HLT54115 - Diploma of Nursing

Course Details

Course Summary

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 the health sector. A lifespan approach should underpin this qualification with relevant competencies that relate to the different stages of life identified within the units. Successful completion of the Diploma of Nursing course enables students’ eligibility to apply to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia in accordance with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) for registration as an Enrolled Nurse. The Diploma of Nursing has mandatory on and off the job training components. The off the job training is conducted as the theoretical component of the course. The on-the-job training is known as Clinical Placement and is unpaid work experience that is undertaken at a set time at the end of each term at a relevant health facility.

VET Student Loan Information

VET Student Loans may be available for eligible students in approved Diploma level qualifications. The loan can be used towards Tuition Fees only and does not cover additional expenses such as textbooks, uniforms, equipment, travel, tools, and accommodation or general living expenses. Loan limits or caps may apply for some eligible courses and where a loan limit is reached for a course, students may be required to pay upfront for any remaining units.

For more information or to check your eligibility for a VET Student Loan, please visit our VET Student Loans webpage or contact us .

Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $19500 (2018)
$19900 (2019)
Subsidised Full Fee $16275 (2018)
$16625 (2019)
Subsidised Concession Fee $15025 (2018)
$15350 (2019)
Fee for service per unit $796 (2019)
Fee for service (International) $24265 (2019)
Fee for service per unit (International) $970.6 (2019)
Subsidised full fee per unit $665 (2019)
Subsidised concession fee per unit $614 (2019)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Tertiary Admission Centre (TAC)
How to Apply Please Enquire
Study Area
  • Health
Skill Area
  • Health
AQF Level Level 5: Diploma

Admission Codes

International Students
CRICOS Codes
  • ROK - 098342A
  • MKY - 098342A
  • BDG - 098342A
  • NSA - 098342A
  • ROC - 098342A
  • MKC - 098342A

Entry Requirements

English Language Proficiency Requirements:

All applicants for the Diploma of Nursing are required to provide evidence of meeting at least one of the below:

1. You have attended and satisfactorily completed at least six years of primary and secondary education in either Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, United States of America, Canada or South Africa, which was taught and assessed in English. This study must include at least two years between Year 7 and Year 12.

2. You have successfully completed at least five years (full-time equivalent) of education in either Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, United States of America, Canada or South Africa which was taught and assessed in English. Only the following combination of education will be accepted:

  • Vocational and secondary education; or
  • Tertiary and vocational education; or
  • Tertiary, vocational and secondary education; or
  • Tertiary education.


If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores as below. English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study.

1. IELTS (academic module). We only accept test results:

  • from one test sitting, or
  • a maximum of two test sittings in a six month period only if:
    • you achieve a minimum overall score of 7 in each sitting, and
    • you achieve a minimum score of 7 in each component across the two sittings, and
    • no score in any component of the test is below 6.5

2. OET. We will only accept test results:

  • from one test sitting, or
  • a maximum of two test sittings in a six month period only if:
    • you are tested in all four components in each sitting, and
    • you achieve a minimum score of B in each component across the two sittings, and
    • no score in any component of the test is below C.

3. PTE Academic. We will only accept test results:

  • from one test sitting, or
  • a maximum of two test sittings in a six month period only if:
    • a minimum overall score of 65 is achieved in each sitting, and
    • you achieve a minimum score of 65 in each of the communicative skills across the two sittings, and
    • no score in any of the communicative skills is below 58

4. TOEFL iBT. We will only accept test results:

  • from one test sitting, or
  • a maximum of two test sittings in a six month period only if:
    • a minimum total score of 94 is achieved in each sitting, and you achieve a minimum score of 24 for listening, 24 for reading, 27 for writing and 23 for speaking across the two sittings, and
    • no score in any of the sections is below:
      • 20 for listening
      • 19 for reading
      • 24 for writing, and
      • 20 for speaking

NOTE Students who are not born in the above recognised countries need to be aware of the English Requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia that need to be demonstrated prior to registration. Please contact the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia for information on this requirement. http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/


