Careers Australia


HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing

Course Overview HLT54115

Diploma of Nursing

The Diploma of Nursing has been designed to give you the up-to-date skills and professional insight you need to develop a long lasting career safeguarding the health of others.

Throughout the course you will be equipped with the essential skills required to work as an Enrolled Nurse in a wide range of healthcare facilities. These skills include communicating with patients, working in a team, medication, and clinical nursing duties. This course is your chance to start a career working in one of our most vital industries.

Modes of Delivery

Availablity of delivery on this course:


Course Cost & Funding

Maximum Course Fee - Domestic May Intake: $25,000

Maximum Course Fee - Domestic June Intake: $25,000

Maximum Course Fee - International Student - May Intake: $25,250

Maximum Course Fee - International Student - August Intake: $25,250

VET Student Loan available: $15,000

This is the amount the government will loan you for this qualification under the VET Student Loan Scheme (available for domestic students only, more information below).

Domestic Student Contribution - May Intake: $10,000

Domestic Student Contribution - June Intake: $10,000

Domestic Student Contribution - South Australia only: $5,000

This is the amount remaining after a loan has been approved for this qualification.

Eligibility criteria apply.

This training is delivered with the support of the VET Student Loan Scheme. A VET Student Loan is an Australian Government loan scheme that assists eligible students to pay part of their tuition fees for higher-level VET courses.

Students are required to repay this loan through the taxation system. Further information is available on our website under Funding & Loans.


Careers Australia Education Institute Pty Ltd (22479) CRICOS Number: 03224D


18 months, including 400hrs of vocational placement at non-acute, sub-acute and acute facilities.

Entry Requirements

In accordance with the Careers Australia accreditation with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council, the minimum standards for entry into the Diploma of Nursing are: 

Applicants must have successfully completed one of the following: 

  • Year 12; or 
  • An Australian Certificate III in Aged Care; or 
  • Two years experience in a closely related field such as HACC or Disability; or 
  • Mature aged entry (21 years of age)

All prospective students must attend an information session and complete a literacy and numeracy assessment. Finally applicants are required to declare their physical and mental fitness to safely perform the duties associated with direct care work.

Course Details
  • Locations

    With up-to-date facilities, including computer labs, training rooms and more, our campuses deliver a complete learning experience.

    Available Locations:

    adelaide | brisbane | burleigh | sydney | melbourne |

  • What is FlexLearn?

    Imagine being able to build your career on your own terms – studying how you want, when you want, with no hurdles. At Careers Australia, we’ve made this a reality with our flexible study solution, FlexLearn.

    Whether it’s time, technology or study load, you can now eliminate the roadblocks. FlexLearn is a study solution that combines the flexibility of online study with face-to-face support and campus facilities, when you need them. With your trainer checking on your progress and available to help you with your questions, there will be little holding you back.

    Available Locations:

    burleigh |

  • What if I am not from Australia?

    Careers Australia provides internationally recognised courses, which means you could have greater job opportunities and easier entry into university courses.

    We have educated over 30,000 students since 2006 and our international student body represents over 25 countries.

    We have thousands of industry and business links around the world and our courses are recognised by top Australian universities.

Course Units
Stage 1


Apply first aid


Follow safe work practices for direct client care


Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures


Apply communication skills in nursing practice


Work with diverse people


Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice


Confirm physical health status


Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety


Reflect on and improve own professional practice


Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment


Implement and monitor care of the older person


Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice

Stage 2


Practice nursing within the Australian health care system


Analyse and respond to client health information


Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care


Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans


Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems


Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting


Research and apply evidence to practice


Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions

Stage 3


Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy


Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes


Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems


Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs


Contribute to maternal and infant health care