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HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing

2018

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Overview

Estimated completion time: 2 year/s

The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.
Refer to the relevant course information flyer for further information.

Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
CDU Reference
Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
COMMUNITY SERVICES, HEALTH AND EDUCATION
Occupation types
Enrolled Nurse

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.

Diploma of Nursing is a program approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) for eligibility to apply for registration with NMBA as an enrolled nurse.

Placement Requirements

Students will be required to attend the Clinical Training Blocks (CTB) in Darwin, Katherine, Alice Springs or Sydney.

To complete the Diploma Nursing students must successfully complete 400 hours workplace placements.

Clinical placements will be arranged by the University and may occur outside of the teaching terms.
This program will be delivered online using Learnline over a period of four teaching periods (semesters).

Entry requirements

To gain entry into HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing candidates require:

1. Minimum age is 18 years at the time of the course commencing and successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent.

  • Applicants are required to have passes in year 12 English and basic numeracy skills to year 10 or equivalent
  • Applicants without this background may be directed to bridging or supplementary programs to acquire the necessary competencies in literacy and/or numeracy.
  • Mature aged applicants who can demonstrate literacy at a level 4 National Reporting System or equivalent and numeracy at a Level 3 National Reporting System or equivalent.

2. All applicants must complete and satisfactorily pass a Language Literacy and Numeracy Assessment, (the dates and details for the test will be forward to applicants).

3. All applicants will undertake an interview process prior to an offer being made for the Diploma of Nursing.

4. All students who undertake the Diploma of Nursing at Charles Darwin University (CDU) are required to meet pre-clinical requirements by providing evidence of:

  • Current Working With Children Check
  • Current Annual National Police Check
  • Health screening and immunisation records for: Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR); Hepatitis B; Varicella; Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis; Polio; Hepatitis A. (Please refer to specific State/Territory requirements)
  • Fitness to Practice Declaration
  • Current First Aid Certificate (HLTAID003 valid for 3 years)
  • Manual Handling Certificate
  • Basic Life Support

Course fees

Based on course nominal hours of between 1,673 - 1,743 hours, approximate 2018 course fees will be:
Domestic Full Fees: $23,422.00 - $24,402.00
Fee for Service: as per fee for service agreement

The following Fees are applicable to this course:

Domestic Students

Domestic full fees

This course is a full fee paying course. VET full fees will apply to all new and continuing domestic students enrolling in this course.
2018: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses is available 2018 VET Fees.pdf

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Health and Community Services include:

  • Enrolled Nurse

On successful completion of the HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing, graduates are eligible to apply for registration as an Enrolled Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

  • Skills recognition

    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
    RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.
    This can include skills from:

    • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
    • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
    • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

    RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

    Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

    For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact the RPL Coordinator on 1800 085 209 or email vet.rpl.enquiries@cdu.edu.au.

    Credit Transfer
    Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

    Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.
    In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

    Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

    Pathways

    VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline

     

    Students who successfully complete VET qualifications at the Certificate IV level or above and subsequently enrol in a Bachelor degree in the same field or discipline, will receive advanced standing as detailed in the table below.

    Completed Award Course Level
    HE
    VET
    to a HE Award
    Credit granted for a completed award in the same field
    Certificate IV
    *
    3 year Bachelor award
    up to 40 credit points
    Certificate IV
    *
    4 year Bachelor award
    up to 40 credit points
    Diploma
    *
    *
    3 year Bachelor award
    up to 80 credit points
    Diploma
    *
    *
    4 year Bachelor award
    up to 80 credit points
    Advanced Diploma
    *
    *
    3 year Bachelor award
    up to 160 credit points
    Advanced Diploma
    *
    *
    4 year Bachelor award
    up to 160 credit points
    Associate Degree
    *
    3 year Bachelor award
    up to 160 credit points
    Associate Degree
    *
    4 year Bachelor award
    up to 160 credit points

    Pathways from the qualification

    On completion of this qualification credit(s) may be available into Higher Education courses.

  • This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the HLT Health Training Package.

  • Employability skills

    Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au

    Location and study mode

    Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

    Locations: Casuarina

    Study Mode: Internal
    Some components of this qualification may be available in other modes of delivery and not all modes are available at all locations.

    Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Contact details

Health
Location: Casuarina Campus
Phone: +61 8 8946 7356 (Casuarina) or +61 3 9918 4616 (Melbourne)
Fax: +61 8 8946 7588
Email: vethealth@cdu.edu.au

Course structure

To achieve a DIPLOMA OF NURSING a total of TWENTY-FIVE (25) units of competency must be completed comprising TWENTY (20) Core and FIVE (5) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 1673- 1775.
 

Code Module/Unit of Competency
Hours
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
40
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
25
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
120
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
90
HLTAAP003 Analyse and respond to client health information
60
HLTENN001 Practise nursing within the Australian health care system
100
HLTENN002 Apply communication skills in nursing practice
50
HLTENN003 Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care
50
HLTENN004 Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans
110
HLTENN005 Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs
90
HLTENN006 Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment
45
HLTENN007 Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy
250
HLTENN008 Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
30
HLTENN009 Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions
60
HLTENN011 Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems
70
HLTENN012 Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems
50
HLTENN013 Implement and monitor care of the older person
75
HLTENN015 Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting
80
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
25
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
25
  Total nominal hours for core units
1445
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY (select five)
HLTENN010 Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice
50
HLTENN014 Contribute to maternal and infant health care
80
HLTENN025 Implement and monitor care for  person with diabeties 80
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
18
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
40
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice
65
HLTRNL001 Support a person with a chronic kidney disease (unnamed) 55
  Total nominal hours for elective units
228- 330
  Total nominal hours for the qualification
1673 - 1775

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