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Diploma of Nursing

Diploma of Nursing

  • AQF Level

  • Amount of Training

    1540 hours
  • Full Fee

    24,000 AUD
  • Payment Option

    Easy Payment Options
  • Mode of Delivery


Why IHNA Online ?

  • Competency based training underpinned by adult learning principles
  • Scholarships are available
  • Access to 24*7 Online Library
  • Experienced educators with industry
  • Easy Payment Options
  • Finalist and Winner of national and international training award
  • Networking Opportunities with peak bodies and industries
  • IHNA Online Alumnus Status
  • Dedicated Student Support Team
  • Work Integrated Learning (WIL) – learn as you practise

Course Overview

The HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing is the ideal qualification to launch your career, whether you want to advance your career in the healthcare sector or want to have a positive impact on other people’s lives.

The Diploma of Nursing course will equip students to work competently as Enrolled Nurses in a wide range of healthcare settings, including aged care, hospitals, rehabilitation centres, acute care, and mental health. Students will gain expertise in critical areas of anatomy and physiology, critical infection control, and aspects of medication administration.After completing this course, you will gain the fundamental knowledge and skills required to work as a nurse in the fast-paced healthcare sector.

Under the guidance of a registered nurse, you’ll learn to provide acute, preventative, curative, and rehabilitative care. Our simulation labs provide both clinical experience and hands-on training.

How much does Enrolled Nurse make in Australia

There is a huge demand for Enrolled Nurses in the health care industry in Australia in the coming years.

$65,000/ Annual

The average Enrolled Nurse’s salary in Australia is $65,000

IHNA (Institute of Health and Nursing Australia) is trusted by more than 𝟏𝟒𝟎𝟎𝟎+ students and has been committed to providing excellence in education and training to meet the needs of the community since 2007.

*Fully online IHNA Online curriculum * Can be completed in as little as 3 months

Intensive Mode: Students are encouraged to complete the course in an intense mode by learning for 40 hours per week or more, with ‘recognition of prior learning’ if available, allowing them to complete the course in as little as 3 months.

Career Opportunity

Upon successful registration with NMBA graduates may gain employment in various healthcare facilities, which may include:

  • Hospitals
  • Day respite centres
  • Rehabilitation centres
  • Training resource centres
  • Residential group homes
  • Medical centres
  • Open employment services
  • Other community settings and clients’ homes

What will I study?

Semester 1

  • CHCDIV001

    Work with diverse people

  • HLTENN035

    Practise nursing within the Australian health care system

  • HLTAAP002

    Confirm physical health status

  • HLTENN036

    Apply communication skills in nursing practice

  • HLTINF001

    Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

  • HLTWHS002

    Follow safe work practices for direct client care

  • HLTENN037

    Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care

  • HLTENN041

    Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice

  • HLTENN045

    Implement and monitor care of the older person

  • HLTENN068

    Provide end of life care and a palliative approach in nursing practice

120 hours of PEP in aged-care setting

Semester 2

  • CHCDIV002

    Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

  • HLTENN039

    Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment

  • HLTAAP003

    Analyse and respond to client health information

  • HLTENN040

    Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy

  • HLTENN043

    Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health conditions

  • HLTENN057

    Contribute to nursing care of a person with diabetes

  • BSBPEF402

    Develop personal work priorities

120 hours of PEP in sub-acute care setting

Semester 3

  • BSBLDR414

    Lead team effectiveness

  • HLTENN044

    Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health conditions

  • HLTENN047

    Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting

  • CHCPRP003

    Reflect on and improve own professional practice

  • CHCPOL003

    Research and apply evidence to practice

  • HLTENN038

    Implement, monitor, and evaluate nursing care

  • HLTENN042

    Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions

  • HLTADM001

    Administer and coordinate Telehealth services

160 hours of PEP in acute care setting

Admission and Pathways:

Although, there is no formal entry requirements for this Course, however applicants should demonstrate ability to perform task as required by the industry. IHNA’s admission requirements for the course are as follows:

  • Successful completion of year 12 or pathway through certificate IV level qualification from the HLT or CHC training package
  • Successful completion of the language, literacy, and numeracy (LLN) test and demonstration of competence level as exit level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) in both reading and numeracy.
  • NMBA specified level of English language skills.
  • Basic computer literacy skills.

Student must have basic computer skills covering the most common usages of a computer, including managing computer files, word processing, using spreadsheets and databases; creating presentations; finding information and communicating using computers; and being aware of social and ethical implications of Internet use.

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IHNA Online Admission Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, but applicants should demonstrate the ability to perform tasks as required by the health industry.

Must be at least 18 years old at the commencement of the course.

Satisfactory completion of studies in applicant’s home country equivalent to an Australian Year 12 course is required for entry into this course.

Entry into this course requires IELTS band score of 7 or equivalent.

Students may undergo language, literacy, and numeracy (LLN) to identify Language, Literacy and Numeracy capabilities at the time of Orientation (prior to commencing the courses).

Students over the age of 22 will also be considered without the minimum education requirements. Each case will be reviewed individually to ascertain the capacity of the student to meet course requirements.

Digital literacy

Student must possess basic computer skills which includes covering the most common usages of a computer, including managing computer files, word processing, using spreadsheets and databases; creating presentations; finding information and communicating using computers; and being aware of social and ethical implications of Internet use.

IHNA Online Pathways

Pathways from this Qualification

Graduates who successfully complete the Diploma of Nursing program can enrol into further vocational education in specialised areas of practice or higher education programs and progress to higher learning opportunities.

  • Advanced Diploma of Nursing
  • Advanced Diploma of Leadership and management
  • Bachelors of Nursing
  • Graduate Diploma of Health Science
  • Bachelors in Health Science
  • Bachelors of Applied Science
  • Bachelors of Applied Public Health

How to Apply

Step 1
Application: Submit your online application by clicking “Enrol Now” and pay your tuition fees.
Step 2
Access: Explore the learning resources and start learning on your learning platform. Credentials, user guide and a conditional offer letter will be sent to your email
Step 3
LLN:You are required to complete an LLN test, within the first 3 days of enrolling
Step 4
Confirmation:Upon completion of your LLN and any other prerequisites, you will be issued a Confirmation of Admission
Step 5
Cooling off period:Once enrolled students have a 5 working days cooling off period (from course commencement date) to withdraw from the course and avail a full refund of the fees paid

* Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ students are encouraged to apply.

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RPL and Credit Transfer

Students must submit a portfolio of past evidence, which may include third-party assessments, and partaking in an interview procedure. They can further have their prior learning and work experiences acknowledged in this certification. A practical demonstration of the portfolio presented by the students may also be used to evaluate student’s competencies and expertise, which will give the educators a clear idea. In addition to this mutual recognition and credit transfer allow students to have their previous formal training recognized.

Credit Transfer

Credit Transfer is only available for Australian qualifications when a student has completed the units considered necessary for a qualification at another registered training organization.


Any other questions in your mind – let us give you some more clarity with the following FAQs:

Yes, student can get Credit Transfer



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