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HLT54115 – Diploma of Nursing | International Students

Introduction

If you are you looking for a career in Nursing, love providing care to people and offering your support to those who need it; then this HLT54115 – Diploma of Nursing is the right choice for you.

Studying the HLT54115 – Diploma of Nursing will prepare you to enter the healthcare industry as an Enrolled Nurse under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, and it will open many job opportunities for you as thousands of jobs are expected to open over the next five years. More here

Our HLT54115 – Diploma of Nursing sheds light on important health, technical, interpersonal and clinical skills, as well as the knowledge needed to practice nursing within the Australian healthcare system. This course is delivered over 102 weeks, which gives you the chance to comprehend the amount of information given in the HLT54115 – Diploma of Nursing.

 

Course Start Dates

Melbourne (Heidelberg)

Face to Face

Feb 3, 2020
Apr 6, 2020
Jul 6, 2020
Oct 5, 2020
Feb 8, 2021

Sydney (Parramatta)

Face to Face

Feb 3, 2020
Aug 10, 2020

Perth (SGT)

Face to Face

Feb 12, 2020
Apr 8, 2020
Jul 6, 2020
Oct 5, 2020
Feb 15, 2021

Session Time

Perth Campus
Mondays and Tuesdays

Sydney Campus
February, April and October Intakes : Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
July Intake : Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Fees and Funding

The total tuition cost for the HLT54115 – Diploma of Nursing is AUD $30,000 for international students.

For more information please Click here or contact us on: enquiry@ihna.edu.au or call 1800 22 52 83

Campus Location

Melbourne (Heidelberg) Campus
597-599, Upper Heidelberg Road, Heidelberg Heights, Victoria 3081 Australia
Perth Campus
Level 4, 12 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA – 6000, Australia
Sydney Campus
Level 7, 33 Argyle Street,Parramatta, NSW 2150 Australia

Course Delivery

FACE TO FACE/ CLASSROOM:

The course is provided through teacher led classroom mode delivery. It would be delivered over 1695 hours including theory (20 contact hours per week at an IHNA campus), self-paced structured e-learning, simulation training (420 hours) and at least 480 hours of work based training / professional experience placement (PEP) over four semesters.

Besides the above structured learning, students are advised that they will be required to do approximate 10 hours per week of unstructured learning.

The simulation training is for review of the learning activities, practicing communication, work based skills, management skills and to undertake other assessments e.g.: group presentation/individual presentation.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE PLACEMENTS (PEP)

Each semester will have a Professional Experience Placements component which may be conducted based on the relevant semester in an aged care facility/GP Clinic/Mental Health Facility/Sub Acute Facility/Acute Facility.

The Professional Experience Placements will be 5 days a week. Students may be allocated a morning (AM) or afternoon (PM) shifts. Morning shifts usually start at 7 am and evening shifts can finish at 10.30pm. Each shift is 8.5 hours long (including 30 mins meal break). Students must attend as per schedule; no special arrangements or changes will be made on the allocated placements. PEPs may be cancelled without prior notice by the facility.

The PEP will be arranged by IHNA. We DO NOT guarantee that the PEP venue will be close to your suburb. It can be anywhere in Australia. Students must be ready to travel and stay anywhere in Australia for the PEP at their own cost.

Upon successful completion of the HLT54115 – Diploma of Nursing, you will meet one of the requirements to apply for your registration as an enrolled nurse with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Students who have not completed Year 12 in Australia, may need to have an English Language testing required. Please refer to the AHPRA website to know the current requirements for registration as an Enrolled Nurse.

Click here to view the current English language skills registration standard.

WHAT CAN AHPRA’S REGISTRATION DO FOR ME?

It enables graduates to practice nursing in a variety of areas including acute care, medical, surgical, general, rehabilitation, palliative care, operating theatres, paediatric, community, mental health or aged care settings in Australia under the supervision and direction of the Registered Nurse.

This course may have pathways to further studies such as:

  • Advanced Diploma of Nursing;
  • Bachelor of Nursing;
  • Bachelor of Midwifery.

Course Content

The HLT54115 – Diploma of Nursing has a total of 25 units;

  • 20 Core Units
  • 5 Elective Units

CORE UNITS

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
HLTAAP003 Analyse and respond to client health information
HLTENN001 Practice nursing within the Australian health care system
HLTENN002 Apply communication skills in nursing practice
HLTENN003 Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care
HLTENN004 Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans
HLTENN005 Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs
HLTENN006 Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment
HLTENN007 Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy
HLTENN008 Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
HLTENN009 Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health condition
HLTENN011 Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems
HLTENN012 Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems
HLTENN013 Implement and monitor care of the older person
HLTENN015 Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

ELECTIVE UNITS

HLTENN010 Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
BSBWOR404 Develop work priorities
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice
BSBLDR402 Lead effective workplace relationships

Entry Requirements

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

There are no pre-requisites or any other training package entry requirements for this course.

