HLT54115 – Diploma of Nursing – 096431E (Superseded)

This qualification reflects the role of an enrolled nurse working under 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. A lifespan approach should underpin this qualification with relevant competencies that relate to the different stages of life identified within the units.

To be eligible to apply for registration as an enrolled nurse and to practice in Australia, you must complete a Diploma of Nursing program accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) and approved as ‘an approved program of study’ by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA ) in accordance with the Enrolled Nurse Accreditation Standards. Visit https://www.ahpra.gov.au/Accreditation/Approved-Programs-of-Study.aspx?ref=Nurse&Type=General&div=Enrolled Nurse (Division 2) to confirm your chosen Registered Training Organisation (RTO) holds the necessary accreditation.

Note that the scope of practice for enrolled nurses is determined by state and territory legislative requirements and the policies and procedures of the employing organisation. Users of this qualification must refer to those instruments in the development of training and assessment strategies.


  • 104 Weeks including 10 weeks of Clinical placement & term breaks
  • To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 400 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of Units of Competency.
Melbourne Campus
Level 5 & 9, 341-345 Queen Street,
Melbourne VIC 3000

25 units of competency are required for this qualification, which includes 20 Core units and 5 Electives.

Core Units – 20
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
HLTENN035 Practise nursing within the Australian health care system
HLTENN036 Apply communication skills in nursing practice
HLTENN037 Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care
HLTENN038 Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans
HLTENN039 Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment
HLTENN040 Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy
HLTENN041 Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
HLTENN042 Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health condition
HLTENN068 Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems
HLTENN043 Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs
HLTENN044 Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems
HLTENN045 Implement and monitor care of the older person
HLTENN047 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
Elective Units – 5
BSBLDR414 Lead team effectiveness
HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice
HLTENN057 Contribute to nursing care of a person with diabetes
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
  • AUD 32,000 (Fees include Administration Fee, Material Fee and Clinical Placement Fee)

*Fees are subject to change

*Confirmation of enrolment is subject to approval.

  • Advanced Diploma of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Nursing

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

ANMAC registration:

Course Fees

$32,000 AUD




104 weeks including 10 weeks of Clinical placement (400 hours)

Mode of Study

Face to Face,

Nursing Lab