Diploma of Nursing

Diploma of Nursing

Course Code
Study Area(s)
Free TAFE, Health and Nursing, Nursing
Course Length
Full-time(2 years)

Start Date(s): July/ August 2020 to be confirmed
End Date(s): December 2022
Days and Time: 3 days face-to-face study: Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday - 9am - 4pm to be confirmed

Course Overview

If you are a people person and think you would enjoy nursing people back to better health then look no further than our new Diploma of Nursing course.

A career in Nursing is a fulfilling and rewarding occupation. Our Diploma of Nursing course is designed to provide graduates entry into the Nursing Profession as an Enrolled Nurse (Medication Endorsed).

The Diploma of Nursing is the only qualification which leads to registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as an Enrolled Nurse (Medication Endorsed). You do not need an ATAR score but must complete a VETASSESS assessment in order to be considered for this course.

Find out how to become an enrolled nurse. In just 24 months, our nationally accredited course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to be the best nurse you can be. You will gain hands-on learning experience in our ward simulation labs as well as clinical experience through four course placement rotations.

Here are a few examples of the areas the course covers:

• Medication administration
• Anatomy and physiology
• Infection control
• Primary health care
• Medical and surgical nursing

Throughout your studies you will be guided by our nurturing and industry experienced trainers.

The Diploma of Nursing qualification provides career pathways in nursing and into many exciting career options within the healthcare industry, including practice clinics such as acute, rehabilitation, mental health, aged care, palliative care, community care and primary health care.

If you want to continue your studies, completion of the Diploma of Nursing course provides guaranteed credit equivalent to the first year in undergraduate Nursing degrees at a range of Australian Universities.

You’ll be studying your nursing course at our Moonee Ponds campus, incorporating state-of-the-art training rooms, equipment and facilities for health as well as nursing, aged care, integrated health and disability areas of study.

The campus is perfectly located, close to public transport and shopping precincts.

Our course experts will be more than happy to answer any questions you have about our nursing courses.

This course is competitive and has limited places.


You may be entitled to free tuition fees for this course if you meet the eligibility criteria for the State Government’s FREE TAFE for Priority Courses initiative.  It's important to know that you may incur other fees, such as student services fees or materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself.  To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or contact us via our online enquiry form.


Click here for course modules


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people40
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety25
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice120
HLTAAP002Confirm physical health status90
HLTAAP003Analyse and respond to client health information60
HLTENN001Practise nursing within the Australian health care system100
HLTENN002Apply communication skills in nursing practice50
HLTENN003Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care50
HLTENN004Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans110
HLTENN005Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs90
HLTENN006Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment45
HLTENN007Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy250
HLTENN008Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice30
HLTENN009Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions60
HLTENN011Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems70
HLTENN012Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems50
HLTENN013Implement and monitor care of the older person75
HLTENN015Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting80
HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures25
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care25


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
BSBWOR404Develop work priorities40
CHCPOL003Research and apply evidence to practice65
HLTAID003Provide First Aid18
HLTENN010Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice50
HLTENN025Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes80

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessments may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be given this information at course orientation.

 You will also be assessed whilst on clinical placement.

Additional comments

English Language Requirement

If English is your primary language, you have attended and satisfactorily completed at least six (6) years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed in English in one of the recognised countries, including at least 2 years between years 7 and 12.

If English is your second language, you provide:

  • Evidence of completing at least 3 years of (full time equivalent) of combined secondary and/or vocational education, and/or tertiary education taught and assessed in English, in one of the recognised countries*, OR
  • Evidence of IELTS (academic module) with a minimum overall score of 7 and a minimum score of 7 in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking), OR
  • Evidence of OET with a minimum score of B in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking), OR
  • Evidence of PTE Academic with a minimum overall score of 65 and a minimum score of 65 in each of the four communicative skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking), OR
  • TOEFL iBT with a minimum total score of 94 and the following minimum score in each section of the test: 24 for listening, 24 for reading, 27 for writing, and 23 for speaking.

*Recognised country means one of the following: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America

What will I study?

See course modules link in the 'Course Overview' tab.

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.

Click here to find out more about our Online Service Standards.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

The fees listed below relate to 2020 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2) and non-tuition fees such as student support fees (table 3).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
Check your eligibility
Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#

Table 2

Average course
material fees*


Average course
consumable fees*

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee. 

2020 Student Services Fee (Table 3)

 Type of cohort:

Eligible full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Non eligible/FFS  full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Special cohort classes:
  • Concession card holders
  • Apprentices
  • Trainees
  • Work based students (100% off campus delivery)
  • Full online delivery (100% off campus delivery)
Any students studying less than 125 hours in the full year
Domestic student services fees for 2020: $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $60 fixed fee None


The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
750 750 $10.00 $2.00 $17.81

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2020. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

For more information about our fees structure, click here.

What costs and other fees should I expect?

Fees depend on whether you are eligible for government subsidies.

Please note: Clinical placement fees are included as part of your tuition fee. 

Any student who is required to repeat a clinical placement will be responsible for the fees associated with the placement.

Contact the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or enquiries@kangan.edu.au for a fee schedule. There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.

Can I apply?

Entry requirements for the course include:

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Successful completion of year 12 or have a current Certificate III with current and relevant industry experience or a Certificate IV or higher
  • Police Check
  • Working with Children’s Check
  • First Aid – HLTAID003
  • Statutory Declaration
  • Undertake a VETASSESS Assessment AND achieve the following results: Literacy 19 or above, Numeracy 21 or above and English Writing Skills 14 or above

If you have already completed a VETASSESS Assessment, and it is no older than 12 months and have met the above listed entry scores, please scan and email to Cassandra – cbrockman@kangan.edu.au


Where and how can I study?

You will study at the Moonee Ponds campus. Level 1, 21-31 Hall Street, Moonee Ponds. The campus is easily accessible via public transport. 

What employment opportunities will I have?

Think of becoming an enrolled nurse? Below are career pathways in nursing that are available to you once you graduate.

Fields of employment include but are not limited to: All practice settings - acute, sub acute, rehabilitation, mental health, aged care, palliative care, community care and primary health care.

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

You will gain skills in:

  • medication administration
  • health assessment
  • nursing care planning and management
  • wound management
  • intravenous therapy
  • nursing interventions

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115). As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

Students who complete this qualification can study further with a Bachelor of Nursing.

How do I apply?

To apply for this course you must fill in a direct application form which can be obtained from the institute by calling the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email enquiries@kangan.edu.au.

The next intake for the course will be 17th August 2020 and we are currently taking expressions of interest.  The study days will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9am - 4pm.

Please click on the 'Apply Here' button, fill out your details and information will then be emailed to you.

How will I be selected for this course?

Applicants must meet the entry requirements of the course.

You must first book, pay for and sit the VETASSESS Assessment well before the start of the next intake.  Please contact Cassandra on 92792218 or cbrockman@kangan.edu.au for payment details.

The dates for VETASSESS Assessments are to be confirmed.

The assessment costs is $61.50.

Students will be selected if they score at least 19 out of 30 for Literacy, 21 out of 30 for Numeracy and 14 out of 20 for English Writing Skills.

A VETASSESS Test preparation booklet is available at a cost of $20 and available for all candidates to purchase through the VETASSESS website: see below


Offers are sent out at least one month before course commencement, so early VETASSESS booking is essential.