Gain the essential skills and knowledge to work as an enrolled nurse in a variety of healthcare settings with our nursing course. In this rewarding career, enrolled nurses care for patients under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse.

During this health course, you learn how to implement general nursing care, assess client’s health and analyse health related information. You’ll also learn how to administer and monitor medications, care for a range of health care clients, including older clients, acute care clients and people with mental health conditions. The course assist to develop effective communication skills and understand how to work within legal and ethical parameters in nursing.

You will complete a minimum of 400 hours of mandatory clinical placement in a range of healthcare settings across metropolitan, regional and rural areas.

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
CRICOS Code 092870C
Study Areas Nursing
Study Level Diploma
Course Type International TAFE Course
Campuses Box Hill, City, Lilydale

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
International Fee $17,370.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $400.00
Retain Course Items*** $1300.00


* 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).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

You must:

  • have completed Year 12 or equivalent 
  • be at least 18 years of age (mature age students are welcome to apply)
  • have a current clear Working with Children Check
  • have a current clear National Police Record Check
  • have an up to date immunisation/vaccination record
  • have basic computer skills
  • demonstrate a high level of literacy and numeracy skills
  • provide evidence of meeting at least one of the English language standards listed below prior to enrolment:
  1. At least six years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed in English in either Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States of America, including at least two years between years 7 and 12.
  2. 4 years* (full time equivalent) continous education taught and assessed in English, in any of the recognised countries (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, United States of America, Canada, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom). NOTE: Box Hill Institute will only accept the following:
    • vocational and secondary education taught and assessed in English; or
    • tertiary and vocational education taught and assessed in English; or
    • combined tertiary, secondary and vocational education taught and assessed in English; or
    • tertiary education taught and assessed in English
  3. IELTS (academic module). We only accept test results:
    • from one test sitting, or
    • a maximum of two test sittings in a six month period only if:
      • you achieve a minimum overall score of 7 in each sitting, and
      • you achieve a minimum score of 7 in each component across the two sittings, and
      • no score in any component of the test is below 6.5
  4. OET. We will only accept test results:
    • from one test sitting, or
    • a maximum of two test sittings in a six month period only if:
      • you are tested in all four components in each sitting, and
      • you achieve a minimum score of B in each component across the two sittings, and
      • no score in any component of the test is below C.
  5. PTE Academic. We will only accept test results:
    • from one test sitting, or
    • a maximum of two test sittings in a six month period only if:
      • a minimum overall score of 65 is achieved in each sitting, and
      • you achieve a minimum score of 65 in each of the communicative skills across the two sittings, and
      • no score in any of the communicative skills is below 58
  6. TOEFL iBT. We will only accept test results:
    • from one test sitting, or
    • a maximum of two test sittings in a six month period only if:
      • a minimum total score of 94 is achieved in each sitting, and you achieve a minimum score of 24 for listening, 24 for reading, 27 for writing and 23 for  speaking across the two sittings, and
      • no score in any of the sections is below:
        • 20 for listening
        • 19 for reading
        • 24 for writing, and
        • 20 for speaking

For more information please refer to the English language skills registration standard policy for nurses and midwives on the AHPRA website

January and July

Full time: 18 months (3 to 4 days per week)

Please note: Full 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)

Course duration and structure may change in 2019. If applicable, changes will only affect new students enrolling in 2019. Check this page closer to the start dates for any updates.

Box Hill, City, Lilydale

You must:

