This qualification reflects the role of an enrolled nurse working under the supervision of a registered nurse. This qualification covers the application of skills and knowledge required to provide nursing care for people across the health sector. A lifespan approach should underpin this qualification with relevant competencies that relate to the different stages of life identified within the units.
To be eligible to apply for registration as an enrolled nurse and to practice in Australia, you must complete a Diploma of Nursing program accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) and approved as ‘an approved program of study by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) in accordance with the Enrolled Nurse Accreditation Standards. To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 400 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.
Declaration of language the course is offered
The Diploma of Nursing course program is the entry level for Enrolled Nursing in Australia and is
delivered in English and there is a level of Language, literacy and numeracy that must be met for
students enrolling in this course program that will ensure they are able to complete the course program.
International students must provide a formal English language test result demonstrating they have
achieved the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) specified level of English language skills,
prior to commencing the program, this would be IELTS English language tests with a band of 7 across all
Head of Nursing will review all Diploma of Nursing applicant’s language, literacy and numeracy skills
using validated Australian Core Skills Framework tools.
Students can find detailed English language level information on the NMBA website;
Entry and eligibility requirements for international students for the Diploma of Nursing program are as
- Age must be 17 years of age or above.
- 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 III level or higher, OR has 2 years industry experience in a role
that requires the use of written documentation and communication
- Meet basic computer skills
- Not disclose a disability or impairment that would put the public at risk
- Meet the English language requirements for international students set by the Nursing and
Midwifery Board of Australia prior to enrolment in the course program.
Domestic students can demonstrate English language competency if English is your primary language
and you have attended and satisfactorily completed at least six years of primary and secondary
education taught and assessed in English in one of the recognised countries, including at least two years
between years 7 and 12. (Recognised countries are Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland,
South Africa, United Kingdom, USA).
AHIC has in place an admission criterion for this Diploma of Nursing course to ensure that domestic
students wishing to enrol meet industry requirements. People from culturally and linguistically diverse
backgrounds and mature age students are also encouraged to apply.
Domestic students are encouraged to enrol through the AHIC website enquires and through enquires
made through training.gov which lists registered training organisations with the HLT54121 course on
scope of registration
Assessments may include short written knowledge tests, discussions and oral communication demonstrations, case study exercises, written reports, web based research and reports, final projects and final written exams. To perform at your best, you will probably need to work on the assessments outside of class time.
Students who have completed relevant studies or have some of the competencies in the course may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Application for RPL can be made with the initial application or can be made within two weeks of the course commencement using the RPL Application Form and by providing supporting documents. Please note that RPL cannot result in an international student having less than a full time load of study (20 hours per week).
Effective verbal and non-verbal communication is essential to nursing and needs to be empathetic, respectful, clear, attentive, and non-judgmental. Effective written communication is a legal requirement nursing responsibility with professional and legal consequences. Students must demonstrate:
This course requires knowledge of theory and the skills of knowledge cognition, with the capacity to:
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