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The health sector is growing in Australia with four out of five nursing graduates gaining employment within three months of graduation. When you study nursing with TAFE Queensland you'll have access to purpose-built training facilities, experienced teachers, and vocational placement opportunities. After just 18 months you'll be fully qualified in nursing care, patient health analysis and administration, and monitoring medications.

As a TAFE Queensland nursing student you'll study in our clinical labs equipped with electric beds, vital signs monitors, ECG machines, IV trolleys and responsive computerised simulator manikins. Our learning environments will prepare you for real-world situations while under the instruction and supervision of industry professionals.

Our Diploma of Nursing will qualify you to work as an enrolled nurse within a diverse range of healthcare settings. Or take your nursing skills to the next level with our Advanced Diploma of Nursing and specialise in areas such as aged care, emergency care, community health, critical care, mental health, perioperative, or renal care. Successful completion of our nursing courses will qualify you to seek registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. You may also be eligible for up to one year of credit towards a Bachelor of Nursing, which is the minimum requirement to work as a registered nurse.

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Career outcomes
  • Enrolled nurse
  • Enrolled nurse - aged care
  • Enrolled nurse - mental health
  • Enrolled nurse - community health
  • Enrolled nurse - renal care
  • Enrolled nurse - perioperative
  • Enrolled nurse - emergency
 
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Simulated nursing wards

Nursing students at TAFE Queensland study in our simulated nursing wards that replicate a real-life hospital environment. We make the transition from study to work easy, giving you an opportunity to learn on the same tools and equipment used in healthcare facilities around the country.  

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Online

Nursing webinar - 22 January

TAFE Queensland would like to invite you to one of our free online information sessions to learn more about studying the Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115) with us. 


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Leading by example

Proud Indigenous woman Georgie Baker is a role model in her community. As the first in her immediate family to complete tertiary studies she is helping to promote Indigenous health as a fully-qualified Enrolled Nurse.


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Sunshine Coast

Finding happiness by giving back

Local mother-of-two Carly Byrne is among 119 students about to make their dreams become reality through TAFE Queensland.


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Australia's only online nursing course

TAFE Queensland offers Australia's only online nursing course. Study the theory components online then complete your practical training in residential blocks at a location near you. 

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