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Start a rewarding career in the health services industry

Gain the skills, knowledge and training to assist health professionals caring for clients such as nursing staff and ward clerks. You will give direct care to patients including showering, bathing, hair washing, shaving, mouth and denture care, and skin, eye and ear care. Additionally, you will also assist with toileting, removal and cleaning of bedpans and urinals, repositioning, general ward ambulation, and support mobilisation. Graduates can choose to continue onto the Diploma of Nursing or start a rewarding career in the health services industry. Course details

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Cairns, Townsville (Pimlico)

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Lisa Levi

Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 Nursing)

Life's good in Cairns. It’s great hanging out on the campus with lots of people from all over the world. It’s not hard to make friends here, once you say hello to people they open up to you and be friendly and want to hang out. There are lots of beaches and beautiful restaurants and cafes, I like to go out and have dinner or have barbeques on the beach and go swimming. I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.

Lisa Levi
Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 Nursing)
TAFE Queensland North

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Lisa, Diploma of Nursing

Lisa decided to follow in the footsteps of her sister to become a nurse. Once she completes her nursing diploma at TAFE Queensland North, Lisa plans on working as an Enrolled Nurse while completing her Bachelor of Nursing to become a fully qualified Registered Nurse.

Study Nursing at TAFE

Put the care in career

Gain the theoretical and practical skills necessary to become an Enrolled Nurse in a range of health care environments. You'll put your skills into practice in a simulated clinical ward with state of the art equipment followed by on-the-job clinical experience working as part of a team under the supervision of Registered Nurses.

Key dates

Provider CRICOS/RTO Code Program CRICOS Code Location Workload Delivery Key Date

TAFE Queensland North

CRICOS 02012B | RTO 0542

091356G Cairns
Townsville (Pimlico)
Full Time Classroom 10/07/2017
29/01/2018
16/07/2018
04/02/2019
15/07/2019
03/02/2020
13/07/2020

Entry requirements

  • English Language Proficiency: IELTS 6.0 (no individual band less than 5.5) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 10 (or equivalent) With passes in Mathematics and English. Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.  For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection - Welfare Requirements For Student Visa Applicants under 18.

Location/s

Cairns
Gatton, Newton, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets
Manunda QLD 4870

Townsville (Pimlico)
Cnr Hugh Street & Fulham Road
Pimlico
Townsville QLD 4812

Resources required

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Courses may require different resources, depending on your study location;

Whilst attending TAFE you are required to wear a 'nurse' uniform comprising the uniform shirt included in the cost of the program, you will need to wear a black knee length skirt, shorts or long pants and enclosed shoes at your own expense.

Resources included in the tuition fees are student one TAFE nurse shirt, orientation handbook and relevant learning materials such as study guides, assessment requirements, handouts and workbooks. Students have access to library resources, computers, the Internet and a personal email account at TAFE Queensland North.  Students may need to purchase stationery items such as paper, pens and a USB drive.

Timetable

Timetables may be available online or may be provided to you at your program orientation.

Your timetable may change every semester and you must be able to manage your commitments to ensure attendance at all your classes.

Timetables will be different across TAFE Queensland locations. This is an example of what a course timetable could look like -  

Monday and Tuesday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Wednesday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Or

Wednesday and Thursday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Friday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Placement

Delivery and training will take place in a training room and in the simulated hospital ward face to face.  You will spend an extensive amount of time in the simulated environment participating in practical scenarios.

Confidentiality
During these placements, you may become familiar with information that is confidential to that workplace (for example financial or business affairs, personal affairs and family background of staff and clients, technical information, trade secrets, know-how, formulae, processes, ideas, and inventions). You must not divulge any confidential information that you become aware of during a placement. Breaches of confidentiality will be considered to be acts of behavioural misconduct and may result in disciplinary action.

Important Information

Please note that manikins will be used for training purposes throughout this program.

Units

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 15 Units:
Core Competencies: 7
Elective Competencies: 8

Core and Elective Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety Core
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures Core
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems Core
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Core
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services Core
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development Core
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately Core
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues Elective
CHCCCS026 Transport individuals Elective
CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern Elective
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support Elective
CHCCCS010 Maintain a high standard of service Elective
CHCCCS002 Assist with movement Elective
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people Elective
HLTAID003 Provide first aid Elective
VPC080 Vocational placement Vocational Placement Scheme

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses.

The course cost indicated is for students on an international student visa. If you are visiting Australia on a non-student visa, (e.g. partner visa, working holiday, employer sponsor etc.) please contact us directly for the price applicable to you.

Costs

Location Cost Duration
Cairns, North $6,200 6 Months
Townsville (Pimlico), North $6,200 6 Months

Outcome

HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

Job prospects

  • Assistant in Nursing (AIN)
  • Personal Carers And Assistants
  • Orderly
  • Wardsperson

University Pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities. That means cutting down the amount of time you need to complete your degree, or even enrolling straight into the second year of your university course.

Our pathway partners include:

Lisa Levi

Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 Nursing)

Life's good in Cairns. It’s great hanging out on the campus with lots of people from all over the world. It’s not hard to make friends here, once you say hello to people they open up to you and be friendly and want to hang out. There are lots of beaches and beautiful restaurants and cafes, I like to go out and have dinner or have barbeques on the beach and go swimming. I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.

Lisa Levi
Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 Nursing)
TAFE Queensland North

Apply now

Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited!
Before you apply, make sure that you check that you meet the specific academic and language requirements for your chosen course.
The application process

To support your application, please supply your supporting documents.
These include:

Read the student rules and refund policy.

Enrolment

If your application is successful, we will send you an Offer of Place letter. To accept it and secure your place in your chosen program, you will need to:

After you have accepted your Offer of Place, you will receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) and with your CoE you can apply for your student visa. You will need to arrange your student visa before you come to Australia.

Please note that International Orientation day is compulsory. Students must attend the International Orientation Day before commencing their studies with TAFE Queensland.

Orientation

At the beginning of each semester orientation events are hosted across TAFE Queensland locations.

TAFE Queensland recommends you arrive two weeks prior to your course start date to allow time to organise and settle into your accommodation and prepare for your studies.

International Orientation which is usually conducted the week before study commences will help answer many of your questions about studying with TAFE Queensland. This comprehensive orientation covers many important topics including

  • Living in Queensland and understanding our Australian culture

  • Accommodation

  • Banking

  • Transport

  • Student safety

  • Learning support

  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), insurance and medical needs

  • Student Support Services at TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Program specific orientations are also conducted one week prior to the start of study. This is an opportunity for you to meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule.

International Orientation details are emailed to you prior to commencing your studies or they can be accessed via the Orientation Schedule.

Last updated on 20 March 2017

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