Health

HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing

This qualification reflects the role of an enrolled nurse working under supervision of a registered nurse. This qualification covers the application of skills and knowledge required to provide nursing care for people across the health sector. A lifespan approach should underpin this qualification with relevant competencies that relate to the different stages of life identified within the units.

A graduate from a Diploma of Nursing program approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) is able to apply for registration with the NMBA as an enrolled nurse. Further information on registration is available at www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au

Duration

Full Time
80 Weeks

Mode of Study

Lectures
Tutorials
Self Study / Online Learning
Skills Lab
Portfolio
Industry Work Placement

Assessment

Questioning
Projects
Case Scenarios
Reports
Skills Assessments Observation Workplace Observation

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

A student may be entitled to gain unit of competency credits or recognition, if what they have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to the course. SCEI recognises the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. RPL or CT will not be granted for any clinical or work placement undertaken previously as part of an accredited course of study. It is a requirement that all students complete the minimum 400 hours of PPE of this program. For further information see the RPL brochure or visit www.scei.edu.au

Entry Requirements

Candidates need to demonstrate a capacity to undertake study at the Diploma level and in accordance to ANMAC requirements.  This can be demonstrated via the following:

  • Aged 18 years or above with a VCE Year 12 Certificate, Senior VCAL Certificate or other post-secondary school certificate at Certificate III level or higher; or
  • Completion of Year 12 VCE, Senior VCAL or equivalent; or
  • Mature aged candidates (> 21 years of age) who do not meet the above criteria; or
  • Completion of a relevant Certificate III or IV qualification e.g. Aged Care, Health Services Assistance desirable.
  • Undertake ACER Language, Literacy and Numeracy test with at least a working level 4/ exit level 3
  • Attend an interview with the Nursing Course Coordinator, if successfully completed ACER test or equivalent.

Additional Requirements

Other requirements required prior to commencing industry work placement:

  • Hold or undertake National Police Record Check
  • Hold or undertake Working with Children Check
  • Immunisation record
  • Hold a current first aid certificate

National Police Record Check

All students must obtain a National Police Record Check, at their own expense, prior to commencing work placement.  Further information on the National Police Record Check and the how to apply refer to:  http://www.police.vic.gov.au/content.asp?Document_ID=274.

If the student has any disclosable outcomes they will be advised to speak to the Course Coordinator.  A disclosable outcome may also influence the student’s ability to undertake work placement and therefore completion of the course. 

Information about a student’s criminal history will not be released without a student’s written consent other than for law enforcement purposes.  

The student is responsible to notify the Course Coordinator of any infringement or change in status with regard to disclosable outcomes on their police record.

 

Working with Children Check

The Working with Children (WWC) Act 2005 introduces mandatory screening processes for people who volunteer or work with children. All students must hold a current WWC, which is valid for 5 years from issue, before attending professional practice experience. Failure to obtain this will result in cancellation of the work placement.

The student is responsible to notify the Course Coordinator of any infringement or change in status with regard to the WWC. 

The WWC is free if applied for as a volunteer (i.e. student) but is not valid for employment.  Information regarding applications for Working with Children Check is at:

http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/home/

 

Immunisation Record

Students will be required to meet provide immunisation record before commencing industry work placement.

  • Diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus (DTPa) – ADT booster every 10 years following childhood immunisation
  • Hepatitis B – Documented history of 3 injections and evidence of blood levels > after vaccinations
  • Measles/Mumps/Rubella – documented 2 doses of measles containing vaccine (for those born during or after 1966) or documented positive serology
  • Varicella Zoster virus (Chicken Pox) – Documented course of 2 injections or documented positive serology
  • Tuberculin status – as required
  • Hepatitis A
  • Influenza

Victorian Student ONLY

Further information can be obtained from Health Victoria website.

https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/getfile/?sc_itemid=%7B78804037-ACEB-4860-A432-AF95D5B0660F%7D&title=Vaccination%20for%20healthcare%20workers%20-%20Seventh%20edition%20(updated%20August%202014)

 South Australia Student ONLY

http://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/Public+Content/SA+Health+Internet/Clinical+resources/Clinical+topics/Immunisation+for+health+professionals/Health+care+worker+immunisation+requirements

Education Pathways:

After achieving HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing, students may continue their studies by enrolling in the following course:

  • HLT64115 Advanced Diploma of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Nursing (at a higher education provider or University)

Employment Opportunities:

Graduates of this program will have employment opportunities as an Enrolled Nurse in a range of health care settings such as acute hospital care, aged care, rehabilitation, mental health, community care, palliative care.

