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 TAFE SA plays a pivotal role in training and professional development of Nurses in South Australia. In 2013, TAFE SA provided the state’s health industry with over 250 nursing graduates, and provided Professional Development training to those currently in the workforce.

TAFE SA offers Nurses, and those aspiring to a career in this field, a range of opportunities including:

If you want to find out more about the services we offer, please email the TAFE SA’s Nursing Program.





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Employment Opportunities

TAFE SA's nursing qualifications cover the application of nursing skills and knowledge required to be eligible for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia in line with some state/territory nursing and midwifery regulatory authorities.

Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

Qualifications for a Nursing Career

Nurses are important members of the health care team and their primary role is providing patient care. Nurses need to develop skills to communicate with people, have knowledge of contemporary nursing practice, law and ethics, anatomy and physiology, acute and chronic health disorders, clinical nursing skills and medication management.

TAFE SA provides the following qualifications which cover the application of nursing skills and knowledge required to be eligible for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia in line with some state/territory nursing and midwifery regulatory authorities. A full list of TAFE SA's nursing award courses can be found at the top of this page.

Professional Development Workshops

TAFE SA’s Nursing Program has an extensive and proven experience in professional development training for both individuals and groups.

The professional development courses listed below are designed to upskill current Enrolled and Registered Nurses. These courses present an opportunity for individuals to gain specific skills and knowledge in a short workshop. A full list of TAFE SA's nursing short courses can be found at the top of this page.

Professional Development Online

TAFE SA also offers a range of Professional Development training online, making it easier to achieve your study goals amongst work and life commitments. Our online courses include:

Anatomy and Physiology

  • Confirm Physical Health HLTAP401B
  • Analyse Health information HLTAP501B*
  • Use Advanced Health Terminology in a Professional Context HLTAN510B

Care planning

  • Contribute to client assessment and developing nursing care plans HLTEN503B
  • Implement & Monitor Nursing Care for Clients with Chronic Health Problems HLTEN513B


  • Apply Legal & Ethical Parameters to Nursing Practice HLTEN509B
  • Contribute to WHS Processes HLTWHS300A
  • Work Effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People HLTHIR404D
  • Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co workers HLTHIR403C
  • Comply with Infection Control Policies & Procedures HLTIN301C 
  • Apply understanding of the Australian Health Care System HLTEN516B
  • Provide mentoring support to colleagues CHCORG627B

Aged Care/Community

  • Practice in the domiciliary health care environment HLTEN608B
  • Implement & Monitor Nursing Care for Older Clients HLTEN515B
  • Undertake home visits HLTRAH302C
  • Practice in the domiciliary health care environment HLTEN608B
  • Practice in the contemporary aged care environment HLTEN615B


  • Administer & Monitor Medications in the Work Environment HLTEN507C*
  • Maths for Enrolled Nurses


  • Provide sexual and reproductive health care for clients HLTEN603B
  • Provide Nursing Care for Clients Requiring Palliative Care HLTEN511B
  • Implement & Monitor Nursing Care for Consumers with Mental Health Conditions HLTEN510B
  • Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment HLTEN506B
  • Practice in first line emergency nursing HLTEN620B
  • Apply research skills within a contemporary health environment HLTEN514B
  • Assess clients and manage client care HLTEN606B
  • Practice in the cardiovascular nursing environment HLTEN610B
  • Apply principles of diabetic nursing care HLTEN611B
  • Practice in contemporary rural/remote health care HLTEN618C*
  • Provide sexual and reproductive health care for clients HLTEN603B

 *pre requisites apply

Customised Training for Industry


Training your staff through TAFE SA will make a significant difference to your business by adding value and building profit, giving you the edge you need over your competitors.

TAFE SA can work with you to identify your workforce training requirements. This ensures that any training is tailored to benefit the business by focusing on the exact skills and knowledge needed in the workplace. It also means employees can get training at a convenient time and place to suit their workplace.

Through our customised training options, TAFE SA can offer your business the following services:

  • Group and individual training, either on-site or at another location
  • Modification of existing courses and adapting materials to incorporate your organisation’s culture
  • Design and development of enterprise based training programs
  • Recognition of prior learning from work (paid or unpaid) and life experiences


Pathways from Enrolled to Registered Nursing

Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer formally recognises the equivalence of certain elements of a TAFE SA course to some University courses.

Completion of TAFE SA’s Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing) provides credit transfer points into:

For more information about Credit Transfer arrangements, click here


Nursing Courses enquiries
Email: Enrolled Nursing Studies
Phone: 08 8648 8854

General TAFE SA enquiries
Email: Enquire online
Phone: 1800 882 661 (freecall)
TTY for deaf: 8226 4413

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TAFE SA students celebrate graduation

Oct 03, 2014

TAFE SA Community Services and Aged Care GraduatesEighteen graduates have celebrated the completion of their studies in Certificate III in Community Services and Certificate III in Aged Care at TAFE SA Port Augusta Campus.

The course was developed in response to the continual growth in demand for community services and aged care in the Port Augusta community. It is an initiative of the Government of South Australia as part of the Skills for Jobs in Regions program, administered by the Regional Development Australia Far North.

Graduate Kirralee Buckley gained employment at a local aged care facility, while completing the course.

“I was looking for a career change and jumped at the opportunity to enrol in the course at TAFE SA and studying in this area lead to a job at Ramsay Village,” said Ms Buckley.

“I wanted to work in aged care so I could provide care to older people in our community; it satisfies me to see my clients happy.”

Ms Buckley said her lecturer supported her throughout the course and kept her on track when barriers in her personal life made studying a challenge.

“My lecturer was my inspiration and I would not have completed the course without her.”

Ms Buckley now has her sights set on the Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 nursing) at TAFE SA in 2015. She encourages others considering a career in Aged Care or Community Services to enrol at TAFE SA.

“If you have your heart and mind set on achieving, you won’t let anything get in your way of completing your studies.”

Following the success of this program, TAFE SA along with the Regional Development Board Far North plan to offer it again in 2015. Interested participants are invited to contact TAFE SA Port Augusta Campus on 8648 9922 to register their interest.

Find out more information about Community Services and Aged Care courses at TAFE SA.

Every year TAFE SA delivers training to over 34,000 regional residents and businesses. As the largest provider of vocational education training (VET) in South Australia, TAFE SA has flexible study options, and work-place based training to transform your future.

Note: While the course was fee-free to eligible participants, a $250 fee for incidental materials applied. TAFE SA is a Skills for All training provider.