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Learn how to assist people with acute and chronic health issues, administer and monitor medications (including intravenous medication), implement and evaluate a plan of nursing care, confirm physical health status, apply principles of wound management, prepare for medical and surgical procedures, and communicate effectively with patients and other staff. You'll learn in a simulated clinical ward with state-of-the-art equipment.  You’ll also benefit from on-the-job clinical experience working as part of a team under the supervision of Registered Nurses. Course details

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Bundaberg, Cairns, Gold Coast - Southport, Loganlea, South Bank, Sunshine Coast Health Institute (International), Townsville (Pimlico)

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Lisa Levi

Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 Nursing)

Life's good in Cairns. It’s great hanging out on the campus with lots of people from all over the world. It’s not hard to make friends here, once you say hello to people they open up to you and be friendly and want to hang out. There are lots of beaches and beautiful restaurants and cafes, I like to go out and have dinner or have barbeques on the beach and go swimming. I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.

Lisa Levi
Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 Nursing)
TAFE Queensland North



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Key dates

Location Workload Delivery Key Date
South Bank, Brisbane
Loganlea
Full Time Classroom 16/07/2018
29/01/2019
15/07/2019
Sunshine Coast Health Institute
Bundaberg
Full Time Classroom 16/07/2018
29/01/2019
15/07/2019
Southport, Gold Coast Full Time Classroom 16/04/2018
16/07/2018
01/10/2018
29/01/2019
15/07/2019
Cairns
Pimlico, Townsville
Full Time Classroom 16/07/2018
29/01/2019
15/07/2019

Entry requirements

To practice safely in Australia, health practitioners, including nurses, must have strong English language skills. This includes being able to communicate effectively with patients and their relatives, collaborate with other health care professionals and keep clear and accurate health records.

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 7.0 (no individual band less than 7.0) or OET min score B or PTE Academic min score 65 or TOEFL iBT min score 94
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.
  • Must be willing to undergo a Federal Police Check via the Australian Federal Police Website and be eligible for a QLD Working With Children Check - Blue Card.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Home Affairs. For more information visit Department of Home Affairs - Welfare Requirements for Student Visa Applicants under 18.

From 1st July 2016, a change to Queensland Health policy will now require students placed in Clinical areas of all Facilities to provide evidence they have been vaccinated for the vaccine preventable diseases of measles, mumps, rubella, varicella and pertussis. This is in addition to the evidence provided for vaccinations against Hepatitis B and Tuberculosis.

Students will not be able to commence their Vocational Placement unless they have provided the required evidence as specified below:

•Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR): Ecidence of 2 vaccinations one month apart or positive serology for all 3 diseases

•Hepatitis B: Commence a Hepatitis B course which is 3 injections (0, 1 and 6 months) with positive serology supplied 4-6 weeks following 3rd vaccination or supply evidence of an Age appropriate Hep B course

•Varicella (Chicken Pox): Evidence of 2 vaccinations one month apart or positive serology

•dTpa (Diptheria, Tetanus and Pertussis) vaccination: Evidence of vaccinations for all 3 diseases within the last 10 years

•Tuberculosis: Mantoux Test or evidence of plain chest x-ray

Students will be responsible for any costs associated with meeting these entry requirements.

Location/s

Bundaberg
118 Walker Street
Bundaberg QLD 4670

Cairns
Gatton, Newton, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets
Manunda QLD 4870

Gold Coast - Southport
91-99 Scarborough Street
Southport QLD 4215

Loganlea
50-68 Armstrong Road
Meadowbrook QLD 4131

South Bank
Ernest Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101

Sunshine Coast Health Institute (International)
Corner of Kawana Way and Doherty St
Birtinya QLD 4575

Townsville (Pimlico)
Cnr Hugh Street & Fulham Road
Pimlico
Townsville QLD 4812

Resources required

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations. Students may need to purchase stationery items such as paper, pens and a USB drive.

Technical Specifications - It is recommended that students have the following computer technical specifications before accessing this course:

  • Minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels.
  • Windows PC or Apple Mac - please note: portable devices (smartphones, iPads, tablets, slates) are not supported by Connect, and may not work properly for assessments.
  • Connect has been designed to function on these minimum browser versions:  Firefox 3.6 (highly recommended for students), Google Chrome 8, Safari 5, Internet Explorer 7 with Google Chrome Frame installed, Internet Explorer 8 - older versions of browsers may not correctly display information.
  • ADSL or Cable broadband is highly recommended.
  • Audio playback is enabled on your computer (many activities use audio interaction).
  • When downloading documents, it is recommended that they are saved to your computer prior to opening or working with them.

