Diploma of Nursing

This course is not available to international students.
National code: HLT54115 Diploma (TAFE) Send me a link to this course
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 is completed over 18 months and involves 440 hours of mandatory supervised clinical placements in 4 key healthcare environments, i.e. aged care, mental health, sub-acute and acute care. Major study areas within the course 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.

Due to limited capacity, students will be unable to defer their place in this course.

We’ve reached capacity for the July 2020 intake of this course. The good news is applications to start in March 2021 are now open. Apply now.

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18 months full-time

Study mode

  • Full-time

VTAC course code

  • 3401010534 (fee type determined by provider)
This course allows you to pathway to another qualification.