096431E – 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

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 32,000

*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


Work with diverse people


Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety


Reflect on and improve own professional practice


Confirm physical health status


Analyse and respond to client health information


Practise nursing within the Australian health care system


Apply communication skills in nursing practice


Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care


Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans


Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs


Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment


Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy


Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice


Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions


Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems


Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems


Implement and monitor care of the older person


Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting


Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures


Follow safe work practices for direct client care


Research and apply evidence to practice


Lead team effectiveness


Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes


Manage personal stressors in the work environment


Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately