About the course

About the course

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.

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Intake Dates & Course Length


January, April and October

Full time: 2 years (3 - 4 days per week) 

Please note as a full-time student, you must attend 2 full days of compulsory orientation at the commencement of the course (orientation for CAE and Elgar students will be conducted at the Elgar campus)

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Career Outcomes


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.

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Entry and Academic Requirements


International students must have completed Year 12 (including science and mathematics) or international equivalent.

You must:

  • demonstrate a high level of literacy and numeracy skills 
  • be able to provide below checks prior to the first clinical placement:
    • a current clear Working with Children Check
    • a current clear National Police Record Check (Australia and one from your home country)
    • an up-to-date immunisation/vaccination record (related to Health Care Worker Category A, i.e. Diphtheria/Tetanus; Poliomyelitis; Measles/Mumps/ Rubella; Varicella Zoster Virus (Chicken Pox); Hepatitis B; Mantoux Test, Flu vaccine
  • have basic computer skills
  • provide evidence of meeting at least one of the English language standards listed on English Language Requirements prior to enrolment

PLEASE NOTE: Box Hill Institute only accept enrolments from international students who are 18 years of age or above at the time of course commencement.

There is an estimated additional AUD $1,700 per annum required as a co-payment for clinical placements and access to online text books/skills. Some clinical placement facilities may also request for educational history and drivers licence or passport.

There is also an estimated out of pocket cost of $500 for a nursing kit, nursing student polo shirt and recommended hard copy text books.

English Language Requirements


International students must provide evidence of meeting at least one of the English language testing standards listed below prior to enrolment:

1. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic module.

We only accept test results:

  • from one test sitting, or
  • a maximum of 2 test sittings in a 6-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

2. Occupational English Test (OET).

We will only accept test results:

  • from one test sitting, or
  • a maximum of 2 test sittings in a 6-month period only if:
    • you are tested in all 4 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

3. Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic.

We will only accept test results:

  • from one test sitting, or
  • a maximum of 2 test sittings in a 6-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 2 sittings, and
    • no score in any of the communicative skills is below 58

4. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT

We will only accept test results:

  • from one test sitting, or
  • a maximum of 2 test sittings in a 6-month period only if:
    • a minimum total score of 94 is achieved in each sitting and you achieve a minimum score in each section of the test: 
      • 24 for listening
      • 24 for reading
      • 27 for writing and
      • 23 for speaking across the 2 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 ANMAC website.

For other accepted tests, please visit the English Language Requirements page.

Applying


International students please apply through:

  1. an authorised representative in your country
  2. a Box Hill Institute booth at an education exhibition
  3. or direct to Box Hill Institute

See how to apply or contact the international office for more information.

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Pathways & Accreditation


After successful completion, you may have the option of applying to universities and be 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 guarantee 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 8 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

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Fees


International
Annual Tuition Fee$17,020
Annual Service Fee$166
Annual Material Fee$450
Retain Course Items (Year 1)$1,400
Estimated Annual Fee$19,036

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 2021 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.

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Course Structure


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

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