Mandatory Clinical Placement Requirements:

As per the CQU Immunisation Policy and for patient and student safety, the previously recommended checks are now mandatory for any placement commencing 1 January 2018 and onwards. Refer to the Clinical Placement Guidelines and Mandatory Checks Requirements for Clinical Placement for more details.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

1. Students will receive a Result of Assessment within 21 days of completion of each unit/module or within 21 days of the ‘close of study’ date.
2. Students who successfully complete all required units/modules will receive their qualification and an Academic Statement itemising all units/modules successfully completed.
3. Following receipt of written advice from the student (or teacher) that the student does not intend to complete the full course, the student will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing all units/modules successfully completed.

After successful completion of this course you will be eligible to apply to the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Agency to become an Enrolled Nurse. You may find employment in health care settings in roles such as enrolled nurse, personal care worker and aged care supervisor.

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 20 core units
  2. Complete 5 elective units
Standard Course Structure

18 months full-time

  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • Mixed Mode
  • On-campus
Core
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people More Information
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety More Information
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice More Information
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status More Information
HLTAAP003 Analyse and respond to client health information More Information
HLTENN001 Practise nursing within the Australian health care system More Information
HLTENN002 Apply communication skills in nursing practice More Information
HLTENN003 Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care More Information
HLTENN004 Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans More Information
HLTENN005 Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs More Information
HLTENN006 Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment More Information
HLTENN007 Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy More Information
HLTENN008 Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice More Information
HLTENN009 Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions More Information
HLTENN011 Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems More Information
HLTENN012 Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems More Information
HLTENN013 Implement and monitor care of the older person More Information
HLTENN015 Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting More Information
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures More Information
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care More Information
Elective
Enrol into all units from one Stage (Part 1 and Part 2 where applicable) at a time. For students who started their course in February 2017, enrol into the following intakes: Stage 3, Part 1 - February 2018 For students who commenced their course in July 2017, enrol into the following intakes: Stage 2, Part 1 - February 2018 Stage 2, Part 2 - April 2018 Stage 3, Part 1 - July 2018 For students commencing their course in February 2018, enrol into the following intakes: Stage 1, Part 1 - February 2018 Stage 1, Part 2 - April 2018 Stage 2, Part 1 - July 2018 Stage 2, Part 2 - September 2018 Stage 3, Part 1 - February 2019 For students commencing their course in July 2018, enrol into the following intakes: Stage 1, Part 1 - July 2018 Stage 1, Part 2 - September 2018 Stage 2, Part 1 - February 2019 Stage 2, Part 2 - April 2019 Stage 3, Part 1 - July 2019
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice More Information
HLTAID003 Provide first aid More Information
HLTENN010 Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice More Information
HLTENN025 Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes More Information
HLTOHC001 Recognise and respond to oral health issues More Information

Unit Sequence

For the following units, you may choose your own order of study, while taking into account pre-requisite requirements and the unit availability.
Unit Code Unit Name
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
HLTENN009 Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions
HLTENN025 Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes
HLTENN010 Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTENN015 Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting
HLTENN013 Implement and monitor care of the older person
HLTENN012 Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems
HLTENN011 Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems
HLTENN008 Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
HLTENN007 Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy
HLTENN006 Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment
HLTENN005 Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs
HLTENN004 Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans
HLTENN003 Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care
HLTENN002 Apply communication skills in nursing practice
HLTENN001 Practise nursing within the Australian health care system
HLTAAP003 Analyse and respond to client health information
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
HLTOHC001 Recognise and respond to oral health issues

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Project
RPL
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
The availabilities listed here are for 2019 and beyond.
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to the intakes

