Nursing

Course/s

Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled - Division 2 Nursing)
CRICOS: 094478F | National ID: HLT54115

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Duration

TOTAL CIT PACKAGE: 1.5 years

Intake

Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July) 2018

Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July) 2019

Campus

CIT Bruce

Tuition Fees

2018*:Semester 1 - $6,850 | Semester 2 - $6,850
2019*: Semester 1 - $7,050 | Semester 2 - $7,050

*Please note - Course fees are listed in $AUD and are based on a semester rate. Total course cost will vary depending on semester start date. Small fee increases happen annually in line with CIT’s fee pricing review. 2018 fees subject to change.

Overview

Nursing is a respected industry that is essential for the health of the community. Our Diploma program prepares you to work in a variety of health settings, including mental health, aged care, and hospitals. Upon successful completion of this qualification, you may apply to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) to be considered for registration as an Enrolled Nurse.

The Diploma of Nursing program at CIT prepares you to work in a variety of health settings, including primary health care, mental health, aged care and acute hospitals.

Mandatory clinical industry placement experience (unpaid, minimum of 400 hours in total) will be provided in areas such as acute care, aged care, mental health rehabilitation, community nursing, diabetic and wound clinics, primary health and palliative care. The hours generally are broken up in blocks of 1 week, 2 weeks or 3 weeks throughout the three semesters.

Entry Requirements

  • ACT Senior Secondary Certificate or equivalent with at least a “C” grade average in English and Maths (completed within the last 10 years)
  • Academic IELTS: 7.0 overall (no band score less than 7.0)
  • PTE Academic: minimum overall score of 65 (and a minimum score of 65 in each of the four communicative skills)
  • TOEFL iBT: minimum of 94 (minimum scores in each section: listening - 24, reading - 24, writing - 27, speaking - 23)
  • Numeracy test - please contact the Nursing team at CITNursing@cit.edu.au to arrange a test date
  • A police check – from the Australian Federal Police for “Code 13” – Disabled Care provider/worker or Hospital Employment ($45 approx)
  • A letter from a General Practitioner confirming fitness to work as a nurse (cost of a general consultation)
  • Evidence of current immunisation status for the following: Tuberculosis (TB), measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (Chicken pox), hepatitis B with titre, pertussis (whooping cough), diphtheria, tetanus and influenza (up to $200 approx)
  • A current Senior First Aid Certificate (achieves National Unit of Competency First Aid HLTAID003) ($150-$250 approx)
  • Working with vulnerable person check

Upon completion of the Aged Care program, students are required to sit an IELTS test and meet the Nursing entry requirement (Academic IELTS 7.0 with no band score less than 6.5).

Extra Fees

Diploma:
Material fees: $4,475
Textbooks: $743
Stationery: $100
First Aid Training: $120 - $250
Police check: $45
Nursing Kit: $150 approx
Uniform: $80approx

Course Subjects

Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled – Division 2 Nursing)
CRICOS: 094478F | National ID: HLT54115

Stage 1 - Foundation

National ID Subject Name
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTINF003 Implement and monitor infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
HLTENN008 Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
HLTENN001 Practise nursing within the Australian health care system
HLTENN003 Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care
HLTENN004 Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans
HLTENN002 Apply communication skills in nursing practice
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
HLTAID003 Provide first aid

Stage 2 - Intermediate

National ID Subject Name
HLTENN013 Implement and monitor care of the older person
HLTENN006 Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment
HLTAAP003 Analyse and respond to client health information
HLTENN007 Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy
HLTENN005 Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
HLTENN015 Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting

Stage 3 - Final

National ID Subject Name
HLTENN012 Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems
HLTENN025 Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes
HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment
HLTENN010 Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice
HLTENN009 Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions
HLTENN011 Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

Job Opportunities

This program prepares you to work in a variety of health settings, including mental health, aged care, and hospitals. Upon successful completion of this qualification, you may apply to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) to be considered for registration as an Enrolled Nurse.

Teaching Methods and Assessment

Study is conducted in the Simulated Work Environment (SLE) where students will practice skills and perform assessments prior to industry placements, for example, personal care, manual handling, performing vital signs and administering medications. Study modes also include clinical placements (work experience), self-directed learning and on-line learning and student engagement through e-Learn.

Students are assessed in various ways. Students must complete class work, assignments, practical components and project work throughout a course. They may then be assessed using a combination of these tasks. Assessment outcomes may be based on demonstrating competence in various clinical skills, successfully completing theory based quizzes and assignments and projects, or a combination of all four assessment methods.

Pathways to Further Study

Students who successfully complete Diploma of Nursing and gain entry into:

  • Australian Catholic University will receive 80 credit points towards the Bachelor of Nursing.
  • University of Canberra will receive 24 credit points (1 year) towards the Bachelor of Nursing.
  • Charles Sturt University will receive 72 credit points towards the Bachelor of Nursing.

Students are advised to speak directly with each university in relation to course choices and pathways.


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