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HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing

National ID: HLT54115 | State ID: AYZ3

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.

Half price*

Half price courses under the Lower Fees, Local skills initiative are half price for everyone, plus there are fee caps. The fees cap means that regardless of how much your course fees are, under Lower fees, local skills you will not pay more than a set total amount.

The concession rate course fee cap of $400 (from the date the new fee applied) applies to:

  • All students aged 15-24 years
  • Persons and dependents of persons holding: 
    • a pensioner concession card;
    • a repatriation health benefits card issued by the Department of Veterans' Affairs; or
    • a Health Care Card
  • Persons and dependents of persons in receipt of the Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY
  • Dependents of persons who are inmates of a custodial institution
  • Secondary school-aged persons, not enrolled at school.

The non-concession course fee cap is $1,200 (from the date the new fee applied). 

Please note: Only course tuition fees are half price for the Lower fees, local skills qualifications. You may be required to pay other fees for resources that are specifically needed for your course.

Entrance Requirements

Work placement

Important information

Job opportunities

Study pathway

How to apply

Entrance Requirements
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

Entrance Requirements

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 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.

www.ahpra.gov.au/Registration/Student-Registrations.aspx

Work placement

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

Important information

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.

www.ahpra.gov.au/Registration/Student-Registrations.aspx

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 please visit: www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans Opens in a new window

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 https://www.royallifesavingwa.com.au/programs/vocational-training/rto-policies

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

Disclaimer

Courses at Central Regional TAFE are delivered subject to resources and demand. For the latest information, check with the appropriate campus, as course availability may be subject to review and change.

Job opportunities

Upon successful completion students will be able to work in hospitals, aged care facilities, and other health care settings as a qualified enrolled nurse.

Study pathway

Further study opportunities

Central Regional TAFE has many further study opportunities available. Check out our Course Guide for all your future study options. 

How to apply
On Campus (Full-Time or Part-Time)
 Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.  
Flexible and Other Study Types 
We take applications for many of our flexible courses all year round.  Visit the Apply and Enrol page and use our Applicant Portal to lodge your application anytime. 
Apprenticeships and Traineeships 
For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study. Find out more here.
International Students 
International students please visit www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au Opens in a new window 
Short Courses and Skill Sets

Enrol in a short course or skill set by completing the form below, calling our student services team on 1800 672 700 or visiting your local campus.

 

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Training at CRTAFE will be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a combination of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. While the mode of delivery may vary, the content and key learning outcomes of the course will remain the same. Lecturers will provide specific instructions to their student groups on how training will be undertaken and the support available to them.

Semester 1, 2021

Geraldton Campus - Classroom Stage 1

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Duration 3 semester/s
When Semester 1, 2021
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Ready to apply for this course? Apply with TAFE Admissions or contact us on 1800 672 700.
Kalgoorlie Campus - Classroom

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Northam Campus - Classroom

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Duration 2 year/s
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Semester 2, 2020

Geraldton Campus - Classroom Stage 1

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Duration 3 semester/s
When Semester 2, 2020
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An Apprenticeship or Traineeship is a full time employment based training program usually lasting 12 months or more. Find out more here.
Kalgoorlie Campus - Classroom Stage 1

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 3 semester/s
When Semester 2, 2020
Where Kalgoorlie Campus
How Face to face (class room)
Find out more
An Apprenticeship or Traineeship is a full time employment based training program usually lasting 12 months or more. Find out more here.

Course enquiry

Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Page last updated September 19, 2020