ADMISSION CRITERIA

IHNA has in place admission criteria for courses in its scope as required by its ‘Application and Enrolment Procedure for VET Courses’ to ensure that candidates meet industry requirements.

Offshore International students who wish to apply for this course must meet the following requirements.

  • Applicants are required to be 18 years old and above and need to be Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or year 12th pass,
    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 II level or higher, OR has 2 years industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.
  • All the applicants are required to have successfully completed an ACSF test and demonstrate competence as working at Level 4 for all indicators to enrol for this qualification (issued within the last 12 months from the time of admission).
  • Meet English Language requirement (as mentioned below)
    From 1 July 2018 the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) have introduced an admission requirement that assesses a student’s English language skills. Click here to view the requirements for the English language skills registration standard. This English language requirement must be demonstrated prior to entry into the Diploma of Nursing.
  • Additional Requirement for professional experience placement (PEP).
  • A satisfactory National Police Clearance / Australian Federal Police Clearance Certificate(AFP) / NCC will be required for all practical placements.
  • Students must complete the immunization process before the practical placement start date as some facilities will not provide placement to student without immunisation.
  • Current Working with children check.
  • It is also essential for the student to possess basic computer skills. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.
Entry requirement with effect from March 2019

Effective date: 1 March 2019

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (Board) requires all applicants for initial registration to demonstrate English language skills to be suitable for registration.

This registration standard sets out how an applicant for registration can demonstrate to the Board that their competency in speaking and communicating in English is sufficient to practise nursing and/or midwifery.

Does this standard apply to me?

This standard applies to all applicants for initial registration.

It does not apply if you are applying for non-practising registration or if you are a student.

What must I do?

If you are applying for initial registration you must demonstrate your English language competency in one of the following ways:

1. English is your primary language and:

  • you have attended and satisfactorily completed at least six years of primary and secondary education and assessed solely in English in a recognised country, including at least two years between years 7 and 12, and
  • your tertiary qualification in the relevant professional discipline, which you are relying on to support your eligibility for registration under the National Law was taught and assessed solely in English in a recognised country and:
    • in the case of a registered nurse and/ or midwife, you must provide evidence of having successfully completed at least a two (2) years full-time equivalent pre-registration program of study approved by the recognised nursing and/or midwifery regulatory body in a recognised country.
    • in the case of an enrolled nurse, you must provide evidence of having successfully completed at least a one year full-time equivalent pre-registration program of study approved by the recognised nursing and/or midwifery regulatory body in a recognised country.

OR

2. Enrolled nurses

If you are applying for registration as an enrolled nurse, you must provide evidence that you have successfully completed at least five (5) years (full-time equivalent) continuous education taught and assessed solely in English, in a recognised country, which includes vocational qualifications in the relevant professional discipline which you are relying on to support your eligibility for registration under the National Law.

The Board will only accept the successful completion of five (5) years (full-time equivalent) continuous education that is a combination of:

  • vocational and secondary education taught and assessed in English; or
  • tertiary and vocational education taught and assessed in English; or
  • combined tertiary, secondary and vocational education taught and assessed in English; or
  • tertiary education taught and assessed in English

The last period of education must have been completed no more than five years prior to applying for registration.

OR

3. You achieve the required minimum scores in one of the following English language tests and meet the requirements for test results specified in this standard:

  • the IELTS (academic module) with a minimum overall score of 7 and a minimum score of 7 in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking).
    NOTE:

    We will only accept test results:

    • from one test sitting, or
    • a maximum of two test sittings in a six month period only if:
      • you achieve a minimum overall score of 7 in each sitting, and
      • you achieve a minimum score of 7 in each component across the two sittings, and
      • no score in any component of the test is below 6.5
  • the OET with a minimum score of B in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking).NOTE:We will only accept test results:
    • from one test sitting, or
    • maximum of two test sittings in a six month period only if:
      • you are tested in all four components in each sitting, and
      • you achieve a minimum score of B in each component across the two sittings, and
      • no score in any component of the test is below C.
  • the PTE Academic with a minimum overall score of 65 and a minimum score of 65 in each of the four communicative skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking).NOTE:We will only accept test results:
    • from one test sitting, or
    • a maximum of two test sittings in a six month period only if:
      • a minimum overall score of 65 is achieved in each sitting, and
      • you achieve a minimum score of 65 in each of the communicative skills across the two sittings, and
      • no score in any of the communicative skills is below 58
  • the TOEFL iBT with a minimum total score of 94 and the following minimum score in each section of the test:
    • 24 for listening,
    • 24 for reading,
    • 27 for writing, and
    • 23 for speaking.

