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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, under the direction and supervision of registered
nurses, assist with the provision of acute, preventative, curative
and rehabilitative nursing care in hospitals, aged-care facilities,
the community and other healthcare settings.

Further Study Pathways

After completing HLT51612 Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division


2 nursing), students are eligible to apply for registration as an
Enrolled Nurse/Division 2 with AHPRA.
After achieving HLT51612 Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division
2 nursing), students may undertake further study with higher
qualifications within the Health Training Package e.g. Advanced
Diploma level or may articulate to higher education into a Degree
level program.

Employment opportunities

Graduates of this program will have employment opportunities as


an Enrolled/Division 2 Nurse in a range of health care settings
such as acute hospital care, aged care, rehabilitation, mental
health, community care, palliative care.

Mode of Study

This course is delivered using a combination of delivery modes


including:
Lectures
Tutorials
Self-directed learning
Practical hands on skills development in SCEI simulated
nursing skills laboratory
Professional practice experience

Assessment

Assessment is both formative and summative and may include a


combination of:
Questioning
Scenarios
Role play/simulation
Case studies
Projects
Skills assessment
Observation in the workplace

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

A student may be entitled to gain unit of competency credits


or recognition, if what they have learned at work, from other
programs, courses, from life experience or training provided
at work is relevant to the course. SCEI recognises the AQF
qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other
registered training organisations. RPL or CT will not be granted
for any clinical or work placement undertaken previously as part of
an accredited course of study. It is a requirement that all students
complete the minimum 400 hours of PPE of this program.
For further information see the RPL brochure or visit www.scei.
edu.au
2015 Local Course Guide
Date of issue: March 2015

Entry requirements

To ensure an appropriate learning opportunity, prospective


students would need to demonstrate a capacity to undertake
study at Diploma level. This can be demonstrated via the
following:
Aged 18 years or above with a VCE Year 12 Certificate,
Senior VCAL Certificate or other post secondary school
certificate at Certificate III level or higher;
Completion of Year 12 VCE, Senior VCAL or equivalent;
Mature aged prospective student (> 21 years of age) who
do not meet the above criteria;
Completion of a relevant Certificate III or IV qualification
e.g. Aged Care, Health Services Assistance;
Undertake VETASSESS Language, Literacy and
Numeracy test with a pass in all 3 components;
Attend an interview with the Nursing Course Coordinator
and Nursing Trainer, if successfully completed
VETASSESS test.

Southern Cross Education Institute

HLT51612 Diploma of Nursing


(Enrolled-Division 2 nursing)

Additional Requirements


National Police Check


Working with Children Check
Immunisation status before commencing professional
practice experience (recommended to have
immunisation records from home country).

Immunisation

Immunisation is the responsibility of the students. It is


recommended that an informed, individual choice is made
about this matter. Students should refer to a General
Practitioner of their choice for discussion and advice.
Students will come into contact with a large variety of clients
while attending professional experience. Some clients may
have a communicable disease. Nurses are categorised
as a Category A Health Care Worker. These workers are
defined as being at risk of exposure to contaminated blood
and body fluids (DoH, 2010).
For the protection of students and of potential clients,
evidence of immunisation status is required from a General
Practitioner prior to commencement of Professional
Practice Experience.
For further information on recommended immunisation
for Category A Health Care Workers, please refer to the
Department of Health website at: http://www.health.vic.gov.
au/immunisation.

Campus

Available

Melbourne
Adelaide

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How to Apply

Full time - 80 weeks

Intake Dates

January, May, September, November


See current intake dates at http://scei.edu.au/pro/SCEI_
New_2/intake_dates.html

Complete an Application to Study: Local form and submit to


SCEI. Form available at http://scei.edu.au/pro/SCEI_New_2/
enrol_local.html

Unit Code

Unit Name

Type

Nominal Hours

HLTAP401B

Confirm physical health status

Core

90

HLTEN401B

Work in the nursing profession

Core

90

HLTAP501C

HLTEN502B
HLTEN503B

HLTEN504C
HLTEN505C
HLTEN506B

Analyse health information

Apply effective communication skills in nursing practice

Contribute to client assessment and developing nursing care plans


Implement and evaluate a plan of nursing care

Contribute to the complex nursing care of clients

Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment

HLTEN507C Adminster and monitor medications in the work environment

HLTEN508B Apply reflective practice, critical thinking and analysis in health


HLTEN509B Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice

HLTEN510B Implement and monitor nursing care for consumers with mental health conditions
HLTEN512B Implement and monitor nursing care for clients with acute health problems

HLTEN513B Implement and monitor nursing care for clients with chronic health problems
HLTEN515B Implement and monitor nursing care for older clients

HLTEN516B Apply understanding of the Australian health care system


HLTAID003

Provide first aid

HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
HLTIN301C

Comply with infection control policies and procedures

HLTWHS300AContribute to WHS processes

HLTEN520B Contribute to the care of monthers and babies


HLTEN511B

Provide nursing care for clients requiring palliative care

HLTEN514B Apply research skills within a contemporary health environment

HLTEN519C Administer and monitor intravenous medication in the nursing environment


HLTRAH302C Undertake home visits

Core
Core
Core

30
40
50

Core

100

Core

45

Core

90

Core

180

Core

30

Core
Core
Core
Core
Core
Core
Core
Core
Core
Core
Core

Elective
Elective
Elective
Elective
Elective

Total Hours (Including 400 hours of Professional Practice Experience)

20
60
70
50

Southern Cross Education Institute

Duration

75
20
18
20
20
20
20
80
50
40

100
20

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*Elective units have been selected by SCEI in consultation with industry experts and are a reduced list from the qualification
packaging rules specified electives list.

Contact us:
www.scei.edu.au
Melbourne Campus
155-161 Boundary Road,
North Melbourne, VIC 3051
+61 3 9602 4110

Adelaide Campus
Level 2, 14 Grote Street
Adelaide, SA 5000
+61 8 8212 8745

CRICOS provider Number: 02934D


RTO Provider Number:121952

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