Nursing

HLT54121

CRICOS Code: TBA

Diploma of Nursing
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  to confirm your chosen Registered Training Organisation (RTO) holds the necessary accreditation

Employment pathways:

On completion, student will have the skills, competencies and knowledge to apply for registration as an Enrolled Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Authority (AHPRA) (https://www.ahpra.gov.au/). Participant could find work in a variety of fields from public or private hospitals to private nursing or community health care facilities. Potential area of work include: acute care, mental health, aged care, community care.

*It is not, however, intended to indicate that an individual will gain immediate employment on completion of this qualification

Pathways from the qualification:

Students may be able to choose further pathways into Bachelor of Nursing for Division 1 registration or HLT64121 Advanced Diploma of Nursing.

A graduate from a Diploma of Nursing program approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) is able to apply for registration with the NMBA as an enrolled nurse. Further information on registration is available at www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au

This qualification does not have mandatory entry requirements at the time of publication on training.gov.au. However, the Menzies Institute of Technology requires candidates to meet its admission requirements prior to enrolling into this qualification

RTO’s admission requirements:

Domestic Students

 

Applicants are required to meet the following: 

  • Be at least 18 years old or above
  • Year 12 or equivalent or Certificate IV or highe
  • Have physical attributes suitable for placement in the nursing industry that encompasses manual handling of equipment and clients (i.e. to assist a client in transferring themselves to and from beds)
  • Provide evidence of meeting the NMBA English language registration standard as specified in http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Registration-Standards/English-language-skills.aspx 

In summary, the evidence required is one of the following:

1) The learner has completed 3.5 years (full time equivalent) of a combination of secondary, vocational and/or tertiary level studies taught and assessed in English in one of recognised countries (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America)  OR

2) The learner has achieved a valid English language test score from one of the following:

IELTS (Academic)Minimum overall score of 7 and a minimum score of 7 in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking)
OETMinimum score of B in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking).
PTE AcademicMinimum overall score of 65 and a minimum score of 65 in each of the four communicative skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking)
TOEFL iBTMinimum total score of 94 and the following minimum score in each section of the test: 24 for listening, 24 for reading, 27 for writing, and 23 for speaking.
  • Complete the Pre-Training Review which aims to identify training needs through questions on previous education or training, relevance of the courses to learner and relevant experience.
  • Furthermore, the Pre-Training Review undertakes inherent requirements assessment for entry to this qualification.
  • Complete the LLN Robot assessment prior to course commencement. Note that the student’s enrolment and commencement of qualification is conditional on student meeting the required level of LLN test result. If the student is not able to meet the required level of LLN test result prior to course commencement, then student’s enrolment will be withdrawn or deferred.

The LLN levels required are: 

Course Code 

ACSF Level 

Learning 

Writing 

Reading 

Oral 

Numeracy 

HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing 

Exit Level 3, Working at Level 4 

Exit Level 3, Working at Level 4 

Exit Level 3, Working at Level 4 

Exit Level 3, Working at Level 4 

Exit Level 3, Working at Level 4 

International Students

 

Applicants are required to meet the following:

  • Be at least 18 years old or above
  • Year 12 or equivalent or Certificate IV or higher
  • Have physical attributes suitable for placement in the nursing industry that encompasses manual handling of equipment and clients (i.e. to assist a client in transferring themselves to and from beds)

In summary, the evidence required is one of the following:

1) The learner has completed 3.5 years (full time equivalent) of a combination of secondary, vocational and/or tertiary level studies taught and assessed in English in one of recognised countries (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America)  OR

2) The learner has achieved a valid English language test score from one of the following:

IELTS (Academic)Minimum overall score of 7 and a minimum score of 7 in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking)
OETMinimum score of B in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking).
PTE AcademicMinimum overall score of 65 and a minimum score of 65 in each of the four communicative skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking)
TOEFL iBTMinimum total score of 94 and the following minimum score in each section of the test: 24 for listening, 24 for reading, 27 for writing, and 23 for speaking.
  • Complete the Pre-Training Review which aims to identify training needs through questions on previous education or training, relevance of the courses to learner and relevant experience.
  • Furthermore, the Pre-Training Review undertakes inherent requirements assessment for entry to this qualification.
  • Complete the LLN Robot assessment prior to course commencement. Note that the student’s enrolment and commencement of qualification is conditional on student meeting the required level of LLN test result. If the student is not able to meet the required level of LLN test result prior to course commencement, then student’s enrolment will be withdrawn or deferred.

