Federation TAFE

Diploma of Nursing

HLT54115Federation TAFE
2 yearsfull-time
Study mode
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Why study this course

  • Develop the skills and knowledge needed for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as an Enrolled Nurse
  • Explore health information, nursing care plans, wound management and medication use
  • Gain practical skills through participation in nursing labs and work placements


This course meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.

Nationally Recognised Training
Australian Qualifications Framework

Entry requirements

To enrol in this program, you must have:

  • Successfully completed Year 12 (or equivalent); AND
  • Meet the English requirements set by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia; AND
  • Attend an interview; AND
  • Provide evidence of current Working with Children Check, Police Check and immunisations

Where is this course offered?

Available campuses

  • Ballarat - Mt Helen
  • Wimmera - Horsham

The course duration and available study modes can vary depending on the campus.

Enquire with Federation TAFE to find out more about your study options.

What you’ll learn

In this course you will learn to:

  • Confirm physical health status
  • Analyse and respond to client health information
  • Practise nursing in the Australian health care system
  • Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care
  • Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans
  • Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex, acute and chronic health problems
  • Apply principles of wound management
  • Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy
  • Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice

Enquire with Federation TAFE to find out more about the course content, units, and what you’ll learn.

Course price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether you are eligible for a subsidy, concession, or government loan
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

Enquire with Federation TAFE to find out more about the course price for you.

What to know before you apply

To help you decide if this is the right course for you, Federation TAFE can provide you with more information about:

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to get credit or RPL for some units of this course based on your previous studies and work experience. This means the duration of the course may be reduced.

Work placement

Work placement gives you invaluable real-life skills, so you graduate ready to step into a job.

This course includes 440 hours of work placement which take place in a variety of settings.

Enquire with Federation TAFE to find out more about credit, RPL, or work placement.

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Support and delivery

When you study with Federation TAFE, you will:

  • Have access to a range of student support services that are available across all campuses, from counselling and disability support to academic and study support
  • Benefit from small class sizes and more opportunities for one-on-one access to teachers
  • Enjoy numerous pathway options into further study at university level
  • Have access to Skills and Jobs Centres, which are run with the support of the Victorian Government, where you can access career advice, potential jobs and assistance preparing your resume

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Federation TAFE

Diploma of NursingHLT54115

You may wish to discuss the following with Federation TAFE:

  • Course price
  • Study options available at your campus
  • Prior Recognition of Learning (RPL)
  • Support with sourcing placements

Submit an enquiry direct to Federation TAFE.

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