- Successful applicants are required to attend a 3 day orientation workshop the week before classes begin.
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.
- 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.
The TAFE SA qualification 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.
This course is funded through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative. To find out if you may be eligible for
this funding please visit the TAFE SA website.
There may be incidental fees for additional expenses to those required to complete the course. For example for equipment,
transport or accommodation.
To help with the payment of your fees, you may be able to pay your fees by instalments. To find out more please visit:
You may also be eligible for a fee concession if you hold a current:
- Health Care Card
- Pensioner Concession Card
- Veterans Affairs Card
or if you are a prisoner in a South Australian correctional institution.
To find out more please visit: www.tafesa.edu.au/concession