This qualification is part of the Health Training Package. It covers the application of nursing skills and knowledge required provide nursing care for people across the health sector. A graduate from a Diploma of Nursing program approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) is able to apply for registration with the NMBA as an enrolled nurse.

Entry Requirements:

CIT literacy and numeracy assessment task (ACSF level 4) or Year 12.

Structure:

25 units: 20 core; 5 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Confirm physical health status; Analyse and respond to client health information; Practise nursing within the Australian health care system; Apply communication skills in nursing practice; Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care; plus more. Elective: Provide first aid; Provide advanced first aid; Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice; Contribute to maternal and infant health care; plus more.

Further information:

Before any clinical placements can commence, applicants will have to provide: a Doctor's certificate (to say you are fit to work as a nurse); evidence of commencement of Hepatitis B immunisation; a Senior First Aid Certificate valid for the duration of the program and a completed police check.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

Related Careers:

Nurse - Enrolled,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Ballarat (Aquinas) No info No Part time 27 months
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info Yes Full time 18 months
Ballarat (Aquinas) No info No Full time 18 months
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info No Full time 1.5 years
Adelaide (St Francis) No info
Canberra (Signadou) No info
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info Yes Part time 27 months
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info No Part time 2.25 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info
North Sydney (MacKillop) No info
Australian Catholic University (ACU) commenced operation on 1 January 1991. The University has seven campuses in Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney (2 campuses) and teaches courses throughout Australia and overseas. The University was formed by the amalgamation of four Catholic institutions of higher education in eastern Australia, and is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (Australian Catholic University Ltd).

ACU is a public university open to all, a Table A listed higher education provider under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the International Federation of Catholic Universities. The University is a member of Universities Australia (formerly the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee).

The three foundation Faculties are Arts and Sciences, Education, and Health Sciences. The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy commenced operation on 1 January 2009 and the Faculty of Business commenced operation on 1 January 2010.

ACU graduates are high achievers and enjoy one of the best rates of employment in Australia. ACU students undertake work experience throughout their studies, with many students finding jobs using their professional skills even before they have graduated.

ACU's small friendly campuses, small class sizes (student to teacher ratio of 18.5:1), easy access to teaching staff and outstanding student support services allows students to achieve their full potential.

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

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