Unit Code and Title

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

Practise 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 conditions

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

HLTENN025

Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes

HLTENN010

Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice

HLTAHA023

Support the provision of basic nutrition advice and education

HLTENN033

Research and report on nursing trends and practice

HLTENN034

Contribute to the improvement of clinical practice

- HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing

Cricos: 092297E

This qualification reflects the role of an enrolled nurse working under supervision of a registered nurse. This qualification covers the application of skills and knowledge required to provide nursing care for people across the health sector. A lifespan approach should underpin this qualification with relevant competencies that relate to the different stages of life identified within the units.

A graduate from a Diploma of Nursing program approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) is able to apply for registration with the NMBA as an enrolled nurse. Further information on registration is available at www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au

Duration

Full Time
80 Weeks

Mode of Study

Lectures
Tutorials
Self Study / Online Learning
Skills Lab
Portfolio
Industry Work Placement

Assessment

Questioning
Projects
Case Scenarios
Reports
Skills Assessments Observation Workplace Observation

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

A student may be entitled to gain unit of competency credits or recognition, if what they have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to the course. SCEI recognises the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. RPL or CT will not be granted for any clinical or work placement undertaken previously as part of an accredited course of study. It is a requirement that all students complete the minimum 400 hours of PPE of this program. For further information see the RPL brochure or visit www.scei.edu.au

International Students (Offshore)

To ensure an appropriate learning opportunity, prospective students would need to demonstrate a capacity to undertake study at Diploma level. This can be demonstrated via the following:

  • Aged 18 years or above
  • Successful completion of Year 12 or the equivalent level of study     OR
  • Completion of a relevant Australian Certificate III or IV qualification e.g. Aged Care, Health Services Assistance      OR
  • Mature aged candidate (> 21 years of age) with no completion of Year 12 or equivalent level of study
  • Minimum English level of IELTS score 6.0  (in each module)
  • ACER Numeracy Test to Identify level of support (on arrival in Australia)
  • Attend an interview with the Nursing Course Coordinator and nursing trainer (on arrival in Australia)
  • Police clearance certificate (from home country)

International Students (Onshore)

To ensure an appropriate learning opportunity, prospective students would need to demonstrate a capacity to undertake study at Diploma level. This can be demonstrated via the following:

  • Aged 18 years or above
  • Successful completion of Year 12 or the equivalent level of study     OR
  • Completion of a relevant Australian Certificate III or IV qualification e.g. Aged Care, Health Services Assistance      OR
  • Mature aged candidate (> 21 years of age) with no completion of Year 12 or equivalent level of study
  • Minimum English level of IELTS score 6.0 (with 6.0 in Writing and Speaking and minimum 5.5 in Reading and Listening).  
  • Undertake ACER Language &  Literacy test with at least a working level 4/ exit level 3
  • Undertake ACER  Numeracy test to identify level support
  • Attend an interview with the Nursing Course Coordinator and/or nursing trainer
  • Police clearance certificate (from home country)

Additional Requirements

  • National Police check
  • Working with Children Check
  • Immunisation status before commencing work placement (recommended to have immunisation records from home country).

Immunisation

Students will be required to meet provide immunisation record before commencing industry work placement.

  • Diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus (DTPa) – ADT booster every 10 years following childhood immunisation
  • Hepatitis B – Documented history of 3 injections and evidence of blood levels > after vaccinations
  • Measles/Mumps/Rubella – documented 2 doses of measles containing vaccine (for those born during or after 1966) or documented positive serology
  • Varicella Zoster virus (Chicken Pox) – Documented course of 2 injections or documented positive serology
  • Tuberculin status – as required
  • Hepatitis A
  • Influenza

Victorian Student ONLY

Further information can be obtained from Health Victoria website.

https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/getfile/?sc_itemid=%7B78804037-ACEB-4860-A432-AF95D5B0660F%7D&title=Vaccination%20for%20healthcare%20workers%20-%20Seventh%20edition%20(updated%20August%202014)

SA Student ONLY

http://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/Public+Content/SA+Health+Internet/Clinical+resources/Clinical+topics/Immunisation+for+health+professionals/Health+care+worker+immunisation+requirements

Education Pathways:

After achieving HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing, students may continue their studies by enrolling in the following course:

  • HLT64115 Advanced Diploma of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Nursing (at a higher education provider or University)

Employment Opportunities:

Graduates of this program will have employment opportunities as an Enrolled Nurse in a range of health care settings such as acute hospital care, aged care, rehabilitation, mental health, community care, palliative care.

Unit Code and Title

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

Practise 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 conditions

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

HLTENN025

Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes

HLTENN010

Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice

HLTAHA023

Support the provision of basic nutrition advice and education

HLTENN033

Research and report on nursing trends and practice

HLTENN034

Contribute to the improvement of clinical practice