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HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing~

CRICOS code: 095391E
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Free TAFE

Next intake February 2023
LocationsGeelong City Campus
Werribee Watton Campus
DurationFull-time: 2 years

Course description

Start your nursing career with confidence! This popular course will equip you with the knowledge and practical skills you need to register as an enrolled nurse or create a pathway to university. Our professional team of trainers share their experience and expertise to ensure you gain the latest industry knowledge.

Our partnerships with Barwon Health, St John of God Hospital, and other healthcare providers also provide excellent work placement and employment opportunities. The course covers anatomy and physiology, communication skills, medical terminology, infection control, legal and ethical issues associated with nursing, nursing patients with complex needs, administering medications, and nursing patients with mental health needs.

This course is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). Upon successful completion of your studies, you will be eligible to register as an Enrolled nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA).

Wondering if this industry will suit you?

Find out more about our nursing and bridging programs and hear from teachers to see if a nursing career is for you.

We have created a very short course quiz to help you gain a little more understanding of what is required and whether you might enjoy a role in this industry. Take the quiz here.

Take advantage of Job Trainer and Free TAFE! Eligible Victorian students who elect to use their one Job Trainer opportunity Material and resources fees still apply. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

This is a JobTrainer Priority Course. All students who meet the Skills First eligibility criteria can access free or reduced tuition fees for this course. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

Work placement/industry experience

400 hours of work placement is required in this course, organised by The Gordon. You will complete 11 weeks of full-time placement, in 2-3 full-week blocks with morning or afternoon shifts. Placement may occur during semester break. You must obtain a current police check and a Working with Children Check prior to commencing your placement. The uniform is a Gordon shirt; blue pants and flat non-slip shoes should be worn. *Please note that you may be required to travel outside of your usual training location to attend placement. This may include other regional areas or suburbs of Melbourne. As per worker vaccination requirements, all applicants for this course must meet current health industry vaccination requirements prior to undertaking placement which is a requirement for completion of this course. Students are required to provide evidence of full vaccination status, including booster dose, as part of their placement documentation which is provided to placement facilities. Students that cannot provide valid evidence will not be able to complete placement and therefore unable to complete this course.

~ This course is in transition.

HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing is superseded as of 29 April 2021. The Gordon is in the process of developing the HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing. Students enrolled in HLT54115 will have until 31 December 2023 to complete their qualification or be required to transition to the new HLT54121. Students enrolling in HLT54115 will be transitioned into HLT54121 where it presents no impact on the training and assessment required to gain the new qualification or where it is in the best interests of students to transition to the new qualification.

No additional fees will be charged, except if students need to repeat or complete additional units due to re-enrolment and course deferment.

Possible career outcomes

  • Enrolled nurse in a variety of settings
  • Pathways to higher education

Applications & attendance

How to apply

  1. Follow our instructions for how to apply for a course.
  2. Apply online by selecting an intake from the Applications & attendance table below.

If you need help, visit Customer Service or request application support via email.
Submission of an application does not guarantee a place in the course.

IntakeApplicationsAttendanceClassesDuration 
2023 February
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 2 Aug 2022
Close: 1 Feb 2023 
Class DayStart: 30 Jan 2023
4 days, 9am-4pm, classroom and over Zoom
 
Full-time: 2 years  Apply  
2023 February
Werribee Watton Campus 
Open: 2 Aug 2022
Close: 1 Feb 2023 
Class DayStart: 31 Jan 2023
4 days, 9am-4pm, classroom and over Zoom
 
Full-time: 2 years  Apply  
2023 April
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 15 Jan 2023
Close: 1 Apr 2023 
Class DayStart: 24 Apr 2023
4 days, 9am-4pm, classroom and over Zoom
 
Full-time: 2 years    
2023 April
Werribee Watton Campus 
Open: 15 Jan 2023
Close: 1 Apr 2023 
Class DayStart: 24 Apr 2023
4 days, 9am-4pm, classroom and over Zoom
 
Full-time: 2 years    
2023 July
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 1 Apr 2023
Close: 1 Jul 2023 
Class DayStart: 10 Jul 2023
4 days, 9am-4pm, classroom and over Zoom
 
Full-time: 2 years    
2023 July
Werribee Watton Campus 
Open: 1 Apr 2023
Close: 1 Jul 2023 
Class DayStart: 10 Jul 2023
4 days, 9am-4pm, classroom and over Zoom
 
Full-time: 2 years    
2023 October
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 15 Jul 2023
Close: 1 Oct 2023 
Class DayStart: 2 Oct 2023
4 days, 9am-4pm, classroom and over Zoom
 
Full-time: 2 years    
2023 October
Werribee Watton Campus 
Open: 15 Jul 2023
Close: 1 Oct 2023 
Class DayStart: 2 Oct 2023
4 days, 9am-4pm, classroom and over Zoom
 
Full-time: 2 years    

 

Students may need to complete some self-paced learning and assessment activities outside class time. This will be different for each course and will depend on a student’s level of skill and experience.

