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If you are interested in health care and are looking for a challenging career, Enrolled Nursing could be exactly what you are seeking. This program incorporates learning in both industry and simulated clinical training rooms. Our program is facilitated by professional experienced Registered Nurses who are industry current. You'll graduate eligible to apply for registration as an Enrolled Nurse through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), qualified for a rewarding health professional career. Course details

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$15000 VET Student Loan available

LOCATION/S

Kingaroy, Roma, Toowoomba, Warwick

Key dates and info

DURATION

Blended: 1.5 years / 3 days per week, 2 years / 1 day per week

Course details

COST

  • Full Fee $19,380
  • Subsidised $15,285
  • Concession $14,056

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Looking for a challenging career in nursing?

This course will see you learn in industry-current clinical training rooms, being taught by highly experienced nurses. You'll graduate job-ready for a rewarding and care-focussed career. This challenging course offers the student an opportunity to learn across a wide variety of subjects in the discipline that requires excellence in health care delivery. Study covers all areas of health care, including foundations of nursing and assistance with human needs that promote integrated care.

Unique Student Identifier (USI) - Student Information

From 1 January 2015 if you are undertaking a nationally recognised program at TAFE Queensland you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Learn all about the USI and how to get your USI for your study.

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Kingaroy 29 Jan 2018 1 day per week Blended
Roma 29 Jan 2018 1 day per week Blended
Toowoomba 29 Jan 2018 1 day per week Blended
23 Apr 2018 3 days per week Blended
Warwick 29 Jan 2018 1 day per week Blended

Entry requirements

While there are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, if you wish to study with TAFE Queensland South West at Toowoomba, Warwick, Kingaroy or Roma, there are some steps you will need to follow to demonstrate your ability to manage the demands of this course, prior to enrolment.

Step 1: Apply

Entry into this qualification is via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) (February and July intakes) or via direct application to TAFE Queensland South West (May and July/August intakes). If you apply directly to TAFE Queensland South West, you will need to submit an application form, or contact us directly to speak with a teacher and apply via telephone.

Step 2: Interview

If you have applied directly to through TAFE Queensland South West, you will be contacted by the Nursing Team and provided with additional course information. In the weeks prior to the course start date, you will then be contacted so that an interview with the Nursing Team can be scheduled. Following the interview, you will be notified if you have been successful in your application.

Step 3: Enrol

If you have been successful, you will be offered a position in the course. Enrolment documentation will be provided to you and you will need to ensure you enrol prior to orientation to secure your position.

Step 4: Orientation

At Orientation, you will be required to supply a National Police Check, and confirmation that you have had a Hepatitis B post vaccination antibody check (blood test). During Orientation, you will also be required to submit an application for a Blue Card for Working with Children, or a Link an applicant/cardholder to this organisation form, if you already hold a Blue Card (the teaching team will assist with this on the day). You will also be required to obtain a First Aid Certificate (including CPR) before commencing clinical placement.

In addition to the things mentioned above, the following is also strongly recommended before commencing this qualification:

Screening for, and if necessary, vaccination against the following diseases (NHMRC Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th edition):

  • MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella)
  • Influenza
  • Tuberculosis (Mantoux test and x-ray)
  • Varicella zoster virus (chicken pox)
  • Pertussis (whooping cough)

You should undergo a baseline health evaluation with your General Practitioner prior to commencement of the course to discuss and receive any required vaccinations.

Within this program, you are required to undertake written and practical assessments that reflect the Australian Quality Framework Level 5 Diploma. The skills criteria include the ability to analyse information to be able to demonstrate autonomy and judgements in known or changing contexts. This is also reflected within the APHRA Registration Standards, in particular, English Language.

It is strongly recommended that you are familiar with the Registration Standards for Nursing in Australia prior to applying for this program. Further information can be sourced from the link below:

http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Registration-Standards.aspx

Location/s

Kingaroy
Cnr Bunya Highway and Geritz Road
Kingaroy QLD 4610

Roma
Timbury Street
Roma QLD 4455

Toowoomba
100 Bridge Street
Toowoomba QLD 4350

Warwick
200 Dragon Street
Warwick QLD 4370

Resources required

  • Textbooks are provided via an online platform, and you will be provided with information during orientation. These books may also be available to borrow through the TAFE Queensland South West Library
  • Uniform for your work placement (details regarding the uniform will be provided at the Information Session and again during Orientation);
    • navy blue trousers/slacks
    • short-sleeved shirt - TAFE Queensland South West logo
    • comfortable, plain black, flat, non-slip, enclosed shoes
    • flesh coloured stockings
    • navy coloured vest or cardigan
    • fob watch with a second hand
  • Personal stationery
  • A valid and appropriate email address

You will also require access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online systems, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at a number of TAFE Queensland locations.

Timetable

You will be expected to attend classes where appropriate. You will also need to allocate study and research time outside of class to complete this course successfully. Study and research time will vary depending on your skills and knowledge. A general rule is a minimum of equal time is spent outside the class on study and research, as in class time.

It is important to note that throughout your studies, you will be required to participate in Vocational Placement, in addition to attending classes at TAFE. To prepare you for Vocational Placement, you will be required to participate in face-to-face simulated skills training scheduled throughout your program.

Students studying at Kingaroy, Roma and Warwick will need to be aware that they will need to travel to Toowoomba for orientation and simulated skills training.

January/February 2018 Intake (Nightingale Group) - Toowoomba, Roma, Warwick and Kingaroy

Part-time: 2 years, 1 day per week

  • Tuesdays (via Videolinq from Toowoomba) from 8:30am to 4pm

Entry into the January/February intake is via QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre).

