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Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 Nursing) HLT51612

Overview

This program prepares you to work in a variety of health settings, including mental health, aged care, and hospitals. Upon successful completion of this qualification, you may apply to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) to be considered for registration as an Enrolled Nurse.

Qualification: Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 Nursing) HLT51612
Program No: DP-HC30
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: 3 semesters full-time (approx. 25 hours per week) includes work-based delivery OR part-time equivalent.
Likely Job Outcome: Work as an Enrolled Nurse after registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
Application Type: Nursing
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Skilled Capital Information

Skilled Capital

This course is offered under Skilled Capital. The initiative will give eligible participants the opportunity to complete a nationally recognised qualification and receive a completion payment from the Education Directorate. The completion payment is made upon successful completion of their skilled capital qualification which must be completed within two years of the commencement date.

To find out if you are eligible please visit the ACT Government Skilled Capital training website.

Additional Information

Mandatory clinical industry placement experience (minimum of 400 hours in total) will be provided in areas such as: Acute Care, Aged Care, Mental Health Rehabilitation, Community Nursing and Palliative Care. Before any clinical placements can commence, you will have to provide: a Doctor's certificate (to say you are fit to work as a nurse); evidence of commencement of required vaccinations; a First Aid Certificate valid for the duration of the program and a completed police check. Students will be required to purchase a CIT nursing uniform and wear suitable footwear. CIT teachers will arrange all placements.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

On entry, you will be required to successfully complete the CIT literacy and numeracy assessment task (ACSF level 4)
OR
Provide evidence of completing Year 12 English and Maths (within the last 10 years at an accredited or tertiary level), with at least a ā€˜Cā€™ grade average.
At course commencement you must provide:
- A police check - complete disclosure (Code 13)
- A 'Working with Vulnerable People Check' before undertaking any professional placement
- A letter from a General Practitioner confirming fitness to work as a nurse
- Evidence of required vaccinations before undertaking any professional placement
- A current First Aid Certificate.
Further information will be provided on enrolment.
Entry process:
1. Submit your online application
2. You may be asked to attend an interview where you will be required to discuss the course entry requirements and present documentation as listed above
Offer of a place
Offers of a place will be made to those who meet the entry requirements in the order of receipt of applications until all places are filled. Applicants will be notified of outcome by letter

For further detailed information on entry requirements and numeracy and literacy classes and testing visit the Centre's Nursing page

WarningIMPORTANT
Before you apply/enrol

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). This includes new students and re-enrolling students.

If you don't have a USI that's ok, you can apply right now. It only takes two minutes, just go to usi.gov.au

Already have one? Great! Verify it in our student administration system now so your enrolment or graduation isn't delayed. (New CIT students will not be able to do this until they have been given their CIT number which will be given to you when you apply to study most CIT courses).

  1. Login to CIT Self Service
  2. Click on the link for USI
  3. Verify your USI

It's important that your first name, surname and date of birth in our student system match the ID you use to create your USI (eg if you are Christopher in USI database and Chris at CIT your USI will not verify).

If you need assistance you can go to Unique Student Identifier (USI), drop in to any CIT Library or CITSA office or contact CIT Student Services on 6207 3188.

Further Study

Australian Catholic University - Bachelor of Nursing Canberra (Signadou) campus. Successful graduates may be offered a guarantee of entry and block credit of 80 credit points (70 in first year and 10 in second year) of the total 240 credit points for the Degree.

University of Canberra - Bachelor of Nursing Successful applicants may be offered 24 credit points of advanced standing of the total 72 credit points for the degree.

Charles Sturt University Successful applicants will receive a 72 point credit package towards the 192 credit points for the degree,

Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 4 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level program. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Stage 1 - Complete 12 subjects

Foundation Stage

Complete all subjects. Studies cannot be undertaken without concurrent professional experience. Students must successfully complete both the on-the-job (Foundation Clinical Placements) and off the job (theory, and simulated learning environment) assessment requirements before enrolling into the next stage. 

