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  • HLT64115

Advanced Diploma of Nursing

At a glance

At a glance

Upgrade your qualification in nursing with this advanced-level course that will qualify you to work as an enrolled nurse - advanced skills in specialised settings such as acute and emergency care, and in rural and remote clinics and hospitals.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Enrolled Nurse - Emergency
  • Enrolled Nurse - Perioperative
  • Enrolled Nurse - Renal Care
  • Enrolled Nurse - Community Health
  • Enrolled Nurse - Mental Health
  • Enrolled Nurse - Aged Care
  • Enrolled Nurse - Critical Care
  • Enrolled Nurse - Advanced Practice
  • Enrolled Nurse - Advanced Skills
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HLT64115 Advanced Diploma of Nursing

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Course overview

Course overview

Take your career in nursing to the next level with this advanced qualification. The health sector is growing in Australia with four out of five nursing graduates gaining employment within three months of graduation. This specialised course will give you the competitive edge to get ahead.

This course will give you the advanced nursing skills and knowledge required to work in specialised areas such as emergency, perioperative, critical, acute, or renal care. The right specialisation can also prepare you for mental health and community nursing. Our highly-experienced Registered Nurses will guide you every step of the way to ensure your transition into the health sector is a success.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to seek employment as an enrolled nurse - advanced skills in specialised fields such as rural and acute care nursing.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 7 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
HLTENN020
Conduct clinical assessments
HLTENN033
Research and report on nursing trends and practice
HLTENN034
Contribute to the improvement of clinical practice

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Wide Bay Burnett
HLTENN016
Apply nursing practice in the emergency care setting
HLTENN021
Apply nursing practice in the critical care setting
HLTENN023
Apply nursing practice in the respiratory care setting
HLTENN024
Apply nursing practice in the cardiovascular care setting
HLTENN028
Apply nursing practice in the paediatric care setting
HLTENN031
Apply nursing practice in the contemporary mental health care setting
HLTENN032
Apply nursing practice in the rural and remote setting
Other
HLTENN007
Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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Applying for a course does not guarantee you a place in that course. Your place is only guaranteed once you enrol into units. Enrolling means that you are committing yourself to study, and to paying the associated fees. The tuition fees and applicable charges are required to be paid at enrolment or by scheduled instalment dates either by yourself, a nominated third party (e.g. your employer), or as identified within a contract for delivery of TAFE Queensland training.

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Money IconVet Student Loan - $15,225 cap

This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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Money IconPayment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who are currently working in Australia as an enrolled nurse and hold current registration as an enrolled nurse without notation with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au

Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

You may also be required to purchase uniform items, and a nursing kit. These details will be provided after enrolment or during orientation.

Placement requirements

Before being allocated your placement, you must have:

  • A current Australian First Aid Certificate (may be included in your course)
  • A current Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate
  • Evidence of immunisations as outlined in Important Information
  • Australian Federal Police Certificate
  • Blue Card (Working with Children check)


Any costs associated with the above are your responsibility. You may also be required to cover travel and/or accommodation costs associated with placement.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland