HLT54121 –

Diploma of Nursing

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Starts On September 5, 2022
November 7, 2022
March 6, 2023
July 3, 2023
September 4, 2023
November 6, 2023

Number of Semesters 3

Course Delivery Blended

Amount of Training 1540 Hours

Campuses Melbourne, Sydney & Perth

AQF Level 5

On completion of the HLT54121 – Diploma of Nursing course, you can apply to the Nursing
and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) for registration as an Enrolled Nurse (EN),
to practice in Australia.

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About the course

Funding and financial assistance available through VET Student Loan and State government funding

Three semesters, equal one and a half years

Continue your studies to a Bachelor of Nursing while working as an Enrolled Nurse and earn one year of academic credit.

Available nationally through online-blended mode and block simulation

During this course you will learn and practice how to:

  • administer medicines & intravenous therapy
  • Wound management
  • Basic to advanced nursing skills within the scope of an enrolled nurse
  • Care of the clients with acute
  • Chronic & mental health conditions
  • Diabetes
  • Care of older clients
  • Effective communication
  • Research
  • leadership
  • Telehealth

100,000estimated shortage of nurses by 2025
(Source: Health Workforce Australia (HWA)).

AUD $61,778 per year,the average salary of an enrolled nurse in
Australia (Source: autalent.com).

FlexibilityAt IHNA, we strive to provide our students with flexible learning opportunities to assist you to balance their personal, work and life needs

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Flexible blended online classes

Suitable for working students and students living in the regional area who want to study online and attend simulation blocks each semester.

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Flexible blended on-campus classes

Students who want to attend two days of on-campus classes and the rest online supported learning can do so.

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Digital library

All of our students benefit from flexible online learning through IHNA’s digital library, which contains thousands of e-books, nursing journals, and articles.

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Practice will help you learn better

Access our cutting-edge simulation labs at each campus at your leisure from 8.30 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily to learn by doing

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Resources and Tools

IHNA also provides the best resources and tools such as recorded lectures and seminars and forums which are available for students to access in their own time. 

Learning environmentIHNA makes every effort to provide our students with the best learning opportunities through state of the art learning platforms and experiences

  • The Canvas learning management system (LMS) is a fantastic resource for online learning
  • Our teachers all have current clinical experience working in healthcare organisations
  • IHNA uses Microsoft Teams to collaborate and communicate more effectively with your teachers and classmate and for students to work with others on a project
  • Guest lectures from industry will provide students with first-hand case studies and insights about the work environment
  • All our campuses are equipped with a state-of-the-art simulation laboratories
  • Access to the most up-to-date technologies, such as virtual simulation using HoloLens.

Student supportIHNA provides a superior learning experience by providing individualised support for our students through

  • For eligible students, financial assistance is available through a state government funding programs, including VET Student Loan.
  • Student success team members who are committed to meeting your needs on a timely basis
  • Student support classes every Saturday, in all locations, including Melbourne, Perth, and Parramatta
  • Friendly support staff on campus and 24-hour IT helpdesk for e-learning support
  • 24/7 student support through “Rishi,” the bot on our website

Where will this take you?

Upon successful registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) as an enrolled nurse you may gain employment in various healthcare facilities, which may include:

  • Medical centres
  • Training resource centres
  • Open employment services
  • Other community settings and clients’ homes
  • Palliative Care
  • Hospitals- private and government
  • Day respite centres
  • Rehabilitation centres
  • Residential group homes
  • Aged Care

Funding

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding

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Diploma of Nursing - Australia - IHNA

To know more about the IHNA Fees & Charges, click here.

To know more about the VET Student Loan, click here.

Fees Type
Melbourne
Perth
Sydney
Funding Concession Fee Not Applicable AUD $885.60 * Not Applicable
Funding Non-Concession Fee AUD $8,985.00 * AUD $2,988.90 * Not Applicable

About IHNA

IHNA has been delivering the Diploma of Nursing course for 12 years and we are now pleased to offer the new Diploma of Nursing (HLT54121) course.

