HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing

WorkReady subsidised training is available for this course
VET Student Loans is available for this course

Course Overview

The Diploma of Nursing reflects the role of an Enrolled Nurse working under supervision of a Registered Nurse. This qualification covers the application of skills and knowledge required to provide nursing care for people across the health sector.

Based directly on industry needs, this course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to competently and professionally undertake your role within a variety of health care settings.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander & culturally and linguistically diverse background applicants are encouraged to apply.

ANMEC can provide you with the skills & knowledge required through flexible delivery options


Course starts
Monday 5th March 2018


 course outline

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Course Duration
16 month course is comprised of face to face, online learning, and structured work placement of 12 weeks in total (including 4 weeks study leave & end of year break)

Full Time Study – 2 days face to face on Monday and Tuesday (9am to 4pm), plus self-directed learning.

A minimum of 400 hours of structured clinical placement (12 weeks programmed)


National Code:
HLT54115


Application Questionnaire: 
Must be completed as above.


Course Location 
Australian Nursing and Midwifery Education Centre (ANMEC)
191 Torrens Road, Ridleyton SA 5008


Course Requirements
Students are required to undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment prior to acceptance into this course


WorkReady Subsidised Training

The Diploma of Nursing is subsidised under the Government of South Australia’s WorkReady initiative and is available to eligible students.


VET Student Loans

Eligible students are entitled for loans up to a capped amount of $15,000 for this course. Students are required to contribute the gap should the total tuition fee exceed the loan cap.

Please visit https://www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans for more information.


Course Cost

$7,672 for WorkReady subsidised students
$16,600 full course cost

  • WorkReady and VET Student Loans are available for eligible students. Please see above for more information.
  • Fee remissions are available for early payments made by fee paying students. Payments by instalments are available

(please visit http://www.skills.sa.gov.au/training-learning/check-your-eligibility to check your eligibility to access WorkReady subsidised training)


Employment Outcomes

An enrolled nurse in a range of health settings such as:

  • acute care,
  • chronic care,
  • aged care,
  • rehabilitation,
  • community,
  • mental health

Qualifications & skills covered

This qualification reflects the role of an enrolled nurse working under supervision of a registered nurse. This qualification covers the application of skills and knowledge required to provide nursing care for people across the health sector. A lifespan approach should underpin this qualification with relevant competencies that relate to the different stages of life identified within the units.

A graduate from a Diploma of Nursing program approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) is able to apply for registration with the NMBA as an enrolled nurse. Further information on registration is available at www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au

25 units must be completed consisting of 20 core units and 5 elective units.

To achieve this qualification, students must have completed at least 400 hours of successful clinical placement in the aged care, acute care and mental health sectors.

Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

Note that the scope of practice for enrolled nurses is determined by state and territory legislative requirements and the policies and procedures of the employing organisation. Users of this qualification must refer to those instruments in the development of training and assessment strategies.


Please note
ANMEC are obligated under the training standards to ensure students undertaking courses are fully informed of the course requirements, course fees and are going to be successful at completing the qualification and successful at gaining employment. In order to do this, ANMEC require applicants to complete a questionnaire and language, literacy and numeracy test as a way to determine this and if not, suggest support options.


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