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Diploma of Nursing HLT54115

Overview

This program prepares you to work in a variety of health settings, including hospitals, aged care, primary health and mental health. 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 HLT54115
Program No: DP-HS25
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: 3 semesters full-time (approx. 25 hours per week) includes mandatory industry placement OR part-time equivalent.
Cost Info:

Enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. In addition, a Service and Amenities fee of $40 will be payable each semester. Further information is available at Course fees and assistance

Indicative Cost: $8,585
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

This program has three mandatory clinical industry placements (440 hours in total). 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 undertake nursing duties); evidence of commencement of required vaccinations; a First Aid Certificate valid for the duration of the program and a completed police check. CIT teachers will arrange all placements.

Additional Costs. You will be required to purchase:

  • CIT Nursing Polo Shirt (approximately $40 each, recommend at least 2) and wear navy pants and black leather shoes
  • Nursing Kit - $150 (Sphygmomanometer, Stethoscope, Nursing Pouch, Silicone Fob Watch, Retractable ID tag holder, Pen light - mini, safety glasses, face shield)
  • Nursing Text Book (approximately $500)

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

By enrolling, CIT assumes you have checked and met the entry requirements listed below. CIT staff will confirm either before or within the first few weeks of classes.
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 in Australia (within the last 10 years at an accredited or tertiary level), with at least a C grade average.
At course commencement you must provide:
- An Australian Federal Police check - complete disclosure (Code 13)
- An ACT 'Working with Vulnerable People Check' before undertaking any professional placement
- A letter from a General Practitioner stating your fitness to undertake nursing duties
- 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 invited to attend an interview where you will be required to undertake a written task and a group task, 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.

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

  • 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 One - complete 10 subjects

  • HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
    • CIT Code: HESC513
      Cost: $50.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to follow organisational infection prevention and control procedures, including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks.
      This unit applies to individuals working in health and direct client care contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTINF003 Implement and monitor infection prevention and control policies and procedures
    • CIT Code: HESC543
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide information about infection prevention and control procedures, integrate those procedures into work practices and monitor workplace performance.
      This unit applies to individuals working in health or direct client care contexts, who have a coordination, team leading or supervisory responsibility in relation to infection prevention and control.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
    • CIT Code: WPHS114
      Cost: $50.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for a worker to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others in work environments that involve caring directly for clients. It has a focus on maintaining safety of the worker, the people being supported and other community members.
      This unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, in both centre-based and home-based service provision.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTENN008 Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
    • CIT Code: HESC565
      Cost: $360.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to within work legal and ethical parameters in professional nursing practice, including supporting rights and meeting duty of care requirements.
      This unit applies to enrolled nursing work carried out in consultation and collaboration with registered nurses, and under supervisory arrangements aligned to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia regulatory authority legislative requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTENN001 Practise nursing within the Australian health care system
    • CIT Code: HESC558
      Cost: $600.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to practise as a nursing professional within the Australian health care system, providing health care across the lifespan of people in a range of health and community care services or environments.
      This unit applies to enrolled nursing work carried out in consultation and collaboration with registered nurses, and under supervisory arrangements aligned to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia regulatory authority legislative requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTENN003 Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care
    • CIT Code: HESC560
      Cost: $400.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required, within the scope of practice, to perform preliminary and ongoing physical health assessments of all body systems, gathering data that contributes to a person’s individualised health care plan.
      This unit applies to enrolled nursing work carried out in consultation and collaboration with registered nurses, and under supervisory arrangements aligned to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia regulatory authority legislative requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTENN004 Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans
    • CIT Code: HESC561
      Cost: $620.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement nursing care as outlined in a person’s plan of care, evaluate outcomes of care provided, record and report progress, and respond to an emergency situation.
      This unit applies to enrolled nursing work carried out in consultation and collaboration with registered nurses, and under supervisory arrangements aligned to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia regulatory authority legislative requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTENN002 Apply communication skills in nursing practice
    • CIT Code: HESC559
      Cost: $400.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply effective communication skills with a person, family or carer and with other healthcare professionals in a variety of health care settings.
      Communication skills in nursing practice require using information technology as well as interpersonal skills applied therapeutically in nursing care and small group discussions.
      This unit applies to enrolled nursing work carried out in consultation and collaboration with registered nurses, and under supervisory arrangements aligned to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia regulatory authority legislative requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
    • CIT Code: HESC502
      Cost: $380.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to obtain and interpret information about client health status and to check a client’s physical health. It requires a detailed knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
      This unit applies to individuals working directly with clients and who assist in the provision of health care services. Some disciplines may be subject to state/territory regulatory determination regarding delegation and supervision.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid
    • CIT Code: HESC497
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Stage Two - complete 7 subjects

