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Nursing - Diploma (HLT54115-01V01)
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Career area: Health Services 
Study area: Nursing 
National code: HLT54115  (Nationally Recognised Training)
Location  Attendance  Duration  Commencing  Attendance days 
Queanbeyan  Full Time  18 Months 17-May-2017  Wed, Thu, Fri 
Features: VET student loans 
Description: This qualification reflects the role of an enrolled nurse working under supervision of a registered nurse. This qualification covers the application of skills and knowledge required to provide nursing care for people across the health sector. A lifespan approach should underpin this qualification with relevant competencies that relate to the different stages of life identified within the units.

A graduate from a Diploma of Nursing program approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) is able to apply for registration with the NMBA as an enrolled nurse. Further information on registration is available at www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au

Note that the scope of practice for enrolled nurses is determined by state and territory legislative requirements and the policies and procedures of the employing organisation. Users of this qualification must refer to those instruments in the development of training and assessment strategies.

ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency. 
Other requirements: Professional experience With supervised professional experience, you will reinforce the theory and skills learned in class while gaining real-world experience in a healthcare environment. Prior to undertaking professional experience you must be prepared to:
1. NSW HEALTH Before you commence any professional experience in NSW Health facilities, you will be required to
- Meet NSW Health’s - Criminal Record Check requirements;
- Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health;
- Undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.
For specific information regarding NSW Health’s requirements, and access to the required forms, it is recommended that you visit their FAQs for students at:
http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/careers/student_clearance/pages/default.aspx 2. AGED CARE WORK Before you undertake any professional experience in Aged Care Facilities you will be required to undertake a National Criminal Record Check. Visit:
http://www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/police-checks/national-police-checks.aspx 3. COMMUNITY AND CHILDREN’S SERVICES Anyone in child-related work (including student professional experience and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free) in line with the Office of Children’s Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. Visit:
http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check 4. STUDENT READINESS FOR PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Professional experience will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information.
STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES For more information visit: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/rights-and-responsibilities/index.htm 
Entry requirements: Academic Requirements
- Year 12 or equivalent
- Certificate III

PLUS English language requirements for course entry You must demonstrate your English language competency in one of the following ways:

1. If English is your primary language and you have attended and satisfactorily completed at least six years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed in English in one of the recognised countries, including at least two years between years 7 and 12. (Recognised countries are Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom, USA)


2. Completion of four (4) years of secondary, vocational or tertiary education taught and assessed in English in one of the recognised countries above.

NOTE: the English language requirements includes that your Diploma of Nursing must be a minimum of one (1) year full time equivalent pre-registration program of study otherwise English language testing is an additional requirement.


3. English Language achievement in AHPRA approved tests including: (Please note that the results can be collected across two (2) tests within a six (6) month period) 1. Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination with a minimum score overall score of 6.5 and a minimum score of 6.5 in each of the 4 components – listening, reading, writing and speaking from one test sitting.
2. Occupational English Test (OET) with minimum score of B in each of the 4 components 3. PTE Academic with a minimum overall score of 58 and a minimum score of 58 in each of the 4 components in one sitting 4. TOEFL iBT at a minimum overall score of 79 with reading at a minimum of 19, listening a minimum of 20, speaking at a minimum of 20 and writing at a minimum of 24 5. Other English language tests approved by the Board from time to time. 
Learning pathways: International Criminal Record Check For professional registration an International Criminal Record Check (ICRC) may be required in some circumstances. For more information visit: www.ahpra.gov.au/Registration/Registration-Process/Criminal-history-checks/International-Criminal

Credit for Prior Learning If you already have skills and knowledge that are relevant to your course, you may be able to apply for credit through articulation, credit transfer or recognition of prior learning. To find out more about applying for credit follow this link


This web page also provides information on how to use your existing TAFE NSW qualifications to undertake a higher level qualification at TAFE NSW (e.g. Cert II to Cert III, Cert III to Cert IV, Cert IV to Diploma, etc.)

TAFE to University Students who successfully complete this program may articulate into undergraduate pre-registration nursing degree programs at university as per existing agreements Many TAFE NSW courses offer you the opportunity to gain both vocational and university qualifications. To find out more about the pathways to higher education please follow this link

Career opportunities: Enrolled nurses can work in general or specialised health care facilities including acute (hospital), care, medical centres, community, mental health, rural and remote, aged care and palliative care. 
Support for students: TAFE NSW has a range of support services available including support for students with disabilities, extensive library and information services, career advice and counselling, children's centres and support for multicultural or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. No matter what your circumstances are, TAFE NSW can assist you in many ways. 
Course availability
Location: Queanbeyan
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Offering name: Diploma of Nursing 
Offering code: 17QBY-010 
Attendance mode: Full Time 
Study mode: Course-Mixed Mode 
Duration: 18 Months
Scheduled attendance: Day/s: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Time: 8:30am Block: B Floor: G Room: 03 
Hours per week: 21 
Starting from: 17 May 2017 
Times: 8:30am to 4:30pm
About: Classes will start Wednesday 17 May 2017 at Queanbeyan Campus.

