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HLT54115 - DIPLOMA OF NURSING

 

National Code
HLT54115
CRICOS code 096780F
Duration  80 weeks (including holidays)
Professional Experience 
Practice (PEP) 
Minimum of 480 hours of Professional Experience Practice or work placement that is supervised by clinical teacher
Intake Dates Feb, Apr, Jul, Oct
   

 

The Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115) aims to prepare competent, knowledgeable, professional graduates who are able to apply for registration as an enrolled Nurse with Australian Health Practitioners Registration Agency: Nursing and Midwifery Board Australia (NMBA). Additionally the course has a specific aim and commitment to preparing graduates who are competent for beginning level Diploma of Nursing graduate practice. 
 
It reflects the role of an enrolled nurse working under supervision of a registered nurse. This qualification covers the application of skills and knowledge required to provide nursing care for people across the health sector. A lifespan approach should underpin this qualification with relevant competencies that relate to the different stages of life identified within the units.
 
Further information on registration is available at www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au.
Career Opportunities may include: enrolled Nurse.
 
Students will need to complete 20 core units and 5 elective units of competency to attain the qualification.
 
Core Units
  • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people 
  • CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety 
  • CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice 
  • HLTAAP002  - Confirm physical health status 
  • HLTAAP003  - Analyse and respond to client health information 
  • HLTENN001  - Practice nursing within Australian health care system 
  • HLTENN002  - Apply communication skills in nursing practice 
  • HLTENN003  - Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care 
  • HLTENN004  - Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans 
  • HLTENN005  - Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs 
  • HLTENN006  - Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment 
  • HLTENN007  - Administer and monitor medicines and  intravenous therapy
  • HLTENN008  - Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice 
  • HLTENN009  - Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions 
  • HLTENN011  - Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems 
  • HLTENN012  - Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems 
  • HLTENN013  - Implement and monitor care for the older person 
  • HLTENN015  - Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting 
  • HLTINF001  - Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures 
  • HLTWHS002  - Follow safe work practices for direct client care 
Elective Units*
  • CHCAGE005  - Provide support to people living with dementia 
  • CHCPOL003  - Research and apply evidence to practice 
  • HLTAID003  - Provide first aid 
  • HLTENN010  - Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice 
  • HLTINF003  - Implement and monitor infection prevention and control 
 
*Elective units for this qualification are current at the time of publication and are subject to change.
International students who are seeking to enrol into Diploma of Nursing must:
  1. be at least 18 years of age.
  2. have successfully completed year 12 or Australian equivalent.
    OR
  3. have completed a relevant Australian Certificate III or IV qualification eg. Aged Care, Health Services Assistance.
  4. have Police Clearance/Check Certificate (from Home country).
English Language Requirements: 
International students, applying either off-shore or on-shore will require:
  1. Either a minimum IELTS (Academics) test score of 6.0 in each module or equivalent for direct entry into a VET course, to be taken before the main VET course.
    Results older than two years are not acceptable.
    OR
  2. Evidence that they have studied in English for at least five years in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States
    OR
  3. Evidence that, within two years of their application date, they have successfully completed in Australia a foundation course or a senior secondary certificate of education or a substantial part of a Certificate IV or higher level qualification, from the Australian Qualifications Framework.
    OR
  4. Applicants originating from students visa assessment levels 1 and 2 (countries) without the required IELTS score must undertake an English Placement Test conducted at RGIT’s campus as part of the enrolment process. 
If there are concerns about the applicants’ English language proficiency, they will be required to undertake a suitable ELICOS or EAL program.   For further information on student visa assessment levels, refer to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) website (http://www.border.gov.au)
 
Please Note:
RGIT will also accept equivalent test results from the following specified English language tests - TOEFL iBT, PTE Academic, Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and TOEFL PBT.
 
