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Develop skills to assist clients with acute and chronic health issues, implement and evaluate nursing plans, administer and monitor medications and prepare for medical and surgical procedures. Learn in a simulated clinical ward with state-of-the-art equipment then strengthen your skills putting everything you learn into practice with clinical placements in real nursing environments. Course details

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$15000 VET Student Loan available

LOCATION/S

Alexandra Hills, Caboolture, Loganlea, South Bank

Key dates and info

DURATION

Full time: 1.5 years / up to 5 days per week
Part time: 3 years / up to 3 days per week

Course details

COST

  • Full Fee $19,000
  • Subsidised $14,995
  • Concession $13,793

Student Loan Available

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How to enrol

Melissa Davies

Let's celebrate the lifesavers

Studying showed me there is so much more to being a nurse than taking blood pressure. The teachers were an inspiration.

Melissa Davies
Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 Nursing)
TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Study nursing at TAFE Queensland Brisbane

As a nurse, you'll work with a team of professional health practitioners in situations where patients put their life in your hands. So make sure your career is in safe hands too, with a Diploma of Nursing from TAFE Queensland Brisbane. After just 18 months you'll be fully qualified in nursing care, patient health analysis and administration, and monitoring medications.

Course snapshot

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Alexandra Hills 29 Jan 2018 Part time / up to 3 days per week Classroom
29 Jan 2018 Full time / up to 5 days per week Classroom
Caboolture 29 Jan 2018 Full time / up to 5 days per week Classroom
Loganlea 29 Jan 2018 Part time / up to 3 days per week Classroom
29 Jan 2018 Full time / up to 5 days per week Classroom
South Bank 29 Jan 2018 Full time / up to 5 days per week Classroom

Entry requirements

This qualification has no formal entry criteria however TAFE Queensland Brisbane has the following selection criteria:

Entry into this program is via an application process.  Please phone 1300 712 007 for more information

  • School Leavers must have completed Year 12 or equivalent with a Sound Achievement in English. A sound achievement in Mathematics and computers skills is also strongly recommended; or,
  • Non-school leavers are selected according to eligibility and merit, vocational experience, previous study and personal competencies. Applicants require sound language, literacy and numeracy skills, as well as computer skills; and,
  • Completion of the Basic Key Skills Builder (bksb) assessment and display competence at or above Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) in both reading and numeracy. The bksb is a Commonwealth approved language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) online assessment tool.

Students must:

  • Be willing to undergo a National Police Check
  • Eligible for a Working with Children Card – it is an advantage for students to already have a Blue Card, however all students will have the opportunity to apply upon commencement of the course
  • Have vaccinations / immunity for Hepatitis B and Whooping Cough. Tuberculosis is optional.

From 1st July 2016, a change to Queensland Health policy will now require students placed in Clinical areas of all Facilities to provide evidence they have been vaccinated for the vaccine preventable diseases of measles, mumps, rubella, varicella and pertussis. This is in addition to the evidence provided for vaccinations against Hepatitis B and Tuberculosis.

Students will not be able to commence their Vocational Placement unless they have provided the required evidence as specified below:

  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR): Minimum one dose
  • Hepatitis B: Minimum two doses
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox): Minimum one dose
  • Pertussis: One dose
  • Tuberculosis: Mantoux Test

Students will be responsible for any costs associated with meeting these entry requirements

Location/s

Alexandra Hills
Windemere Road
Alexandra Hills QLD 4161

Caboolture
Tallon St
Caboolture QLD 4510

Loganlea
50-68 Armstrong Road
Meadowbrook QLD 4131

South Bank
Ernest Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101

Resources required

All applicants must be willing to undertake clinical placement in a health care facility during the program. Students are required to organise their own travel to and from these facilities and may be required to undertake placement in regional areas.

Before commencing clinical placement, students must meet the following mandatory requirements:

  1. Have a current Australian First Aid Certificate (included in program delivery);
  2. Have current competency in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) - this must be updated annually and is included in the program;
  3. Show records of Hepatitis B vaccination or blood test results showing immunity (NB a complete vaccination course takes a minimum of three months to complete);
  4. Provide evidence of Tuberculosis screening
  5. Provide an Australian Federal Police Certificate indicating that the student has passed the Australian Federal Police (National) Check. . Please contact the Australian Federal Police on (02) 6206 3333 or visit AFP (NOTE: A state based police check will not be accepted).
  6. Obtain a Blue Card (Working with Children Check). Please phone 1800 113 611 or visit Blue Card.

Any costs associated above will be the student's responsibility. There may be an approximately $1500.00 in additonal materials.

Please note: Entry to health care facilities for clinical placement will be restricted for participants who have not provided the above information as required by the Health Industry.

Timetable

View the timetable. Please note, the timetable for future semesters may differ to the current schedule. If you need help or can't find what you're looking for, give us a call on 1300 712 007.

Please note: Classes may be timetabled Monday - Saturday between 8am and 9pm, approximately 25 hours a week.

Students are expected to complete independent self-directed study in their own time. This may be up to 20 hours each week and is on top of allocated on campus classes.