Note: To enter this program, students must have a current First Aid Certificate (HLTFA311A Apply first aid). This unit is required before students are placed in industry (not delivered at CIT). 

  • Confirm Physical Health Status - Nursing
    • CIT Code: NURS148
      Cost: $150.00
      Description: This subject describes a detailed level of knowledge of anatomy and physiology required to confirm physical health status.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • Foundation Student Clinical Placements
    • CIT Code: NURS144
      Cost: $165.00
      Description:

      This subject delivers the workplace requirements for enrolled Nurses as required by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). The purpose of this subject is to introduce students to 'Foundation' Enrolled Nurse skills in a clinical health setting.  Student's must undertake additional study in concurrent subjects during 'Stage 1' of the nursing program whilst enrolled in this subject.  Underpinning theoretical knowledge in the areas of general nursing, infection control, legal and ethical parameters, WHS, cultural awareness and communication skills will be covered in these co-requisite subjects.

      The opportunity to practice foundation nursing skills in a clinical healthcare setting will allow students to work toward demonstrating competency in the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Council (ANMC) National Competency Standards for the Enrolled Nurse in the domains of ‘Professional and Ethical Practice’, ‘Enabling’ and ‘Management of Care’ at a beginning level.

      This subject integrates the delivery and assessment of the following Unit of Competency HLTEN401B Work in the nursing profession (partially achieved).

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTEN502B  Apply effective communication skills in nursing practice
    • CIT Code: NURS116
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This competency unit describes the skills and knowledge required for effective communication in complex communication situations and its application to nursing practice; the function and purpose of small groups; meeting procedures; and the dynamics of group work and evaluation as a tool for continuous improvement.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTEN504C  Implement and evaluate a plan of nursing care
    • CIT Code: NURS117
      Cost: $300.00
      Description: This competency unit describes the knowledge and skills required to implement nursing care plans for individual clients and evaluate the care provided in a range of health environments.
      Prerequisites: HESC326 HLTAP401B CONFIRM PHYSICAL HEALTH STATUS
  • HLTEN508B  Apply reflective practice, critical thinking and analysis in health
    • CIT Code: NURS125
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required of the Enrolled Nurse to demonstrate nursing practice in a contemporary health environment using critical thinking and analysis and reflective practice.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTEN515B  Implement and monitor nursing care for older clients
    • CIT Code: NURS120
      Cost: $150.00
      Description: This competency unit describes the skills and knowledge required for the Enrolled Nurse to perform nursing interventions to support the health care needs of the older person in both acute care settings and residential aged care environments.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTEN516B  Apply understanding of the Australian health care system
    • CIT Code: NURS126
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes skills and knowledge required to function independently in developing strategies to practise within the current and future health care environment taking into account the Australian health care system.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • Comply with infection control policies and procedures - Nursing
    • CIT Code: NURS152
      Cost: $50.00
      Description: This subject describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to comply with infection control policies and procedures. All procedures must be carried out in accordance with current infection control guidelines, Australian and New Zealand Standards for maintaining infection control and the policies and procedures of the organisation.  This unit acknowledges the importance of complying with an effective infection control strategy that ensures the safety of the client (or end-user of health-related products/services), maintains personal protection and prevents the transmission of infections from person to person.  All tasks must be carried out in accordance with State or Territory legislative requirements that affect work practices of the organisation and/or worker.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTIN403C  Implement and monitor infection control policy and procedures
    • CIT Code: HESC314
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: This unit is concerned with infection control responsibilities of employees with supervisory accountability to implement and monitor infection control policy and procedures in a specific work unit or team within an organisation.
      Prerequisites: HESC312 HLTIN301C COMPLY WITH INFECTION CONTROL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
  • Contribute to WHS processes - Nursing
    • CIT Code: NURS147
      Cost: $50.00
      Description: This unit specifies the workplace performance required by a worker with supervisory responsibilities to maintain organisation work health and safety (WHS) processes.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • Maintain workplace WHS processes - Nursing
    • CIT Code: OHSS517
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: This subject specifies the workplace performance required by an employee to contribute to OHS processes where there is responsibility for own work outputs and possibly limited responsibility for the work output of others.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTFA311A  Apply first aid
    • CIT Code: HESC462
      Cost: $65.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide first aid response, life support, management of casualty(s), the incident and other first aiders, until the arrival of medical or other assistance.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Stage 2 - Complete 10 subjects