  • have completed Year 12 or equivalent 
  • be at least 18 years of age (mature age students are welcome to apply)
  • have a current clear Working with Children Check
  • have a current clear National Police Record Check
  • have an up to date immunisation/vaccination record
  • have basic computer skills
  • demonstrate a high level of literacy and numeracy skills
  • provide evidence of meeting at least one of the English language standards listed below prior to enrolment:
  1. At least six years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed in English in either Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States of America, including at least two years between years 7 and 12. 
  2. 4 years* (full time equivalent) continous education taught and assessed in English, in any of the recognised countries (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, United States of America, Canada, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom). NOTE: Box Hill Institute will only accept the following:
    • vocational and secondary education taught and assessed in English; or
    • tertiary and vocational education taught and assessed in English; or
    • combined tertiary, secondary and vocational education taught and assessed in English; or
    • tertiary education taught and assessed in English
  3. IELTS (academic module). We only accept test results:
    • from one test sitting, or
    • a maximum of two test sittings in a six month period only if:
      • you achieve a minimum overall score of 7 in each sitting, and
      • you achieve a minimum score of 7 in each component across the two sittings, and
      • no score in any component of the test is below 6.5
  4. OET. We will only accept test results:
    • from one test sitting, or
    • a maximum of two test sittings in a six month period only if:
      • you are tested in all four components in each sitting, and
      • you achieve a minimum score of B in each component across the two sittings, and
      • no score in any component of the test is below C.
  5. PTE Academic. We will only accept test results:
    • from one test sitting, or
    • a maximum of two test sittings in a six month period only if:
      • a minimum overall score of 65 is achieved in each sitting, and
      • you achieve a minimum score of 65 in each of the communicative skills across the two sittings, and
      • no score in any of the communicative skills is below 58
  6. TOEFL iBT. We will only accept test results:
    • from one test sitting, or
    • a maximum of two test sittings in a six month period only if:
      • a minimum total score of 94 is achieved in each sitting, and you achieve a minimum score of 24 for listening, 24 for reading, 27 for writing and 23 for  speaking across the two sittings, and
      • no score in any of the sections is below:
        • 20 for listening
        • 19 for reading
        • 24 for writing, and
        • 20 for speaking

For more information please refer to the English language skills registration standard policy for nurses and midwives on the AHPRA website

Successful completion enables you to apply for a Bachelor of Nursing at the Australian Catholic University, Latrobe University or Deakin University. You will be eligible to apply through the usual tertiary admission process in 2018.

Please note that articulation arrangements, credit transfers and guaranteed entry into higher education courses delivered by other training providers are subject to change.

Direct entry. See how to apply or contact the international office.

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 can apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) as an Enrolled Nurse. Please see NMBA website for information about registration requirements and how to apply.

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 registered nurses and other members of the health care team to support the health and well-being of people.

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

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CHCDIV002 PROMOTE ABORIGINAL AND/OR TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER CULTURAL SAFETY 25.0

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HLTAAP002 CONFIRM PHYSICAL HEALTH STATUS 90.0

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HLTAAP003 ANALYSE AND RESPOND TO CLIENT HEALTH INFORMATION 60.0

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HLTENN001 PRACTISE NURSING WITHIN THE AUSTRALIAN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM 100.0

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HLTENN002 APPLY COMMUNICATION SKILLS IN NURSING PRACTICE 50.0

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HLTENN003 PERFORM CLINICAL ASSESSMENT AND CONTRIBUTE TO PLANNING NURSING CARE 50.0

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HLTENN004 IMPLEMENT, MONITOR AND EVALUATE NURSING CARE PLANS 110.0

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CHCDIV001 WORK WITH DIVERSE PEOPLE 40.0

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HLTENN005 CONTRIBUTE TO NURSING CARE OF A PERSON WITH COMPLEX NEEDS 90.0

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HLTENN006 APPLY PRINCIPLES OF WOUND MANAGEMENT IN THE CLINICAL ENVIRONMENT 45.0

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HLTENN007 ADMINISTER AND MONITOR MEDICINES AND INTRAVENOUS THERAPY 250.0

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HLTENN008 APPLY LEGAL AND ETHICAL PARAMETERS TO NURSING PRACTICE 30.0

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HLTENN009 IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR CARE FOR A PERSON WITH MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS 60.0

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HLTENN011 IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR CARE FOR A PERSON WITH ACUTE HEALTH PROBLEMS 70.0

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HLTENN012 IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR CARE FOR A PERSON WITH CHRONIC HEALTH PROBLEMS 50.0

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HLTENN013 IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR CARE OF THE OLDER PERSON 75.0

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HLTENN015 APPLY NURSING PRACTICE IN THE PRIMARY HEALTH CARE SETTING 80.0

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HLTINF001 COMPLY WITH INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES 25.0

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HLTWHS002 FOLLOW SAFE WORK PRACTICES FOR DIRECT CLIENT CARE 25.0

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CHCPRP003 REFLECT ON AND IMPROVE OWN PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 120.0

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BSBWOR404 DEVELOP WORK PRIORITIES 40.0

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CHCPOL003 RESEARCH AND APPLY EVIDENCE TO PRACTICE 65.0

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HLTENN025 IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR CARE FOR A PERSON WITH DIABETES 80.0

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HLTWHS006 MANAGE PERSONAL STRESSORS IN THE WORK ENVIRONMENT 25.0

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BSBMED301 INTERPRET AND APPLY MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY APPROPRIATELY 60.0

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