You will be required to undertake a minimum of 400hrs of on the job learning. This will be arranged by TAFE NSW and may include early and late shifts. Work placement can occur locally or in the Australian Capital Territory.

Volume of Learning:
Your learning commitment for this qualification is a minimum of 1750 supervised hours There is an expectation that you will engage in a range of activities to support your supervised learning which may include:
• Independent study
• Work placement or simulated workplace activities
• Research and projects
• Preparation of assessment tasks
• Field/industry visits
• Tutorials
• Learning support

Required student skills:
This is a Diploma level course. Skills required include essay writing and referencing, typing skills, computer literacy, reading and analysing material and resources, problem solving, the ability to be a self- direct learner, advanced communication skills and manage time effectively

Learner Support:
If you think you might need help with choosing, enrolling in or completing your course check out TAFE Illawarra’s support-for-learners website. You’ll be able to complete self-assessment checklists, find specialist information and locate the contact details of staff to help with your individual needs.

This course has a specific application process - an Information and Application Package can be found on the TAFE Illawarra website. For enquiries please contact the Nursing section. Shellharbour on 4295 2249 or IITNursing.Enquiries@tafensw.edu.au
Applying and enrolling: Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you don’t already have a USI, you can easily create one at https://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi. Once you have your USI, you can add TAFE Illawarra to your USI account via the Manager Permissions page on the USI website. You will need to enter these details when adding us: code: 90006, name: TAFE NSW - Illawarra Institute. You can find out more about applying and enrolling at: http://www.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/course-and-careers/applying-and-enroling

Application next steps: Your application will now be assessed and we will let you know the outcome. If you indicated you would like a VET Student Loan we will be in touch with you soon to assess your eligibility. 
Smart and Skilled: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
(TAFE NSW - Provider Code: 90006)

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 1300 766 123 for further information and advice.

VET Student Loans are available for this course. The Unit of Study fees below apply if this is not your first qualification. Your actual fee may be less depending on your previous study. We will advise you of any fee reductions you are entitled to before you enrol.
Course fees: $4,970
Fee explanatory text: The Unit of Study fees below, apply if this is not your first qualification. Your actual fee may be less depending on your previous study or experience. Make sure you talk to a teacher as soon as possible about applying for Recognition

HLT54115 17QBY-010 17QBY-001 S&S VSL UOS 1 $829
Start: Monday 22 May 2017 Census Date: Monday, 3 July 2017

HLT54115 17QBY-010 17QBY-002 S&S VSL UOS 2 $829
Start: Monday, 14 August 2017 Census Date: Monday, 3 October 2017

HLT54115 17QBY-010 17QBY-003 S&S VSL UOS 3 $829
Start: Monday, 13 November 2017 Census Date: Tuesday, 2 January 2018

HLT54115 17QBY-010 18QBY-001 S&S VSL UOS 4 $829
Start: Monday, 5 February 2018 Census Date: Tuesday, 5 March 2018

HLT54115 17QBY-010 18QBY-002 S&S VSL UOS 5 $829
Start: Monday, 7 May 2018, Census Date: Monday, 4 June 2018

HLT54115 17QBY-010 18QBY-003 S&S VSL UOS 6 $825
Start: Monday, 6 August 2018 , Census Date: Tuesday, 2 September 2018
Comments: Classes will start Wednesday 17 May 2017 in room B3, Queanbeyan Campus.

Recognition is the process by which you can demonstrate you already have the skills or competencies taught in a unit or qualification. It is the recognition of the skills, knowledge and experience you have gained through previous studies, work and life in general. Put simply, it means if you can demonstrate you already have the skills and experience you can complete a part or a whole qualification without needing to attend classes.

There are two types of Recognition:
• Credit Transfer, which allows you to receive credit for unit/s of competency previously successfully completed.
• Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which is an assessment process of your previous skills, knowledge and experience to meet the requirements of the course you are enrolled.

You can apply for recognition online: http://search.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/recognition/ or for more information visit www.tafeillawarra.edu.au/getrecognised or email illawarra.recognition@tafensw.edu.au 
Contact: For further information contact Customer Service Centre Information on 1300 766 123