Work as an enrolled nurse or phlebotomist

A nurse’s primary role is providing patient care. In a TAFE SA nursing course you’ll learn about contemporary nursing practice, law and ethics, anatomy and physiology. Other topics include acute and chronic health disorders, clinical nursing skills and phlebotomy.

Our pathology qualifications prepare you for a career in a pathology laboratory. Phlebotomy requires considerable technical expertise and interpersonal skills. The role includes collecting blood and other specimens from clients and patients for pathology testing.

Video: Nursing

Adele is an enrolled nurse at the Women's and Children's Hospital and she loves working with children. She studied a Diploma of Nursing at TAFE SA before getting a direct entry into the equivalent Bachelor program at Flinders University. Listen to Adele explain how practical training at TAFE SA provides an excellent pathway into tertiary studies.

Diploma of Nursing

Video: NurseSim 3D Simulated Training

NurseSim is a healthcare simulation tool that helps students practice general procedures, resulting in better skilled and more confident graduates. Students are able to put into practice the information they gained from lectures, workshops and practical learning situations in the convenience of their own home, library or anywhere with internet access. Students are able to walk around a virtual hospital environment as well as inspect and rotate various objects throughout the training.

Diploma of Nursing

Clinical Skills Laboratories

In TAFE SA’s Clinical Skills Laboratories you’ll enjoy a practical, safe learning experience. The labs are constantly being improved to ensure that the clinical component of the course replicates industry standards. These contemporary teaching facilities include simulation mannequins and modern clinical equipment.

360 Degrees: Nursing

Want to know what it's like to work as a nurse on a real-life hospital ward? Click on the image for a 360-degree view of our simulated hospital ward and learn what it's like to undergo practical training in TAFE SA's facilities. (Note: this component requires Flash support).

Student Program Information Guides

The following PDF guides provide detailed information about nursing and pathology courses:   

Course Guides

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