Diploma of Nursing

This course is not available to international students.
National code: HLT54115 Diploma (TAFE) Wantirna 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 as an enrolled nurse. Work under the 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.

This course is currently in transition.
The course code, title, units and content may change. Further information will become available on our website, upon enrolment or during your studies. To discuss your study options, please get in touch with us today.

We've reached capacity of this course for the July 2021 intake. The next available intake is February 2022. You might also be interested in Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) or Certificate III in Health Services Assistance. If you'd like to know more get in touch with us today.

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18 months full-time (VET Feb Intake: CAPPED, Intake has reached capacity), VET Jul Intake: 12/07/2021


Wantirna (February, July) - View application and start dates

Study mode

  • Full-time

VTAC course code

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