Intermediate 

All subjects in Stage 1 (Foundation) must be completed before entering this stage . Studies cannot be undertaken without concurrent professional experience. Students must successfully complete both the on-the-job (Intermediate Clinical Placements) and off the job (theory, laboratory and simulated learning environment) assessment requirements.  

  • Intermediate Student Clinical Placements
    • CIT Code: NURS149
      Cost: $165.00
      Description:

      This subject delivers the workplace requirements for enrolled Nurses as required by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). The purpose of this subject is to continue the development of Enrolled Nurse skills in a clinical health setting.  Underpinning theoretical knowledge in the areas of acute nursing care, wound management, medications, legal and ethical and care plan development will be concurrently covered in co-requisite subjects during stage two of the program.

      The opportunity to expand and develop nursing skills in a clinical healthcare setting will allow students to work toward demonstrating competency in the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Council (ANMC) National Competency Standards for the Enrolled Nurse in the domains of ‘Professional and Ethical Practice’, ‘Management of Care’ ‘Critical Thinking and Analysis’ and ‘Enabling’ at an intermediate level.

      This subject integrates the delivery and assessment of the following Unit of Competency.

      • HLTEN401B Work in the nursing profession (partially achieved)
      Prerequisites: NURS144 Foundation Student Clinical Placements
  • HLTEN503B  Contribute to client assessment and developing nursing care plans
    • CIT Code: NURS119
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required of an Enrolled Nurse in contributing to the development of individualised health care plans by collection of data captured during a client's preliminary and ongoing health assessments. Assessment is based on a lifespan approach.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTEN506B  Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment
    • CIT Code: NURS121
      Cost: $190.00
      Description: Enrolled nurses apply contemporary wound management principles to the care of clients with varying types of wounds.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • Medications Part 1 - calculations, pharmacology and beginning administration
    • CIT Code: NURS151
      Cost: $190.00
      Description: The purpose of this subject is to introduce the skills and knowledge required of the student enrolled nurse to administer and monitor medications, preparing the learner for safe practice as a directly supervised student. Within the ACT, student nurses are unable to commence medication administration in a clinical environment unless they have  completed a pharmacology unit of study.
      Prerequisites: HESC333 HLTAP501C ANALYSE HEALTH INFORMATION
  • HLTEN509B  Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
    • CIT Code: NURS115
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required for an enrolled nurse to perform within the legal and ethical parameters of professional practice, supporting client rights and meeting duty of care requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTEN511B  Provide nursing care for clients requiring palliative care
    • CIT Code: NURS129
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required in providing palliative care to clients with life-limiting illness and their family
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTEN512B  Implement and monitor nursing care for clients with acute health problems
    • CIT Code: NURS122
      Cost: $140.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required of enrolled nurses to contribute to the care of the person with an acute health problem by performing nursing interventions that support their health care needs and assist them to regain optimal function and lifestyle.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • Analyse health information - Nursing
    • CIT Code: NURS145
      Cost: $70.00
      Description: This subject describes the application of in-depth level of knowledge of anatomy and physiology required to analyse available health information in relation to specific services to be provided.
      Prerequisites: HESC326 HLTAP401B CONFIRM PHYSICAL HEALTH STATUS

Stage 3 - Complete 8 subjects

Final Stage

Students must have successfully completed all subjects in Stages 1 and 2 before entering this stage. Studies cannot be undertaken without concurrent professional experience. Student's must successfully complete both the on-the-job (Final Clinical Placements) and off the job (theory, laboratory and simulated learning environment) assessment requirements. 