April 2018 Intake (Orem Group) - Toowoomba Only

Full-time: 1.5 years, 3 days per week

  • Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, from 9am to 3pm

Entry into the April intake is via direct application to TAFE Queensland South West.

Placement

You will be required to attend Vocational Placement (440 hours in total), during your studies to demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills in the workplace. Each semester has a clinical placement component that must be successfully completed, for you to be able to progress to your next semester (for example, in Semester 1, you must complete 120 hours of placement before progressing to Semester 2).

Whilst on placement, you will be representing TAFE Queensland South West, the nursing profession, and yourself as a Student Nurse. You will work shifts that are determined by the health care organisation, adhering to commencement and finishing times that reflect industry and professional standards and workplace practices.

You will be placed with a health care facility as allocated by the Health Care Team. If placed away from your home location, TAFE Queensland South West may be able to organise accommodation for you at the staff accommodation in the facility; however this cannot be guaranteed. Where accommodation is not available, it is your responsibility to arrange and pay for alternative accommodation and travel to the placement.

You will be responsible for:

  • organising your own transport
  • organising leave with your employer (if applicable)
  • completing required health care facility orientation prior to commencing clinical placement (for example, Queensland Health)
  • organising and paying for accommodation and incidental expenses incurred during your placement
  • planning financially for your unpaid vocational placement
  • providing the required documentation requested by TAFE Queensland South West (for example, National Police Check, Blue Card for Working with Children, immunisation records, and a current First Aid Certificate)
  • completing all assessment requirements for each placement

Placement is structured as follows:

  • Stage 1 – 3 weeks in an aged care facility
  • Stage 2 – 2 weeks in an aged care facility and 2 weeks in a community health setting
  • Stage 3 – 4 weeks in an acute health facility (rural / tertiary)

Relevant documents:

Important Information

Following the successful completion of this qualification, you can apply to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) for registration as an Enrolled Nurse. It is strongly recommended that you are familiar with the Registration Standards for Nursing in Australia prior to applying for this program. Further information can be sourced from: http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Registration-Standards.aspx

If you are interested in undertaking this qualification in Bundamba (Ipswich region), rather than Toowoomba, Kingaroy, Warwick or Roma, please refer to: Diploma of Nursing - Bundamba.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete 25 units in total, including 20 core units and 5 elective, as well as Vocational Placement.

Stage 1
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
HLTENN002 Apply communication skills in nursing practice Core
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care Core
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures Core
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status Core
HLTAAP003 Analyse and respond to client health information Core
HLTENN013 Implement and monitor care of the older person Core
HLTENN008 Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice Core
HLTENN003 Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care Core
HLTENN004 Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans Core
HLTAID003 Provide first aid Elective
VPC120 Vocational placement Vocational Placement Scheme
Stage 2
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
HLTENN001 Practise nursing within the Australian health care system Core
BSBWOR404 Develop work priorities Elective
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Core
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety Core
HLTENN005 Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs Core
HLTENN011 Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems Core
HLTENN012 Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems Core
HLTENN007 Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy Core
VPC160 Vocational placement Vocational Placement Scheme
Stage 3
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice Core
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice Elective
HLTENN006 Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment Core
HLTENN009 Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions Core
HLTENN025 Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes Elective
HLTENN015 Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting Core
HLTENN010 Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice Elective
VPC160 Vocational placement Vocational Placement Scheme

Disclaimer

The elective units available may vary between locations, delivery modes and intakes.

What are my payment options?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland South West has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 1300 914 754. We're here to help.

$19,380

FULL FEE

Student Loan Available

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$15,285

SUBSIDISED

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$14,056

CONCESSION

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VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

 

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

Subsidised

The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

 

Higher Level Skills Subsidy

The Higher Level Skills Subsidy offsets the cost of an eligible Certificate IV or higher course.

You're eligible for the Higher Level Skills Subsidy if you:

  • are 15 years or older and no longer in school
  • live in Queensland full time
  • are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or temporary resident with the necessary visa or work permits
  • don't currently have (or are enrolled in) a certificate IV or higher level qualification.
  • Other restrictions or eligibility criteria may apply

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

Concession

You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability.

VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

 

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

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Additional costs

Please refer to the Resources Required section for further information about additional costs that may be incurred during your training. Please also consider the potential financial impact of attending Vocational Placement.

Outcome

HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing

Job prospects

  • Enrolled Nurse

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You're ready if you have:

  • checked your meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • checked your rights and responsibilities as a student, as detailed in the student handbook and refund policy
  • Read the Pre-enrolment Informatiom
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to Customer Service TAFE Queensland

All done? Then you're ready to enrol.

All done? Then head to the link below to complete your enrolment:
tafesouthwest.edu.au/study-with-us/enrolment-fees/enrol

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Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace and/or previous learning means less study time for you and getting qualified a whole lot sooner.

More about RPL

More info:
tafesouthwest.edu.au/study-with-us/career-changers-jobseeker/recognition-prior-learning/

Orientation

January/February 2018 Intake (Nightingale Group): Monday 29 January, through to, and including, Friday 2 February, from 10am to 3pm on Monday, and from 9am - 3pm from Tuesday through to Friday, in room: B3.22 (B Block, Level 3, Room 22). Students from all locations will be required to come to Toowoomba for Orientation.

April 2018 Intake (Owen Group): 

  • Monday 23 April
  • Tuesday 24 April
  • Thursday 26 April
  • Friday 27 April from 9am to 3pm in Room: B3.22 (B Block, Level 3, Room 22)

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 21 September 2017

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