Students are required to wear full uniform including nursing shirt, black/navy blue pants, skirt or culottes and black closed in shoes when attending classes, lab sessions and vocational placements.

Timetable

Timetables may be available online or may be provided to you at your program orientation.

Your timetable may change every semester and you must be able to manage your commitments to ensure attendance at all your classes.

Timetables will be different across TAFE Queensland locations. This is an example of what a course timetable could look like -  

Monday and Tuesday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Wednesday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Or

Wednesday and Thursday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Friday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Placement

Clinical Placement

Students are required to complete three clinical placements during this course. These clinical placements are for 3-4 weeks each and will take place at the successful completion of all theory tasks and exams each semester. Students will work the shifts determined by the placement provider and these will include morning, evening and possibly some night-duty shifts between Monday and Sunday. Placements may fall over holiday periods. Students may be required to attend clinical placement on a public holiday if it falls during the placement period. Students are expected to have in place strategies to manage family and work commitments in order to meet clinical placement shifts. TAFE Queensland will organise clinical placements for students and the placement may be within any health care agency within your region.

Students are responsible for:

  • Organising their own transport to and from the facilities
  • Organising leave with their employer (if applicable)
  • Planning financially for their unpaid vocational placement period

Please refer to Important Information below regarding documentation which must be provided before students can be permitted to commence Vocational Placement

Confidentiality
During these placements, you may become familiar with information that is confidential to that workplace (for example financial or business affairs, personal affairs and family background of staff and clients, technical information, trade secrets, know-how, formulae, processes, ideas, and inventions). You must not divulge any confidential information that you become aware of during a placement. Breaches of confidentiality will be considered to be acts of behavioural misconduct and may result in disciplinary action.

Student details are provided to Health Care facilities for the purposes of vocational placement. Vocational placement is a core element of this course and therefore it is a condition of enrolment that you consent to the release of your information accordingly.

Important Information

Registration

Nursing is highly respected by the community and is a rewarding and meaningful career choice. All units within Diploma of Nursing are mapped to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council National Competency Standards for Enrolled Nurses. Prospective students must visit the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Board website for details on the codes and standards for nursing.

TAFE Queensland will provide to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), on behalf of the National Board, the details of all students enrolled in the Diploma of Nursing at TAFE Queensland.  Individual students are not required to do anything to be registered during their period of study.

To register as an Enrolled Nurse through APHRA after graduation, all graduates must be able to demonstrate the completion of five years full-time equivalent education, taught and assessed in English. Applicants for registration who cannot provide this evidence will be required to undertake an IELTS (or equivalent) test. Applicants will require a minimum score of seven (7.0) in each of the four (4) components of listening, reading, writing and speaking. Prior to enrolment all students should visit the AHPRA website for further information regarding registration following graduation.

Mandatory Documentation for Vocational Placement

The Health Industry dictates that TAFE Queensland must ensure that all students going on placement in health care facilities hold the following documentation. Students are not eligible to attend mandatory vocational placement assessment without these documents. There is a strict timeframe for students to provide the necessary placement requirements. Not attending vocational placement assessment will delay course progression.