Class days and times in the above table are indicative. Prior to course commencement, changes may be necessary. Follow the link for more information on Attendance mode definitions. When you submit your application, please make sure you answer all the questions. Only successful applicants with complete applications will receive an offer. We issue offers as soon as possible. Follow the link for more information on Offer timing.

Many courses have limited places and high demand. We may close an intake before the date above. We recommend you apply early. If student numbers are insufficient we may cancel an intake or a course.

  • ​Applicants must be 18 years and over at the time of course commencement
  • Working with Children Check & Police Check required for industry work placement 
  • Up to date immunisation/vaccination record
  • The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) under Standard 6.1 require that applicants are informed of the following before accepting an offer of enrolment: students that would be required by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) to provide a formal English language skills test when applying for registration, must provide a formal English language test result demonstrating they have achieved the NMBA specified level of English language skills, prior to commencing the program. Find more information here.
  • When responding to application questions, please be aware that your application is scored against a set of criteria to help determine if this program is a good match for your abilities, experience and goals. Therefore, it is important that you provide detailed and clear responses to each of the application questions.
  • Applicants are expected to have literacy and numeracy skills at Year 11 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 4 to meet the academic requirements for the course. 
  • To be eligible to apply for a VET Student Loan applicants will be required to: 
    • undertake an independent assessment test to ensure they possess Level 3 in reading and numeracy, or
    • provide their Year 12 certificate, or
    • provide evidence of completion of a Certificate IV or above. 

The reading, writing and numeracy task will be conducted during a face to face session, under supervision, at either the Geelong city campus or Watton St, Werribee campus. You will be sent details of these sessions and booking arrangements once you have completed the first phase of the application online.
These sessions will also be opportunity for you to learn more about the course, including a tour of our practical workplace simulation facilities.
 

  • You must reside in Victoria to access Victorian Government Subsidised Fees and any incentive such as Job Trainer. Full fees apply to all non-Victorian residents.

Each student must complete a pre-training review as part of their application. The outcome of your pre-training review assists our teachers and trainers to better understand your capabilities prior to training and enables you to be matched to the right program. Your literacy and numeracy skills will be evaluated and you may be required to undertake a separate assessment. Follow this link for more information about literacy and numeracy skills .

Practice tests

In order to prepare for your LLN, you may wish to attempt some practise tests in which you will find similar questions (with solutions too). These practice tests are not VSL approved but may be similar in question type and level of difficulty to what may be asked in the VSL approved LLN. Click here for practice tests. Please note, the VSL approved LLN cannot be resat within 3 months of undertaking it.

Academic:

Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent – Equivalents can be found on our Entry Requirements page.

  • Police and Working with Children check prior to placement
  • Computer skills
  • Up to date immunisation/vaccination record
  • Year 11 General Maths

English:

  • Formal evidence of an English language, literacy and numeracy test result prior to commencing the program. This documentation is to be submitted with your application. English language standards listed below.
  1. Declare English is their primary language – accepted countries Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States of America. 
  2. IELTS (academic module). We only accept test results:
    • from one test sitting, or
    • a maximum of two test sittings in a six month period only if:
      • you achieve a minimum overall score of 7 in each sitting, and
      • you achieve 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
  3. OET. We will only accept test results:
    • from one test sitting, or
    • a maximum of two test sittings in a six month period only if:
      • you are tested in all four components in each sitting, and
      • you achieve a minimum score of B in each component across the two sittings, and
      • no score in any component of the test is below C.
  4. PTE Academic. We will only accept test results:
    • 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 
  5. TOEFL iBT. We will only accept test results:
    • 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

Tests must be completed within the past 2 years from applying for this course.

Age/other requirements:

  • You must be 18 years or over at the time of course commencement.
  • Working with Children Check
  • Police Check to meet workplace regulatory requirements.

