Incorporating 5 clinical work placements over the 2 year course, this hands-on qualification provides you with the skills and knowledge required to be eligible for registration with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) to work as an Enrolled Nurse in Australia.
This course includes a minimum of 400 hours of mandatory clinical placement.
Special note: Prior to undertaking clinical placements all students must obtain a National Police Check, a Working With Children Check (WWCC) and prescribed immunisations. A list of required immunisations will be supplied by the Institute.
It is now a requirement that students who have been a citizen or permanent resident of any country other than Australia or reside in any other single country other than Australia for 12 months or more are required to provide the following:
- Nation-wide check of criminal history produced by the relevant national authority (certified English translation); or international criminal history check issued by an AHPRA approved supplier.
Students will be responsible for the costs associated with these requirements.
If placements are undertaken outside of metropolitan Melbourne any accommodation and travel costs that may be incurred will be the responsibility of the student.
It is advisable to bring your medical and immunisation records with you for offshore applicants. Test results will be accepted if they were obtained within the two (2) years before the date you apply for enrolment.
In a typical week, Diploma of Nursing students will usually attend classes three days per week with approximately 60 percent theory and 40 percent coursework practical placement. Classes will be scheduled between 9:00am and 4:00pm Monday to Friday.
Coursework practical placement is usually shift work, Monday to Friday, typically between the hours of 7am to 3:30pm and 1pm to 9:30pm, but may vary between health providers.
The teaching methods used include lectures, class discussions, flexible delivery, group work and coursework practical placement. The assessment methods include tests, assignments, class presentations, posters, reports, skills assessment, work sheets and coursework practical placement.
Our course delivery features a combination of on-campus and remote (online) learning. This flexibility allows our students to continue to study in a safe, guided and supported manner.
Modes of Study
This course requires face to face classroom study and compulsory work placement (arranged by Kangan Institute) of 400 hours