Domestic 2019 Availabilities

Standard Course Structure

Mixed Mode
Mixed Mode for this course may refer to on-campus workshops or residential schools located at Bundaberg.
Or it may refer to work placements which can be located anywhere. Please see the More Details section for more information.
February: Full Time
July: Full Time
Mixed Mode for this course may refer to on-campus workshops or residential schools located at Cairns.
Or it may refer to work placements which can be located anywhere. Please see the More Details section for more information.
February: Full Time
July: Full Time
Mixed Mode for this course may refer to on-campus workshops or residential schools located at Mackay.
Or it may refer to work placements which can be located anywhere. Please see the More Details section for more information.
February: Full Time
July: Full Time
Mixed Mode for this course may refer to on-campus workshops or residential schools located at Noosa.
Or it may refer to work placements which can be located anywhere. Please see the More Details section for more information.
February: Full Time
July: Full Time
Mixed Mode for this course may refer to on-campus workshops or residential schools located at Rockhampton.
Or it may refer to work placements which can be located anywhere. Please see the More Details section for more information.
February: Full Time
July: Full Time
Mixed Mode for this course may refer to on-campus workshops or residential schools located at Townsville.
Or it may refer to work placements which can be located anywhere. Please see the More Details section for more information.
February: Full Time
July: Full Time
RPL/RCC/Credit

Bundaberg

February: Full Time
July: Full Time

Cairns

February: Full Time
July: Full Time

Mackay

February: Full Time
July: Full Time

Noosa

February: Full Time
July: Full Time

Rockhampton

February: Full Time
July: Full Time

Townsville

February: Full Time
July: Full Time
On-campus

Bundaberg

February: Full Time
July: Full Time

Cairns

February: Full Time
July: Full Time

Mackay

February: Full Time
July: Full Time

Noosa

February: Full Time
July: Full Time

Rockhampton

February: Full Time
July: Full Time

Townsville

February: Full Time
July: Full Time

International 2019 Availabilities

Standard Course Structure

Mixed Mode
Mixed Mode for this course may refer to on-campus workshops or residential schools located at Bundaberg.
Or it may refer to work placements which can be located anywhere. Please see the More Details section for more information.
February: Full Time
July: Full Time
Mixed Mode for this course may refer to on-campus workshops or residential schools located at Cairns.
Or it may refer to work placements which can be located anywhere. Please see the More Details section for more information.
February: Full Time
July: Full Time
Mixed Mode for this course may refer to on-campus workshops or residential schools located at Mackay.
Or it may refer to work placements which can be located anywhere. Please see the More Details section for more information.
February: Full Time
July: Full Time
Mixed Mode for this course may refer to on-campus workshops or residential schools located at Noosa.
Or it may refer to work placements which can be located anywhere. Please see the More Details section for more information.
February: Full Time
July: Full Time
Mixed Mode for this course may refer to on-campus workshops or residential schools located at Rockhampton.
Or it may refer to work placements which can be located anywhere. Please see the More Details section for more information.
February: Full Time
July: Full Time
Mixed Mode for this course may refer to on-campus workshops or residential schools located at Townsville.
Or it may refer to work placements which can be located anywhere. Please see the More Details section for more information.
February: Full Time
July: Full Time
RPL/RCC/Credit

Bundaberg

February: Full Time
July: Full Time

Cairns

February: Full Time
July: Full Time

Mackay

February: Full Time
July: Full Time

Noosa

February: Full Time
July: Full Time

Rockhampton

February: Full Time
July: Full Time

Townsville

February: Full Time
July: Full Time
On-campus

Bundaberg

February: Full Time
July: Full Time

Cairns

February: Full Time
July: Full Time

Mackay

February: Full Time
July: Full Time

Noosa

February: Full Time
July: Full Time

Rockhampton

February: Full Time
July: Full Time

Townsville

February: Full Time
July: Full Time
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
2018 Intakes
The availabilities listed here are for 2018.

Mixed Mode

There are two course intakes for 2018, available in February and July.
18 months full-time
February 2018 intake
This course intake is available full-time Mixed Mode with compulsory residential schools held at CQUniversity Mackay City, Bundaberg and Cairns. 

July 2018 intake
This course intake is available full-time Mixed Mode with compulsory residential schools held at CQUniversity Rockhampton North, Noosa, Townsville and Mackay City.

