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TAFE New South Wales

Diploma of Nursing

This course provides the skills and knowledge to work as an enrolled nurse under the supervision of the registered nurse in a variety of settings including acute, aged care, community rehabilitation and mental health. It will provide the theoretical and practical skills to:

  • Relate the concepts of the person, environment and health to the safe and effective practice of nursing,
  • Participate in a multidisciplinary team to assist the individual to meet their needs,
  • Practise in a safe and culturally competent manner to meet the physical, psychosocial, emotional and mental health needs of individuals,
  • Practice within the nursing professional standards, codes of practice and state legislation,
  • Develop, monitor and maintain a holistic plan of care in collaboration with the RN, multidisciplinary team,
  • Demonstrate effective communication and documentation skills in a variety of healthcare settings,
  • Participate in a professional development of self,
  • Practise within safety standards and quality improvement guidelines,
  • Engage in reflective practice, nursing research and critically analyse and apply evidence based practice to nursing care.


To complete the Diploma of Nursing students are required to successfully complete all units and complete a minimum of 400 hours of unpaid professional experience to meet the assessment requirements of the units.On completion of this qualification students are eligible to apply for registration as an Enrolled Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.


Enrolling in First Aid Units Of Competency


If you are enrolling in a first aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for at least 2 minutes on the floor. If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency.


Professional Experience - With Supervised professional experience, you will reinforce the theory and skills learned in class while gaining real-world experience in a healthcare environment. Prior to undertaking professional experience you must be prepared to:

NSW Health - Before you commence any professional experience in NSW Health facilities, you will be required to:

  • Meet NSW Health's -Criminal Record Check requirements;
  • Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health;
  • Undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.


 Aged Care Work - Before you undertake any professional experience in Aged Care Facilities you will be required to undertake a National Criminal Record Check. 

You will also be required to obtain an Australian National Police Check Certificate through the Australian Police Force or a Criminal Record check from private organisations provided they are a CrimTrac accredited Broker Agency.

Students must also obtain Police Certificates from their home country or any country that they have resided in( as a permanent resident or citizen) since turning 16 years of age (translated into English).

If you are unable to obtain a Police Certificate from your home country or any other country that you have been a citizen or permanent resident of since turning 16 years of age, you must complete the Template Statutory Declaration Statutory Declaration (The Statutory Declaration must be completed after arrival in NSW.)


Community and Children's Services - Anyone in child -related work (including student professional experience and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check ( student/volunteers free) in line with the Office of Children's Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. 


Student Readiness For Professional Experience


Professional experience will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student /teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information.


This course is made up of blocks of theoretical study, which will be run over three days per week, interspersed with clinical practice in a range of health facilities. This will enable you to study and to work part-time on the other days during the theoretical blocks (as well as being able to work full-time in vacation periods). Note also that tuition fees include text books.

Porduct SKU : 6452269

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First Instalment AUD7,810.00
Total duration 18 MONTH(S)

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First Instalment AUD7,810.00
Total duration 18 MONTH(S)
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TAFE NSW is Australia's leading provider of vocational education and training with over 500,000 enrolments each year.

Our ambition is to be the brand in global demand to build skills for success in today's and tomorrow's world.

TAFE NSW offers the best of campus-based delivery as well as flexible, online and work-based learning.

Collaboration, diversity and the strong relationships between our locations contribute to and magnify the value of TAFE NSW and importantly, the benefits that we deliver to communities and the economy of NSW.

We are embracing the challenge of transforming TAFE NSW to be a competitive and sustainable business, while maintaining our wider economic and social role in supporting the NSW Government's goals under NSW 2021.

We're committed to our students and customers and the role we play in changing lives and opening up opportunities through learning.

TAFE NSW delivers the skills that drive a strong economy, support vibrant communities and help individuals, enterprises and industries to adapt and thrive.

We offer a range of vocational courses including short courses, and certificate to Diploma and Advanced Diploma level. TAFE NSW is also registered as a higher education provider and offers degree level programs across a range of vocations.

TAFE NSW stands apart as an educational organisation by operating as the Government's public provider of vocational education and training.

TAFE NSW fulfils its role as the public provider by:

  • providing a state-wide service
  • offering a broad choice of courses
  • providing inclusive services
  • delivering skills critical to the NSW economy
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