    NOTE:

    We will only accept test results:

    • from one test sitting, or
    • a maximum of two test sittings in a six month period only if:
      • a minimum total score of 94 is achieved in each sitting, and you achieve a minimum score of 24 for listening, 24 for reading, 27 for writing and 23 for speaking across the two sittings, and
      • no score in any of the sections is below:
        • 20 for listening
        • 19 for reading
        • 24 for writing, and
        • 20 for speaking
  • other English language tests approved by the Board from time to time and published on the Board’s website with the required minimum scores.

4. In other defined circumstances/cases where there is compelling evidence demonstrating English language proficiency at least equivalent to the other pathways in this standard set out in a policy published by the Board.

Test results

The following requirements apply to the English language test results:

  1. Test results will be accepted if they were obtained:1.1 within the two years before the date you lodge your application for registrationOR1.2 more than two years before the date you lodge your application for registration if, in the period since the test results were obtained, you:
    • have been in continuous employment as a registered health practitioner in the nursing and/or midwifery profession (which commenced within 12 months of the date of the test) in one of the recognised countries where English was the primary language of practice, and
    • lodge your application for registration within 12 months of finishing your last period of employment

    OR

    1.3 more than two years before the date you lodge your application for registration if, in the period since the test result was obtained, you:

    • have been continuously enrolled in a Board approved program of study, which commenced within 12 months of the date of the test result and undertook subjects in each semester, with no break from study apart from the education provider’s scheduled holidays, and
    • lodge your application for registration within 12 months of completing the Board approved program of study.
  2. For the purposes of calculating time, if an applicant relies on test results from two sittings, time begins to run from the date of the earlier sitting.
Exemptions
  • The Board may grant an exemption to this standard when you apply for limited registration in the following circumstances:
    • to perform a demonstration in clinical techniques
    • to undertake research that involves limited or no patient contact, or
    • to undertake a period of postgraduate study or supervised training while working in an appropriately supported environment that will ensure patient safety is not compromised.
  • Conditions will generally apply to these exemptions, which will require supervision by a registered health practitioner and may also require the use of an interpreter.
  • The Board reserves the right at any time to revoke an exemption and/or require an applicant to undertake a specified English language test.
More information

Practitioners who meet this standard on the basis of results from an English language test will be asked to declare that they have continued to use English as their primary language when they apply to move from non-practising to practising registration.

Further information regarding the evidence that applicants must provide to the Board to prove that they meet this standard is set out in the relevant application form.

Your test results will be verified independently with the test provider.

You are responsible for the cost of English language tests.

Authority

This registration standard was approved by the Ministerial Council on 22 August 2018.

Registration standards are developed under section 38 of the National Law and are subject to wide ranging consultation.

Definitions

Board approved program of study means an accredited program of study approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia under section 49(1) of the National Law and published in the Board’s list of approved programs of study on the Board’s website

Continuous employment means working the equivalent of at least 26 weeks per year.

Five years (full-time equivalent) continuous education means education over a period of five consecutive calendar years without a break from study apart from the education institution (e.g. school, university or vocation education provider) scheduled holidays

IELTS means the International English Language Testing System

Initial registration means:

  • a practitioner applying for registration in Australia in nursing and/or midwifery for the first time; or
  • a practitioner applying for registration (including moving from non-practising to another registration type) who has not used English as their primary language for a period of greater than five years; or
  • a practitioner who currently holds limited registration on the basis that they were granted an exemption from this standard in the limited circumstances described under Exemptions and who is applying for another type of registration.

Initial registration otherwise does not include a practitioner who has had continual registration in nursing and/or midwifery and is applying for a different category or division of registration in that profession, for example, a practitioner who holds provisional registration and is applying for general registration; or a practitioner who holds general registration and is applying for specialist registration.

National Law means the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act (as in force in each state and territory).

OET means Occupational English Test

Practising registration means provisional, general, specialist or limited registration

Primary language the language primarily used for reading, writing, listening, and speaking and the language known best and most comfortable with.

PTE Academic means the Pearson Test of English Academic

Recognised country means one of the following countries:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • Republic of Ireland
  • South Africa
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America.

Secondary education means Australian school years 7 through to 12, even where year 7 is classified as part of primary school in a particular state or territory.

Six years primary and secondary education means six years of Australian school years 1 through to 12 or the equivalent in a recognised country with two of the years being between 7 and 12.

