Diploma of Nursing

Duration (incl. holidays)  weeks
Teaching Duration weeks
National CodeHLT54115
Course TypeTraining Package Qualification
Course UnitsView Course Units
Example Career ProfileNurse (Enrolled)Nurse (Enrolled)
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International Course - application process

If you are applying from onshore, generally, you will need to apply for an international course to TAFE South Australia at least two months before you want to start your studies in Australia. If you are applying from offshore it is highly recommended that you apply at least four months in advance.

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Note: You must be an International resident to apply for this course. For Australian residents please visit TAFE SA 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 (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. 20 core units plus 5 electives. NOTE: 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.

Packaged University Offer

This course is available as a Packaged University Offer. The University program(s) for this course: Bachelor of Nursing or Bachelor of Health Science at the University of South Australia or Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Adelaide or Bachelor of Nursing at Flinders University.

This allows students to accept a joint packaged offer with a local South Australian University, and upon successful completion of TAFE SA qualification, the student is eligible for a guaranteed entry into a nominated University Program. Find out more about Packaged University Offers.

The benefits of a Packaged University Offer include:

  • Students will be able to apply for a single visa for the entire duration of both programs
  • Guaranteed entry into selected University Programs
  • Guaranteed credits shorten the duration of qualifications and reduces tuition fees over the total duration of study program
  • Graduate with a dual qualification from both TAFE SA and a University (for example Advanced Diploma/Bachelor Degree)
  • Graduate with a competitive mix of practical and theoretical skills

See relevant Credit Transfer details below.

Credit Transfer

You will only receive a joint offer for TAFE SA and University if you apply for a Packaged University Program. If the University course that you have selected is not part of a Packaged University Offers, you will need to apply separately to the University for your selected degree program.

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.

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Diploma of Nursing

Credit Gained
UniversityUniversity CoursePointsTime Equiv.Details
Flinders UniversityBachelor of Nursing (Pre-Registration)36 points 12 months Details
TAFE SA HEAssociate Degree in Primary Health and Wellbeing (AC00083)36 points 12 months Details
University of AdelaideBachelor of Health and Medical Sciences12 points 6 months Details
University of South AustraliaBachelor of Nursing (Pre-Registration)36 points 12 months Details
 Bachelor of Health Science18 points  Details

Fees

These course fees are for international students only.

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Note: TAFE SA does not commit to any fees shown. Charges vary between courses and subjects and are based on a rate per hour. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

Overseas Health Cover

All overseas students are required to have Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) insurance for the entire duration of the course. The health cover rate will vary depending on the personal circumstances and duration of stay in Australia. Read more about Overseas Health Cover.

Additional Services

TAFE SA International offers an optional Arrival & Pick up and/or Accommodation Service. For further details please contact us.

Contact us

TAFE South Australia International

Level 1, 120 Currie Street
Adelaide, South Australia, 5000