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Diploma of Nursing
Diploma of Nursing

Diploma of Nursing

  • ID:HI610018
  • Level:1-Year Diploma
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Satisfactory completion of Year 12/Matriculation or the overseas equivalent, with passes in all subjects including Mathematics.

  • Recognition of prior learning: You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen.

English Requirements

  • The IELTS (academic module) with a minimum overall score of 7 and a minimum score of 7 in each of the four components

  • The OET with a minimum score of B in each of the four components

  • The PTE Academic with a minimum overall score of 65 and a minimum score of 65 in each of the four communicative skills

  • The TOEFL iBT with a minimum total score of 94 and the following minimum score in each section of the test, Listening: 24, Reading: 24, Writing: 27, Speaking: 23

Other Requirements

  • Students must be 18 or older at the time of course commencement.

  • Prior to undertaking clinical placement, students must complete a National Police Records Check, a Police Records Check from their overseas country of residence (English translation), a Working with Children Check in Australia, and be prepared to declare their health and immunisation status.

  • Students will be registered by Holmesglen with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Course Information

The Diploma of Nursing covers the nursing skills and knowledge you require to be eligible for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as an Enrolled nurse, providing preparation for nursing practice that is client focused and holistic.

This course allows you the time to develop your skills and build confidence in your knowledge.

You will learn in our Simulated Hospital Environment and Immersive Learning Centre at our Moorabbin campus.

We have industry current nursing staff who will support you through the course. You will learn through a combination of on-campus theory, simulation activities in the nursing environment and supported clinical placements in a variety of clinical settings.

The range of clinical placements reflects the diverse opportunities for employment for enrolled nurses in the health workforce, which may include aged care, rehabilitation, sub-acute and acute settings.

Holmesglen will register all students with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

CRICOS 108196H

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Course structure

Classes can be scheduled between 8am and 8pm, Monday to Friday, 3-4 days per week, which can change each semester.

Students can expect to be on campus for a minimum 20 hours per week. Semester breaks will be scheduled into the timetable.

This course includes a minimum 400 hours of clinical placement, which may be arranged for you during the semester or during semester breaks. Clinical placements will be arranged at locations across Victoria. All students must be available during these periods.


  • Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

  • Practise nursing within the Australian health care system

  • Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health conditions

  • Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting

  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care

  • Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care

  • Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health conditions

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

  • Apply communication skills in nursing practice

  • Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy

  • Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions

  • Research and apply evidence to practice

  • Confirm physical health status

  • Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

  • Apply principles of wound management

  • Contribute to the nursing care of a person with diabetes

  • Analyse and respond to client health information

  • Manage personal stressors in the work environment

  • Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice

  • Develop personal work priorities

  • Reflect on and improve own professional practice

  • Work with diverse people

  • Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care

  • Implement and monitor care of the older person

  • Provide First Aid

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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

Pathways to further study:

  • One year's advanced standing into the Bachelor of Nursing with a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) for local student graduates of the Diploma of Nursing, subject to attending a Transition Program.*

  • One year's advanced standing into the Bachelor of Nursing for international student graduates of the Diploma of Nursing, subject to attending a transition program.*

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Enrolled nurse in an acute hospital, sub-acute, mental health, aged care, rehabilitation or community setting.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) per year

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