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 Free TAFE course is in high demand. Apply early for a better chance of securing your place in it. Otherwise, you may have to wait for the next intake.
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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.
I studied nursing because I wanted to make a difference on the frontline. The support provided at Swinburne is exceptional. The clinical placement allowed me to apply my skills in a real-life setting and cement my knowledge. To add to my experience, I am volunteering on a study focused on the skills needed for enrolled nurses in mental health settings.
Diploma of Nursing
Study this course for low-fee or free in 2022
You could have some or all your tuition fees covered in 2022 thanks to government initiatives JobTrainer and Free TAFE for Priority Courses.
JobTrainer is available if you are 17-24 years or a job seeker of any age, impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Free TAFE for Priority Courses is available 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.