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Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 nursing)

Duration Up to 18 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
National CodeHLT51612
TAFE SA CodeTP00326
Course TypeTraining Package Qualification
Course UnitsView Units
Example Career ProfileNurse (Enrolled)Nurse (Enrolled)
FacultiesHealth and Lifestyle
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wx TAFE SA can recognise the skills (RPL) you already have. If you are working in the industry and have skills that can be recognised, TAFE SA will provide any additional training needed to gain a qualification.
bx Students wishing to access WorkReady funding or VET Fee Help will be required to undertake a reading, writing and numeracy assessment before enrolling.
The duration of a workplace course is determined by the study plan.
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Course Admission Requirements

  • You will need to provide evidence that you are, or have been, an Enrolled or Registered Nurse when you enrol.

How to Apply

Award Courses

Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course. For International Students please visit International Courses.

Employment Outcomes

This qualification covers 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. Enrolled nurses are employed across a variety of health care contexts including acute, community, aged care, residential, rural and remote settings.

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 & Skills Covered

Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 nursing) (HLT51612)
This qualification equips you with the knowledge and skills required to provide effective nursing care under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.
The course focuses on developing caring, reflective practitioners who are able to integrate theory with practice, problem solve and work in a collaborative team environment.
Knowledge and skills will be developed in areas including communication, cultural diversity, law and ethics, anatomy and physiology, acute and chronic health disorders, clinical nursing skills and medication management. 21 core units plus 5 electives.

  • 400 hours of Professional Experience Placement will be required.

Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

Credit Transfer

Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses.

Find other TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 nursing)

UniversityUniversity CourseTotal Units in Uni CourseCredits GrantedGuaranteed AdmissionDetails
Flinders UniversityBachelor of Nursing (Pre-Registration)10836YesDetails
University of AdelaideBachelor of Nursing7224Details
University of South AustraliaBachelor of Nursing10836Details
Bachelor of Health Science10818Details


This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative.

To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.