HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing
All you need to know!
Start studying a HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing at HERC!
This nationally recognised diploma qualification covers all the skills and knowledge required to gain the HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing.
Once qualified you will be eligible to apply to AHPRA for registration as an Enrolled Nurse.
The below information outlines all you need to know to get started on the track for your new career. It covers study dates, fees, course outlines, information on how to apply and any necessary entry requirements you may need.
Please get in touch with the team at HERC if you need any assistance or further info.
Applications have closed for the 2019 intake of the Diploma of Nursing.
The next Diploma of Nursing course will commence in early 2020.
The HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing is delivered over 18 months in our training rooms at 182 Macquarie Street, Hobart.
The course will be 5 days a fortnight of face-to-face learning from 9am until 3pm, and will include self directed learning days whilst not in class. There are 25 units in this course - 20 compulsory units and 5 electives. The course also includes over 400 hours of full time clinical placement across acute, primary and residential care facilities, which HERC will organise on behalf of the student.
Students are welcome to use our library facilities during business hours Monday to Friday.
There are no prerequisites for this qualification. However, entry into this course will be highly competitive. Applicants are therefore required to attend an information session to:
- Be in the best position to make an informed decision about this 18 months course of study, and future professional pathway
- Gain all of the required information about the course, including the details about the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test that must be completed
Although there are no prerequisites for the course, our enrolment team will be using selection activities based on:
- Evidence of preparation for Diploma level studies (academic background, prior studies at a Certificate III level)
- Evidence of interest in/preparation for working in the health field (work history, work experience, life experience)
- Literacy (ability to read and comprehend, summarise and express concepts)
- Numeracy (ability to carry out basic calculations involving addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, percentage and decimal points)
Please be aware: ‘Students that would be 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 commencing the program’ (Source: Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. Standard 6.1a)
HERC are obligated under the training and RTO Standards to ensure students undertaking courses are fully informed of the course requirements and fees, and have the potential to be successful at completing the qualification and gaining employment. HERC therefore require applicants to complete a questionnaire and a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment prior to commencing the course. You will be guided through this process as part of your enrolment requirements.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander &; culturally and linguistically diverse background applicants are encouraged to apply.
The information session and group interview is a mandatory part of the application process.
On the day of the Information Session & Group Interview, you will be asked to fill in and submit an application form, before participating in a group interview held by two HERC staff members. The interview will consist of a series of questions regarding your interest in the course, why you have applied and your previous work/life experience. You will also be asked to partake in group activities to show your effective communication skills and problem solving abilities.
Applicants will be required to take and pass a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment that will be held at HERC.
The LLN test endeavours to identify the skill level of the applicants by assessing:
- general reading skills
- the ability for the applicant to follow simple instructions
- the ability for the applicant to perform mathematical tasks that require addition, subtraction, division and multiplication
- assessing reading, writing, spelling and comprehension
We will advise you by email the time and date of your test once you have attended a compulsory Information session & Group interview.
There may be funding available for eligible students through the State Government which will reduce the cost of the fees. This will be discussed in detail at the information sessions.
All students accepted into the course will be required to set up a payment plan at the beginning of the course, which will direct debit the associated fees each week/fortnight/month.
To achieve a Diploma of Nursing, 25 units must be completed. This is comprised of 20 compulsory units, and 5 elective units.
The five elective units have been chosen as fulfilling the requirements of industry and endorsed accreditation.
Additional information relating to Enrolled Nursing can be found at https://www.anmac.org.au/
|CHCDIV001||Work with Diverse People||Core Unit|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Culture||Core Unit|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and Improve Own Professional Practice||Core Unit|
|HLTAAP002||Confirm Physical Health Status||Core Unit|
|HLTAAP003||Analyse and Respond to Client Health Information||Core Unit|
|HLTENN001||Practice Nursing Within the Australian Health Care System||Core Unit|
|HLTENN002||Apply Communication Skills in Nursing Practice||Core Unit|
|HLTENN003||Perform Clinical Assessment and Contribute to Planning Nursing Care||Core Unit|
|HLTENN004||Implement, Monitor and Evaluate Nursing Care Plans||Core Unit|
|HLTENN005||Contribute to Nursing Care of a Person With Complex Needs||Core Unit|
|HLTENN006||Apply Principals of Wound Management in the Clinical Environment||Core Unit|
|HLTENN007||Administer and Monitor Medicines and Intravenous Therapy||Core Unit|
|HLTENN008||Apply Legal and Ethical Parameters to Nursing Practice||Core Unit|
|HLTENN009||Implement and Monitor Care for a Person with Mental Health Conditions||Core Unit|
|HLTENN011||Implement and Monitor Care for a Person with Acute Health Problems||Core Unit|
|HLTENN012||Implement and Monitor Care for a Person with Chronic Health Problems||Core Unit|
|HLTENN013||Implement and Monitor Care of the Older Person||Core Unit|
|HLTENN015||Apply Nursing Practice in the Primary Health Care Setting||Core Unit|
|HLTINF001||Comply with Infection Prevention and Control Policies and Procedures||Core Unit|
|HLTWHS002||Follow Safe Work Practices for Direct Client Care||Core Unit|
|HLTAID003||Provide First Aid||Elective Unit|
|HLTENN010||Apply a Palliative Approach in Nursing Practice||Elective Unit|
|HLTENN025||Implement and Monitor Care for a Person with Diabetes||Elective Unit|
|HLTOHC002||Inform and Support Patients and Groups About Oral Health||Elective Unit|
|HLTWHS006||Manage Personal Stressors in the Work Environment||Elective Unit|
For more information on the above units, please visit https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/HLT54115
Before registering for an information session you are asked to review the comprehensive information presented on this page. Important information on the HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing course includes details of prerequisites, information sessions, interviews, LLN, fees & payments, and unit requirements for qualification.
The HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing Enrolments for 2019 have closed. Applications will re-open in 2020.
If you are interested in completing this course, please complete this expression of interest form and we will email information about the new course as it becomes available.
Please note – ensure to check you junk inbox, as all communication will be through email.