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.

HLT64115 ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF NURSING

This qualification reflects the role of enrolled nurses with advanced skills who work in a specialised area of nursing practice. At this level, enrolled nurses integrate and adapt specialised, technical and theoretical knowledge to address a diverse range of clinical situations and challenges in their area of specialisation.

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 work
placement undertaken previously as part of an accredited or non-accredited course of study. It is
a requirement that all students complete the minimum of 72 hours of industry work placement for
this qualification.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Currently working in Australia as an enrolled nurse and hold current registration as an enrolled
nurse without notation with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Hold or undertake National Police Record Check
  • Hold or undertake Working with Children Check
  • Immunisation record

IMMUNISATION

Immunisation is the responsibility of the student. It is recommended that an informed, individual
choice is made about this matter. Students should refer to a General Practitioner of their choice
for discussion and advice.

Students will come into contact with a large variety of clients while attending professional
experience. Some clients may have a communicable disease. Nurses are categorised as a
Category A Health Care Worker. These workers are defined as being at risk of exposure to
contaminated blood and body fluids (DoH, 2010).

For the protection of students and of potential clients, evidence of immunisation status is required
from a General Practitioner prior to commencement of Professional Practice Experience. For
further information on recommended immunisation for Category A Health Care Workers, please
refer to the Department of Health website at: http://www.health.vic.gov.au/immunisation.

FURTHER STUDY PATHWAYS

After achieving HLT64115 Advanced Diploma of Nursing, students may continue their studies by enrolling in the following course at a: Bachelor of Nursing

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Enrolled nurses with advanced skills to work in a specialised area of nursing practice. At this level, enrolled nurses integrate and adapt specialised, technical and theoretical knowledge to address a diverse range of clinical situations and challenges in their area of specialisation. They contribute to the continuous improvement of clinical practice using research and participation in broader organisational quality processes.

CORE UNITS

  • HLTENN020 – Conduct clinical assessments
  • HLTENN033 – Research and report on nursing trends and practice
  • HLTENN034 – Contribute to the improvement of clinical practice

ELECTIVE UNITS

  • CHCAGE005 – Provide support to people living with dementia
  • CHCCSM002 – Implement case management practice
  • CHCDIS010 – Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
  • HLTENN010 – Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice
  • HLTENN029 – Apply nursing practice in the contemporary aged care setting
  • CHCCCS006 – Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
  • CHCDIS006 – Develop and promote positive person-centred behaviour supports

*Elective units have been selected by SCEI in consultation with industry experts and are a reduced
list from the qualification packaging rules specified electives list.

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DURATION

Full Time, 40 Weeks

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MODE OF STUDY

On Campus

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ASSESSMENTS

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

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

HLT64115 ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF NURSING

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This qualification reflects the role of enrolled nurses with advanced skills who work in a specialised area of nursing practice. At this level, enrolled nurses integrate and adapt specialised, technical and theoretical knowledge to address a diverse range of clinical situations and challenges in their area of specialisation.

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 work
placement undertaken previously as part of an accredited or non-accredited course of study. It is
a requirement that all students complete the minimum of 72 hours of industry work placement for
this qualification.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Currently working in Australia as an enrolled nurse and hold current registration as an enrolled
nurse without notation with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Hold or undertake National Police Record Check
  • Hold or undertake Working with Children Check
  • Immunisation Record

IMMUNISATION

Immunisation is the responsibility of the student. It is recommended that an informed, individual
choice is made about this matter. Students should refer to a General Practitioner of their choice
for discussion and advice.

Students will come into contact with a large variety of clients while attending professional
experience. Some clients may have a communicable disease. Nurses are categorised as a
Category A Health Care Worker. These workers are defined as being at risk of exposure to
contaminated blood and body fluids (DoH, 2010).

For the protection of students and of potential clients, evidence of immunisation status is required
from a General Practitioner prior to commencement of Professional Practice Experience. For
further information on recommended immunisation for Category A Health Care Workers, please
refer to the Department of Health website at: http://www.health.vic.gov.au/immunisation.

FURTHER STUDY PATHWAYS

After achieving HLT64115 Advanced Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 nursing) students may continue their studies by enrolling in the following course: Bachelor of Nursing

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Enrolled nurses with advanced skills to work in a specialised area of nursing practice. At this level, enrolled nurses integrate and adapt specialised, technical and theoretical knowledge to address a diverse range of clinical situations and challenges in their area of specialisation. They contribute to the continuous improvement of clinical practice using research and participation in broader organisational quality processes.

CORE UNITS

  • HLTENN020 – Conduct clinical assessments
  • HLTENN033 – Research and report on nursing trends and practice
  • HLTENN034 – Contribute to the improvement of clinical practice

ELECTIVE UNITS

  • CHCAGE005 – Provide support to people living with dementia
  • CHCCSM002 – Implement case management practice
  • CHCDIS010 – Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
  • HLTENN010 Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice
  • HLTENN029 – Apply nursing practice in the contemporary aged care setting
  • CHCCCS006 – Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
  • CHCDIS006 – Develop and promote positive person-centred behaviour supports

*Elective units have been selected by SCEI in consultation with industry experts and are a reduced
list from the qualification packaging rules specified electives list.

...

DURATION

Full Time,
40 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
  • Research
  • Skills Assessment
  • Observation in the workplace