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Learn how to assist people with acute and chronic health issues, administer and monitor medications (including intravenous medication), implement and evaluate a plan of nursing care, confirm physical health status, apply principles of wound management, prepare for medical and surgical procedures, and communicate effectively with patients and other staff. You'll learn in a simulated clinical ward with state-of-the-art equipment.  You’ll also benefit from on-the-job clinical experience working as part of a team under the supervision of Registered Nurses. Course details

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Bundaberg, Cairns, Gold Coast - Southport, Loganlea, South Bank, Sunshine Coast Health Institute (International), Toowoomba, 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.



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Wah Yudi, Diploma of Hospitality

After travelling throughout Australia Wah decided to settle in what he considers Australia’s most liveable city, Brisbane. After pursuing his love of hospitality at TAFE Queensland he plans on returning to Bali to run his own café and share the knowledge he’s learnt with others.

Study Nursing at TAFE

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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.



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Diego, Diploma of Business and Commerce

After visiting Australia in 2012 Diego decided to come back to study business at TAFE Queensland. In the future, he hopes to continue these studies at university. He enjoys living on the Gold Coast and spends his spare time surfing, bike riding, and visiting the regions’ world famous theme parks.

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Key dates

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

TAFE Queensland Brisbane

CRICOS 03020E | RTO 0275

092022K South Bank
Loganlea
Full Time Classroom 29/01/2018
09/07/2018
29/01/2019
08/07/2019

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast

CRICOS 03037G | RTO 0083

092080M Southport Full Time Classroom 03/07/2017
29/01/2018
16/07/2018
29/01/2019
15/07/2019

TAFE Queensland North

CRICOS 02012B | RTO 0542

092263D Cairns
Townsville (Pimlico)
Full Time Classroom 10/07/2017
29/01/2018
16/07/2018
04/02/2019
15/07/2019

TAFE Queensland East Coast

CRICOS 02004B | RTO 0418

092323G Sunshine Coast Health Institute
Bundaberg
Full Time Classroom 10/07/2017
29/01/2018
16/07/2018
29/01/2019
15/07/2019

TAFE Queensland South West

CRICOS 02011C | RTO 0526

093937C Toowoomba Full Time Classroom 03/05/2017
02/05/2018
01/05/2019

Entry requirements

  • English Language Proficiency: IELTS 6.5 (no individual band less than 6.0) or ISLPR 3+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International; or
  • IELTS 6.0 (no individual score lower than 5.5) and successful completion of English for Academic Purposes – Nursing; or
  • IELTS 6.0 (no individual score lower than 5.5) and successful completion of TAFE Queensland Certificate III in Individual Support or Certificate III in Health Services Assistance and a TAFE Queensland English Placement Test to confirm IELTS 6.5 entry. This is a mandatory placement test (costs incurred) administered prior to enrolment into the Diploma of Nursing. 
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). 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.
  • Must be willing to undergo a Police Check and have vaccinations for Hepatitis B; students must also be eligible for a Blue Card. It is an advantage for students who currently have one, however all students will have the opportunity to apply upon commencement of the course.

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.

From 1st July 2016, a change to Queensland Health policy will now require students placed in Clinical areas of all Facilities to provide evidence they have been vaccinated for the vaccine preventable diseases of measles, mumps, rubella, varicella and pertussis. This is in addition to the evidence provided for vaccinations against Hepatitis B and Tuberculosis.

Students will not be able to commence their Vocational Placement unless they have provided the required evidence as specified below:

•Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR): Minimum one dose

•Hepatitis B: Minimum two doses

•Varicella (Chicken Pox): Minimum one dose

•Pertussis: One dose

•Tuberculosis: Mantoux Test

Students will be responsible for any costs associated with meeting these entry requirements.

Location/s

Bundaberg
118 Walker Street
Bundaberg QLD 4670

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

Gold Coast - Southport
91-99 Scarborough Street
Southport QLD 4215

Loganlea
50-68 Armstrong Road
Meadowbrook QLD 4131

South Bank
Ernest Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101

Sunshine Coast Health Institute (International)
Corner of Kawana Way and Doherty St
Birtinya QLD 4575

Toowoomba
100 Bridge Street
Toowoomba QLD 4350

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

Resources required

TAFE Queensland International | All Regions

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. Students may need to purchase stationery items such as paper, pens and a USB drive.

