Diploma of Nursing

Swinburne Online - online delivery only

This course is not available to international students.
National code: HLT54121 Diploma (TAFE) Send me a link to this course

Take the first step onto the frontline of healthcare with the Diploma of Nursing.

Learn how provide basic nursing care and assess clients’ health, including older clients, acute-care clients and people with mental health conditions. You’ll also analyse health-related information and learn how to administer and monitor medication.

Delivered through a combination of online units, on-campus hospital simulations and 400 hours of supervised clinical placements to give you a solid foundation to launch your career of care.

Swinburne’s Diploma of Nursing is accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC).

Upon completing this diploma, you could seek roles such as mental health nurse, rehabilitation nurse, aged care nurse or palliative care nurse.

View the Informed Choices statement, which provides information about the inherent requirements of nursing, specifically the essential physical and behavioural abilities needed to perform assessment tasks and professional placements in nursing and progress to a career in this field. This information is intended to assist you to choose whether you can successfully participate in and complete a course.

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2 years - VET Jul Intake [SOL] (25 July 2022)

Study modes

  • Online,
  • Part-time (evening),
  • Part-time (weekend)

VTAC course code

  • 3401010534 (fee type determined by provider)