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HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing

CRICOS Course Code: 095125A
Categories: Health Sciences
Study Methods: 15 hrs of face to face in campus + 5 hrs online ( per week)+ 400 Hrs work placement in Total.

104 weeks (72 Weeks Study)

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Course Description

This qualification reflects the role of an enrolled nurse working under the 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.


To be eligible to apply for registration as an enrolled nurse and to practice in Australia, you must complete a Diploma of Nursing program accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) and approved as ‘an approved program of study by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) in accordance with the Enrolled Nurse Accreditation Standards. To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 400 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.

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Course Requirements

  • Year 12 (HSC); or other relevant qualification/s;
  • Academic IELTS 7.0 each band or equivalent
  • National Police check
  • Working with Children check
  • Relevant immunization check
  • At least 17 years or above
  • For Packaged courses, the student cannot progress to the higher qualification unless the student has (successfully) completed the lower qualification

Career Opportunities

  • Primary Health Care Nurse( under the delegation of RN),
  • Operating Scrub Nurse ( Under the delegation of RN),
  • Acute Care Nurse ( under the delegation of RN),
  • Home Care Nurse for Aged Care Services ( under the delegation of RN),
  • Community Nurse (under the delegation of RN)

Student Registration with Australian Health Practitioners Regulatory Agency

The National Law states that students undertaking clinical training placements in a health profession
must be registered in the interests of protecting the public’s safety in much the same way that health
practitioners must be registered. This enables National Boards to act on student impairment matters or
when there is a conviction of a serious nature that may impact on public safety.

AHIC head of Nursing will enrol students with the NMBA through the Australian Health Practitioners
Regulatory Agency (Ahpra). When a student has completed the nursing course program at AHIC and are
eligible to register with the NMBA, as an enrolled nurse, they will be given a week of professional
development training at the end of the course to ensure all students know the processes of registering
themselves with Ahpra. Students will be shown how to submit documentation to register as an enrolled
nurse and what fee they will incur for initial and annual registration and be shown how and where to
gain compulsory professional development points required for annual registration

For further information on Course pre-enrolment formation go to the NMBA website: Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency - Student Registration (

Prior to Registration as an enrolled Nurse there is a requirement to provide current information on any
impairments; criminal history English language skills in your application. For further information on

Language, literacy and Numeracy requirements

Declaration of language the course is offered
The Diploma of Nursing course program is the entry level for Enrolled Nursing in Australia and is
delivered in English and there is a level of Language, literacy and numeracy that must be met for
students enrolling in this course program that will ensure they are able to complete the course program.

International students
International students must provide a formal English language test result demonstrating they have
achieved the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) specified level of English language skills,
prior to commencing the program, this would be IELTS English language tests with a band of 7 across all

Head of Nursing will review all Diploma of Nursing applicant’s language, literacy and numeracy skills
using validated Australian Core Skills Framework tools.
Students can find detailed English language level information on the NMBA website;

Entry and eligibility requirements for international students for the Diploma of Nursing program are as

- Age must be 17 years of age or above.
- Or be of mature age which can be demonstrated by a candidate who is at least of 21 years and
has a qualification at Certificate III level or higher, OR has 2 years industry experience in a role
that requires the use of written documentation and communication
- Meet basic computer skills
- Not disclose a disability or impairment that would put the public at risk
- Meet the English language requirements for international students set by the Nursing and
Midwifery Board of Australia prior to enrolment in the course program.

Domestic students

Domestic students can demonstrate English language competency if English is your primary language
and you have attended and satisfactorily completed at least six years of primary and secondary
education taught and assessed in English in one of the recognised countries, including at least two years
between years 7 and 12. (Recognised countries are Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland,
South Africa, United Kingdom, USA).

AHIC has in place an admission criterion for this Diploma of Nursing course to ensure that domestic
students wishing to enrol meet industry requirements. People from culturally and linguistically diverse
backgrounds and mature age students are also encouraged to apply.

Domestic students are encouraged to enrol through the AHIC website enquires and through enquires
made through which lists registered training organisations with the HLT54121 course on
scope of registration

Assessments Methods

Assessments may include short written knowledge tests, discussions and oral communication demonstrations, case study exercises, written reports, web based research and reports, final projects and final written exams. To perform at your best, you will probably need to work on the assessments outside of class time.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Students who have completed relevant studies or have some of the competencies in the course may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Application for RPL can be made with the initial application or can be made within two weeks of the course commencement using the RPL Application Form and by providing supporting documents. Please note that RPL cannot result in an international student having less than a full time load of study (20 hours per week).


Effective verbal and non-verbal communication is essential to nursing and needs to be empathetic, respectful, clear, attentive, and non-judgmental. Effective written communication is a legal requirement nursing responsibility with professional and legal consequences. Students must demonstrate:

  • ability to understand and respond to verbal communication accurately, appropriately and in a timely manner
  • sensitivity to cultural and individual differences
  • ability to provide clear instructions aimed at the appropriate age-related level and in the context of the situation
  • timely clear feedback and timely reporting of health care and updates in progress notes
  • capacity to recognise, interpret and respond appropriately to behavioural cues
  • consistent and appropriate awareness of own behaviours and their impact on others
  • ability to construct comprehensible written communication that is appropriate to the situation using medical terminology where applicable
Ethical and legal behaviour
  • Nursing practice is mandated by specific legal and regulatory requirements and standards to enable the safe delivery of care. Students must demonstrate knowledge and compliance with.Australian Law, professional regulations and scope of practice
Knowledge and Cognition

This course requires knowledge of theory and the skills of knowledge cognition, with the capacity to:

  • ability to read and comprehend a range of literature and information (literacy) and accurate preparation, calculation, administration and documentation of medication (numeracy) skills e.g., 100% accuracy with medication calculation.
  • ability to locate appropriate and relevant information
  • ability to locate appropriate and relevant information
  • ability to integrate and implement knowledge in practice and keep within scope of practice
  • ability to process information that is relevant to nursing practice
Behavioural stability
  • Behavioural stability is required to work individually and in teams in changing and unpredictable environments. Nursing students will be exposed to emergency situations and human suffering and will be required to have behavioural stability to manage these events objectively and professionally. Students must be able to cope with their own emotions and behaviour effectively when dealing with individuals in the clinical setting.
Strength and mobility
  • Nursing practice requires manual handling skills and fine motor skills.
  • Sufficient fine motor skills are necessary to perform, coordinate and prioritise care. Tasks that involve fine motor skills include being able to grasp, press, push, turn, squeeze and manipulate various objects and individuals.
  • Students must be able to demonstrate and perform these tasks consistently and safely to reduce the risk of harm to self and others
Sensory abilities
  • Students must demonstrate sufficient visual acuity to perform the required range of skills in environments which may be difficult and hostile.
  • Students must demonstrate sufficient aural function to undertake the required range of skills. Students must demonstrate sufficient tactile function to undertake the required range of skills and assessments.
  • Any strategies to address the effects of vision, auditory and tactile impairment must be effective, consistent and not compromise treatment or safety.

Please quote student name and number for each transaction. Otherwise, AHIC may not be able to trace the payment, which could mean that enrolment may be delayed.

Bank: Commonwealth Bank
Branch Name: Cnr of George & Market St, Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
Account Name: Australian Harvard International College
BSB: 062 005
Account No: 1116 1515
Swift Code: CTBAAU2S (for international transfer)

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