The Diploma of Nursing is a nationally accredited course that teaches the essential skills and knowledge required to work under supervision of a registered nurse in a variety of health care settings. Learning in purpose-built labs, students will be taught how to implement basic nursing care, assess clients' health and analyse health-related information.
The course involves 400 hours of mandatory supervised clinical placements and major study areas include nursing communication, legal and ethical parameters, medication delivery, wound management, infection prevention and mental, acute, chronic and aged care. The diploma also provides the opportunity to apply for an undergraduate nursing course.
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18 months full-time
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VTAC course code
- 3401010534 (fee type determined by provider)
This is a nationally approved vocational course that is recognised throughout Australia.
Study this course for free in 2019
You could have your tuition fees covered in 2019 thanks to the Victorian Government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative.
You may be eligible if you are under 20 years old, or enrolling in a course at a higher level than you have completed before.
If you don't tick either of these boxes, you could still have a chance! There are other factors, too.
The best way to find out if you’re eligible is to apply.