The LLN levels required are: 

Course Code 

ACSF Level 

Learning 

Writing 

Reading 

Oral 

Numeracy 

HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing 

Exit Level 3, Working at Level 4 

Exit Level 3, Working at Level 4 

Exit Level 3, Working at Level 4 

Exit Level 3, Working at Level 4 

Exit Level 3, Working at Level 4 

  • Have a valid visa to study in Australia
Other (applies to both Domestic and International students)
  • Applicants are also required to provide evidence of following prior to being eligible for participating in professional experience placements:
    • National Police Clearance
    • Working with Children Check
    • Immunisation record
  • Applicants may be required to apply for, and receive an acceptable NDIS Worker Screening Check prior to undertaking professional placement with an NDIS provider as part of this program 
  • Students required to invest approximately 4 hours per week of self-directed learning to complete self-study and theoretical assessments during the training weeks. These do include term breaks or work placement period.
Learning and Physical Resources (Students must provide)
  • General stationery for study (e.g. pens, notebooks)
  • Computer or tablets with stable internet connection.
Inherent requirements are the essential components of a course that demonstrate the abilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course, while preserving the academic integrity of the Institute’s learning, assessment and professional accreditation processes and of the enrolled nurse profession. The inherent requirements are the abilities, knowledge and skills needed to complete the course that must be met by all students.

 

Students with a disability or chronic health condition may be able to have reasonable adjustments made to enable them to meet these requirements.

 

To support potential and current students’ decision making, a series of inherent requirement statements has been developed. These statements specify the requirements of the Menzies Institute of Technology (MIT) pre-registration enrolled nursing course (HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing) for student admission and progression.
 
Please refer to this document for the full Inherent Requirements statement.

Menzies Institute of Technology is committed to diversity and an inclusive student cohort. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People are encouraged to apply. Prospective students of any gender, age, race, religion, sexual orientation, diverse academic, work and life experiences or with a disability are welcome to apply.


Access and Equity


Principles, practices and legislative requirements relating to equity, access, anti-discrimination and social justice will be addressed in all aspects of the implementation of the training and assessment strategy. Where practical, student special needs will be identified prior to students’ commencing programs including any disability. Customised delivery and assessment strategies, including reasonable adjustments, will be designed to meet client needs. 

Menzies Institute of Technology has a range of student support services that students are able to access. Support services include student administration services, academic support services to assist students who may require further assistance.

Course Duration:

This course is structured to be completed over a period of 95 weeks.  This is inclusive of

  • Face to face sessions of 20 hours per week for total 71 weeks
  • 5 weeks of Preparation for Professional Experience Placement including Final Observation Simulated Assessments (FOSA) and any additional assessments or catch up classes needed for students allocated prior to each Placement allocation
  • 10 weeks of Professional Experience Placement (400 hours)
  • 9 weeks of holiday breaks

Units of Competency:

PhaseUnit CodeUnit TitleCore (C)  Elective (E)
Introduction to Nursing – safety and infection controlCHCCOM005Communicate and work in the health or community servicesE
HLTENN041Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practiceC
HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and proceduresC
HLTAID011Provide First Aid E
Personal Care and Aged CareHLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client careC
HLTAAP002Confirm physical health statusC
HLTENN035Practise nursing within the Australian health care systemC
HLTENN037Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing careC
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practiceC
HLTENN045Implement and monitor care of the older personC
Sub Acute Care and Mental HealthHLTENN036Apply communication skills in nursing practiceC
CHCDIV001Work with diverse peopleC
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safetyC
HLTAAP003Analyse and respond to client health informationC
HLTENN039Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environmentC
HLTENN040Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapyC
HLTENN042Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditionsC
HLTENN047Apply nursing practice in the primary health care settingC
HLTENN038Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plansC
Complex, Acute & IVHLTENN044Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problemsC
HLTENN068Provide end of life care and a palliative approach in nursing practiceC
HLTENN043Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problemsC
CHCPOL003Research and apply evidence to practiceE
HLTENN057Contribute to the nursing care of a person with diabetesE
HLTWHS006Manage personal stressors in the work environmentE

Timetable breakdown

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Credit Transfer (CT), recognition of prior learning (RPL), professional experience and accreditation from a professional body can reduce the duration of your study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant experience. Credit and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the Menzies Institute of Technology.  

