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'll 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 and attend to the needs of a range of healthcare clients, including older clients, acute care clients and people with mental health conditions. The course will assist you 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 Box Hill Institute's Elgar Road campus in Box Hill.
07 Jul 2020 at 02:00PM AEST
Box Hill Institute reserves the right to alter or delete details of a course offering, fees or other information provided
January and July
Full time: 2 years (3 days per week)
Please note that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing requirements, to continue your learning journey, this program will be delivered remotely where possible.
Participants will be required to engage with theoretical components of the course online and via video conferencing (MS Teams) software rather than attend classes.
Practical skills training and assessment will be carried out in scheduled small classes to meet social distancing requirements. Practical Placement is a required component of this course and will be scheduled as soon as possible with an appropriate placement host. Given the current environment, however, this may take longer than normal and therefore, expected completion dates for the course may need to be extended to take account of deferred placement.
For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page.
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:
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 wellbeing of people.
For more information, please refer to the English language skills registration standard policy for nurses and midwives on the AHPRA website.
To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute 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.
Apply through VTAC for January intake. Apply directly to Box Hill Institute for July intake.
You will need to:
A letter of offer will be sent to you based on the outcome of the group interview. Please note: If you are a VTAC applicant you can complete steps 1-5 (though the final offers will only be made with the first round offers through VTAC).
Recognition of Prior Learning is available.
After successful completion, you may have the option of applying to universities and being granted up to 12 months credit towards most 3 year Bachelor of Nursing qualifications.
There are many pathways available after successful completion of this course. Box Hill Institute has specific articulation arrangements with ACU, Deakin and La Trobe Universities. All Box Hill Institute nursing graduates with HLT54115 will be required to meet ACU’s minimum admission requirements of a sound achievement in English and any other university entry criteria, and will receive agreed credit of 80 credit points on confirmation of application. ACU also gurantee the direct pathway for top 10 students towards the Bachelor of Nursing.
Bachelor of Midwifery entry is not guaranteed. However, successful candidates who have graduated from Box Hill Institute will receive 30 credit points on confirmation of application.
Students who successfully complete this course will be eligible to apply for maximum 16 credit points into the Bachelor of Nursing at Deakin University, subject to meeting requirements for entry into their program.
Students will be eligible to apply through the usual tertiary admission process.
International students: You may wish to apply or package this course with a Bachelor of Nursing at Deakin University (CRICOS Provider: 00113B) or Australian Catholic University (CRICOS Provider: 00004G)
Please note: articulation arrangements, credit transfers and guaranteed entry into higher education courses delivered by other training providers are subject to change.
This course is government accredited and has national recognition
The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 5
This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments
|Free TAFE||Government Subsidised Standard||Full Fee|
|Core Skills Support Fee||$80||$80||$80|
|Retain Course Items||$2,600||$2,600||$2,600|
|Total Course Estimate||$3,805||$15,446||$32,077|
|Payable Estimate (at commencement)||$1,940||$7,426||$15,264|
Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2020 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.
Completion of 25 units of competency (including 20 core units and 5 elective units)
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