HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing~ - International

CRICOS code: 095391E
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Next intake February 2022
LocationsGeelong City Campus
Werribee 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). On successful completion of your studies you will be eligible to register as an Enrolled nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA).

We receive a high number of applications for this course, with only limited places available. When submitting an application you are not guaranteed an offer. Make sure you submit your application on time and aim to make your application really count! Applicants are assessed individually and offers extended accordingly.

Work placement/industry experience

400 hours of work placement is required in this course, organised by The Gordon. You will complete 11 weeks of fulltime placement, in 2-3 full week blocks with morning or afternoon shifts. Placement may occur during semester break. A current police check and approved Working with Children Check is required. Uniform is a Gordon shirt, blue or black 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.

How often do I attend?

Classes are scheduled Monday – Friday | 3 days per week (changing each semester) | between the hours of 8.00am and 8.00pm.

Students can expect to be on campus on average 20 hours per week. Semester breaks will be scheduled into the timetable.

How often do I attend?

Classes are scheduled Monday - Friday | 3 days per week (changing each semester) | between the hours of 8.00am and 8.00pm.
Students can expect to be on campus on average 20 hours per week. Semester breaks will be scheduled into the timetable.

Possible career outcomes

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

~ This course is in transition. The course code, title, units and content may change in future. Further information will be provided on The Gordon website, upon enrolment and/or during the course of your training.

Changes to delivery due to COVID-19
While The Gordon is permitted to deliver face-to-face teaching in compliance with current Government guidelines and COVIDSafe restrictions, many courses will utilise a blend of remote and on-campus learning. Find out more about delivery changes here.

How to apply

  1. View how to apply to find out what documents you will need to complete your application.
  2. Submit your application through your education agent using the forms below or apply online by selecting an intake from the application and attendance table below.

If you need help, contact the International team.

Submission of an application does not guarantee a place in the course.

Applications & attendance

IntakeApplicationsAttendanceClassesDuration 
2021 October
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 1 Apr 2021
Close: 26 Sep 2021 
Class Day3 days, 8am-8pm, via Zoom & classroom
 
Full-time: 2 years    
2022 February
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 1 Jun 2021
Close: 1 Feb 2022 
Class DayTu,Wed,Thur or Tue,Thur,Fri 9am - 4.30pm
 
Full-time: 2 years  Apply  
2022 February
Werribee Campus 
Open: 1 Jun 2021
Close: 1 Feb 2022 
Class DayMon, Tues, Wed 9am - 4.30pm
 
Full-time: 2 years  Apply  
2022 April
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 1 Jun 2021
Close: 1 Apr 2022 
Class DayMon, Wed, Fri 9am - 4.30pm
 
Full-time: 2 years  Apply  
2022 April
Werribee Campus 
Open: 1 Jun 2021
Close: 1 Apr 2022 
Class DayMon,Tue,Thur 9am - 4.30pm
 
Full-time: 2 years  Apply  
2022 July
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 1 Jun 2021
Close: 1 Jul 2022 
Class DayMon, Tues, Wed 9am - 4.30pm
 
Full-time: 2 years  Apply  
2022 July
Werribee Campus 
Open: 1 Jun 2021
Close: 1 Jul 2022 
Class DayTue, Thur, Fri 9am - 4.30pm
 
Full-time: 2 years  Apply  
2022 October
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 1 Jun 2021
Close: 1 Oct 2022 
Class DayTue, Thur, Fri 9am - 4.30pm
 
Full-time: 2 years  Apply  
2022 October
Werribee Campus 
Open: 1 Jun 2021
Close: 1 Oct 2022 
Class DayWed, Thur, Fri 9am - 4.30pm
 
Full-time: 2 years  Apply  
2023 February
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 1 Jul 2021
Close: 1 Feb 2023 
Class DayTimetable to be advised
 
Full-time: 2 years  Apply  
2023 February
Werribee Campus 
Open: 1 Jul 2021
Close: 1 Feb 2023 
Class DayTimetable to be advised
 
Full-time: 2 years    
2023 April
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 1 Jul 2021
Close: 1 Apr 2023 
Class DayTimetable to be advised
 
Full-time: 2 years  Apply  
2023 April
Werribee Campus 
Open: 1 Jul 2021
Close: 1 Apr 2023 
Class DayTimetable to be advised
 
Full-time: 2 years  Apply  
2023 July
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 1 Jul 2021
Close: 1 Jul 2023 
Class DayTimetable to be advised
 
Full-time: 2 years  Apply  
2023 July
Werribee Campus 
Open: 1 Jul 2021
Close: 1 Jul 2023 
Class DayTimetable to be advised
 
Full-time: 2 years  Apply  
2023 October
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 1 Jul 2021
Close: 1 Oct 2023 
Class DayTimetable to be advised
 
Full-time: 2 years  Apply  
2023 October
Werribee Campus 
Open: 1 Jul 2021
Close: 1 Oct 2023 
Class DayTimetable to be advised
 
Full-time: 2 years  Apply  

 

Note: Students are required to undertake some self-paced learning and assessment activities outside of class time.

Please refer to our key dates and orientation webpage here.

We reserve the right to close course intakes early. Many courses have limited places and high demand. Early applications are recommended. We reserve the right to cancel intakes and courses if there are insufficient student numbers.

  • ​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.
  • Applicants are expected to have literacy and numeracy skills at Year 11 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3 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. 
  • 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.
  • Applicants are expected to have literacy and numeracy skills at Year 11 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3 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. 

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 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
Electives 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 electives listed are those delivered by The Gordon but you may not be required to complete all of these to successfully complete this qualification. In order to clarify what is required to complete this qualification, please check https://training.gov.au/Home/Tga. If you have completed any units previously, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning. Find out more about RPL here.

Assessment is based on:

  • Individual and group presentations
  • Written tasks
  • Exams
  • Demonstration of Practical Laboratory
  • Professional workplace
FeesRateUnitIndicative Course HoursIndicative Tuition Payable by StudentMax. Indicative Government Subsidy Total
Standard Tuition AUD $7.36 per hour 1725 AUD $12,696.00 AUD $16,388.00
Full Fee Tuition AUD $18.25 per hour 1725 AUD $31,481.00

Add the costs below to your relevant tuition fee

Education Levy AUD $258.75
Administrative AUD $450.00 once

 

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 $16,077

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

Fees are based on current year and are subject to change for future years. Fees are charged upon course offer and must be paid to obtain the Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE). Contact the international office for detailed information or see fees, payments and refunds. More information.

Total tuition fee:

$34,026

Total approx. materials and courses expenses:

AUD $412 (AUD $720 from 2021)

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Date published: 14/10/2021 8:01:58 AM
HLT54115-Diploma-of-Nursing

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