Please refer to MITP15 RPL and Credit Transfer Policy and Procedure for further details. 

Demonstration of Competence through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) 

Your existing skills, knowledge and experience can help you get a recognised qualification, through an assessment process called Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).  

The process could suit you if you have: 

  • paid or unpaid work experience 
  • prior formal training 
  • skills and knowledge gained on the job 
  • community work experience 
  • short course and work-based learning 
  • trade skills 
  • other life experience. 

 

Evidence you might need to supply 

Your RPL assessor will discuss with you the most appropriate evidence you can provide to support your application, this may include: 

  • work appraisals 
  • job descriptions 
  • photos or actual work samples 
  • relevant formal qualifications 
  • resume and references 
  • in-house training certificates 
  • eye witness testimonies 
  • observation at your workplace or a simulated workplace 
  • informal RPL interviews. 
Credit Transfers (CT)  

Credit Transfer is a process of recognising your previous formal studies that are equivalent to one or more units that form part of the qualification you are enrolling in. You will need to provide verified copies of Statements of Attainments or formal academic transcripts that list the units for which you are seeking Credit Transfer. We will confirm the equivalence and you will not need to repeat those units in your current study. 

  • Simulated Skills Practical
  • Class Discussions and Quizzes
  • Questioning & Interviewing
  • Role Play
  • MCQ (Multiple Choice Questionnaires)
  • Short answers
  • Written Examination (Calculations)
  • Case Study
  • Research Project
  • Reflective
  • Presentation
  • FOSA (Final Observation Simulated Assessment) Observation
  • PEP (Professional Experience Placement)

Delivery Location

Melbourne, Victoria. 

Location 

Spencer Campus – Level 4, 355 Spencer Street, West Melbourne. 

 

This course will only be delivered and assessed in Victoria and not offered  for interstate  or offshore overseas students residing offshore. Students must complete the course in Victoria only and any learning experiences gained outside Australia are not recognised. 

Delivery Mode

The range of delivery methods may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Directed, guided pre-reading and study to be completed in the student’s own time outside of classroom.
  • Face to face/classroom sessions that incorporate active learning strategies, such as: 
    • Discussions
    • Roleplay
    • Case studies
    • Group and paired activities
    • Demonstrations and modelling
  • Self directed learning:
  • Students’ complete quizzes in their own time and discuss these in the next session/s.  
  • Self-directed learning is guided and indirectly monitored by trainer/assessors via questions in class, observation of student progress and involvement in class and via the online quizzes.  
  • Simulated workplace activities and assessment tasks in a purpose built simulation laboratory
  • Work placements.

 

Note: During any COVID-19 restrictions as set out by the Government, all the training sessions would be conducted online through CANVAS Leaning Management System for the theoretical sessions. Practical and simulation sessions allocation will depend on the COVID-19 restrictions set.

 

Each unit of competency will be delivered and assessed as stand-alone units (i.e. no clustering of units)

Training support 

  • Training support is provided following the scheduled classroom training session per day; or 
  • Learners may make individual appointments for training support if required with their Trainer/Assessor.
  • Training support can be provided via face-to-face, phone, online or email.

Simulated Practical environment

Menzies Institute has a purpose-built simulation laboratory that has been designed to reflect workplace conditions.  

For simulated training and formative assessment, we adopt a ratio of 5:1 (students-beds) to ensure learning and formative assessment is intensive and controlled. 