This 18-month course is available nationally with flexible learning opportunities online or on-campus, 2-week simulation blocks on campus at IHNA’s state-of-the-art and highly advanced nursing labs and clinical placements each semester with leading healthcare providers.

IHNA is approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) and accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) to deliver the newly released course.

IHNA’s online interactive learning environment brings together online and on-campus classrooms and tutorials incorporating virtual simulation experiences, a library comprising over 1million references and publications and 24/7 student support online.

The Diploma of Nursing (HLT54121) prepares you for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as an Enrolled nurse. An Enrolled Nurse (EN) works under the direct or indirect supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN).

You can learn more about the strong demand and excellent job prospects and pay available for Enrolled Nurses at the Australian Government Job Outlook website.

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Industry practical placements — work in the field

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Government funding available for eligible students

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Simulation exercises that provide hands-on knowledge

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Blended mode of delivery — both online and on-campus

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Qualified and industry experienced educators

What will I study?


25 units are required for the award for this qualification including:

  • 20 core units
  • 5 elective units

SEMESTER 1

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
HLTENN035 Practise nursing within the Australian health care system
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
HLTENN036 Apply communication skills in nursing practice
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
HLTENN037 Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care
HLTENN041 Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
HLTENN045 Implement and monitor care of the older person
HLTENN068 Provide end of life care and a palliative approach in nursing practice
120 hours of PEP in aged-care setting

SEMESTER 2

CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
HLTENN039 Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment
HLTAAP003 Analyse and respond to client health information
HLTENN040 Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy
HLTENN043 Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health conditions
HLTENN057 Contribute to nursing care of a person with diabetes
BSBPEF402 Develop personal work priorities
120 hours of PEP in sub-acute care setting

SEMESTER 3

BSBLDR414 Lead team effectiveness
HLTENN044 Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health conditions
HLTENN047 Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice
HLTENN038 Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care
HLTENN042 Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions
HLTADM001 Administer and coordinate Telehealth services
160 hours of PEP in acute care setting
  • How long will it take to complete this course?

    18 months

  • What days do I have to attend the class online?

    5 days/week for domestic and 2 days/week for international students

  • How many hours must I attend class per day?

    4 hours per day for domestic and 8 hours per day for international.

  • Can I do the SBA (Simulation Based Assessment) online?

    No.

  • What days do I have to attend the SBA? And, how long will it take to complete the SBA?

    SBA takes place at the end of each semester. 2 full weeks or ten days (5 days/week)

  • Is the PEP (Professional Experience Placements) flexible?

    No, PEP rosters are set by the placement facility and is aligned with the shifting times of the facility. I.e. 7am to 3pm morning shift and 2 to 10pm for afternoon shift.

  • Are the SBA and PEP mandatory?

    Yes

  • How many days must I attend class? Is there any flexibility in attending class?

    5 days online for domestic and 3 days (1 day online, 2 days face to face) for international students

  • Can I fast track this course?

    No

  • Can I get an RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) or Credit Transfer?

    Yes, student can get Credit Transfer

  • Can I complete the course fully online without attending class?

    No

  • Is there a pre-recorded session?

    Yes, there are pre recorded sessions

  • Is it mandatory to attend a full-day class?

    Yes

  • What I will learn in SBA?

    The student will be trained as assessed nursing skills in a laboratory simulated environment

  • If I’m choosing an online live session, can I get any support sessions on campus?

    Yes, there is always live support.

  • Do you provide job placement after the course?

    No

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Awards and Accolades

Finalist at the
Victorian Training
Award 2016

Winner of a Victorian
International
Education Award 2016

Winner of the McMillan Woods Global
Award 2018 in “Nursing & Healthcare
Training Excellence”

Who is this course for?

The HLT54121 – Diploma of Nursing course is ideal for students looking to start their nursing career in Australia. You must demonstrate that you have achieved the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) specified level of English language skills before commencing this course.

Pathway

Articulation Pathway to:

BACHELOR OF NURSING

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Diploma of Nursing - Australia - IHNA

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Acknowledgement

HCI acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.
We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

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