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 and July

Full time: 2 years (3 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)

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.

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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 wellbeing of people.

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Entry and Academic Requirements


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

You must:

  • have a current clear Working with Children Check
  • have a current clear National Police Record Check (Australia and one from your home country)
  • have an up to date immunisation/vaccination record (related to Health Care Worker Category A, i.e. Diphtheria/Tetanus; Poliomyelities; Measles/Mumps/ Rubella; Varicella Zoster Virus (Chicken Pox); Hepatitis B; Mantoux Test, Flu vaccine
  • 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 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 anum required as a co-payment for clinical placements and acess 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 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. 3 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

Applying


International students please apply through:

  1. Our authorised representatives in your country
  2. Box Hill Institute booth at education exhibitions
  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


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 2020.

Please note that 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


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.
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Course Structure


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

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