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New funding for nursing students

It's now even easier to become a qualified nurse with the Palaszczuk Government announcing the subsidy to study a Diploma of Nursing will be doubled.

It's now even easier to become a qualified nurse with the Palaszczuk Government announcing the subsidy to study a Diploma of Nursing will be doubled. The subsidy increase makes the Diploma of Nursing more than $4,000 cheaper for eligible students. 

The health sector in Australia is expanding as the industry increases capacity to meet the needs of a growing and ageing population. Employment demand for enrolled nurses is particularly strong with four out of five nursing graduates gaining employment within just three months of graduation.

TAFE Queensland offers the Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115) at a range of campus locations stretching from the Gold Coast in the south to Cairns in the north. After just 18 months students are fully qualified in nursing care, patient health analysis and administration, and monitoring medications.

TAFE Queensland also offers Australia's only online nursing course. Students study theory components online and complete practical training in residential blocks at our simulated nursing labs equipped with electric beds, vital signs monitors, ECG machines, IV trolleys and responsive computerised simulator manikins. Nursing students also complete vocational placement as part of their studies, ensuring they graduate job-ready. 

Our Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115) qualifies students to seek registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and work as an enrolled nurse within a diverse range of healthcare settings. Students 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.

The new funding announcement means that the Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115) subsidy has increased from $4,185 to $8,218 for non-concessional students and from $5,441 to $9,979 for concessional students.

The good news doesn't stop there. Students may also be eligible to apply for a VET Student Loan or TAFE Queensland payment plan to help pay any remaining course fees. 

There's never been a better time to get qualified. Find out how you can take advantage of these reduced fees and be a working as an enrolled nurse in just 18 months.