Nursing courses at a quarter of the cost 

31 March 2021

For members who know of someone wishing to kickstart a career in nursing or those wanting to upskill, our next Diploma of Nursing training course starts on May 4. And for applicants eligible for the JobTrainer subsidy, course costs could be slashed by as much as 75 per cent.

JobTrainer is an $88 million investment by the Australian and South Australian Governments in skills and training to support young people, school leavers and job seekers into work and to create pathways to future careers.

Around 15,000 training places are provided through qualifications and micro-credentials tailored to industry need and aligned to a career pathway. To be eligible for low-fee training people have to be not currently employed, aged between 17 and 24 years and not enrolled in school and hold a Health Care, Pensioner or Veterans Affairs concession card.

The Diploma of Nursing course is delivered by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Education Centre (ANMEC), a service of the ANMF (SA Branch), and was recognised as SA’s Training Provider of the Year in 2019.

Most of the education and training is delivered at our purpose-built training facility in Ridleyton, which has on-site parking and provides students with the latest in clinical training facilities and technology.

The diploma course entails 18 months in ANMEC classes with our expert nursing educators, and 12 weeks’ placement in various health facilities: two weeks in an aged care facility, eight weeks in two separate acute care settings and two weeks in a mental health setting.

The Diploma of Nursing reflects the role of an Enrolled Nurse working under supervision of a Registered Nurse. Based directly on industry needs, this course will equip students with the knowledge, skills and attributes to competently and professionally undertake a role within a variety of health care settings.

ANMEC offers four Diploma of Nursing courses a year with further courses available this year from July 7 and October 28. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

The WorkReady regular subsidy reduces the full course cost from $20,700 to just $9,900.

If a student meets a category to fit into JobTrainer, part of the WorkReady scheme, the cost of their course drops from $9,900 to just $4,950.

To be eligible for WorkReady you must be an Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident, or Eligible Visa Holder (and not at school).

Click here to check eligibility.

For more information on the course contact 8334 1900 or training@anmfsa.org.au
Click here for expressions of interest.
Click here for more about JobTrainer.

Click here to learn more about the Diploma of Nursing course