  • Current First Aid including CPR
    If you have a current Australian First Aid Certificate with current CPR, you must provide your Statement of Attainment to your Nursing faculty as soon as possible. The CPR component will need to be updated annually and it is the student's responsibility to ensure they provide evidence of currency to TAFE Queensland. If you DO NOT have a current Australia First Aid Certificate, this will be delivered as part of the course
  • Working with Children Check
    The Working with Children Check (Blue Card Application) must be completed in person for Queensland students who live less than 50km from a TAFE Queensland campus. Information can be viewed at http://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au. All original identification documents need to be sighted and students are requested to bring these documents with them for submission of their application. If a student resides more than 50km from the camous, the 'Confirmation of Identity' form must be submitted with the Blue Card application. Students may submit this by email or in person
  • Australian Federal Police Check (AFP)
    Potential students are advised to contact the Vocational Placement Coordinator should they have any notification or criminal history as this may impact on their acceptance by facilities for placement assessment and therefore affect course outcomes. Students must be able to provide an original Australian Federal Police Check on request of a facility at any time. Please refer to the Australian Federal Police website to download the application form at http://www.afp.gov.au. Approximate cost if $45.00 (Note: The certificate MUST be issued by the Australian Federal Police. All other types of police checks will not be accepted)
  • Immunisation Documentation
    You must provide full vaccination history for all of the following vaccination regimes, including serology evidence of immunity where indicated. If you need to undertake any vaccination regimes listed below, please commence these before or at the time of enrolment. You may also need to contact your local doctor to assist you with this evidence
    ​IMPORTANT NOTE: Vaccination and serology evidence requirements may alter during your studies in accordance with changes to industry requirements and/or Australian Immunisations Guidelines
    • Hepatitis B - You must commence or have undertaken an age appropriate course of vaccination. Students must not undertake an accelerated course of vaccination. To prove immunity you will need to have a blood test (serology) after the completion of the full vaccination course
    • Varicella (Chicken Pox) - Provide positive immunity by serology or evidence of completed vaccination course 2 injections one month apart
    • MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) - Provide positive immunity by serology or evidence of completed vaccination course 2 injections one month apart
    • dTpa (Adult Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis) - Provide evidence that you have received this vaccination or booster within the last 10 years
    • Influenza is recommended but not mandatory
    • Tuberculosis - TB Mantoux test or evidence of plain chest x-ray

It is the student's responsibility to ensure their documentation remains current throughout their studies.
Any costs associated with acquiring the above documents are in addition to course costs and will be borne by the student.
TAFE Queensland strongly recommends that prior to enrolment students consider their eligibility to obtain the above documentation.

Please note there is a limited number of places available for this program. Please contact TAFE Queensland to confirm availability.

Units

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 25 Units:
Core Competencies: 20
Elective Competencies: 5

TAFE Queensland International

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

South Bank and Loganlea

Elective Units and VPC
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
BSBWOR404 Develop work priorities Elective
HLTENN025 Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes Elective
HLTENN028 Apply nursing practice in the paediatric care setting Elective Loganlea Only
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice Elective
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice Elective
HLTENN010 Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice Elective
HLTAID003 Provide first aid Elective
M00VPC120 Vocational placement Vocational Placement Scheme
M00VPC160 Vocational placement Vocational Placement Scheme
M00VPC160 Vocational placement Vocational Placement Scheme

Sunshine Coast Health Institute and Bundaberg

Elective Units and VPC
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
HLTAID003 Provide first aid Elective
BSBWOR404 Develop work priorities Elective
HLTENN025 Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes Elective
HLTENN010 Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice Elective
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice Elective
M00VPC120 Vocational placement Vocational Placement Scheme
VPC160 Vocational placement Vocational Placement Scheme
M00VPC160 Vocational placement Vocational Placement Scheme

Southport, Gold Coast

Elective Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
BSBWOR404 Develop work priorities Elective
HLTAID003 Provide first aid Elective
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice Elective
HLTENN010 Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice Elective
HLTENN025 Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes Elective

Cairns and Pimlico, Townsville

Elective Units and VPC
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
BSBWOR404 Develop work priorities Elective
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice Elective
HLTAID006 Provide advanced first aid Elective
HLTENN010 Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice Elective
HLTENN025 Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes Elective
VPC160 Vocational placement Vocational Placement Scheme
VPC120 Vocational placement Vocational Placement Scheme

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses.

The course cost indicated is for students on an international student visa. If you are visiting Australia on a non-student visa, (e.g. partner visa, working holiday, employer sponsor etc.) please contact us directly for the price applicable to you.

