The HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing provides you with the skills, knowledge and professional placement experience to become registered as an Enrolled Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
VFA Learning has a full range of physical resources to support delivery of the HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing; including a newly fitted simulation centre (lab), tutorial rooms, selection of group learning spaces and a well resourced computer laboratory.
This innovative course meets the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) Enrolled Nurse Accreditation Standards and is designed to build the skills you’ll need in the workplace to ensure that upon graduation you are able to practice safely and competently, to contribute effectively in the clinical setting.
The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) has approved VFA Learning’s Diploma of Nursing program.
On completion of the course students are eligible to apply to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) to register as an enrolled nurse.
Participants must be deemed competent in all of the units of competency listed in the “Units of Competency” section of this course to be awarded the HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing qualification.
Key Areas of Study
Introduction to Clinical Practice
Health, Safety and Infection Control in Nursing Environment
Working in a Nursing Environment
Culture and Communication
Clinical Practice 1 & 2
Units of Competency
Introduction to Clinical Practice
- HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
- HLTAAP003 Analyse and respond to client health information
- HLTENN003 Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care
- HLTENN004 Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans
- HLTENN002 Apply communication skills in nursing practice
- HLTENN013 Implement and monitor care of the older person
Health, Safety and Infection Control in a Nursing Environment
- HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
- HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
- HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment
Working in a Nursing Environment
- HLTENN008 Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
- HLTENN001 Practise nursing within the Australian health care system
- CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice (runs across all clusters)
- BSBWOR404 Develop work priorities
Culture and Communication
- CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
- CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
- HLTENN015 Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting
- CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice
Clinical Practice 1
- HLTENN006 Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment
- HLTENN025 Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes
- HLTENN011 Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems
- HLTENN012 Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems
Clinical Practice 2
- HLTENN005 Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs
- HLTENN010 Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice
- HLTENN009 Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions
- HLTENN007 Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy
After successfully completing this program, you will receive the nationally endorsed HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing which will allow you to apply for registration with APHRA and then as an enrolled nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) – Please note that entry level criteria applies.
For further information please visit the NMBA at www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au
Upon registration you will be able to work in a range of clinical environments as an Enrolled Nurse such as hospitals, aged-care facilities, the community and other healthcare settings.
VFA Learning will assess applicants to determine their suitability and ensure that this is the most appropriate training program to suit their existing knowledge, skills and experience, as well as their career goals and individual support needs.
This is undertaken through an both the pre-training review and interview process with the Head of Nursing and Health, which includes reviewing:
- Language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) through an LLN assessment using the ACER Assessment Tool – with a focus on Language, literacy and communication skills where students must demonstrate competence at or above Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) Exit Level 3;
- Learner needs and capabilities
- Prior vocational learning experiences.
- Course commitment
- Course appropriateness
- Course and industry information
Where English is not the primary language, students must meet the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) English language skills registration standards and will be required to provide a formal English language Skills (ELS) test result demonstrating they have achieved the NMBA specified level of English language skills, prior to commencing the Enrolled Nursing program.
Refer to the Student Fact Sheet detailing the minimum English Language Skills Registration standards for entry into HLT54114 Diploma of Nursing.
Students who have undertaken an approved ELS test and meet the program entry criteria will only be required to undertake the numeracy component and display competence at Exit level 3 of the LLN Assessment
In accordance with best practice protocols all students who are accepted into this program will be required to undergo the following prior to professional placement:
- Police check
- Working with children check
- Immunisation requirements as outlined in the SSIP
- Prior to placement, students must also have student registration with AHPRA (this will be facilitated by VFA Learning ) Fact Sheet for Education Providers
- A police check or WWCC that has reportable outcomes may preclude a student from being accepted for student placement, and therefore prevent them from completing the full requirements of the HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing.
Students are encouraged to speak with their GP about the following clinical placement immunisation requirements and will be required to supply evidence of immunisation:
Measles/Mumps/Rubella (2 documented doses)
Hepatitis B (confirmation of serology)
Tuberculosis (interferon gamma release assay no more than 3 months before course commencement)
Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (within past 10 years)
Influenza (within the past 12 months)
Varicella (medically verified evidence or two vaccinations)
Prior to the commencement of the course, students must be fully vaccinated.
To view VFA Learning’s student entry procedure click here
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Students as well as students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We also encourage applications from students with diverse academic, work and life experiences.
This course contains 11 weeks (440 hours) mandatory clinical placement in an Aged Care Facility, Primary Health setting, Acute/Sub Acute Hospital setting and Mental Health setting. In addition to the 440 hours a one (1) day observational placement in an Aged Care Facility will occur at week 8 of the course. This professional placement will provide students with an introduction to the clinical work environment in an observational capacity. This brief placement is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to see first hand what may be expected of them when they enter the workforce after successful completion of this program.
VFA learning will manage your professional placement, utilising our network of industry partners, and ensure that the required learning experiences are available. This is further supported by regular workplace visits by an appropriately qualified trainer and assessor.
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VFA Learning has developed a blended option for this course, including online for theory components and completion of all practical observations either in a simulated work environment and placement as required by the qualification. Potential students are encouraged to speak with one of our highly experienced Course Consultants to discuss options that suit your learning needs.
Flipped learning approach encompassing:
- Face to face/Classroom Based
- Practical Clinical Laboratory Sessions
- Professional Placement
- Self Directed Learning
Written Questions / Case studies / Assignment / Project / Report / Logbook/ Lab / Role Plays / Reflective Journal / Placement Tasks
Intake Dates / Course Duration
18 months Full Time.
65 weeks – standard delivery (see below)
Standard delivery week
Classroom delivery: 1 day at VFA (onsite) – 9am to 4pm
Clinical lab session: Half day at VFA (onsite) – 9am to 12pm or 1pm to 4pm.
Tutorial: Half day at VFA (onsite) – 9am to 12pm or 1pm to 4pm
Structured online self-paced delivery – 1 day onsite/offsite/remote support
Self-directed learning/Assessment activities – 1-1.5 days (8-12 hours) offsite and outside of scheduled classes
January 2023 – Geelong Campus Only
May 2023 – Geelong Campus Only
August 2023 – Geelong Campus Only
- Fee-for Service: Deposit (maximum $1,000) and Direct Debit payment of balance (paid through Debit Success)
- Where eligible: VIC government subsidy and VET Student Loans
- Where eligible: VET Student Loans and direct debit payment of balance (paid through Debit Success)
This training will be delivered by Victorian Fitness Academy Pty Ltd TA VFA Learning RTO #22360. Access to VET Student Loans will not be approved for students who do not meet eligibility requirements and a VET Student Loans gives rise to a VETSL debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth. Maximum Tuition Fee for this course is $27,763. Maximum amount covered under the VET Student Loans program for this course is $16,077.
Course Fee Information
Fee For service= $27,763
Skills First Government Subsidised= $16,077
* Materials Fees Option 1 (Hardcopy Text): $863
* Materials fees are not covered under VET Student Loans
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This training will be delivered by Victorian Fitness Academy Pty Ltd TA VFA Learning RTO #22360. Access to VET Student Loans will not be approved for students who do not meet eligibility requirements and a VET Student Loans gives rise to a VETSL debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth. Maximum Tuition Fee for this course is $27,763. Maximum amount covered under the VET Student Loans program for this course is $16,788.
Course Delivery Locations
This program is delivered from the following VFA Learning locations: