As an Enrolled Nurse, you have the opportunity to work across the health sector. You are eligible to apply for entry into the Bachelor of Nursing via an Enrolled Nurse entry pathway. This accelerated pathway recognises Year 1 of the Bachelor of Nursing.
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.
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:
Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs
Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment
Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy
Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions
Implement and monitor care of a person with acute health problems
Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems
Implement and monitor care of the older person
Apply nursing practice in the primary health setting
Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Analyse and respond to client health information
Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
Work with diverse people
Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice
Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes
Provide First Aid
Develop Work Priorities
Research and apply evidence to practice
HLT54115 - Diploma of Nursing - Enrolled Nurse
HLT64115 - Advanced Diploma of Nursing - Enrolled Nurse
Bachelor of Nursing (Enrolled Nurse Entry)
Bachelor of Nursing - Registered Nurse
The course curriculum is designed to include delivery and assessment in line with the Enrolled Nurse Standards for Practice and reflect the role of the enrolled nurse within the health environment.
- The program will be delivered in three Semesters - over 18 months as a full time program.
- Students will attend face-to-face classes 3 days/week between 9am and 4 pm and be expected to undertake additional 10 hours per week of structured, self-study.
- The program includes a total of 11 weeks Professional Experience Placement (PEP)
This course is delivered by a combination of face-to-face teaching and simulation workshops, self-study learning materials, and ongoing tutor support and mentoring. Students are required to undertake workbook 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.
- Semester 1 placement is 3 weeks duration
- Semester 2 placement is 4 weeks duration
- Semester 3 placement is 4 weeks duration
- 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 assessment activities associated with unit content throughout the program
- Successfully complete compulsory professional experience placement in the workplace for a minimum of 440 hours.
At the successful completion of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised HLT54115 - Diploma of Nursing under the Australian Qualifications Framework.
The program will have annual mid-year intakes.
This course is open to candidates 18 years of age and over.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are encouraged to enrol and will be provided a range of supports by Alpine Institute.
The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) have introduced an admission requirement that assesses a student’s English language skills. View the requirements for the English language skills registration standard
This English language requirement must be demonstrated prior to entry into the Diploma of Nursing and you will be asked to complete documentation during the application process.
All applicants are required to provide evidence of having sufficient language, literacy and numeracy skills to successfully undertake the program’s academic and work place experience requirements, prior to commencing the program. Evidence refers to a language, literacy and numeracy test result from an Australian Government approved provider (eg VETASSESS).
From 1 July 2018 all Diploma of Nursing program applicants that would be required by the NMBA to provide a formal English language skills test when applying for registration, must now provide a formal English language test result demonstrating achievement of the NMBA specified level of English language skills, prior to program entry.
Program applicants are required to demonstrate one of the following:
- Has attended and satisfactorily completed at least six years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed in English in either Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or the United States of America, including at least two years between years 7 and 12.
- At the time of applying for NMBA registration as a program graduate, the applicant will be able to demonstrate having completed 5 years (full time equivalent) of studies taught and assessed in English – that includes a combination of secondary, vocational or tertiary studies (or tertiary education alone) and evidence of a minimum of one year full-time equivalent pre-registration program of study approved by the recognised nursing and/or midwifery regulatory body in either Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States of America.
- Has formal English language test score results showing: an IELTS (academic module) with a minimum overall score of 7 and a minimum score of 7 in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking) from one test sitting, or a maximum of two test sittings in a six month period only if:
- achieved a minimum overall score of 7 in each sitting, and achieved a minimum score of 7 in each component across the two sittings, and
- no score in any component of the test is below 6.5.
- an OET with a minimum score of B in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking) from one test sitting, or a maximum of two test sittings in a six month period only if:
- was tested in all four components in each sitting, and achieved a minimum score of B in each component across the two sittings, and
- no score in any component of the test is below C.
- a PTE Academic with a minimum overall score of 65 and a minimum score of 65 in each of the four communicative skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking) from one test sitting, or a maximum of two test sittings in a six month period only if:
- a minimum overall score of 65 is achieved in each sitting, and you achieve a minimum score of 65 in each of the communicative skills across the two sittings, and
- no score in any of the communicative skills is below 58.
- a TOEFL iBT with a minimum total score of 94 and the following minimum score in each section of the test: 24 for listening, 24 for reading, 27 for writing, and 23 for speaking from one test sitting, or a maximum of two test sittings in a six month period only if:
- a minimum total score of 94 is achieved in each sitting, and you achieve a minimum score of 24 for listening, 24 for reading, 27 for writing and 23 for speaking across the two sittings, and
- no score in any of the sections is below: 20 for listening, 19 for reading, 24 for writing, and 20 for speaking
- other English language test approved by the NMBA as published on the Board’s website with the required minimum scores.
For further information, please refer to NMBA English Language skill registration standard at http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Registration-Standards.aspx
As the qualification also leads to registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), applicants are also expected to comply with all the requirements set by AHPRA upon graduation View the AHPRA English Language Skills Registration Standards and the AHPRA Criminal History Registration Standards.
Contact Alpine Institute to register your interest
Please call (03) 5751 9400 or click on the Apply Now button below regarding expression of interest in this course.
Alpine Institute will send an Application Pack which includes:
- Pre Training Review Form
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Pre Training Interview will consist of the following:
- Pre Training Review Form discussion
- Completion of an online VETASSESS for Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) to determine additional support needs and suitability to complete the course
- 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 Institute will offer Credit Transfer (CT), Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), and National Recognition, to all students through the enrolment process. The enrolment process provides students details of how to apply for CT / RPL or National Recognition, CT and has documented procedures for these processes.
Australian Qualifications and Statements of Attainment that have been issued by any other Registered Training Organisations will be recognised by Alpine Institute.
The establishment of credit transfer is based on the student providing evidence of completion of the relevant units of competency. The student 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.
There is no credit transfer for students who have previously competently completed units in the HLT51612 and are transitioning to HLT54115, as there is 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.
Students are expected to be aged 18 years or above with a VCE Year 12 Certificate, Senior VCAL Certificate or other post-secondary school certificates 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 either:
- A certified National Criminal History Record, or
- A receipt indicating that application for a National Criminal History Record has been made within a six months currency.
- 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 and 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 course commencement.
- VETASSESS 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
- Ability to meet the physical demands of nursing work, particularly the requirements of manual handling
Please refer to Fee Schedule for Fee Type and Course Fee breakdowns.
- Course fees include all materials and resources required. Please note, there is a non-refundable administration fee of $100.00 required to secure enrolment.
- You may be eligible for government funding through the *Skills First Program incentives if this course is completed via a traineeship.
*Skills First Program Eligibility This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals. For further information regarding funding under the Skill First program visit:
Your eligibility will be assessed on an individual basis during pre-training interview.
*Skills First Program Eligibility
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
For further information regarding funding under the Skill First program visit:https://www.skills.vic.gov.au/victorianskillsgateway/Students/Pages/vtg-eligibility-indicator.aspx
Your eligibility will be assessed on an individual basis during pre-training interview.