Gordon Institute of TAFE
Gordon Institute of TAFE
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Diploma of Nursing


Course description



2 yrs

Study mode



Next start date



  • Complete a compulsory work placement that is organised and run by The Gordon with this Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115)
  • Enjoy great placement options and employment opportunities through partnerships with Barwon Health, St John of God Hospital and other healthcare providers
  • Gain entry into second year of the Bachelor of Nursing at Victoria University after completing the Diploma

Campus options

2 campuses available

CampusStudy modeDurationNext start date
Geelong City

On-campus (full time)

2 yrs

Werribee Watton Street

On-campus (full time)

2 yrs


Course details

Entry requirements
  • Evidence of an English language, literacy and numeracy test result as specified by the NMBA
Next start date
2 yrs
Study mode
Education institution
Gordon Institute of TAFE (RTO 3044)
The course price can vary depending on a few factors. To find out more, contact the course provider.
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Course content

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

Student reviews of Nursing courses

Student reviews of Gordon Institute of TAFE courses
Fewer than 5 reviews
Student review published July 2018
CourseDiploma of Nursing
Completion date2016
Study modeOn-campus
The teachers at the Gordon were very helpful, always offering support
Student review published May 2018
Completion date2016
Study modeOn-campus
Having the teachers in class and on placement helped lean a new career. We had a variety of teachers from different nursing fields which gave more insight to us students
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What you’ll learn

You'll learn about the following:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Communication skills
  • Medical terminology
  • Infection control
  • Legal and ethical issues
  • Nursing patients with complex needs and mental health requirements
  • Administering medications

Work placement

There is a compulsory work placement of 400 hours (11 weeks) in a variety of nursing settings.

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Support and delivery

When you study with The Gordon you’ll receive personalised assistance with the following:

  • Essay and assignment writing
  • Reading and note taking
  • Computing
  • Maths

Study support is provided in the form of individual appointments, small groups or lunchtime sessions.

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