Medication Administration For Division 2 Registered Nurses in Victoria
|Department:||Centre for Health and Nursing|
|Study Area(s):||Health and Nursing|
|Course Length:||Part-time day (6 months)|
|Direct Entry:||You can apply for this course directly through Kangan Institute.|
|Mid-year Entry:||This course accepts mid-year applications.|
Moonee Ponds Open Day - Saturday 10th August from 10am-2pm. Call 9094 3433 for further information.
This is a course designed to meet the training needs of Enrolled Nurses requiring to partake in the endorsemment course for Medication Administration in Victoria.
What costs and other fees should I expect?
Government subsidised positions are available to those students eligible under the Skills Reform for Victoria System.
Fees for 2013
Eligible for Government subsidy: $1680
Not eliglble for Government funding: $2520
Fees for 2014 are not available yet.
Concession card holders may be eligible for concession rates on student services and amenities fees.
*Approximate fees only. Fees and charges are subject to change.
VET FEE HELP AVAILABLE for tuition fees to those eligible.
What employment opportunities will I have?
After this course, you are eligible to apply to AHPRA for Medication Administration endorsement.
What skills will I have when I complete this course?
You will gain skills to legally and safely administer enteral, topical subcutaneous and intramuscular medications.
What qualifications will I receive?
When you successfully complete the course, you will be awarded a Statement of Attainment for the two modules. You can then apply to AHPRA for endorsement for medication administration.
This course does not align to a particular Australian Qualifications Framework level.
What opportunities for further studies will I have?
You may be given recognition of prior learning at some universities for pharmacology - it will vary from university to university.
You may choose to complement this course with competencies from the Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Nursing (EN), once endorsed.
Can I apply?
You must be currently registered as a Enrolled Nurse with AHPRA.
If you trained prior to 1995, you are required to complete an Anatomy and Physiology bridging program and satisfactory results from VETASSESS in literacy and numeracy assessment.
The Anatomy and Physiology Workbook can be obtained from the Customer Service Centre -- Moonee Ponds campus at a cost of $212. A statement of attainment will be issued when the workbook has been completed and assessed.
The next available intake is:
Feb 2014 (Fridays) - Applications now being taken
Applicants with current VETASSESS scores can still apply for July 2013.
How do I apply?
Please apply online via our website.
PLEASE ensure you include an email address as all communication will be via email thereafter.
How will I be selected for this course?
You are required to:
1) Be currently registered with the AHPRA as an Enrolled Nurse.
2) Complete a VETASSESS Literacy and Numeracy Assessment prior to the commencement of the course obtaining required pass marks.
Book a test on vetassess.com.au or phone 9655 4801
3) Applicants who trained prior to 1995 need to complete an Anatomy and Physiology bridging program.
4) A current and valid Police Check and Working with Children Check needs to be obtained within 2 weeks of commencement.
How long is the course?
You will attend classes for one day a week (over 18 weeks). Should you meet the assessment requirements - there is a two-week work placement 7am- 3.30pm at clinical venues nominated by Kangan Institute.
Where and how can I study?
The course is delivered at the Moonee Ponds campus.
The next available intake is in Feb 2014.
Each course is one day per week (over 18 weeks) then two week block placement - organised by Kangan Institute but not in your work place. This course is run at the Moonee Ponds Campus every Friday for 18 weeks.
Applications for the course must be made online via this website.
How will I be assessed?
This is an academically demanding course -- you will need to show that you have achieved the skills, knowledge and professional ethics and conduct required by the course. You will be assessed by a combination of written assignments and tests, oral tests and practical assessments in class, or during a work placement. You will be advised in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. If needed, you will have the chance for reassessment and appeal.
Prerequisites for the course -
Current AHPRA registration as an Enrolled Nurse, satisfactory result from VETASSESS in literacy and numeracy assessment - applicants must obtain required pass marks.
Pre 1995 completion of the Anatomy and Physiology Refresher Work Book - $212 if applies. Call 13 TAFE (13 8233) and ask to speak to the Health and Nursing area for more details.
There are no scholarships available for this course.
What will I study?
HLTAP501B- Analyse Health Information - 30 hours
HLTEN507B - Administer and Monitor Medications in the Work Environment - 180 hours