 

At least one trainer in the simulated training activities will be a Registered Nurse (RN), with a ratio of 1:15 students per RN teacher. Where numbers are higher, the RN will be assisted by a qualified RN. The staffing ratio during classroom theory sessions is 1:30 students per RN teacher. 

 

Assessments will be conducted at a ratio of 1:1:1 (student-bed-teacher) and conducted by an RN. 

Work placement (Professional Experience Placement)

ANMAC has specified that students enrolled in the Diploma of Nursing will be provided with a minimum of 400 hours of supervised Professional Experience Placement (PEP). 

Work placement is scheduled throughout the course, toward the end of each semester, and only after the student is deemed to have gained the requisite knowledge and skills, as assessed in the simulated work environment.  

Placements have been formalised and are guided by a signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Menzies Institution and each organisation agreeing to take the student(s) for PEP. 

PEP is undertaken in a variety of clinical locations.  The student’s final placement will be conducted in a hospital setting with access to acute facilities, and the student must be able to be finally assessed against the NMBA Standards for Practice for ENs within the context of an acute hospital setting.

Course Fee

Domestic Students

International Students

TBA

TBA

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– Prospective learner previews information about course and the Institute. Information sources include but not limited to online, print, seminar/exhibition & marketing event.– Prospective learner makes an enquiry to the Institute. Prospective learners may make the inquiry using online methods (website, Facebook, email), by phone or walk-in to the Institute. – Discuss with Marketing and Admissions Staff about the training product.
The prospective learner is required to complete Pre-Training Review Form and undertake an interview with the Marketing and Admissions Staff. This process is to ensure prospective learner has received all information related to enrolment in the qualification and for Marketing and Admissions staff to determine suitability to enrol in the qualification. This process also includes review of prospective learners needs and review of inherent requirements. Offshore students will participate to the interview via video conferencing or teleconferencing. 
After the Pre-Training review (PTR) process and if deemed suitable to proceed to application, the prospective student completes the Application Form
Once the applicant is accepted, the Letter of Offer will be issued.
Sign and accept the Letter of Offer (LOO) which is the final stage for the applicant to understand and agree to all terms and conditions of the LOO. Then make payment as outlined in the LOO and arrange the initial payment required to confirm enrolment.
Receive Confirmation of Enrolment (COE). Domestic students – Confirmation of Enrolment received by student and information on Orientation Day is included. International Students – Confirmation of Enrolment received by student and information on Orientation Day is included. * For Onshore International students: If applicable, apply for Student Visa – Apply for Student Visa with the COE. For more information please visit https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/  *For Offshore International student:
  • Apply for Student Visa – Apply for Student Visa with the COE. For more information please visit https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/ 
  • Book Flights and Arrange Accommodation -Book your flights to Melbourne and arrange accommodation for the duration of your study. If airport pickup is required, confirm arrangements with Menzies Institute of Technology.
  • Departure & Arrival -Ensure you have packed all necessary belongings. Ensure your airport pickup and accommodation arrangements are finalised. Bring copies of your enrolment, and accommodation arrangements.
The student will be sent an email to complete the mandatory Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test. (This step can be completed before or after the Orientation but must be done before the commencement of training) The student is to complete the LLN Assessment. The applicant will be given a score between 1 and 5. This score is based on the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) which is the national system used to measure adult literacy and numeracy skills.  Note that the student’s enrolment and commencement of qualification is conditional on student meeting the required level of LLN test result. If the student is not able to meet the required level of LLN test result prior to course commencement, then student’s enrolment will be withdrawn or deferred.
Course code & name ACSF Level
Learning Writing Reading Oral Numeracy
HLT54121 – Diploma of Nursing Exit Level 3, Working at Level 4  Exit Level 3, Working at Level 4  Exit Level 3, Working at Level 4  Exit Level 3, Working at Level 4  Exit Level 3, Working at Level 4 
Attend Orientation Session. Compulsory session to receive all course and student orientation information, student registration, uniform sizing and student ID cards issuance.
Student to commence the training.
Acknowledgment of Country 
 
Menzies Institute of Technology acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the Menzies Institute of Technology. Menzies Institute of Technology respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. Menzies Institute of Technology also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business 
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