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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)
Locations:
Location  Attendance  Duration  Commencing  Attendance days 
Queanbeyan  Full Time  18 Months 19-Sep-2018  Wed, Thu, Fri 
Features: VET student loans 
Description: This course provides the skills and knowledge to work as an enrolled nurse under the supervision of the registered nurse in a variety of settings including acute, aged care, community, rehabilitation and mental health. It will provide the theoretical and practical skills to:
- relate the concepts of the person, environment and health to the safe and effective practice of nursing
- participate in a multidisciplinary team to assist the individual to meet their needs
- practise in a safe and culturally competent manner to meet the physical, psychosocial, emotional and mental health needs of individuals
- practice within the nursing professional standards, codes of practice and state legislation
- develop, monitor and maintain a holistic plan of care in collaboration with the RN, multidisciplinary team
- demonstrate effective communication and documentation skills in a variety of healthcare settings
- participate in professional development of self
- practise within safety standards and quality improvement guidelines
- engage in reflective practice, nursing research and critically analyse and apply evidence based practice to nursing care

To complete the Diploma of Nursing students are required to successfully complete all units and complete a minimum of 400hrs of unpaid professional experience to meet the assessment requirements of the units. On completion of HLT54115 qualification students are eligible to apply for registration as an Enrolled Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (http://www.ahpra.gov.au).

ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY If you are enrolling in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for at least 2 minutes on the floor. 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
Or
- 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)

OR

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.

Or

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)
- Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination with a minimum score overall score of 7.0 and a minimum score of 7.0 in each of the 4 components - listening, reading, writing and speaking from one test sitting.
- Occupational English Test (OET) with minimum score of B in each of the 4 components
- PTE Academic with a minimum overall score of 65 and a minimum score of 65 in each of the 4 components in one sitting
- TOEFL iBT at a minimum overall score of 94 with reading at a minimum of 24, listening a minimum of 24, speaking at a minimum of 23 and writing at a minimum of 27
- 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

https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/get-started-at-tafe-nsw/recognition-of-prior-learning

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

https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/study-options/tafe-to-university 
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: 18QBY-023 
Attendance mode: Full Time 
Study mode: Course-Mixed Mode 
Duration: 18 Months
Scheduled attendance: Day/s: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Time: 8:30am Block: B Floor: Ground Room: 02. 
Hours per week: 21 
Starting from: 19 September 2018 
Times: 8:30am to 4:30pm
About: *Important Information* Applying for this course does not give you automatic enrolment. There is a specific recruitment process for the Diploma of Nursing. We will be in contact shortly to discuss how and when recruitment will take place, or you can email iitnursing.enquiries@tafensw.edu.au for more details.

Course will be held Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm. Students will be required to undertake a minimum of unpaid 400 hours in a Ministry of Health (MoH) or Private Health facility which could include day shift and afternoon shift. Whilst every effort is made for local workplacement, students may be required to travel to or in between Goulburn, Yass, Australian Capitol Territory or Southern Tablelands regions - depending on work place availability.

Volume of Learning:
Your learning commitment (known as the volume of learning) for this qualification is a minimum of 1600 hours. This includes approximately 500 of face to face training. You will need to allocate the remaining hours to engage in a range of activities to support your 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 the TAFE Illawarra support-for-learners website. You will be able to complete self-assessment checklists, find specialist information and locate the contact details of staff to help with your individual needs.

You will be required to undertake a minimum of 400 hrs unpaid on the job learning - this will be arranged by TAFE NSW and may include early and late shifts. Students will be required to buy learner resources which includes text books, uniform and stationary at a cost of approximately $500. The cost of a National Criminal Record Check and immunisations and travel to and from work placement must also be met by the student. For enquiries please contact the Nursing Section, Shellharbour on 4295 2249 or IITNursing.Enquiries@tafensw.edu.au. Potential students will be invited to an information session and undergo an RU Ready numeracy and literacy screen and interview with TAFE NSW staff.
Applying and enrolling: Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you do not 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 and to explain how to proceed.

If you do apply for a VET Student Loan you will need to have your Tax File Number (TFN) handy. If you do not have a TFN you can apply for one through most Australia Post outlets, and obtain a Certificate of Application for a TFN. Once you receive your TFN from the Australian Tax Office (ATO) you must contact your college so they can arrange for you to enter it into your VET Student Loan application. 
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.

A VET student loan may be available to eligible students to cover some or all of their courses fees. More information will be provided when you enrol.

UOS 1/6 HLT54115 18QBY-023 18QBY-007 $829
Start: Monday, 24 September 2018 Census Date: Monday, 5 November 2018

UOS 2/6 HLT54115 18QBY-023 18QBY-008 $829
Start: Monday, 3 December 2018 Census Date: Monday, 7 January 2019

UOS 3/6 HLT54115 18QBY-023 19QBY-001 $829
Start: Monday, 18 February 2019 Census Date: Monday, 4 March 2019

UOS 4/6 HLT54115 18QBY-023 19QBY-002 $829
Start: Monday, 29 April 2019 Census Date: Monday, 3 June 2019

UOS 5/6 HLT54115 18QBY-023 19QBY-003 $829
Start: Monday, 15 July 2019 Census Date: Monday, 5 August 2019

UOS 6/6 HLT54115 18QBY-023 19QBY-004 $825
Start: Monday, 23 September 2019 Census Date: Monday, 4 November 2019
Comments: First day of attendance is Wednesday 19 September 2018, however successful applicants will attend an orientation session prior to commencement.

Before you commence any clinical placements 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

This offering is a Smart and Skilled, Vet Student Loan offer.

Recognition:
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