AWARD COURSE

Diploma of Nursing/Associate Degree in Primary Health and Wellbeing



TAFE SA Code: DT00001


Description

The Diploma of Nursing 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. The Associate Degree in Primary Health encompasses an understanding of the social, economic, cultural and political causes of health. It is embraced by the World Health Organisation as it is the first level of contact individuals, families and communities have with the healthcare system.

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Up to 2 years 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

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Scheduled

Course Admission Requirements

you must have:

Find out more about Nursing Entry Requirements.
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by CSPA score
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

Total Fees
Subsidised
$8,461 - $9,141
Concession
$6,243 - $6,745

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. Assessing your eligibility may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

Subsidised Training Eligibility
Full Fee
$26,781 - $28,933

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. This course also has an incidentals cost of $30.00 for T-Shirt.

Please note that fees and funding status only apply to the initial TAFE SA qualification. Check the course page or relevant university website for details on the secondary qualification. Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into.

    • Successful applicants are required to attend a 3 day orientation workshop the week before classes begin.
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    VET Student Loan

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    FEE-HELP

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Your employment opportunities as a graduate are varied. You will be equipped to work in a range of areas including government, health, community, social and primary health settings. The Diploma of Nursing 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.

    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/Associate Degree in Primary Health and Wellbeing
    Develop your knowledge and skills to work in nursing and primary health.
    The Diploma of Nursing develops knowledge and skills in areas including communication, cultural diversity, law and ethics, anatomy and physiology, acute and chronic health disorders, clinical nursing skills and medication management.
    To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 20 core units and 5 elective units.
    NOTE:

    • 400 hours of Professional Experience Placement will be required.
      The Associate Degree in Primary Health introduces the concepts of primary health and wellbeing, issues and policy, the determinants of health and wellbeing, community development and cultural safety.
      This course assists in the transition into the workplace through adopting important knowledge and skills such as research, leadership, management and building personal and professional resilience.
      The program will culminate in a primary health and wellbeing project which will be presented in a student-led conference.

    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.

    87%*
    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    89%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.



    * 2017 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • 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. Below are the Credit Transfer details for this course. View all TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

    University University Course Details
    Bachelor of Health Sciences (Health Promotion Major)
    Bachelor of Nursing (Pre-Registration)
    Associate Degree in Primary Health and Wellbeing
    Bachelor of Psychological Science
    Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences
    Bachelor of Nursing
    Bachelor of Community Health (Online program)
    Bachelor of Community Health (Online program)
    Bachelor of Nursing (Pre-Registration)
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