Requirements prior to start of Professional Experience Placement (PEP) 
  1. A satisfactory and valid National Police clearance / Australian Federal Police Clearance Certificate (AFP) issued 3 months prior to PEP. 
  2. A satisfactory and valid Working with Children Check. 
  3. Immunisation records(recommended to have immunisation records from home country for international students). 
  4. Hold a current first aid certificate.
Registration requirements as a Nursing student:
Under National Law all students enrolled in the Diploma of Nursing course must be registered as students with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA) and Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). Students must be registered prior to the commencement of the course and will remain registered for the duration of the course or until no longer enrolled in the course. It is the responsibility of RGIT to ensure all students enrolled in the Diploma of Nursing course are registered with AHPRA/NMBA.
 
Recognition of Prior Learning or Credit Transfer
Course related work, prior study and/or life experience relevant to this course may entitle you to subject credits or recognition.

VFH & Skills First & Full Fee + International

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Age Requirement

All international students must be at least 18 years of age or above at the time of the course commencement to study at RGIT Australia.

English Language Requirements

International students, applying either off-shore or on-shore will require:

i)             Either a minimum IELTS (General) test score of 5.5 or equivalent for direct entry into a VET course, or IELTS score of 4.5 or equivalent with an ELICOS course (up to 30 weeks) to be taken before the main VET course.

                Results older than two years are not acceptable.

                OR

ii) Evidence that they have studied in English for at least five years in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States

                OR

iii) Evidence that, within two years of their application date, they have successfully completed in Australia a foundation course or a senior secondary certificate of education or a substantial part of a Certificate IV or higher level qualification, from the Australian Qualifications Framework.

                OR

iv) For levels 1 and 2 students only, successful completion of RGIT’s Language and Numeracy Test conducted on RGIT’s campus (for onshore international students ONLY.)

Please Note: RGIT will also accept equivalent test results from the following specified English language tests - TOEFL iBT, PTE Academic, Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and TOEFL PBT.

Academic Requirements

International students applying either off-shore or on-shore must meet a minimum academic requirement to get admission to RGIT Australia courses. The table below summarises the academic entry requirements. Please refer to informations on individual courses for course specific requirements.

Level of Study  Academic Requirements
Certificate II & III   Satisfactory completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 11 or higher
Certificate IV Satisfactory completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 11 or Certificate III or higher
Diploma*  Satisfactory completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 11 or Certificate IV or higher
Advanced Diploma  Satisfactory completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 11 or Diploma or higher

*For Diploma of Accounting only: The entry requirement for this qualification is completion of the units which comprise the core from the Certificate IV in Accounting in the Financial Services Training Package FNS10. or

Completion of the units which comprise the core from the Certificate IV in Accounting in the Financial Services Training Package FNS04.

The entry requirement can be met by evidence of equivalent competency to either of the above through recognition of prior learning (RPL).

 

DO YOU HAVE YOUR USI YET?

All students of vocational and educational training are required by the Australian Government to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). 

If you do not have a USI, we cannot issue your Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Statement of Attainment or Transcript. A USI also gives you easy online access to your enrolment and results information.

To register for your USI click here.

If you are having difficulties obtaining your USI, visit reception at Level 2, 28-32 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne or call us at (03) 8639 9000 for assistance. Download and complete the USI Consent Form.

 

CREDIT TRANSFER & RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)

Credit Transfer: Students who have completed identical units from their course at other institutions will be given recognition for these units on presentation of a verified transcript, Award or Statement of Attainment. Application for credit transfer must be made in writing. Credit Transfer Application Form.  Contact international@rgit.edu.au.

    

RPL: Students who believe they already have some of the competencies in the course may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). An essential requirement of RPL is proof that you currently have the required competencies. Applications must be made in writing. RPL Application Form. Contact international@rgit.edu.au.

         

APPLY  NOW

To being your application, contact international@rgit.edu.au or call 1300 RGIT AU (744 828)

 

 

Off-Shore Applicants

Applicants from a DIBP Assessment Level 3 Country should fill out an International Student Application Form and send it to international@rgit.edu.au or find an education agent to assist with their application.

 

FOR VET FEE-HELP ASSISTANCE

RGIT Australia decided itself and didn’t apply for Vet Student Loan ( VSL) program for 2017 and 2018 so we are not taking any student enrolment for its current VSL program. RGIT may apply for 2019 program and take enrolment. We will display more information if that happens.

Students eligible for the VET FEE-HELP program receive VET FEE-HELP assistance for their tuition fees.

Click here to find out more information about VET FEE-HELP, including the student entry procedure.

For more assistance and to view eligibility requirements, view the VET FEE-HELP information page, or visit the Study Assist website.

CONTACT US: Contact our VET FEE-HELP department at studentservices@rgit.edu.au or call (03) 9662 8022.

 

ELIGIBILITY FOR GOVERNMENT FUNDING

Students eligible for the Skills First program can receive State government-subsidised tuition.

For more assistance and to view eligibility requirements, view the Victorian Training Guarantee information page.

APPLY NOW: Contact our team at domestic@rgit.edu.au or call (03) 9662 8022 to begin your application.

 

 

CREDIT TRANSFER

If you have already completed units of competencies previously for the course you are applying for, you may be eligible for a Credit Transfer. You will need to apply in writing by completing the Credit Transfer Application Form and attach a verified transcript, Award or Statement of Attainment.

 

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)

If you believe you already have some of the competencies in the course you are applying for, you may apply for (RPL. An essential requirement of RPL is providing thorough evidence that you currently have the required competencies.

You will need to apply in writing by completing the RPL Application Form.

 

WTHDRAW FROM UNIT OF STUDY (VET FEE-HELP)

For all VET FEE-HELP students who are continuing study in 2017 from 2016 and have opted-in, you have already passed your Census Date.

Withdrawal on or before the census date

Students who withdraw from their VET unit of study or VET course of study on or before the census date will not incur a VET FEE-HELP debt.

Where a student withdraws from a VET unit of study on or before the respective census date, RGIT will repay to the student any upfront payment(s) of tuition fees made on or before that date.

Withdrawal after the census date

Students who withdraw from their respective course or VET unit of study after the census date, will incur a VET FEE-HELP debt for the unit of study in which they are enrolled.

Students may be eligible to have their VET FEE-HELP remitted and FEE-HELP balance re-credited however, they must meet the special circumstances criteria.

For further information: VET FEE-HELP Withdrawal, Tuition Fee Refund and Remit Policy

 

Schedule of fees and Census Dates: click here

Modes of Delivery: Flexible delivery options include on-campus training and blended training.

 

UNIQUE STUDENT IDENTIFIER (USI)

Do you have your USI yet?

Students are required to have a USI to commence any accredited training in Australia.

If you do not have a USI, we cannot issue your Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Statement of Attainment or Transcript. A USI also gives you easy online access to your enrolment and results information.

To register for your USI click here.

If you are having difficulties obtaining your USI, you may visit our reception at Level 1, 51-53 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, call us at (03) 9662 8022 or email studentservices@rgit.edu.au.

 

MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT REQUIRED

RGIT supplies each student with one complete set of learning materials including Workbooks, Assessment Records and Textbooks, where applicable. Recommended learning resources are also communicated to students by trainers. Students should obtain these resources at their own expense. 

Students who opt for blended mode of learning must have access to a computer and internet connection. This means that students must have access to a computer (desktop or laptop) with operating system Windows 7 or higher and a reliable internet connection. They must have an active email address for communication and must be contactable by phone (mobile or landline) and by mail (a postal address). 

For Blended leaning, a range of online applications such as Webinar, Skype, Go to Meeting will be used for delivery and assessment in this method. Students must have basic computing skills to choose this mode of delivery.

All students must have access to word processing applcation such as Microsoft Word and email platform, such as Microsoft Outlook or Gmail and the Adobe PDF readerversion 8 or higher.

 

For more information about VET FEE-HELP, visit the Study Assist website.

CONTACT US: Contact our VET FEE-HELP department at studentservices@rgit.edu.au or (03) 9662 8022.

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