TAFE South Australia (TAFE SA)

Diploma of Nursing - HLT54121

TAFE South Australia (TAFE SA)

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Vocational Education and Training (VET)

This qualification reflects the role of an enrolled nurse working under the direct or indirect supervision of a registered nurse. Enrolled nurses provide nursing care for people across the health care continuum and at all stages of life.To be eligible to apply for registration as an enrolled nurse and to practice in Australia, individuals must complete a Diploma of Nursing program accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) and approved as \u2018an approved program of study\u2019 by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) in accordance with the Enrolled Nurse Accreditation Standards. To confirm the education provider holds the necessary accreditation check the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) at www.ahpra.gov.au.The scope of practice for enrolled nurses is determined by legislative requirements and the policies and procedures of the employing organisation. This qualification may contribute to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia's (NMBA) registration requirements to practice as an enrolled nurse.


  • Implement and monitor care of the older person
  • Inform and support patients and groups about oral health
  • Manage personal stressors in the work environment
  • Communicate and work in health or community services
  • Apply communication skills in nursing practice
  • Support the provision of basic nutrition advice and education
  • Contribute to the nursing care of a person with diabetes
  • Apply principles of wound management
  • Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • Work with diverse people
  • Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • Visit client residence
  • Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care
  • Lead team effectiveness
  • Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care
  • Develop personal work priorities
  • Analyse and respond to client health information
  • Confirm physical health status
  • Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health conditions
  • Provide Advanced First Aid
  • Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
  • Apply nursing practice in the paediatric care setting
  • Contribute to maternal and infant health care
  • Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health conditions
  • Respond to client language, literacy and numeracy needs
  • Recognise and respond to oral health issues
  • Research and apply evidence to practice
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
  • Provide end of life care and a palliative approach in nursing practice
  • Maintain work health and safety
  • Practise nursing within the Australian health care system
  • Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions
  • Provide First Aid
  • Apply and use basic oral health products
  • Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy
  • Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting
  • Implement and monitor infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Adelaide City International: $78,215 No

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