Gain the essential skills and knowledge to work as an enrolled nurse in a variety of health care settings. You will learn how to implement basic nursing care, assess client’s health and analyse health-related information.

During your studies you will learn how to administer and monitor medications and care for older clients, acute care clients and people with mental health conditions.

You will develop effective communication skills and learn how to work within legal and ethical parameters in nursing.

You will undertake a minimum of 400 hours of mandatory clinical placement.

Please Note: If you choose to study at CAE City Campus you will be required to attend some practical sessions at the Elgar campus in Box Hill.




National Code HLT54115
Study Areas Nursing
Study Level Diploma
Study Type Local
Study Mode

FT: 1.5 years,
PT: 2.5 years,

Course Type Victorian TAFE Course
Campuses Box Hill, City, Lilydale

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $5018.00
Full Fee $15164.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $145
Diagnostic Tests & Support** $60
Annual Material Fees $400.00
Retain Course Items*** $1755.00


* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student’s course of study (e.g. textbooks).

The student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2017. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

  • VET Student Loans
  • Government Subsidised Place
  • Payment Plan

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

February and July


Full time - 1.5 years (3 to 4 days per week)

Part time - 2.5 years (2 to 3 days per week)*

Please note: Full time and Part time students are required to attend three full days of compulsory Orientation at the commencement of the course (Orientation for CAE and Elgar students will be conducted at Elgar campus and Lilydale Lake Side (LLD) students will be conducted at LLD campus.)

Box Hill, City, Lilydale

You must:

  • have completed year 12 or equivalent of education
  • be at least 18 years of age (mature age students are welcome to apply)
  • have a current Working with Children Check
  • have a current National Police Record Check
  • have up to date immunisation/vaccination record
  • have basic computer skills
  • have the ability to demonstrate a high level of literacy and numeracy skills. 

Pre-Training Review

To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs the Institute and CAE will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.

After successful completion, you may wish to study Bachelors of Nursing at ACU, Latrobe University or Deakin University and will be eligible to apply through the usual tertiary admission process in 2017 and 2018.

               

Please note that articulation arrangements, credit transfers & guaranteed entry into Higher Education programs delivered by other training providers are subject to change when their courses are updated.

VTAC and Direct entry 

You will be required to attend a group interview as part of your application process.

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 5.

After successful completion, you may wish to apply for employment opportunities as an enrolled nurse in a range of health settings such as:

  • acute care
  • chronic care
  • aged care
  • rehabilitation
  • community
  • mental health.

Enrolled nurses work under the direction of a registered nurse and in collaboration with Division 1 registered nurses to support the health and well-being of people.

Completion of 25 units of competency (including 20 core units and 5 elective units)

BSBMED301

Code

Title

Hours

BSBMED301 INTERPRET AND APPLY MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY APPROPRIATELY 60

BSBWOR404

Code

Title

Hours

BSBWOR404 DEVELOP WORK PRIORITIES 40

CHCDIV001

Code

Title

Hours

CHCDIV001 WORK WITH DIVERSE PEOPLE 40

CHCDIV002

Code

Title

Hours

CHCDIV002 PROMOTE ABORIGINAL AND/OR TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER CULTURAL SAFETY 25

CHCPOL003

Code

Title

Hours

CHCPOL003 RESEARCH AND APPLY EVIDENCE TO PRACTICE 65

CHCPRP003

Code

Title

Hours

CHCPRP003 REFLECT ON AND IMPROVE OWN PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 120

HLTAAP002

Code

Title

Hours

HLTAAP002 CONFIRM PHYSICAL HEALTH STATUS 90

HLTAAP003

Code

Title

Hours

HLTAAP003 ANALYSE AND RESPOND TO CLIENT HEALTH INFORMATION 60

HLTENN001

Code

Title

Hours

HLTENN001 PRACTISE NURSING WITHIN THE AUSTRALIAN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM 100

HLTENN002

Code

Title

Hours

HLTENN002 APPLY COMMUNICATION SKILLS IN NURSING PRACTICE 50

HLTENN003

Code

Title

Hours

HLTENN003 PERFORM CLINICAL ASSESSMENT AND CONTRIBUTE TO PLANNING NURSING CARE 50

HLTENN004

Code

Title

Hours

HLTENN004 IMPLEMENT, MONITOR AND EVALUATE NURSING CARE PLANS 110

HLTENN005

Code

Title

Hours

HLTENN005 CONTRIBUTE TO NURSING CARE OF A PERSON WITH COMPLEX NEEDS 90

HLTENN006

Code

Title

Hours

HLTENN006 APPLY PRINCIPLES OF WOUND MANAGEMENT IN THE CLINICAL ENVIRONMENT 45

HLTENN007

Code

Title

Hours

HLTENN007 ADMINISTER AND MONITOR MEDICINES AND INTRAVENOUS THERAPY 250

HLTENN008

Code

Title

Hours

HLTENN008 APPLY LEGAL AND ETHICAL PARAMETERS TO NURSING PRACTICE 30

HLTENN009

Code

Title

Hours

HLTENN009 IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR CARE FOR A PERSON WITH MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS 60

HLTENN011

Code

Title

Hours

HLTENN011 IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR CARE FOR A PERSON WITH ACUTE HEALTH PROBLEMS 70

HLTENN012

Code

Title

Hours

HLTENN012 IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR CARE FOR A PERSON WITH CHRONIC HEALTH PROBLEMS 50

HLTENN013

Code

Title

Hours

HLTENN013 IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR CARE OF THE OLDER PERSON 75

HLTENN015

Code

Title

Hours

HLTENN015 APPLY NURSING PRACTICE IN THE PRIMARY HEALTH CARE SETTING 80

HLTENN025

Code

Title

Hours

HLTENN025 IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR CARE FOR A PERSON WITH DIABETES 80

HLTINF001

Code

Title

Hours

COMPLY WITH INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES 25

HLTWHS002

Code

Title

Hours

HLTWHS002 FOLLOW SAFE WORK PRACTICES FOR DIRECT CLIENT CARE 25

HLTWHS006

Code

Title

Hours

HLTWHS006 MANAGE PERSONAL STRESSORS IN THE WORK ENVIRONMENT 25