HLT54115 – Diploma of Nursing – 096431E (Superseded)

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, Diploma of Nursing offers an education that meets our three key terms:

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


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.

  • Advanced Diploma of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • 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.
2021    2022
24/5/21    24/1/22
12/7/21    7/3/22
16/8/21    18/4/22
4/10/21    23/5/22
15/11/21    11/7/22
Melbourne Campus
Level 5 & 9, 341-345 Queen Street,
Melbourne VIC 3000

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

  • 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.

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
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 condition
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
Elective Units – 5
BSBLDR403 Lead team effectiveness
HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice
HLTENN025 Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
ANMAC registration:

Course Fees

$32,000 AUD


April, October


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

Mode of Study

Face to Face,

Nursing Lab