Diploma of Nursing

Duration Up to 18 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
National CodeHLT54115
TAFE SA CodeTP00919
Example Career ProfileNurse (Enrolled)Nurse (Enrolled)
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This course 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.


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Campus / Delivery Study Mode Application
Barossa ValleyOn & Off CampusOpening 13 Aug 2018
Gilles PlainsOn CampusOpening 13 Aug 2018
Gilles PlainsOn & Off CampusOpening 13 Aug 2018
Mount BarkerOn & Off CampusOpening 13 Aug 2018
Mount GambierOn & Off CampusOpening 13 Aug 2018
NoarlungaOn & Off CampusOpening 13 Aug 2018
NoarlungaOn & Off CampusOpening 13 Aug 2018
Port AdelaideOn CampusOpening 13 Aug 2018
Port AdelaideOn & Off CampusOpening 13 Aug 2018
Port PirieOn & Off CampusOpening 13 Aug 2018
WhyallaOn & Off CampusOpening 13 Aug 2018

Course Admission Requirements

    you must have:


    • Any Certificate III or higher or SACE Completion or equivalent
    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.

    Important Information

    • New admission requirements will apply to this course from 1st July 2018. For further information visit www.tafesa.edu.au/nursing-requirements
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    Employment Outcomes

    Career opportunities include working as an Enrolled Nurse. 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 (HLT54115)
    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.
    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.

    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. Below are the Credit Transfer details for this course. View all TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

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    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.