A one (1) day on-campus orientation will be scheduled for each intake.
February intake: 6 February 2018

The course commences with an initial residential block of two weeks (4 days each week) followed by 3 day residential blocks scheduled monthly (totalling 5 blocks per stage). All residential school blocks are compulsory to attend. Students must have approximately 28 hours per week available for study in addition to attending residential blocks. Students will be supported through the VET Moodle platform, phone and email.

On-campus

There are two course intakes for 2018, available in February and July.
18 months full-time
February 2018 intake
This course intake is available at CQUniversity Rockhampton North, Noosa and Townsville campus.
Classes commence from January 2018, and students are required to attend on-campus three (3) days per week. 

July 2018 intake
This course intake is available at CQUniversity Bundaberg and Cairns campus.
Classes commence from July 2018, and students are required to attend on-campus three (3) days per week.

A one (1) day on-campus orientation will be scheduled for each intake.
February intake: 6 February 2018

Classes commence week of 5 February 2018, and students are expected to attend on-campus three days per week (18 hours). All classes are compulsory to attend. Students must have approximately 20 hours per week available for study in addition to attending classes. Students will be supported through the VET Moodle platform, phone and email.
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
More Details

More Details

Online Timetable

Please refer to the online Timetable for the most up to date details for on-campus classes and mixed mode residentials. Please note that dates and locations are subject to change. 

 

Required Resources - Textbooks

The following textbooks are required for this course. Textbooks can be purchased from the CQUni Bookshop. Please ensure you purchase the latest Edition.

Stage 1:

TitlePublisherISBN

Tabbner's Nursing Care:  Theory and Practice - 7th Edition (Koutoukidis)

Essential Enrolled Nursing Skills for person-centred care (Koutoukidis) - Workbook

(Packaged together at CQUniversity Bookshop)

Elsevier

9780729542272

9780729542357

Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology 12th Edition (Marieb)Pearson9781488688058
Mosby's Nurses Pocket Dictionary - 33rd Edition (Brooker)Mosby9780723433736

Stage 2:


TitlePublisherISBN
Lewis's medical - surgical Nursing : Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems  4rd Edition (Diane Brown)
Elsevier9780729541770
Harvard’s Nursing Guide to Drugs -10th Edition (Tiziani)
Elsevier
9780729542548

Wound Care Manual - 7th Edition (Kerylin Carville)

PURCHASE HERE - http://www.silverchain.org.au/about-us/our-publication/books-and-manuals/

Silverchain Found.9780958736954
Nursing Calculations - 9th Edition (Gatford & Phillips)
Elsevier
9780702062315
Law for Nurses and Midwives- 8th Edition (Staunton & Chiarella)
Elsevier
9780729542456
Understanding the Australian Health Care System – 3rd Edition (Willis, Reynolds & Keleher)
Elsevier
9780729542326

Stage 3:


TitlePublisherISBN
Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing  - 4th Edition (Evans, Nizette & Obrien)
Elsevier9780729542319
Nursing and Midwifery RESEARCH methods and appraisal for evidence-based practice – 5th Edition (Schneider, Whitehead, LoBindo-Wood & Haber)
Elsevier
9780729542302

2018 Residential School information

Throughout the duration of this course, students studying by Mixed Mode will be required to attend compulsory Residential Schools.  

 

The Mixed Mode offering commences with an initial residential block of two weeks (4 days each week), followed by 3 day residential blocks scheduled monthly. All residential school blocks are compulsory to attend. 

 

Students should check their Offer letter documentation or the online Timetable for further details.

 

Resource and Computing Requirements

It is a requirement of enrolment in this course that you have access to the CQUniversity website. You will be required to undertake various components of study in the course using email and the internet. 

 

It is strongly recommended that you have access to a broadband connection or higher to access online resources that would include but are not limited to, email, internet, video streaming, electronic assessment submission. 

 

All submissions of assessment must be uploaded electronically to the VET Moodle platform.