  • ​Applicants must be 18 years and over at the time of course commencement
  • Working with Children Check & Police Check required for industry work placement 
  • Up to date immunisation/vaccination record
  • The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) under Standard 6.1 require that applicants are informed of the following before accepting an offer of enrolment: students that would be required by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) to provide a formal English language skills test when applying for registration, must provide a formal English language test result demonstrating they have achieved the NMBA specified level of English language skills, prior to commencing the program. Find more information here.
  • When responding to application questions, please be aware that your application is scored against a set of criteria to help determine if this program is a good match for your abilities, experience and goals. Therefore, it is important that you provide detailed and clear responses to each of the application questions.
  • Applicants are expected to have literacy and numeracy skills at Year 11 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 4 to meet the academic requirements for the course. 
  • To be eligible to apply for a VET Student Loan applicants will be required to: 
    • undertake an independent assessment test to ensure they possess Level 3 in reading and numeracy, or
    • provide their Year 12 certificate, or
    • provide evidence of completion of a Certificate IV or above. 

The reading, writing and numeracy task will be conducted during a face to face session, under supervision, at either the Geelong city campus or Watton St, Werribee campus. You will be sent details of these sessions and booking arrangements once you have completed the first phase of the application online.
These sessions will also be opportunity for you to learn more about the course, including a tour of our practical workplace simulation facilities.
 

Personal Learning Requirements

There are personal learning requirements for each qualification at The Gordon. These are essential personal capabilities and skills required to successfully complete the course and be ready to work in the industry.

Please review the requirements here and consider any challenges you may have in meeting them. When applying for your course, please let us know what support you may need.

Selection mode

Core Units Code Hours
Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy HLTENN007 250
Analyse and respond to client health information HLTAAP003 60
Apply communication skills in nursing practice HLTENN002 50
Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice HLTENN008 30
Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting HLTENN015 80
Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment HLTENN006 45
Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures HLTINF001 25
Confirm physical health status HLTAAP002 90
Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs HLTENN005 90
Follow safe work practices for direct client care HLTWHS002 25
Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems HLTENN011 70
Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems HLTENN012 50
Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions HLTENN009 60
Implement and monitor care of the older person HLTENN013 75
Implement monitor and evaluate nursing care plans HLTENN004 110
Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care HLTENN003 50
Practise nursing within the Australian health care system HLTENN001 100
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety CHCDIV002 25
Reflect on and improve own professional practice CHCPRP003 120
Work with diverse people CHCDIV001 40
Elective Units Code Hours
Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice HLTENN010 50
Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes HLTENN025 80
Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately BSBMED301 60
Manage personal stressors in the work environment HLTWHS006 25
Research and apply evidence to practice CHCPOL003 65

 

Please note that the listed electives are delivered by The Gordon but you may not need to complete all of these units to successfully complete this qualification. If you have previously completed any of the units of competency relevant to this course, you may be eligible for Credit Transfer (CT). Any previous relevant experience may qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Find out more about CT or RPL here.

Assessment is based on:

  • Individual and group presentations
  • Written tasks
  • Exams
  • Demonstration of Practical Laboratory
  • Professional workplace

This course is eligible for Free TAFE!

Eligible Victorian students who elect to use their one Free TAFE opportunity will not incur any tuition fees. Material and resources fees still apply. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

FeesRateUnitIndicative Course HoursIndicative Tuition Payable by StudentMax. Indicative Government Subsidy Total
Standard Tuition AUD $8.19 per hour 1725 AUD $14,128.00 AUD $16,819.00
Full Fee Tuition AUD $18.25 per hour 1725 AUD $31,481.00

Add the costs below to your relevant tuition fee

Materials AUD $720.00 once
Administrative AUD $450.00 once
Education Levy AUD $258.75

 

All fees and charges are correct at time of publication but may change without notice. The student tuition fees are indicative only. Additional fees may apply. Where GST is applicable to any courses or materials, the fee displayed is inclusive of the GST.

Which fee will I pay?

Your fees will be charged according to your eligibility for government funding. For more information, visit our Fees & Payments pages.

Fee help and student loans

VET Student Loans are available for eligible students for tuition fees only. The current years maximum loan cap is $16,221

Payment plans may be available for students who are not eligible for a VET Student Loan.

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Date published: 9/12/2022 10:00:47 AM
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