Complete Nursing Courses, Melbourne, from ACFE

The Australian Centre of Further Education (ACFE) is pleased to offer a comprehensive and structured Melbourne registered nurse course. Nursing courses from ACFE are internationally recognised and are designed for both domestic and international students that are passionate about pursuing a career in nursing.

The qualification will give students the means to go on to achieve a Bachelor of Nursing or Advanced Diploma of Nursing Melbourne and Australia-wide. Students who reflect the roles of an enrolled nurse working under the supervision of a registered nurse. A Diploma of Nursing covers the learning and practical application of the skills and knowledge needed when providing quality health care to Melbourne and the rest of Australia.

What's Included in ACFE Melbourne Diploma of Nursing?

A Melbourne registered nurse course lasts for a duration of 104 weeks, which includes term breaks and 12 weeks of clinical placement so students can apply their knowledge in a real-life setting. Applicants with prior relevant work experience may be able to apply for Recognised Prior Learning to shorten the length of time it takes to complete a Diploma in Nursing.

The course teaches students both theoretical knowledge and practical skills. Students will learn how to perform a number of vital operations in the nursing profession, including but not limited to:

Confirming physical health status, how to practise nursing within the Australian health care system, implementation and evaluation of nursing care plans, administration and monitoring of medicines, implementation of care for persons with both acute and chronic health problems, interpretation of medical terminology.

Upon successful completion of an ACFE Diploma of Nursing, Melbourne students will have the opportunity to register to become an Enrolled Nurse. Enrolled Nurses have a range of possible career opportunities ahead of them. Popular career choices include working in acute care, aged care, rehabilitation, mental health services and community nursing.

Course Philosophy

At ACFE, we are dedicated to providing courses that prepare students for a career in their preferred field. Graduates of a Melbourne Diploma of Nursing and Advanced Diploma of Nursing course will gain the technical skills and actual experience to shape a successful career in nursing.

We recognise that, as an educational institute, it is our duty to not only provide students with the knowledge they need and can gain in a classroom, but also to offer real-life examples. For that reason, a registered nurse course encompasses 12 weeks of clinical placement that sets applicants up for future jobs in the healthcare industry.

Like all courses at ACFE, a Melbourne Diploma of Nursing offers an education that meets our three key terms:

  • To strengthen existing skills and knowledge
  • To give students a deep understanding of best practice methods in their field
  • To ensure students are aware of the legalities of practising in Australia

Career Pathways

  • HLT64115 Advanced Diploma of Nursing
  • 018327G Bachelor of Nursing

Possible Job Roles

Graduates of this course, once registered as an Enrolled Nurse with AHPRA, NMBA will have possible employment opportunities as an Enrolled Nurse in a range of health care settings either within a hospital or community setting including but not limited to:

  • Acute care
  • Aged care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Mental health
  • Community nursing


This qualification reflects the role of an enrolled nurse working under the supervision of a registered nurse. This qualification covers the application of skills and knowledge required to provide nursing care for people across the health sector.

Entry Requirement(For International Students)

  • 18 years of age and above
  • Documentation according to DIBP requirements
  • International students may provide proof of a level of English proficiency of IELTS bands 7 in each module or equivalent

Course Duration

  • 104 Weeks including 12 weeks of Clinical placement & term breaks


  • AUD 30,000

*Fees include Administration Fee, Material Fee and Clinical Placement Fee

*Fees are subject to change

*Confirmation of enrolment is subject to approval.

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