Greenslopes Private Hospital and TAFE Queensland have partnered to deliver an integrated and innovative nursing course. Through this partnership you can study the Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115) at Greenslopes Private Hospital in Brisbane and put what you learn in the classroom into practice in this world-class teaching hospital.

How it works


Put theory into practice

The course is delivered with theoretical study and practical on-campus learning at Greenslopes Private Hospital, enabling you to put what you've learnt in the classroom into practice in one of Australia's largest private teaching hospitals. You'll graduate with confidence and familiarity within the healthcare sector, ready to transition seamlessly into full-time employment. 


Course structure

The course takes just 18 months to complete, is offered via a full-time study load, and offers two intakes per year in January and July. You'll combine both on-campus and online learning, starting with theoretical classes at Greenslopes Private Hospital two days a week for approximately the first 17 weeks. After this, classes will reduce to one day a week and you'll combine this with self-directed online learning activities.


Vocational Placement

As part of your studies you'll be required to complete vocational placement at Greenslopes Private Hospital. You'll attend two days of on-the-job placement per week which will be on either early shift (0700 – 1530hrs) or late shift (1430 – 2300hrs). That means you'll graduate with approximately 440 hours of placement under your belt.


Gain industry experience

Throughout your studies you'll complete a minimum of four rotations throughout the hospital allowing a variety of ward and speciality-based experiences such as orthopaedics, urology, general surgical, general medical, rehabilitation, mental health, emergency, coronary care, oncology, neurology, gynaecology and perioperative. You'll be taught by teachers who are practising professionals that have current knowledge and experience within the industry.


Course costs

For the most up to date course fees, please visit our course information page. In addition to your course fees, you'll also need to pay a once-off cost of $50 (including postage and handling) for a USB containing offline content and training materials. You'll also be required to purchase uniforms that you'll need to wear while on campus at Greenslopes Private Hospital. The approximate price for these uniforms is $124 which includes two polo shirts and two bottoms (i.e. skirts or pants). 


Graduate opportunities

Upon graduation you'll need to apply for registration with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) as an Enrolled Nurse Division 2. As you'll graduate with extensive knowledge and experience of the hospital and its policies and procedures, students are encouraged to apply for a position within the Graduate Program offered at Greenslopes Private Hospital (however employment is not guaranteed).


Eligibility criteria

In order to apply for this course you must meet the following eligibility criteria,

  • be a permanent resident of Australia,
  • be prepared to participate in allocated vocational placement,
  • have access to the internet and have an email account,
  • possess good interpersonal skills and function effectively in a team,
  • demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional development,
  • a willingness to embrace the values of the Ramsay Way, and
  • possession of or ability to obtain a National Police check and Blue Card.

In addition to the above, you'll also be required to complete a Basic Key Skills Builder (bksb) assessment. You must achieve a competency of at least Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) in both reading and numeracy. This requirement is in accordance with TAFE Queensland and the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC).

Students schooled outside of Australia must also provide evidence of a formal English language test result, demonstrating they have achieved the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) specified level of English language skills.


How to apply

Step 1

Fill out the application form below and enter your details. 

Step 2

You'll receive an email with a student number which will enable you to complete a Basic Key Skills Builder (bksb) assessment.

Step 3

Upon successful completion of your bksb you'll receive an email inviting you to attend an online information session hosted by Greenslopes Private Hospital and TAFE Queensland.

Step 4

Following the webinar, and pending submission of all required documentation, successful applicants will be offered a position within the program.


Start your application

Need more information?

If you'd like to find out more about this unique program, visit Greenslopes Private Hospital's frequently asked questions.

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