  • Working in the nursing profession
    • CIT Code: NURS150
      Cost: $190.00
      Description:

      The purpose of this subject is to develop the skills and knowledge of nursing professionals to enable them to work effectively with clients and other health care workers in a range of health care environments. Student's must undertake additional study in concurrent subjects during of the nursing program whilst enrolled in this subject.

      The subject integrates the delivery and assessment of the following Unit of Competency:

      • HLTEN401B Work in the nursing profession (partially achieved).
      Prerequisites: NURS144 Foundation Student Clinical Placements
      NURS149 Intermediate Student Clinical Placements
  • Final Student Clinical Placements
    • CIT Code: NURS146
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This subject delivers the final workplace component for enrolled Nurses as required by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). This subject consolidates the development of Enrolled Nurse skills in a clinical health setting.  Underpinning theoretical knowledge in the areas of medications and workplace practice will be concurrently covered in co-requisite subjects. The opportunity to consolidate nursing skills in a clinical healthcare setting will allow students to demonstrate competency in the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Council (ANMC) National Competency Standards for the Enrolled Nurse in the domains of ‘Professional and Ethical Practice’, ‘Critical Thinking and Analysis’, ‘Management of Care’ and ‘Enabling'.

      This subject integrates the delivery and assessment of the following Unit of Competency:

      • HLTEN401B Work in the nursing profession (partially achieved)
      Prerequisites: NURS144 Foundation Student Clinical Placements
      NURS149 Intermediate Student Clinical Placements
  • HLTEN505C  Contribute to the complex nursing care of clients
    • CIT Code: NURS127
      Cost: $180.00
      Description: This competency unit describes the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to providing nursing care for clients with complex needs.
      Prerequisites: HESC312 HLTIN301C COMPLY WITH INFECTION CONTROL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
      NURS124 HLTEN507C ADMINISTER AND MONITOR MEDICATIONS IN THE WORK ENVIRONMENT
  • Medications Part 2 - administer and monitor medications
    • CIT Code: NURS143
      Cost: $200.00
      Description: The purpose of this subject is to consolidate the skills and knowledge required of the practicing enrolled nurse to administer and monitor medications in the work environment.
      Prerequisites: NURS115 HLTEN509B APPLY LEGAL AND ETHICAL PARAMETERS TO NURSING PRACTICE
      NURS116 HLTEN502B APPLY EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION SKILLS IN NURSING PRACTICE
      NURS151 Medications Part 1 - calculations, pharmacology and beginning administration
  • HLTEN510B  Implement and monitor nursing care for consumers with mental health conditions
    • CIT Code: NURS123
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This competency unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the nursing care and management of consumers with mental illness.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTEN513B  Implement and monitor nursing care for clients with chronic health problems
    • CIT Code: NURS118
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required in contributing to the care of the client with a chronic illness by performing nursing interventions that support the client's needs and assist in maintaining an optimal lifestyle.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTEN519C  Administer and monitor intravenous medication in the nursing environment
    • CIT Code: NURS131
      Cost: $200.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required of enrolled nurses to administer and monitor intravenous medications and their effectiveness for clients within the nursing context.
      Prerequisites: HESC312 HLTIN301C COMPLY WITH INFECTION CONTROL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
      HESC333 HLTAP501C ANALYSE HEALTH INFORMATION
      NURS124 HLTEN507C ADMINISTER AND MONITOR MEDICATIONS IN THE WORK ENVIRONMENT
      NURS127 HLTEN505C CONTRIBUTE TO THE COMPLEX NURSING CARE OF CLIENTS
      OHSS438 HLTWHS300A CONTRIBUTE TO WHS PROCESSES
  • HLTEN520B  Contribute to the care of mothers and babies
    • CIT Code: NURS130
      Cost: $160.00
      Description: The competency unit describes the knowledge and skills required by an enrolled nurse working in the area of providing care to mothers and babies in a range of settings, such as postnatal, low risk nursery, child and family health and paediatric settings .
      Prerequisites: Nil

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au