This qualification reflects the role of an enrolled nurse working under supervision of a registered nurse. This qualification covers the application of skills and knowledge required to provide nursing care for people across all areas of the health sector. Enrolled Nurses can work in all areas of hospital-based care, primary health care settings, aged care facilities, operating theatres, community nursing sector, mental health, and a broad range of other settings. You will have gained considerable skills and knowledge in the clinical environment, and around critical thinking, understanding of research and evidence-based care, which are essential skills moving into the nursing sector.
To receive this qualification, you must complete 25 units – 20 core and 5 electives. Students attend college 20 hours per week.
The course is conducted in 8 terms, each comprising 10 weeks, inclusive of holidays. The course requires 400 hours (10 weeks) of mandatory Placement Experience, in four separate blocks. Fieldwork Placements are a requirement of the AHPRA registration process. We find these placements for you, as they are fully supervised, and require several competencies to be achieved at each placement.
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
HLTAAP003 Analyse and respond to client health information
HLTENN001 Practise nursing within the Australian health care system
HLTENN002 Apply communication skills in nursing practice
HLTENN003 Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care
HLTENN004 Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans
HLTENN005 Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs
HLTENN006 Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment
HLTENN007 Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy
HLTENN008 Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
HLTENN009 Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions
HLTENN011 Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems
HLTENN012 Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems
HLTENN013 Implement and monitor care of the older person
HLTENN015 Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
HLTENN010 Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice
HLTENN025 Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes
BSBMED301 Interpret and Apply medical terminology appropriately.
Nursing Laboratory Facilities and Equipment
We are privileged to be able to offer our students the state-of-art laboratory facilities and equipment at Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation.These are modern, well-resourced nursing laboratories, featuring the latest technology and real-world simulation facilities for a truly immersive experience. There is a well-stocked complete nursing library with access to research data bases, sitting rooms, eating areas and study areas.
Academic and English Requirements
* Completed Year 12 or equivalent
English Language Requirement
You must be able to demonstrate that you meet the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia’s (NMBA) English language skills registration standard as a mandatory requirement for enrolment in this course. Proof of this English language competency can be achieved in these two ways:
Pathway 1 – Primary Language Pathway
Your primary language is English and you have undertaken and satisfactorily completed at least six years of primary and secondary education, including at least two years between Years 7 and 12. Your supporting qualification relevant for this pathway was taught and assessed solely in English in a NMBA recognised country, which includes:
- New Zealand
- United Kingdom
- Republic of Ireland
- South Africa
- United States of America
If you studied in one of these countries, you must provide a certified copy of a letter from your education provider(s) with the following details:
- Confirmation of the month and year you commenced and complete these courses
- Confirmation if students were enrolled into these courses part time or full time
- Confirmation if these courses were undertaken face-to-face or online
- Confirmation that these courses were taught in English
Pathway 2 – English Language Test Pathway
You have achieved the required scores in one of the approved English language tests as specified in the NMBA’s English language skills registration standard, that is valid and achieved within 24 months of the course commencement date.
- IELTS (Academic): minimum overall score of 7.0 (with no individual band less than 7.0)
- TOEFL (Internet Based Test – IBT): minimum overall score of 94 (with minimum score of 24 in listening and reading and 27 in writing and 23 in speaking)
- OET: minimum overall score of B (with no individual band less than B)
- Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 65 (with no communication band less than 65)
Please see NMBA ELS Registration details for more information.
Note: For students who are applying for Diploma of Nursing, if you are unable to provide official English test results that meet the above requirement, you will need to sit an Acknowledge Education English test before your application is processed. The Admissions team will arrange an online test for you at no additional cost. If you cannot achieve a 7.0 average on the AE English test–or if more than one band is below 6.5–you will be encouraged to apply for the next intake date or to consider an alternative course. Please note that you will still need to provide official English test results (i.e. IELTS, OET, PTE, TOEFL) prior to starting your course.
For those who have not achieved the required scores, Melbourne Language Centre (MLC), an affiliated school under Acknowledge Education, offer IELTS Preparation course. You will be able to package your ELICOS and the Diploma of Nursing courses. Please note, you will still be required to sit an external official English test and meet the English language requirements (as per the NMBA ELS Registration Standards) prior to commencement of the Diploma of Nursing.
You will be required to undertake a pre-training review which aims to identify their training needs through questions on previous education or training, relevance of the courses to learner, and relevant experience.
Language, Literacy and Numeracy Test (LLN)
You must complete an online Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (LLN) and achieve level four (4) in both literacy and numeracy. If you complete the ACSF assessment tool, you must achieve a minimum exit level three (3) for both literacy and numeracy. Please see VET Assessment of Language, Literacy and Numeracy Skills Policy for further information.
RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Acknowledge Education.
Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.
Other requirements required prior to commencing industry work placement prior to Term 3 in the first year:
- Immunisation Record
- National Police Record Check and/or Police clearance from country of residence
- Working with Children Check
You will be required to provide immunisation record before commencing industry work placement.
- Diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus (DTPa) – ADT booster every 10 years following childhood immunisation
- Hepatitis B – Documented history of 3 injections and evidence of blood levels > after vaccinations
- Measles/Mumps/Rubella – documented 2 doses of measles containing vaccine (for those born in or after 1966) or documented positive serology
- Varicella Zoster virus (Chicken Pox) – documented course of 2 injections or documented positive serology
- Tuberculin status – as required
- Hepatitis A
National Police Record Check
You must obtain a National Police Record Check at your own expense prior to commencing work placement. For further information refer to: https://www.police.vic.gov.au/national-police-records-checks. If you have any disclosable outcomes you will be advised to speak to the Course Coordinator. A disclosable outcome may also influence your ability to undertake work placement and therefore you may be unable to complete the course.
Information about your criminal history will not be released without your written consent other than for law enforcement purposes.
You are responsible to notify the Course Coordinator of any infringement or change in status with regard to disclosable outcomes on your police record.
Working with Children Check
The Working with Children (WWC) Act 2005 introduces mandatory screening processes for people who volunteer or work with children. You must hold a current WWC, which is valid for 5 years from issue, before attending any professional practice experience. Failure to obtain this will result in cancellation of the work placement.
You are responsible to notify the Course Coordinator of any infringement or change in status with regard to the WWC.
The WWC is free if applied for as a volunteer (i.e. student) but is not valid for employment. Please click here for more information.
A graduate from a Diploma of Nursing program approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) is able to apply for registration with the NMBA as an enrolled nurse.
This qualification is also a gateway to a bachelor course in nursing. Students can possibly enter directly into the second year of a three-year degree, and work as an EN whilst completing the bachelor.
Full Fee for 2021 – $15,000 (1st year) and $12,000 (2nd year)
Enrolment fee: $200
Materials fee: $1,500
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