HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing

Complete Nursing Courses, Melbourne, from ACFE

The Australian Centre of Further Education (ACFE) is pleased to offer a comprehensive and structured Melbourne Enrolled Nurse program. 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 Enrolled Nurse program lasts for a duration of 104 weeks, which includes term breaks and 10 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 Enrolled Nurse program encompasses 10 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

Course details

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.

  • HLT64115 Advanced Diploma of Nursing
  • 018327G Bachelor of Nursing
  • 104 Weeks including 10 weeks of Clinical placement & term breaks
28/01/2019 15/04/2019
15/07/2019 07/10/2019
27/01/2020 13/04/2020
13/07/2020 05/10/2020

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
  • On successful completion of year 11 or equivalent.
  • 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
  • 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.

Units of Study

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people

CHCDIV002

Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

CHCPRP003

Reflect on and improve own professional practice

HLTAAP002

Confirm physical health status

HLTAAP003

Analyse and respond to client health information

HLTENN001

Practise nursing within the Australian health care system

HLTENN002

Apply communication skills in nursing practice

HLTENN003

Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care

HLTENN004

Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans

HLTENN005

Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs

HLTENN006

Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment

HLTENN007

Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy

HLTENN008

Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice

HLTENN009

Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions

HLTENN011

Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems

HLTENN012

Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems

HLTENN013

Implement and monitor care of the older person

HLTENN015

Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting

HLTINF001

Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

HLTWHS002

Follow safe work practices for direct client care

CHCPOL003

Research and apply evidence to practice

BSBLDR403

Lead team effectiveness

HLTENN025

Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes

HLTWHS006

Manage personal stressors in the work environment

BSBMED301

Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

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