There is still a lot of need for registered nurses, and job prospects in this field are good. In this nationally recognised diploma programme, you will learn how to help a registered nurse provide acute, curative, and rehabilitative care.
You'll learn how to work with people of different ages and in different places. The focus is on care for older people, care in the community, acute care, and mental health. You'll also learn how to give intravenous medications and gain skills in acute care, which includes medical and surgical nursing skills.
What you will Learn:
During your studies, you can expect to learn about things like:
anatomy and physiology for beginners
putting together data about health
medicines and giving them through an IV
taking care of patients with both short-term and long-term illnesses
Diabetes care in a nursing home
Putting nursing care plans into action
figuring out how good the care was
researching and using practises that are based on evidence.
Using simulation laboratories and a new web-based simulation will give you a better way to learn with the help of technology. With this and at least 400 hours of work experience, you will be ready for work when you graduate.
Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation (Science) passed with a passing grade OR
Getting an Australian Year 12 diploma or something similar.
If you haven't finished Year 12 or its equivalent, you can take a Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) Multiple Choice to be considered for this programme. If you want to add to your academic record, you can also take the STAT Multiple Choice. Those who want to apply for STAT Multiple Choice must be eligible.
You have to be at least 18 years old by the time the programme starts.
You must be able to speak English well enough. For more information, look at the "Selection tasks" and "English language requirements" headings.
English language requirements
The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) requires all people who want to get a Diploma of Nursing to show proof that they can speak English at the required level before they can start. See the NMBA website for details.
Applicants can show that they know enough English to get into the programme by:
Putting in a statement that your main language is English. A person's primary language is the language they mostly read, write, listen to, and talk in. It is also the language they know best and are most comfortable with.
You must also have gone to school for at least six years and done well in classes and tests that were taught and graded only in English. At least two of these years must have been between 7th and 12th grade.
This education must have been finished in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom, or the United States of America.
Getting at least the minimum English language test scores required by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia’s (NMBA) English language skills registration standard.
When this course is over, graduates can go on to work in:
Acute (Hospital) Care
English Language Requirements
Tuition Fee and Scholarships
$17,500 Per Year