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HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing - International

CRICOS code: 111651H
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Next intake October 2024
LocationsGeelong City Campus
Werribee Watton Campus
DurationFull-time: 2 Years

Course description

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 experienced team of trainers will teach you about 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. Our partnerships with Barwon Health, St John of God Hospital, and other healthcare providers also provide excellent work placement and employment opportunities. 

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

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 a combination of both morning and afternoon shifts rostered. Placement may occur during semester break. Placement is not paid work and students will not receive payment for undertaking practical placement. You must obtain a current police check and a Working with Children Check prior to commencing your placement. The uniform is a Gordon top; 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. Travel and accommodation costs are the responsibility of the student. As per worker vaccination requirements all applicants for this course must be triple vaccinated (boosted) against COVID-19, Hepatitis B, Diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP), Varicella, Measles mumps-rubella (MMR), Tuberculosis (TB) and current year influenza vaccination. 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.

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

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.


Applications & attendance

How to apply

Find out what documents you will need to complete for your application.

How to apply


Please complete the two forms below and submit via an education agent in your country.

Application form   SOP


If you need help, contact the International team.

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

IntakeApplicationsAttendanceClassesDuration 
2024 July
Werribee Watton Campus 
Open: 11 Jan 2023
Close: 13 Jun 2024 
Class DayStart: 15 Jul 2024
4 days, 9am-4pm, classroom and over Zoom
 
Full-time: 2 Years    
2024 July
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 11 Jan 2023
Close: 30 Jun 2024 
Class DayStart: 15 Jul 2024
4 days, 9am-4pm, classroom and over Zoom
 
Full-time: 2 Years    
2024 October
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 11 Jan 2023
Close: 1 Oct 2024 
Class DayStart: 8 Oct 2024
4 days, 9am-4pm, classroom and over Zoom
 
Full-time: 2 Years    
2024 October
Werribee Watton Campus 
Open: 11 Jan 2023
Close: 1 Oct 2024 
Class DayStart: 11 Oct 2024
4 days, 9am-4pm, classroom and over Zoom
 
Full-time: 2 Years    
2025 February
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 5 Apr 2023
Close: 1 Feb 2025 
Class DayStart: 29 Jan 2025
4 days, 9am-4pm, classroom and over Zoom
 
Full-time: 2 Years  Apply  
2025 February
Werribee Watton Campus 
Open: 5 Apr 2023
Close: 1 Feb 2025 
Class DayStart: 29 Jan 2025
4 days, 9am-4pm, classroom and over Zoom
 
Full-time: 2 Years  Apply  
2025 April
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 5 Apr 2023
Close: 1 Apr 2025 
Class DayStart: 22 Apr 2025
4 days, 9am-4pm, classroom and over Zoom
 
Full-time: 2 Years  Apply  
2025 April
Werribee Watton Campus 
Open: 5 Apr 2023
Close: 1 Apr 2025 
Class DayStart: 22 Apr 2025
4 days, 9am-4pm, classroom and over Zoom
 
Full-time: 2 Years  Apply  
2025 July
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 5 Apr 2023
Close: 1 Jul 2025 
Class DayStart: 21 Jul 2025
4 days, 9am-4pm, classroom and over Zoom
 
Full-time: 2 Years  Apply  
2025 July
Werribee Watton Campus 
Open: 5 Apr 2023
Close: 1 Jul 2025 
Class DayStart: 21 Jul 2025
4 days, 9am-4pm, classroom and over Zoom
 
Full-time: 2 Years  Apply  
2025 October
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 5 Apr 2023
Close: 1 Oct 2025 
Class DayStart: 6 Oct 2025
4 days, 9am-4pm, classroom and over Zoom
 
Full-time: 2 Years  Apply  
2025 October
Werribee Watton Campus 
Open: 5 Apr 2023
Close: 1 Oct 2025 
Class DayStart: 6 Oct 2025
4 days, 9am-4pm, classroom and over Zoom
 
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. An application does not guarantee a place in this course.

Additional attendance information

Under National Law The Gordon must notify AHPRA of any student who, by undertaking clinical training with an impairment, are placing the public at a substantial risk of harm. The National Law defines ‘impairment’ as ‘a physical or mental impairment, disability, condition or disorder (including substance abuse or dependence) that detrimentally affects or is likely to detrimentally affect the student’s capacity to carry out clinical training (AHPRA & National Boards, 2020).

Course Delivery

The Diploma of Nursing is predominantly delivered face-to-face in the classroom, with some theoretical classes delivered online through the Zoom platform. The course is structured in this way due to the practical nature of nursing, with online classes to support the theoretically underpinning knowledge.

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.

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 HLTENN040 275
Analyse and respond to client health information HLTAAP003 60
Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control HLTINF006 35
Apply communication skills in nursing practice HLTENN036 50
Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice HLTENN041 30
Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting HLTENN047 80
Apply principles of wound management HLTENN039 60
Confirm physical health status HLTAAP002 90
Follow safe work practices for direct client care HLTWHS002 25
Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health conditions HLTENN043 150
Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health conditions HLTENN044 60
Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions HLTENN042 60
Implement and monitor care of the older person HLTENN045 75
Implement monitor and evaluate nursing care HLTENN038 110
Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care HLTENN037 50
Practise nursing within the Australian health care system HLTENN035 75
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety CHCDIV002 25
Provide end of life care and a palliative approach in nursing practice HLTENN068 70
Reflect on and improve own professional practice CHCPRP003 120
Work with diverse people CHCDIV001 40
Elective Units Code Hours
Contribute to the nursing care of a person with diabetes HLTENN057 80
Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately BSBMED301 60
Manage personal stressors in the work environment HLTWHS006 25
Provide First Aid HLTAID011 18
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

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:

$39,380

Total approx. materials and courses expenses:

FeesRateUnit
Materials AUD $845.00 Once
Administrative fee AUD $450.00 Once

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Date published: 10/07/2024 2:01:03 PM
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