Costs

Location Cost Duration
South Bank, Brisbane $22,000 1 Year 6 Months
Loganlea, Brisbane $22,000 1 Year 6 Months
Sunshine Coast Health Institute, East Coast $22,000 1 Year 6 Months
Bundaberg, East Coast $22,000 1 Year 6 Months
Southport, Gold Coast $22,000 1 Year 6 Months
Cairns, North $22,000 1 Year 6 Months
Pimlico (Townsville), North $22,000 1 Year 6 Months

Additional costs

There are additional costs associated with this course, that are not included in your tuition fees. All information on resources and costs will be given at Orientation;

  • Fob watch with a second hand
  • Clinical kit which includes a digital thermometer, stethoscope, sphygmomanometer and a pair of scissors. Order forms will be provided at orientation
  • Uniform to be worn during practical sessions and Vocational Placement - black nursing shoes, long pants and a TAFE branded polo shirt/blouse. Uniform order forms and fittings will occur during orientation
  • Australian Federal Police (AFP) Check
  • A Positive Notice for Child Related Employment (Blue Card) from Commission for Children and Young people and Child Guardian
  • Vaccinations required to meet Entry Requirements
  • Annual CPR update
  • Text book list will be provided at orientation
  • Personal stationery

There may also be additional costs to meet clinical placement requirements.

Outcome

HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing 092022K

Job prospects

  • Enrolled Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner

University Pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities. That means cutting down the amount of time you need to complete your degree, or even enrolling straight into the second year of your university course.

Our pathway partners include:

Lisa Levi

Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 Nursing)

Life's good in Cairns. It’s great hanging out on the campus with lots of people from all over the world. It’s not hard to make friends here, once you say hello to people they open up to you and be friendly and want to hang out. There are lots of beaches and beautiful restaurants and cafes, I like to go out and have dinner or have barbeques on the beach and go swimming. I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.

Lisa Levi
Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 Nursing)
TAFE Queensland North

Application Process

Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited. Follow the steps below to apply to study at TAFE Queensland.

Before you apply

  1. Check the evidence required to apply for your visa

    Before you apply to study at TAFE Queensland, you should check what documents and evidence you will need to provide to the Department of Home Affairs (HA) to support your visa application.

    How to check what evidence you will need to provide to obtain a visa:

    • Visit the Student Visa (subclass 500) page on the HA website
    • Scroll down to the Document Checklist Tool
    • Select the country listed on your passport
    • Enter 03020E in the Education Provider CRICOS code field
    • Answer the final question: I am one of the following
    • Click the Display Evidence button
    • Read through the Documentary Evidence List to find out what you will need to submit with your visa application

  2. Review Admissions criteria and key dates

    Some courses require you to meet additional entry requirements eg. Submit a portfolio or artwork with your application. Please check individual course requirements via the Course page.

  3. Prepare your certified supporting documents

    If you are an international student applying directly to TAFE Queensland, you will need to include certified copies of the following documents to support your application:

    • Copy of passport
    • Educational certificate and academic records
    • English language test results

  4. Applying as a mature aged student

    Mature age students (at least 21years of age and with work experience/other qualifications) may be admitted into a program without meeting the formal academic requirements.
    The following documentation is required to support your application:

    • Current CV
    • References on company letterhead from current or previous employers

    Where previous study/employment was conducted in English, submit a certified letter from the educational institution/employer confirming the language of instruction/employment was English.
  5. Under 18 students

    International student visa applicants under the age of 18 will only be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. For more information visit Department of Home Affairs website.

  6. Submit your application

    Submit your application and supporting documents through TAFE Queensland's online application portal or through a TAFE Queensland Registered Agent who can guide you through the enrolment process.

    Receive your Letter of Offer

    Accepting your Letter of Offer

    Note the expiry date for acceptance.

    • Meet all conditions as outlined in your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read and agree to the Terms and Conditions of your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read the International Student Refund Policy
    • Read the TAFE Queensland student rules
    • Pay the tuition fees as stated in your Letter of Offer
    • Pay for Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) as stated in your Letter of Offer, or arrange your own OSHC for the duration of your visa.

    Next Step

    Receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE -required for visa lodgement). You will use this document to apply for your student visa.

    Apply for your visa

    To apply for your student visa, visit the HA website and click Apply Now. Follow the steps to create your ImmiAccount and apply for your visa.

    Travel to Queensland and attend Orientation

    Once you have received your student visa, you can travel to Queensland ready to attend the TAFE Queensland International Orientation.

Orientation

At the beginning of each semester orientation events are hosted across TAFE Queensland locations.

TAFE Queensland recommends you arrive two weeks prior to your course start date to allow time to organise and settle into your accommodation and prepare for your studies.

International Orientation details are emailed to you prior to commencing your studies or they can be accessed via the Orientation Schedule.

Program specific orientations are also conducted one week prior to the start of study. This is an opportunity for you to meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule. 

Last updated on 22 February 2018

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