 

Clinical Placement Requirements

Throughout the duration of this course, all students will undertake three placements, as follows:

  • Placement 1: Aged Care - This placement will be held in the first stage for a duration of four (4) weeks (160 hours).
  • Placement 2: Community Care - This placement will be held in the second stage for a duration of one (1) week (40 hours).
  • Placement 3: Acute Care - This placement will be held in the third stage for a duration of five (5) weeks (200 hours).

 

IMPORTANT: Changes to Mandatory Check Requirements

As per the CQU Immunisation Policy and for patient and student safety, the previously recommended checks are now mandatory for any placement commencing 1 January 2018 and onwards.   

  • Please click here for full details of your requirements or access these requirements via the Moodle Site.
  • Please see Mandatory Cut-Off dates for submission dates of your mandatory checks.  You will not be eligible to proceed to placement if you fail to meet the deadline; there are no extensions or exceptions.
  • Hepatitis A: Evidence of a positive serology OR at least the 1st vaccination by the cut-off date.  If a negative serology is received, ensure you allow enough time to get your 1st vaccination by the cut-off date. Full course of vaccinations required if negative serology or no previous vaccinations.
  • Influenza: The currency of the vaccination is until the 31/3/[the following year] Eg: Obtained in November 2017: Renewal due = 31/3/18; Obtained in January 2018: Renewal due = 31/3/2019

 

Depending upon the capacity of the health care providers/facilities in the student’s geographical area, students will be expected to travel to an alternative location in order to complete their prescribed clinical placement. Students will only be offered one placement per student, per course, per term. 

 

Any enquiries should be directed to the WIL (Work Integrated Learning) Team via nursingclinical@cqu.edu.au or call (07) 4930 9124.

 

Uniform Standards

The following uniform standards are required IN CLASS and ON PLACEMENT to meet industry standards: 

 

Men:

  • Navy Blue/Black Trousers/Shorts
  • CQU Diploma of Nursing Shirt
  • CQU Navy or White Polo Shirt
  • Navy or Black socks with trousers
  • Long White socks with shorts
  • Jeans are not acceptable

Women:

  • Navy Blue/ Black Culottes/Trousers
  • CQU Diploma of Nursing Shirt
  • CQU Navy or White polo shirt
  • Stockings, sockets with skirt
  • Navy or Black socks with trousers
  • Jeans are not acceptable

Footwear:

  • Navy blue or black enclosed shoes; rubber non-slip soles preferred.
  • NO CANVAS OR RUNNING SHOES

Hair:

  • Clean, neat and tied up off the neck or cut to collar length.

Jewellery:

  • Plain rings only; no stones or claw settings
  • Earring: minimum one stud or small sleepers
  • Watch with second hand: Fob Watch
  • Facial piercings are an Occupational Health and Safety Hazard in the workplace and must NOT be worn
  • Neck chains must not be visible, or not worn

ID:

  • Student ID must be worn at all times; NO LANYARDS
  • No nurses pouches

 

Academic Pathways

CQ23 Bachelor of Nursing (articulation pathway – total of 8 credits)

https://handbook.cqu.edu.au/programs/index?programCode=CQ23

 

VET Student Loan Information

VET Student Loans may be available for eligible students in approved Diploma level qualifications. The loan can be used towards Tuition Fees only and does not cover additional expenses such as textbooks, uniforms, equipment, travel, tools, and accommodation or general living expenses. Loan limits or caps may apply for some eligible courses and where a loan limit is reached for a course, students may be required to pay upfront for any remaining units. 

 

For more information or to check your eligibility for a VET Student Loan, please visit our VET Student Loans webpage or contact us.


QTAC Application Codes

On-campus - Cairns – 820301

On-campus – Mackay – 894301

On-campus – Noosa - 870301

On-campus – Rockhampton – 895301

On-campus – Townsville – 805301

Mixed-mode – Mackay – 894305

Mixed-mode – Noosa – 875305

Mixed-mode – Rockhampton - 855305

Mixed-mode – Townsville – 805305
Mixed-mode - Bundaberg - 891305
Mixed-mode - Cairns - 825305


Please view the Course Intakes tab for location and intake information.