Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2)
Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2)
The HLT51607 Diploma of Nursing will provide a successful student with the skills, knowledge and a recognised qualification to apply to the Queensland Nursing Council for recognition as an endorsed enrolled nurse or to other state registering authorities for recognition as an Enrolled Nurse (EN).
What does the Course Involve?
The Diploma of Nursing is an ideal course for students who are either working in an aged care or health facility as an Assistant in Nursing (AIN) or thinking about starting their study to work within the industry. You will be taught the basics of legal requirements, ethical practice, medical terminology, health assessments, care plans, communication, and safe practice. You will also gain competence in the workplace while supervised by a Registered Nurse (RN). The course is made up of 26 units of competency.
The course duration is 18 months. Students usually complete the units within 3 semesters. Courses commence in February and July.
Note: All duration times stated are the maximum timeframe to complete the course and published fees cover this timeframe. Students who have not completed their qualification in the stated timeframe can continue the course at an additional cost.
King’s undertakes a duty of care towards its student body and offers course counselling as required.
Delivery & Assessment
Students will study full time at the College and the training comprises of classroom delivery, various simulated practical delivery on Kingís International College grounds and clinical vocational placement within industry.
Assessment methods may include:
- practical application of knowledge and skills;
- problem solving on critical incidents in the work environment;
- oral or written presentations;
- short answer or oral knowledge tests;
- project and research tasks;
- work environment observations;
- any other strategy that viably demonstrates attainment of learning outcomes
Clinical Placement forms an essential part of the competencybased training and assessment to provide you with practical job skills and work experience. There is 400 hours of vocational placement within various clinical settings throughout the diploma course.
Note: A positive Blue Card and a Police Check is required prior to first placement.
All learning resources and compulsory equipment will be supplied. However it is recommended that students have access to a computer with internet accessibility to access additional useful electronic learning resources.
King’s International College’s campus is centrally located on the Gold Coast at Reedy Creek, just south of Mudgeeraba and Robina. Accommodation is available within the proximity of the college. We recommend new students’ to take up a homestay option for the first four weeks. Opportunities to share with other students is another option. The convenient location of the main campus ensures that students are able to enjoy the many attractions the Gold Coast has to offer, while gaining outstanding and relevant education in their chosen field.
Students must be at least 18 years of age and have successfully completed Year 12 or equivalent. Mature aged students (over 21) can apply under the Alternative Entry Category. A Certificate III in Aged Care or equivalent is desirable.
Students must have sound computer skills to access interactive sessions.
Students must be competent in Literacy in order to fulfil course requirements. If you have literacy needs that may impair your ability to study this course please discuss this with an educator to arrange assessment. Overseas students require language proficiency of IELTS level 6.5 or equivalent.
- HLTEN401A Work in the nursing profession
- HLTIN301A Comply with infection control policies and procedures in health work
- HLTOHS300A Contribute to OHS processes
- HLTHIR404B Work effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- HLTHIR403B Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
- HLTAP401A Confirm physical health status
- HLTAP501A Analyse health information
- HLTEN502A Apply effective communication skills in nursing practice
- HLTEN503A Contribute to client assessment and developing nursing care plans
- HLTEN515A Implement and monitor nursing care for older clients
- HLTFA301B Apply first aid
- HLTEN509A Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
- HLTEN504A Implement and evaluate a plan of nursing care
- HLTEN506A Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment
- HLTEN507A Administer and monitor medications in the work environment
- HLTEN508A Apply reflective practice, critical thinking and analysis in health
- HLTEN505A Contribute to the complex nursing care of clients
- HLTEN510A Implement and monitor nursing care for consumers with mental health conditions
- HLTEN512A Implement and monitor nursing care for clients with acute health problems
- HLTEN516A Apply understanding of the Australian health care system
- HLTEN513A Implement and monitor nursing care for clients with chronic health problems
- HLTEN608A Practice in the domiciliary health care environment
- HLTEN511A Provide nursing care for clients requiring palliative care
- HLTEN520A Contribute to the Care of Mothers and Babies
- HLTEN514A Apply research skills within a contemporary health environment
- CHCORG6B Co-ordinate the work environment
ELICOS – Every Monday – Southport Campus
(For ELICOS + VET packaged program – appropriate Term Start Date applies for ELICOS
I.E. 13 July and 28 September 2009, 25 Jan, 19 Apr, 12 July and 27 Sep 2010)
Cert III Cookery + Dip. Hosp. Mgt - IELTS requirement 5.5 and above
January + April intake = Southport Campus July + Sep Intake = Reedy Creek Campus
2009 - 13 July (Reedy Creek Campus) and 28 September (Reedy Creek / Southport)
2010 – 25 Jan (Southport), 19 April (Southport), 12 July (Reedy Creek), 27 Sep (Reedy Creek)
Cert III Children’s Services + Dip. Children’s Service – Reedy Creek Campus
2009 - 20 April, 13 July and 28 September IELTS requirement 5.5 and above
2010 – 25 January, 19 April, 12 July and 27 September
Diploma of Community Welfare Work – Southport Campus
2009 - 20 April and 13 July IELTS requirement 5.5 and above
2010 – 25 January, 12 July and 27 September
Cert III Aged Care – Reedy Creek Campus IELTS requirement 5.5 and above
(14 wks in duration = 10 wks class + 4 wks work placement)
2009 - 7 April, 4 May, 16 June, 13 July 25 August and 21 September
Diploma of Nursing – Reedy Creek Campus – 13 July 2009, 25 Jan 2010, 12 Jul 2010
(*IELTS requirement for Nursing course is 6.0 and above.)
Term Dates -
Term First Day Last Day Public Holidays Number of weeks
Term 1 Tuesday Friday Monay 26 January 10 weeks
27 January 3 April Australia Day
Friday 10 April
Monday 13 April
Term 2 Monday Friday Monday 27 April 10 weeks
20 April 26 June Anzac Day
Monday 4 May
Monday 8 June
Graduation Thursday 2 July 2009
Term 3 Monday 13 July Friday 18 September TBA 10 weeks
Gold Coast Show
Term 4 Monday 28 September Friday 4 December 10 weeks
Graduation Thursday 10 December 2009
Recognition of Prior Learning
Recognition of Prior Learning/Current Competence provides students an opportunity to have their current skills and competencies recognised. These skills and competencies may relate to units you are about to commence and as a result can exempt you from studying these units. However, there is a cost related to obtaining Recognition of Prior Learning. If you have previously gained competence in an equivalent unit(s), then these units can be direct credited at no cost. The RPL/RCC process requires students to gather evidence confirming their competency. An educator will advise you with this task. Enquire if you think you qualify.
On successful course completion, students will be issued with a Diploma.
This course opens up a wide range of options for you. Upon successful course completion and registration as an Endorsed Enrolled Nurse with Queensland Nursing Council, you will be qualified to work within hospitals, the aged care industry, in local government bodies, community organisations, Home and Community Care (HACC) services, and health agencies. An enrolled nurse is a person with appropriate education preparation, who is enrolled and licensed under the Nursing Act 1992, to practise nursing under the supervision of a registered nurse. The enrolled nurse is individually responsible for assigned functions and accountable to the registered nurse for delegated actions.
The responsibilities of the enrolled nurse include:
- Assisting clients with the routine activities of daily living
- Recognising the changing needs of clients
- Performing assigned and delegated functions from the nursing plan
The enrolled nurse role is complementary to that of the registered nurse. Enrolled nurses work with other health professionals under the supervision of registered nurses (Decision Making Framework, Queensland Nursing Council, 1998:5).