Student means a student currently registered under the National Law

Test results means the official results provided by the English language test provider. If you are providing test results from two test sittings as defined, the results from both sittings must meet the requirements of this standard.

TOEFL iBTv means the Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based test

Two test sittings in a six month period means that the dates of the sittings must not be more than six months apart. For example, if your first test sitting was on 1 March, the second sitting must be no later than 30 August. If you are providing test results from two sittings, you may provide results of any two tests taken within a six month period as defined.

Vocational education for the purpose of this standard is education that is taught and assessed solely in English in a recognised country where:

  • The level of vocational education was at the Australian Qualifications Framework Level 3 or Certificate III or higher, and
  • The vocational education was delivered primarily face to face and required students to use English speaking, writing, reading and listening skills.
Review

This standard will be reviewed at least every three years.

Last reviewed: October 2018

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

While IHNA will work with you to make “reasonable adjustments” in the campus lab and classroom, there are work place practice conditions that occur in the workplace environment that are beyond IHNA’s control.

The physical requirements below are necessary to function in the healthcare facility and/or community setting. Students must be able to perform and complete course objectives and requirements with or without reasonable adjustments. Our courses cater to a range of candidates. The candidates are required to be physically fit to manage tasks.

Skills and abilities that are needed to perform client care to pass the course objectives and requirements are:

  • Strength: Sufficient to assist with lifting and transferring a client, and perform CPR
  • Mobility: Sufficient mobility to bend, stoop, and bend down to the floor; ability to move around rapidly; and to move in small, confined areas.
  • Hearing:  Sufficient to hear through the stethoscope to discriminate sounds; to hear cries for help; to hear alarms on equipment and emergency signals; and various overhead pages.
  • Vision: Sufficient to make physical assessments of client and equipment.
  • Communication: Able to communicate in both verbal and written formats; and interact with clients, staff, and faculty supervisors.

If you have a disability or disorder or on any longer medications that will require reasonable adjustments to fulfil these requirements, then please declare in your course application.

Learning Resources

IHNA requires all enrolling students to have the below learning resources that will support their learning process.

Mandatory Textbook

Students must purchase this prescribed textbook as mentioned below.

Semester 1 :

  • Ross & Wilson Anatomy & Physiology Value Pack (incl workbook/colouring book) 12th edition
  • Tabbner’s Nursing Care : Theory and Practice 7th Ed Oct 2016 – Gabby

Semester 3 :

  • Nursing Calculations 9th Ed 2016
  • McKenna: Pharmacology Made Incredibly Easy ANZ, ed 2013
Computers

IHNA has a computer lab with computers that can be accessed during working hours. Students must have a personal computer and access to internet to access all learning resources, online library, assessments, communicate with educators, fellow students, support services etc.

All students must have a basic computer knowledge and skills.

How Is The Course Assessed?

Assessment strategies are implemented for collecting evidence and making judgements about whether competency has been achieved by the learner.

The assessments confirm whether an individual can perform to the standards expected in the workplace, as expressed in the relevant endorsed unit of competency.

Assessment tools used include :
  • Theory Assessments (TA)
  • Unit Examination
  • Project
  • Simulation Based Assessments (SBA)
  • Professional Experience Placement (PEP) Book

Pathways & Career Outcomes

IHNA has partnered with Edith Cowan University to build pathways into our School of Nursing, and open the chance for students to further their education.

Visit the ECU website for further details.

Get a direct entry into the second year of ECU’s Bachelors of Science (Nursing)

For more information, please contact our admission consultants on 1800 22 52 83

CAREER OUTCOMES

After successful completion of the program the candidates may gain employment in a health or community care facility which may include a hospital, aged care, rehabilitation center, clinic, GP services, etc. as an Enrolled Nurse. Successful completion of the course enables graduates to be eligible to apply to AHPRA for registration as Enrolled Nurse. Students need to meet the eligibility criteria set by AHPRA at the time of registration.

HOW TO APPLY?

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The application process involves 5 steps:
application >> interview (plus Language, Literacy and Numeracy) >> offer letter >> payment >> and confirmation of enrolment.
Applicants must successfully complete each stage in order to enrol, Applicants can submit their initial application online by clicking ‘Apply Online’ button.

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us on 1800 22 52 83 .

People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
Duration  : 102 weeks (4 semesters)
Volume of Learning  : 2 years
Amount of Training  : 1695 hours
AQF Level : 5
CRICOS Code : 093072C
Course Delivery : Face-to-Face
Campuses : Melbourne (Heidelberg), Perth and Sydney
Organisation delivering the program : Institute of Health and Nursing Australia (RTO ID: 21985)
Organisation issuing certification : Institute of Health and Nursing Australia (RTO ID: 21985)
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