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Entry to Health and Nursing Science - Skill Set

Entry to Health and Nursing Science – Skill Set

  • AQF Level

  • Amount of Training

    200 Hours
  • Course Fee

    900 AUD
  • Payment Option

    Easy payment options
  • Mode of Delivery

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

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

This course serves as a steppingstone to a higher degree in healthcare. You can use this course to fulfil the prerequisites for the Diploma in Nursing programme at IHNA and other universities. This will further help you for direct credit transfer, where you will move closer to becoming an Enrolled Nurse.

The knowledge gained from this course will help you advance in your healthcare career. You can take this course to fulfil the prerequisites for the Diploma in Nursing programme. This course may also count for enrolment in healthcare vocational programmes at levels three 3 and 4 respectively. By taking this course, you will be eligible for direct credit transfer, that will further help to move closer to becoming a enrolled nurse.

Coming to the various units in the course it covers – Anatomy and physiology, infection control, and medical terminology. This programme seeks to equip students with the skills they need to work in the healthcare field, especially the nursing field.

After the successful completion of the course, you will imbibe with skills like:

  • Competency
  • Confidence
  • Critical thinking ability
  • Nationally accredited course certificate

IHNA (Institute of Health and Nursing Australia), trusted by more than 𝟏𝟒𝟎𝟎𝟎+ students are one of its kind to provide excellence in educating the needing demand of the community since it has commenced its operations in 2007.

Amount of Training

The amount of training required for this course is 200 hours, however depending on the amount of time invested by you – it can be completed in a lesser timeframe.

Educational Pathways

After the successful completion of the program the candidates have various other pathways such as:

  • Pathway to Enrolled Nurse as Diploma of nursing
  • Certificate III in Pathology Collection

This will further help you with a foundation knowledge to practice in Australia in a variety of health practice areas.

“A convenient way to build your employability skills and advance your career”

Who is this course for?

  • Those who want to get a diploma or degree in healthcare
  • Candidate wants to meet the entry requirements to study Diploma of nursing
  • The candidate wants to start a career in health care.

What will I study?

Successful completion of this course requires you to complete the following units:

  • HLTAAP001

    Recognise healthy body systems

  • HLTAAP002

    Confirm physical health status

  • HLTINF001

    Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

  • BSBMED301

    Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

Course Module

Total number of units for this course = 04

Students have the flexibility for learning any unit by using our online resources at their convenient time.

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IHNA Online Admission Requirements

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

16 years of age and above at the time of commencement of the course

Satisfactory completion of studies in applicant’s home country equivalent to an Australian Year 10 course is required for entry into this course.

Entry into this course requires IELTS band score of 5.5 or equivalent.

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

Mature age students (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.

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

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.

Professional Experience Placement Requirements
  • A satisfactory National Police Clearance / Australian Federal Police Clearance Certificate (AFP) / NCC will be required for all practical placements
  • Working with children check
  • Applicable immunization certification like COVID-19 Certificate – IHNA highly recommends students to complete the immunization process before the Professional Experience Placement start date as some facilities will not provide placement to student without immunization.
  • Additional costs may be incurred depending on the fees charged by the providers to complete these requirements

How to Apply

You can apply online using the “Quick Enquiry” link.

Please Note: You will be required to complete an E-Learning Assessment by the night before you come into face-to-face training.

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us on 1800 22 52 83

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.

Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer

Students can have their competency from prior learning and work experience recognised in this unit through providing a portfolio of evidence, possibly including third party reports, and participating in an interview process. A practical demonstration may also be involved to determine currency and confirmation of skills. Refer to IHNA’s RPL policy for more information.


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

Among the other requirements there are a few prerequisites you must fulfil in order to enrol in Diploma of Nursing, the general requirements are:
  • You must be at least 18 years old
  • You must be a citizen of Australia. As an alternative, you need a permanent humanitarian visa or a certain type of temporary visa with study privileges
  • To compare your language, literacy, and numeracy (LLN) skills to the benchmark levels of the Australian Core Skills Framework, you must also take an online test (ACSF)
  • Regarding the English language standards as from time to time set forth by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, you will be required to provide a declaration

Yes, definitely required.
A PTE score of 65 or an OET score of B, or an overall IELTS score of 7 bands with no component scores lower than 6.5 bands. You must have at least one year of recent, either paid or unpaid, experience as required by the respective institution or by the university.

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