The Diploma of Health Care is an exit point for the Bachelor of Nursing. You may exit with a Diploma of Health Care after successfully completing 48 credit points from the Bachelor of Nursing. As a graduate from the Diploma of Health Care you will not be able to register as a nurse. However, this Diploma will provide recognition of successful completion of health and nursing related study and may be used for entry into other health related study areas.
Students graduating from the exit award, Diploma in Health Care may seek employment in the health care industry as an un-regulated health care worker. Students may also enter other health related study areas and request credit for study undertaken in this award..
|Duration||1 years full-time or 2 years part-time|
|Credit Points that Must be Earned||48|
|Number of Units Required||CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in undergraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).|
|Expected Hours of Study||One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.|
|Course Type||Undergraduate Award|
|Qualification (post nominal)||DipHlthCare|
|AQF Level||Level 5: Diploma|
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not applicable. Entry requirements are not required as this is an exit award.
Not applicable. Recommendations are not required as this is an exit award.
|Interim Awards||Not applicable|
|Exit Awards||Not applicable|
|Learned Society Accreditiation||
|Compulsory Residential School||Students are required to attend compulsory residential schools when undertaking NURS11160 Fundamentals of Clinical Practice and NURS11161 Clinical Nursing Practice 1.|
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|NURS11161 - Clinical placement|
|Year||Number of Students|
|Course Learning Outcomes|
|Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors||1||2||3||4||5|
|1. KNOWLEDGE Have technical and theoretical knowledge and concepts, with depth in some areas within a field of work and learning|
|2. SKILLS Have cognitive and communication skills to identify, analyse, synthesise and act on information from a range of sources|
|3. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and communication skills to analyse, plan, design and evaluate approaches to unpredictable problems and/or management requirements|
|4. SKILLS Have specialist technical and creative skills to express ideas and perspectives|
|5. SKILLS Have communication skills to transfer knowledge and specialised skills to others and demonstrate understanding of knowledge|
|6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate application with depth in some areas of specialisation, in known or changing contexts|
|7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to transfer and apply theoretical concepts and/or technical and/or creative skills in a range of situations|
|8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate personal responsibility and autonomy in performing complex technical operations with responsibility for own outputs in relation to broad parameters for quantity and quality|
|9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement to organise the work of self and others and plan, coordinate and evaluate the work of teams within broad but generally well- defined parameters|
|Number of units: 8||Total credit points: 48|
The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) will be notified of the proposed exit awards from CQ23. Notification will include assurance that exit awards do not provide students with the eligibility to register as an Enrolled Nurse.
Level 1 units from CQ23 to the value of 48 credit unit points. Equivalent units completed in previous CQ23 curriculums may also be considered as eligible units for credit towards this award. Eligible units do not include those offered as credit exemption from another course/s prior to, or, during enrolment in CQ23.
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|NURS11159||Introduction to Nursing|
|NURS11160||Fundamentals of Clinical Nursing Practice|
|NURS11157||Lifespan Approach to Health and Wellness for Nursing|
|NURS11158||Evidence Informed Nursing Practice|
|BIOH11005||Introductory Anatomy and Physiology|
|NURS11161||Clinical Nursing Practice 1|
|NURS11163||Recovery Approach to Mental Health|
|NURS11162||Inclusive Practice for Nursing|