Diploma of Nursing | HLT54115


Course Outline – HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing

The Diploma of Nursing has been designed to equip students with the up-to-date skills and professional insight you need to develop a long lasting career safeguarding the health of others. Throughout the course, you will be equipped with the essential skills required to work as an Enrolled Nurse within a variety of health and aged care settings.

These skills include communicating with patients, working in a team, medication, and clinical nursing duties. This nursing course is your chance to start a career working in one of our most vital industries. 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 AHPRA as an enrolled nurse.

Is the Diploma of Nursing suitable for me?

If you are looking for a change in career or are looking to start your career in Nursing, this is the course for you! The Diploma of Nursing assumes no prior knowledge of Nursing, so NO nursing background is required. The course is also appropriate for those who have been working as an AIN/PCA/HAS and wish to move to the next level.

Course Length
  • Part-time – 18 months (Includes 400hrs of unpaid industry experience).
Delivery Modes
  • South Coast Careers College implements a variety of methods to meet individual learning needs.
  • Blended learning is a key component that includes a combination of face to face, virtual, online, self-directed, text and workplace-based learning opportunities.
  • Classroom learning is a trainer-led approach in the classroom.
  • Online learning or ‘e-learning’ is the use of technology, such as the internet and computer to enable you to learn anytime and anywhere.
  • Online learning can take place in the classroom, workplace, at home or at a public library.
Workplace Learning
  • On-the-job learning takes place in a workplace and can be via employment or a work placement.
  • This type of learning allows you to get hands-on, practical experience.
Self-Directed Learning
  • This is when you are required to undertake some learning independently.
Entry Requirements
  • All prospective students must attend an information session and complete a literacy and numeracy assessment.
  • Applicants are required to declare their physical and emotional capacity to safely perform the duties associated with direct care work.
  • Recognised Prior Learning – In some circumstances, South Coast Careers College will be able to grant students with some Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) if you have completed previous nursing studies.
Career Pathways – Enrolled Nurse

Click to view our Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Approved Programs of Study Details (South Coast Careers College)

Please note: Unfortunately, our Diploma of Nursing is not recognised with Centrelink.

Centrelink states Changes to the approval of Diploma and higher courses from 1 January 2018: From 1 January 2018, the approval of tertiary courses for student payment purposes has changed. Student payments (including Youth Allowance (Student), Austudy, ABSTUDY, and the Pensioner Education Supplement) are restricted to those VET courses (at diploma level and above) and education providers that are approved for VET Student Loans (VSL).

South Coast Careers College has chosen to not to apply to provide VET Student Loans as we access Smart and Skilled Funding to assist students with their course fee. 

Register below or for more information Contact us using the form below, email to admin@southcoastcolleges.edu.au or phone 02 4472 9202.

Note: Nursing Head of Discipline is Madeline Gilkes.

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At the time of publishing all course dates were accurate, however dates and times are susceptible to change throughout the term. Please be sure to confirm your course dates on enrolment with our reception staff.