As an Enrolled Nurse, you have the opportunity to work across the health sector.
The Diploma of Nursing covers the nursing skills and knowledge required for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as an Enrolled nurse.
At the successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised HLT54115 – Diploma of Nursing under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
- HLT64121 - Advanced Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled Nursing)
Bachelor of Nursing
- Enrolled Nurse entry - Bachelor of Nursing (Registered Nurse)
There are 25 units of competency that must be successfully completed to achieve the qualification HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing. There are 20 core units and 5 elective units:
HLTENN001 Practise Nursing within the Australian Health Care System
HLTENN002 Apply communication skills in Nursing practice
HLTENN003 Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care
HLTENN004 Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans
HLTENN005 Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs
HLTENN006 Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment
HLTENN007 Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy
HLTENN008 Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
HLTENN009 Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions
HLTENN011 Implement and monitor care of a person with acute health problems
HLTENN012 Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems
HLTENN013 Implement and monitor care of the older person
HLTENN015 Apply nursing practice in the primary health setting
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
HLTAAP003 Analyse and respond to client health information
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
HLTENN068 Provide end of life care and a palliative approach in nursing practice
HLTENN025 Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes
HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice
- The program will be delivered in 4 Sessions - over 18 months as a full-time program.
- Students will attend classes 4 days a week between 9.00 am and 3.30 pm
- 3 days face-to-face and the 4th day as an online tutorial
- They are also expected to undertake approximately 4 hours per week of self-directed learning.
- The program includes a total of 11 weeks of Professional Experience Placement (PEP).
This course is delivered by a combination of face-to-face teaching workshops, self-study learning materials, and ongoing tutor support and mentoring. Students are required to undertake workbook and online activities and self-paced learning.
- You will be required to complete 440 hours (11 weeks) of Professional Experience Placement (PEP) in a health service environment during the Diploma program. This professional experience placement is unpaid. Alpine Institute will organise placement within Alpine Health or other Health Services.
- Placement will be in block mode, linked to the content covered in each semester.
- Session 1 placement is 2 weeks
- Session 2 placement is 2 weeks
- Session 3 placement is 4 weeks
- Session 4 placement is 3 weeks
- Students are required to provide a Police Check, Working with Children check and Immunisation evidence prior to undertaking professional experience placement.
To achieve the qualification, the student will need to:
- Successfully complete all assessments associated with unit content throughout the program
- Successfully complete compulsory professional experience placement in the workplace for a minimum of 440 hours.
The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (Board) requires all applicants for initial registration to demonstrate English language skills to be suitable for registration.
This registration standard sets out how an applicant for registration can demonstrate to the Board that their competency in speaking and communicating in English is sufficient to practise nursing and/or midwifery.
This English language requirement must be confirmed prior to entry into the Diploma of Nursing.
You must demonstrate your English language competency in one of the following ways:
- you have attended and satisfactorily completed at least six years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed solely in English in a recognised country, including at least two years between years 7 and 12, and
- your tertiary qualification in the relevant professional discipline, which you are relying on to support your eligibility for registration under the National Law was taught and assessed solely in English in a recognised country and:
- in the case of an enrolled nurse, you must provide evidence of having successfully completed at least a one year full-time equivalent pre-registration program of study approved by the recognised nursing and/or midwifery regulatory body in a recognised country.
For applicants of non-English speaking background or for further information, please refer to NMBA English Language skill registration standard at:
As the qualification leads to registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), applicants are expected to comply with all the requirements set by AHPRA upon graduation. For further information access the following website for:
Students are expected to be aged 18 years or above with a VCE Year 12 Certificate, Senior VCAL Certificate or other post-secondary school certificate at Certificate III level or higher.
Legislation requires all staff and volunteers (including Students) who work in the aged care sector and with children to undergo a police check and assessment (National Criminal History Record Check) and a recognised Working with Children Check.
Before commencing the Diploma of Nursing students must provide:
- A certified National Criminal History Record within 36 months currency, or
- A receipt indicating that application for a National Criminal History Record has been made by way of a statutory declaration.
- Evidence of a current Working with Children Check.