  • HLTENN013 Implement and monitor care of the older person
    • CIT Code: HESC570
      Cost: $350.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to perform nursing interventions to support the social and emotional wellbeing and nursing care needs of the older person in both acute care settings and residential care environments.
      This unit applies to enrolled nursing work carried out in consultation and collaboration with registered nurses, and under supervisory arrangements aligned to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia regulatory authority legislative requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTENN006 Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment
    • CIT Code: HESC563
      Cost: $290.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply contemporary wound management principles to the care of various types of wounds. It involves working with the interdisciplinary health care team to contribute to assessment, treatment and ongoing management of a person’s wounds.
      This unit applies to enrolled nursing work carried out in consultation and collaboration with registered nurses, and under supervisory arrangements aligned to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia regulatory authority legislative requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTAAP003 Analyse and respond to client health information
    • CIT Code: HESC503
      Cost: $320.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse client health information and then to plan appropriate health services within scope of own role. It requires an in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
      This unit applies to individuals who plan and provide services with some level of autonomy. Some disciplines will require a state/territory regulatory determination regarding delegation and supervision.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTENN007 Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy
    • CIT Code: HESC564
      Cost: $1050.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to administer and monitor medications and intravenous (IV) therapy including calculating dosage requirements, interpreting written instructions from an authorised prescriber, assessing the person for medication effectiveness and side effects, and responding to an allergic pharmacological reaction.
      This unit applies to enrolled nursing work carried out in consultation and collaboration with registered nurses and under supervisory arrangements aligned to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia regulatory authority legislative requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTENN005 Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs
    • CIT Code: HESC562
      Cost: $655.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide clinical nursing skills for a person with complex needs and to contribute to complex nursing interventions using critical thinking and problem-solving.
      This unit applies to enrolled nursing work carried out in consultation and collaboration with registered nurses, and under supervisory arrangements aligned to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia regulatory authority legislative requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
    • CIT Code: WELF469
      Cost: $240.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and enhance own practice through a process of reflection and ongoing professional development.
      This unit applies to workers in all industry sectors who take pro-active responsibility for their own professional development.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTENN015 Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting
    • CIT Code: HESC571
      Cost: $410.00
      Description: This unit describes the nursing skills and knowledge required to work in a primary health care environment including community-based, educational, occupational and informal settings, and in general practice.
      Primary health care involves a person-centred and holistic approach to health care. It is made accessible to people by being located as close as possible to where they live, and supporting their full participation in a spirit of self-reliance and self-determination.
      This unit applies to enrolled nursing work carried out in consultation and collaboration with registered nurses and under supervisory arrangements aligned to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia regulatory authority legislative requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Stage Three - complete 8 subjects

  • HLTENN012 Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems
    • CIT Code: HESC569
      Cost: $400.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the care of a person with chronic health problems by performing nursing interventions that support the person’s needs and assist them in maintaining an optimal lifestyle.
      This unit applies to enrolled nursing work carried out in consultation and collaboration with registered nurses, and under supervisory arrangements aligned to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia regulatory authority legislative requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTENN025 Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes
    • CIT Code: HESC572
      Cost: $460.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide nursing care to a person with diabetes including assessing needs, planning and implementing complex nursing interventions, evaluating outcomes, and educating the person on his/her condition and available resources.
      This unit applies to enrolled nursing work carried out in consultation and collaboration with registered nurses, and under supervisory arrangements aligned to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia regulatory authority legislative requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment
    • CIT Code: HESC522
      Cost: $50.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain health and wellbeing by preventing and managing personal stress.
      This unit applies to work in a range of health and community services settings, in particular work roles that operate in high stress situations and circumstances.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTENN010 Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice
    • CIT Code: HESC567
      Cost: $400.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide nursing care using a palliative approach in care environments such as hospitals, home and community care, hospices and long-term care facilities.
      This unit applies to enrolled nursing work carried out in consultation and collaboration with registered nurses, and under supervisory arrangements aligned to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia regulatory authority legislative requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTENN009 Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions
    • CIT Code: HESC566
      Cost: $420.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the nursing care and management of a person with a mental health condition.
      This unit applies to enrolled nursing work carried out in consultation and collaboration with registered nurses, and under supervisory arrangements aligned to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia regulatory authority legislative requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTENN011 Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems
    • CIT Code: HESC568
      Cost: $390.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the care of the person with an acute health problem by performing clinical nursing skills and interventions that support the person’s health care needs and assist them to regain optimal function and lifestyle.
      This unit applies to enrolled nursing work carried out in consultation and collaboration with registered nurses, and under supervisory arrangements aligned to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia regulatory authority legislative requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
    • CIT Code: YURA101
      Cost: $50.00
      Description: The unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety issues in the workplace, model cultural safety in own work practice, and develop strategies to enhance cultural safety.
      This unit applies to people working in a broad range of roles including those involved in direct client service, program planning, development and evaluation contexts.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
    • CIT Code: CLTS145
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
      This unit applies to all workers.

      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