Health Services

HEALTH SERVICES

The health sector continues to be one of Australia’s largest and fastest growing employers. Occupations such as health services assistants, massage therapists and pathology collectors are in high demand to adequately meet community expectations and service delivery requirements. Our Certificate III to Diploma qualifications equip the student with the knowledge, skills and attitudes in their chosen field to immediately enter the workforce and contribute as an effective employee.

Our health courses have been designed to make use of the skills laboratory, SCEI massage clinic and compulsory work placement component to ensure students develop and are assessed on skills and knowledge as they apply to realistic situations.

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

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

TARGET GROUP

This course is designed for delivery to candidates from a range of different academic, cultural, personal and working backgrounds who are local and international individuals who want to pursue a career in nursing. All candidates must meet the entry requirements and will be eligible to apply for registration as an Enrolled Nurse with AHPRA/NMBA upon successful completion of the course.

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/

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, and
  • Completion of Year 12 or equivalent; or
  • Mature aged candidates (> 21 years of age) who do not meet the above criteria;
  • Meet the English language skills (ELS) requirements as described in English Language Skills Requirements.
  • Undertake ACER Language & Literacy test and achieve a working level 3/ exit level 4 results if ELS does not apply.
  • Undertake ACER Numeracy Test to Identify level of support
  • Attend an interview with the Nursing Course Coordinator and/or National Nursing Manager after successfully completing ACER test and/or meeting ELS requirements.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS REQUIREMENTS

  • Has attended and satisfactorily completed at least six years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed in English in either Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States of America, including at least two years between years 7 and 12 Or
  • provided certified evidence of completed 3.5 years (full time equivalent) of studies taught and assessed in English that includes a combination of secondary, vocational or tertiary studies (or tertiary education alone) Or
  • Minimum English level of IELTS (Academics) with a minimum overall score of 7 and a minimum score of 7 in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking) or equivalent score in OET, PTE Academic and TOEFL iBT

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

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

The following employment opportunities are available to students who complete this
qualification: Registered Enrolled Nurse

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
  • HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid
  • CHCPOL003 – Research and apply evidence to practice
  • BSBWOR404 – Develop work priorities
...

DURATION

Full Time,
80 Weeks

...

MODE OF STUDY

On Campus

...

ASSESSMENTS

Assessment is both formative and summative and may include a combination of:

  • Questioning
  • Scenarios
  • Role play/ Simulation
  • Quizzes
  • Case Studies
  • Projects
  • Skills Assessment
  • Observation in the workplace

HLT54115 DIPLOMA OF NURSING

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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

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 g. Aged Care, Health Services Assistance.
  • Minimum English level of IELTS (Academics) with a minimum overall score of 7 and a minimum scoreof 7 in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking) or equivalent score in OET, PTEAcademic and TOEFL iBT
  • Undertake 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 g. Aged Care, Health Services Assistance.
  • Minimum English level of IELTS (Academics) with a minimum overall score of 7 and a minimum scoreof 7 in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking) or equivalent score in OET, PTEAcademic and TOEFL iBT
  • Undertake 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)

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

EDUCATION PATHWAY

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

The following employment opportunities are available to students who complete this
qualification: Registered Enrolled Nurse

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
  • HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid
  • CHCPOL003 – Research and apply evidence to practice
  • BSBWOR404 – Develop work priorities
...

DURATION

Full Time,
80 Weeks

...

MODE OF STUDY

On Campus

...

ASSESSMENTS

Assessment is both formative and summative and may include a combination of:

  • Questioning
  • Scenarios
  • Role play/ Simulation
  • Quizzes
  • Case Studies
  • Projects
  • Skills Assessment
  • Observation in the workplace