- As part of a standardised assessment process, Alpine Institute will be conducting entry tests for the Diploma of Nursing to ensure that requirements of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) are met. During this test applicants will be assessed on Literacy, Numeracy, and English Writing Skills. Students must be able to demonstrate that you meet the requirements of the NMBA English Language Skills Registration Standard as a mandatory requirement for enrolment in this program.
- Evidence of immunisation in accordance with the Department of Health - Immunisation for Health Care Workers guidelines. Evidence of Immunisation status is required to be provided to Alpine Institute prior to Professional Experience Placement commencement. Current COVID-19 Vaccination is required.
- LLN Testing: Attain at least Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) Level 3 in reading, writing, learning, and oral communication and ACSF Level 3 in numeracy for program entry. Course applicants must complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course.
- Ability to meet the physical demands of nursing work, particularly the requirements of patient handling.
- The ability to meet the requirements of training delivery over 4 days a week, plus an additional 4 hours of self-directed learning a week; and full-time PEP for a total of 11 weeks.
- A current First Aid/CPR certificate must be provided before the commencement of each placement.
- Evidence of the ability to access online learning via a personal laptop with current software programs.
Contact Alpine Institute to register your interest
Please call (03) 5751 9400 or click on the 'Register your Interest' button at the top of the page.
Alpine Institute will send an Application Pack which includes:
- Pre Training Review Form
- Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) testing to determine additional support needs and suitability to complete the course
- Student Information Handbook
- Course Information
Complete the Pre Training Review Form.
This form includes candidate details and self-assessment information and will be discussed in the Pre Training Interview.
Schedule and confirm a PreTraining Interview
Make an appointment with Alpine Institute on (03) 5751 9400 or [email protected]
The Pre Training Interview will consist of the following:
- Pre Training Review Form discussion
- Assessments for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), National Recognition (NL), or Credit Transfer (CT) if applicable
- Eligibility for Government Subsidised Training
Applicants will be informed in writing and email of the outcome of their application. Successful applicants will be issued with an Enrolment Form which must be completed and returned with a non-refundable $100 administration fee. Upon receipt, confirmation of enrolment will be issued.
The establishment of credit transfer is based on the student providing evidence of completion of the relevant units of competency.
Australian Qualifications and Statements of Attainment that have been issued by any other Registered Training Organisations will be recognised by Alpine Institute.
To apply for a Credit Transfer, Students must be able to present their original Qualification or Statement of Attainment with National codes and titles that match the current course in which they are enrolled.
The Institute will offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), National Recognition, and Credit Transfer (CT) to all students through the enrolment process. The enrolment process provides Students details of how to apply for RPL, National Recognition, or / CT and has documented policies and procedures for these processes.
There is no credit transfer for students who have previously competently completed units in the HLT51612 and are transitioning to HLT54115, as there are no equivalence in the units.
Students who have passed units in the previous HLT51612 and are transitioning to HLT54115 the BluePrint Project HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing Mapping Package© will be used to ascertain Credit Transfer or Recognition of Prior Learning.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is the acknowledgment of skills and knowledge obtained through formal training, work experience and/or life experience. The purpose of this process is to identify and assess previously acquired skills and knowledge against the required competency standards.
Students wishing to apply for RPL must complete the RPL application form. Course participants applying for RPL must provide evidence to the satisfaction of Alpine Institute. This evidence must clearly indicate that the applicant is able to demonstrate all the required skills and knowledge.
Job Trainer Subsidised Concession: $1012.50
Subsidised Standard: $3462.50
Full Rate: $18,687.50
- Please refer to Fee Schedule for Fee Type and Course Fee breakdowns. www.alpineinstitute.vic.edu.au/enrolment/fees
- Course fees include all materials and resources required including:
- 2 x Polo Shirts, 1 X Tabbner’s textbook and 1 x stethoscope.
- A non-refundable tuition deposit payment of $100 is required upon acceptance.
- You may be eligible for Government funding through the *Skills First Program incentives. https://www.skills.vic.gov.au/s/how-to-check-your-eligibility
- This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are encouraged to enrol and will be provided a range of supports by Alpine Institute.
- VET Student Loans may be available to eligible individuals. For more information visit https://www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans