diploma of nursing distance education
Twenty-five (25) units must be successfully completed
There are two intakes per year for this course availability - Term 1 2017 and Term 2 2017.
Career OpportunitiesAfter successful completion of this course you will be eligible to apply to the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Agency to become an Enrolled Nurse. You may find employment in health care settings in roles such as enrolled nurse, personal care worker and aged care supervisor.
English Language Proficiency Requirements
To be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, students will need to have evidence of a minimum of five years of secondary, vocational or higher education that has been taught and assessed in English.
To be eligible for entry into this course you will be required to have completed Year 12 or be able to provide evidence that you meet the minimum five years (full time) of secondary, vocational or higher education required to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia upon completion of this course. If you do not meet this entry requirement, you will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency in accordance with board-approved English language tests.
If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, South Africa or USA you are required to meet the English Language Prerequisite by:
- an academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) completed within the last 2 years (from the term you are applying to start) with a minimum achievement of 6.5 across all bands and overall;
- OR a secondary or university qualification which is not more than 5 years old (from the term you are applying for entry into) with a satisfactory level of achievement of at least 2 years in duration from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, South Africa or USA.
Prior to commencing your clinical placements, you will be required to have:
- immunisations and a TB screening. Information on the immunisations required and the TB screening will be provided to you upon enrolment.
- Australian Federal Police (AFP) Check is required to be employed in the industry. For more information visit here.
Is what I already know taken into account?
Yes. Your history of study, skills and experience does matter. Consideration is given to your prior life and work experiences as well as formal and informal training. This may be applied using the national standard for Mutual Recognition or through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Documentary evidence will be requested.