nursing care for consumers with mental health conditions
||Implement and monitor nursing care for clients with acute health problems|
||Implement and monitor nursing care for clients with chronic health problems
||Implement and monitor nursing care for older clients
||Apply understanding of the Australian health care system|
||Apply first aid
||Provide nursing care for clients requiring palliative care
||Apply research skills within a contemporary health environment
||Maintain an effective work environment
|HLTEN519C||Administer and monitor intravenous medication in the nursing environment|
|HLTEN611B||Apply principles of diabetic nursing care|
- Additional units to be advised