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HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing

National ID: HLT54115 State ID: AYZ3
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Your future in Nursing starts here.

A Diploma of Nursing from Central Regional TAFE will see you work as an enrolled nurse in a range of health care settings including hospitals, health clinics, community organisations or residential care. It is a diverse, challenging and rewarding career, as nurses make a real difference to the comfort and care of patients every day.

By working in our simulated hospital wards and outreach clinic, you will gain knowledge and skills that will enable you to assess and provide nursing care to clients, including how to observe and measure vital signs, and assist patients with everyday activities. You will develop essential effective communication skills and learn to work with and care for people from different backgrounds.


This course is half price for everyone (excl. school students) as part of the Lower Fees, Local Skills initiative. Fees are also capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more about half price the fee cap eligibility here.

^ You’ll pay half price course fees on Lower fees, Local Skills qualifications, however please note other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.

VET Student Loans (VSL)

This course is eligible for a VET student loan. To see if you're eligible and to find more visit our Student Loans page. 

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalent Completion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades) Certificate III

Students that are required by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) to provide a formal English language skills test when applying for registration, must provide a formal English language test result demonstrating they have achieved the NMBA specified level of English language skills, prior to commencement of the program.

Students are required to provide evidence of having sufficient language, literacy and numeracy skills to successfully undertake the program's academic and workplace experience requirements, prior to commencing the program.

As part of the application for this course you will be required to sit and pass a government approved test of literacy and numeracy using the LLN Robot program to ensure you have an appropriate literacy and numeracy level.

Detailed information regarding the English Language admission criteria can be found in our Pre Enrolment Information.

A Work Placement of 410 hours must be undertaken as part of this course.

COVID-19 vaccination (minimum first dose from 17 Sept 2021) is mandatory under the Commonwealth Department of Health and Western Australian Department of Health requirements for residential aged care workers, including students undertaking work placement.  

Additional Requirements

Students completing this qualification are eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) has specific requirements for registration relating to English Language Skills, Criminal history, Recency of practice, Continuing professional development and Professional indemnity insurance arrangements. Registration standards define the requirements that applicants, registrants or students need to meet to be registered. Detailed information is published on the NMBA website.

A National Police Clearance, Working with Children Card, WA Health Criminal Screening, Senior First Aid Certificate and a medical screening with specific immunisations are required prior to undertaking the practical components of this course.

Under the National Law, all students enrolled in an approved program of study, or who are undertaking clinical training in a health profession, must be registered as a student with their respective National Board. Students do not need to apply for registration, this will be done by Central Regional TAFE. For more information about this process, click here(opens in a new tab) .

Licensing Outcomes

Successful completion of this qualification will make you eligible for registration as an Enrolled Nurse with AHPRA.

VET Student Loans

This qualification is eligible for the Commonwealth Government's VET Student Loan scheme. Eligible students can opt to defer the payment of all or part of their tuition fees by applying for a VET Student Loan. VET Student Loans will not be approved for students who do not meet eligibility requirements. Approved loans become a personal debt with the Commonwealth (HELP debt) until it is repaid.

For more information on VET Student Loans at Central Regional TAFE click here.

For other VET Student Loan eligible courses click here(opens in a new tab)

First Aid - HLTAID003

Central Regional TAFE has a partnership arrangement with The Royal Life Saving Society Western Australia Inc (RLSSWA) RTO # 0854 to deliver and assess this unit on their behalf. RLSSWA are the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) therefore Central Regional TAFE follows all of RLSSWA’s organisational policies and procedures when delivering and assessing all units of competence. All correspondence related to the policies and procedures should be directed to the office (08) 9383 8200. RLSSWA’s policies and procedures can be found here. (opens in a new tab)

A fee of $19.80 will be paid to RLSSWA for issuance of Certificates/statements of attainments.

Job opportunities include:

  • Enrolled Nurse

For more information about job and career pathways, visit JobOutlook(opens in a new tab)  or Jobs and Skills WA

Please note: This list is a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

We offer a range of further study opportunities, view our course list here. 

Study options and how to apply

Click on your preferred study option below to get started with your application or enrolment.

Semester 1, 2022

Duration 3 Semesters
When Semester 1, 2022
Where Geraldton
How Classroom

Fees: Fees for 2022 courses have not yet been published. Check back soon to view fees for this course. 

Duration 2 Years
When Semester 1, 2022
Where Northam
How Classroom

Fees: Fees for 2022 courses have not yet been published. Check back soon to view fees for this course. 

Duration 3 Semesters
When Semester 1, 2022
Where Kalgoorlie
How Classroom

Fees: Fees for 2022 courses have not yet been published. Check back soon to view fees for this course. 

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