Technical Specifications - It is recommended that students have the following computer technical specifications before accessing this course:

  • Minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels.
  • Windows PC or Apple Mac - please note: portable devices (smartphones, iPads, tablets, slates) are not supported by Connect, and may not work properly for assessments.
  • Connect has been designed to function on these minimum browser versions:  Firefox 3.6 (highly recommended for students), Google Chrome 8, Safari 5, Internet Explorer 7 with Google Chrome Frame installed, Internet Explorer 8 - older versions of browsers may not correctly display information.
  • ADSL or Cable broadband is highly recommended.
  • Audio playback is enabled on your computer (many activities use audio interaction).
  • When downloading documents, it is recommended that they are saved to your computer prior to opening or working with them.

Students are required to wear full uniform including nursing shirt, black pants and black closed in shoes when attending classes, lab sessions and vocational placements.

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

TAFE Queensland International | All Regions

A total of 400 hours of Vocational Placement is required and is spread out over the 18 month period. The delivery of Vocational Placement differs depending on location. Vocational placement is mandatory and placement is arranged by TAFE. TAFE endeavours to place you in a facility close to home, but your placement may be at any health care agency within Queensland and may include weekdays and school holidays. Students are expected to have in place strategies to manage family and work commitments in order to meet vocational placement shifts, whose hours may be between 6am and 10pm. Students are expected to be able to meet their own travel and placement costs. Students are to arrange their own transport to and from placement. Please also note that Immunisation against Hepatitis B is mandatory requirement before undergoing vocational placement in a Queensland health facility.

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.

In accordance with industry expectation students must attend mandatory vocational placement requirements as stated below:

Depending on allocations and availability of facilities, placements will consist of:

  • Semester 1: 3 weeks full-time
  • Semester 2: 4 weeks full-time (may be broken into two x two week blocks as determined by the facility’s preference)
  • Semester 3: 4 weeks full-time (may be broken into two x two week blocks as determined by the facility’s preference)
  • Participate in a variety of shifts including morning and afternoon shifts as determined by the facility’s preference (*morning shifts may start as early as 6.00am and evening shifts may finish as late as 11.00pm).
  • Night and weekend shifts may be an option for Semester 3 students and will only be determined by the facility’s preference and their negotiation with TQI
  • Part time placements cannot be requested by students

Students are responsible for:

  • Organising their own transport to and from the facilities
  • Organising leave with their employer (if applicable)
  • Planning financially for their unpaid vocational placement period

Student details are provided to Health Care facilities for the purposes of vocational placement. Vocational placement is a core element of this course and therefore it is a condition of enrolment that you consent to the release of your information accordingly.

Important Information

TAFE Queensland International | All Regions

Registration

Nursing is highly respected by the community and is a rewarding and meaningful career choice. All units within Diploma of Nursing are mapped to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council National Competency Standards for Enrolled Nurses. Prospective students must visit the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Board website for details on the codes and standards for nursing.

TAFE Queensland will provide to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), on behalf of the National Board, the details of all students enrolled in the Diploma of Nursing at TAFE Queensland.  Individual students are not required to do anything to be registered during their period of study.

To register as an Enrolled Nurse through APHRA after graduation, all graduates must be able to demonstrate the completion of five years full-time equivalent education, taught and assessed in English. Applicants for registration who cannot provide this evidence will be required to undertake an ILETS (or equivalent) test. Applicants will require a minimum score of seven (7.0) in each of the four (4) components of listening, reading, writing and speaking. Prior to enrolment all students should visit the AHPRA website for further information regarding registration following graduation.

Other Information

Prior to commencement of course, students must obtain:

  • A Positive Notice for Child Related Employment (Blue Card) from Commission for Children and Young people and Child Guardian
  • A current Australian Federal Police Check
  • Undertake a Hepatitis B immunisation course or provide proof of Hepatitis B immunisation

Units

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 25 Units:
Core Competencies: 20
Elective Competencies: 5

TAFE Queensland International

Core Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Core
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety Core
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice Core
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status Core
HLTAAP003 Analyse and respond to client health information Core
HLTENN001 Practise nursing within the Australian health care system Core
HLTENN002 Apply communication skills in nursing practice Core
HLTENN003 Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care Core
HLTENN004 Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans Core
HLTENN005 Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs Core
HLTENN006 Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment Core
HLTENN007 Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy Core
HLTENN008 Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice Core
HLTENN009 Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions Core
HLTENN011 Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems Core
HLTENN012 Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems Core
HLTENN013 Implement and monitor care of the older person Core
HLTENN015 Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting Core
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures Core
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care Core
M00VPC120 Vocational placement Mandatory
VPC121 Vocational placement 120 hours Year 2 Mandatory
VPC160 Vocational placement Mandatory

TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Elective Units and VPC
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
BSBWOR404 Develop work priorities Elective
HLTENN028 Apply nursing practice in the paediatric care setting Elective Loganlea Only
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice Elective
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice Elective
HLTENN010 Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice Elective
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice Elective
HLTAID003 Provide first aid Elective
M00VPC160 Vocational placement Vocational Placement Scheme
M00VPC160 Vocational placement Vocational Placement Scheme
M00VPC120 Vocational placement Vocational Placement Scheme

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast

Elective Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
BSBWOR404 Develop work priorities Elective
HLTAID003 Provide first aid Elective
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice Elective
HLTENN010 Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice Elective
HLTENN025 Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes Elective

TAFE Queensland North

Elective Units and VPC
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
BSBWOR404 Develop work priorities Elective
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice Elective
HLTENN010 Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice Elective
HLTENN025 Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes Elective
VPC Vocational placement Vocational Placement Scheme

TAFE Queensland East Coast

Elective Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
HLTIN403C Implement and monitor infection control policy and procedures Elective
HLTEN519C Administer and monitor intravenous medication in the nursing environment Elective
HLTEN514B Apply research skills within a contemporary health environment Elective
HLTEN511B Provide nursing care for clients requiring palliative care Elective

TAFE Queensland South West

Elective Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
HLTAID003 Provide first aid Elective
BSBWOR404 Develop work priorities Elective
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice Elective
HLTENN025 Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes Elective
HLTENN010 Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice Elective

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
South Bank, Brisbane $24,000 1 Year 6 Months
Loganlea, Brisbane $24,000 1 Year 6 Months
Southport, Gold Coast $21,500 1 Year 6 Months
Cairns, North $20,000 1 Year 6 Months
Townsville (Pimlico), North $20,000 1 Year 6 Months
Sunshine Coast Health Institute, East Coast $21,500 1 Year 6 Months
Bundaberg, East Coast $21,500 1 Year 6 Months
Toowoomba, South West $21,500 1 Year 6 Months

Additional costs

TAFE Queensland Brisbane:

Students will require the following resources which are not included in the program cost:

  • Fob with a second hand (approx. $80)
  • Clinical kit which includes a digital thermometer, stethoscope, sphygmomanometer and a pair of scissors. Order forms will be provided at orientation (approx. $65)
  • Uniform to be worn during Vocational Placement - navy blue 'bottoms' eg. culottes, skirts, shorts, trousers, and a shirt/blouse purchased. Uniform order forms and fittings will occur during orientations (approx. $40 per shirt)
  • Australian Federal Police (AFP) check ($42)
  • Hepatitis B vaccinations (3 injections) (approx. $200)
  • Whooping Cough vaccination (Serology evidence required for both vaccinations)
  • Textbook list will be provided at orientation, all textbooks are optional

There may also be additional costs to meet clinical placement requirements.

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast:

Students require the following:

  • Nursing Kit (details will be provided at orientation)
  • Textbook: Essential Clinical Skills: Enrolled/Division 2 Nurses (3rd edition) by Joanne Tollefson
  • TAFE Queensland Gold Coast Nursing polo shirt: Students will order and pay for polo shirt at orientation ($35)
  • Additional uniform requirements: Long pants (black or navy only) and low heel, enclosed, nursing/walking shoes (black or navy only). More information will be provided to students after start of study.
  • Annual CPR update: $51 with TAFE Queensland Gold Coast

Students experiencing internet connection issues have the option of purchasing the following item:

  • Offline content on USB: $50 (content will be mailed out to students)

TAFE Queensland East Coast:

  • TAFE Queensland East Coast Polo shirt (approx. $40)
  • Students are to purchase their own black pants or skirt and waterproof black shoes. More information will be provided at orientation
  • Textbook: Essential Clinical Skills by Joanne Tollefson

TAFE Queensland South West:

Students will require the following resources which are not included in the program cost:

  • Textbooks: A booklist will be provided to students at orientation.
  • Uniform for Vocational Placement (more information will be provided to students at orientation)
    • navy blue trousers/slacks
    • short sleeved shirt with TAFE Queensland South West logo
    • comfortable, plain black, flat, non-slip, enclosed shoes
    • fob watch with a second hand
  • Personal stationery

Outcome

HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing

Job prospects

  • Enrolled Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner

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 21 March 2017

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