Placement

Clinical Placement

Students are required to complete three clinical placements during this course. These clinical placements are for 3-4 weeks each and will take place at the successful completion of all theory tasks and exams each semester. Students will work the shifts determined by the placement provider and these will include morning, evening and possibly some night-duty shifts between Monday and Sunday. Placements may fall over holiday periods. Students may be required to attend clinical placement on a public holiday if it falls during the placement period. Students are expected to have in place strategies to manage family and work commitments in order to meet clinical placement shifts. TAFE Queensland Brisbane will organise clinical placements for students and the placement may be within any health care agency within the South East Queensland corner.

Important Information

Registration

Nursing is highly respected by the community and is a rewarding and meaningful career choice. All units within Diploma of Nursing are mapped to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council National Competency Standards for Enrolled Nurses. Prospective students must visit the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Board website for details on the codes and standards for nursing.

TAFE Queensland Brisbane will provide to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), on behalf of the National Board, the details of all students enrolled in the Diploma of Nursing at TAFE Queensland Brisbane. Individual students are not required to do anything to be registered during their period of study.

To register as an Enrolled Nurse through APHRA after graduation, all graduates must be able to demonstrate the completion of five years full-time equivalent education, taught and assessed in English. Applicants for registration who cannot provide this evidence will be required to undertake an IELTS (or equivalent) test. Applicants will require a minimum score of seven (7.0) in each of the four (4) components of listening, reading, writing and speaking. Prior to enrolment all students should visit the AHPRA website for further information regarding registration following graduation.

Study Abroad

TAFE Queensland Brisbane students have the opportunity to travel to locations across the globe as part of their studies in selected courses. Studying abroad provides students with the chance to immerse themselves in different cultures, as well as develop their skills and network with professionals in their chosen industry.

This qualification will offer a Study Abroad program in 2017.

All programs will be launched at orientation in January 2017. Students can register their interest at orientation and will be invited to attend an information session in January 2017 to receive more details and information about how to apply.

For further information, please visit the Study Abroad webpage at http://tafebrisbane.edu.au/current-students/study-abroad/

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 5 elective units as well as an additional elective unit from the list below. Electives may differ between TAFE Queensland locations and regions.

Semester 1
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status Core
HLTAAP003 Analyse and respond to client health information Core
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures Core
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care Core
HLTAID003 Provide first aid Core
HLTENN002 Apply communication skills in nursing practice Core
HLTENN003 Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care Core
HLTENN004 Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans Core
HLTENN008 Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice Core
HLTENN013 Implement and monitor care of the older person Core
M00VPC120 Vocational placement Vocational Placement Scheme
Semester 2
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
HLTENN012 Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems Core
HLTENN011 Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems Core
HLTENN007 Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy Core
HLTENN001 Practise nursing within the Australian health care system Core
HLTENN005 Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs Core
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Core
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety Core
BSBWOR404 Develop work priorities Elective
M00VPC160 Vocational placement Vocational Placement Scheme
Semester 3
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
HLTENN006 Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment Core
HLTENN009 Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions Core
HLTENN015 Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting Core
HLTENN025 Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes Elective
HLTENN010 Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice Elective
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice Elective
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice Core
M00VPC160 Vocational placement Vocational Placement Scheme South Bank, Loganlea and Alexandra Hills
M00VPC161 Vocational placement Vocational Placement Scheme Caboolture

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

What are my payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland Brisbane has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 1300 712 007. We're here to help.

$19,000

FULL FEE

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$14,995

SUBSIDISED

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$13,793

CONCESSION

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VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

 

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Subsidised

The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

 

Higher Level Skills Subsidy

You're eligible for the Higher Level Skills Subsidy if you:

  • Are 15 years or older and no longer in school
  • Live in Queensland full time
  • Are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or temporary resident with the necessary visa or work permits
  • And don't currently have (or are enrolled in) a certificate IV or higher level qualification.
  • Other restrictions or eligibility criteria may apply

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Concession

You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability. Further information about concessions.

VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

 

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

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Additional costs

All information on resources will be given at Orientation

  • Fob with a second hand (approximately $80)
  • Clinical kit which includes a digital thermometer, stethoscope, sphygmomanometer and a pair of scissors. Order forms will be provided at orientation. Approximate cost $65 including P&H.
  • Uniform to be worn during Vocational Placement - navy blue 'bottoms' e.g. culottes, skirts, shorts, trousers, and a shirt/blouse purchased. Uniform order forms and fittings will occur during orientation. Approximate cost $40 per shirt plus freight.
  • Australian Federal Police (AFP) Check - $42
  • Hepatitis B vaccinations (3 injections) - approximately $200.
  • Whooping Cough vaccination (Serology evidence required for both vaccinations)
  • Text book list will be provided at orientation, all textbooks are optional.

There may also be additional costs to meet clinical placement requirements.

Students can also access a range of print, copy, scan and fax services via MyPrint.

Outcome

HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing

Job prospects

  • Enrolled Nurse

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities. That means cutting down the amount of time you need to complete your degree, or even enrolling straight into the second year of your university course.

Our pathway partners include:

Melissa Davies

Let's celebrate the lifesavers

Studying showed me there is so much more to being a nurse than taking blood pressure. The teachers were an inspiration.

Melissa Davies
Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 Nursing)
TAFE Queensland Brisbane

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Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

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Orientation

At the beginning of each semester we host orientation events across our locations so you can meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule. We also throw in a bunch of free activities, because... why not? We like to have fun.

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 26 July 2017

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