Diploma of Nursing

This course is not available to international students.
National code: HLT54121 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. Upon completion of this course you will be qualified to provide nursing care under the supervision of a Registered Nurse in a variety of health care settings. Learning in purpose-built labs, you 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: aged care, mental health, sub-acute and acute care. Major study areas within the course include anatomy and physiology, 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. 

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.


18 months full-time - 2023 VET Feb Intake (CAPPED), VET Jul Intake (10/7)


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

Study mode

  • Full-time

VTAC course code

  • 3401010534 (fee type determined by provider)