Diploma of Nursing

DOMESTIC

The Diploma of Nursing qualification encompasses the application of knowledge and skills required for registration as an Enrolled Nurse in Melbourne and throughout Australia. The combination of core and elective units meets the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia’s requirements for registration as an Enrolled Nurse.The course focuses on developing a sustainable base of enterprise-specific skills and strategies for effective nursing. As a result training is carried out in a variety of clinical practice settings.The School of Nursing has a full range of physical resources including a simulation centre, classrooms, tutorial rooms, small group learning spaces and space for private study, computer laboratories and library located at the Menzies Institute Simulation Centre for Healthcare Education (SCHE).

The course addresses the following fields of nursing – acute and sub-acute nursing, aged care, mental health care, palliative care, rehabilitation nursing, encouraging teamwork, communication and research skills, and is delivered by a combination of classroom, theory, laboratory and simulated practice and professional experience placements.

Advantages of studying Diploma of Nursing

After completion of the Diploma of Nursing, students can have option to have pathway into Bachelor of Nursing. There are many advantages of studying the Diploma of Nursing before doing a Bachelor qualification.

  1. Diploma qualification is more hands-on and practical focused. It is an excellent foundation course for theoretical knowledge into Nursing.
  2. After completing the Diploma, you can apply for registration as an Enrolled Nurse and work as an Enrolled Nurse while studying the Bachelor of Nursing!
  3. Credits and exemptions are available to the Bachelor of Nursing and shorten the duration of Bachelor of Nursing (2 years)

Practical and Hands-On Learning

Practical, hands-on learning and interactive lessons are the best ways for students to learn.The Diploma of Nursing is delivered at the Menzies Institute Simulation Centre for Healthcare Education (SCHE), which is situated in Melbourne’s CBD. It is an innovative resource and service centre specifically developed to facilitate simulation-based healthcare education and research with the further goal of improving staff and patient safety.

Central to the SCHE experience is the use of patient simulation as a method of teaching and learning. This approach allows participants to be immersed in a realistic, safe environment using interactive, problem-based, experiential scenarios where the opportunity to learn, rehearse, perfect and reflect on their individual and collective knowledge and skills is encouraged.Using state-of-the art teaching and learning resources, a wide range of simulation technologies and a blended learning methodology through computer-drive patient manikins, the SCHE provides a host of training and professional development opportunities for all healthcare disciplines.

Make an appointment with us today for an extensive tour of our Melbourne campus and its excellent practical training facilities to see the Diploma of Nursing’s classes in action and to experience the learning environment.

COURSE DETAIL


Course Description

National Code Study Duration Career Opportunity
HLT54115 1715 hours
(74 weeks including holidays/term break)
Face to Face Class Days:
3 days per week compulsory attendance
Self study expectation:
4 to 8 hours per week
Enrolled Nurse (Division 2)

Clinical Placement (10 weeks)
A 10 week clinical placement in hospitals, nursing homes and/or healthcare agencies (400 hours) will be provided and it is mandatory component of the qualification.
You will complete supervised clinical placement in hospitals, nursing homes and healthcare agencies as arranged by the School of Nursing.
Menzies Institute has partnerships and placement agreements with major health services such as:

  • Western Health Services (which includes Sunshine Hospital, Footscray Hospital, Williamstown Hospital)
  • Northern Health Services
  • Ballan District Health Care
  • Ballarat Health Services
  • Bass Coast Health Services
  • Kooweerup Regional Health Services
  • Bairnsdale Regional Health Services
  • Epworth Hospital (Epworth Richmond, Epworth Eastern, Epworth Hawthorn hospitals)

Requirements for clinical placement:

  • Immunisation/vaccination status cleared
  • National Police Check
  • Working with Children Check

Click here to view clinical placement requirements.
Click here to view Course Brochure.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS


– Academic
1. Successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent
AND
2. Successful completion of Literacy and Numeracy Test (conducted at Menzies Institute). Applicants will need to make an appointment to attempt the test on campus.
 
OR
 
1. Non-school leavers are selected according to eligibility and merit, vocational experience, previous study and personal competencies which would enable them to successfully undertake the course (e.g. completed Cert III or above in relevant qualifications – Pathology, Aged Care, Health Service Assistance)
AND
2. Successful completion of Literacy and Numeracy Test (conducted at Menzies Institute). Applicants will need to make an appointment to attempt the test on campus.
 
– Age
Minimum age requirement: 18 years of age at commencement of course
 
– Communication requirement
The applicant will be able to use and respond to written language, including some unfamiliar material in variety of contexts.
 
– Practical Work Placement Documentation
The applicant must provide a valid and current National Police Record Check, Working with Children Check, and Immunisation status. The applicant may be required to show updated police checks prior to going on Practical Work Placement.
 
– Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students
Persons of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged to apply for admission. Applicants will be assessed on an individual basis to determine their suitability and potential for success in the course.
 
– Other
It is preferred the student has access to a computer with internet and basic computer skills. To be registered as an Enrolled Nurse, applicants must meet the registration standards developed by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia including the Nursing and Midwifery English Language Skills Registration Standard.
The approved standards can be accessed at http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Registration-Standards
The standards for English language skills can be accessed at http://www.ahpra.gov.au/Registration/Registration-Standards/English-language-skills.aspx#information

COURSE FEES



– Indicative Fees For Government Subsidised Training

Course SS & Amenities Fee Materials Fee Indicative Tuition Fee Total

Payment Plan

Min Deposit Remaining payment (Monthly)
Diploma of Nursing $75 $1500 $6800 $8375 $875 $500
(15 payments)

Click here to view the complete Course Fee List
 
– Domestic Full Fee

Course Enrolment Fee Materials Fee

Tuition Fee

Option 1: Semester Payment Option 2: Quarterly Payment Option 3: Monthly Payment
Diploma of Nursing $150 $1500 $22000
1st: $9050
2 payments: $7300
$23000
1st: $6250
4 payments: $4600
$24000
1st: $3250
14 payments: $1600

Click here to view the complete Course Fee List

INTAKE DATES



HOW TO APPLY


– Simply complete the Online Application steps following the link and attach all relevant documentation as prompted.
For Domestic students: Online application form


INTERNATIONAL

The Diploma of Nursing qualification encompasses the application of knowledge and skills required for registration as an Enrolled Nurse. The combination of core and elective units meets the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia requirements for registration as an Enrolled nurse.The course focuses on developing a sustainable base of enterprise-specific skills and strategies for effective nursing. As a result training is carried out in a variety of clinical practice settings.

The School of Nursing has a full range of physical resources including a simulation centre, classrooms, tutorial rooms, small group learning spaces and space for private study, computer laboratories and library located at the Menzies Institute Simulation Centre for Healthcare Education (SCHE)

The course addresses the following fields of nursing – acute and sub-acute nursing, aged care, mental health care, palliative care, rehabilitation nursing, encouraging teamwork, communication and research skills and is delivered by a combination of classroom, theory, laboratory and simulated practice and professional experience placements.

Diploma of Nursing Melbourne

Advantages of studying Diploma of Nursing

After completion of the Diploma of Nursing, students can have option to have pathway into Bachelor of Nursing. There are many advantages of studying the Diploma of Nursing before doing a Bachelor qualification.

  1. Diploma qualification is more hands-on and practical focused. It is an excellent foundation course for theoretical knowledge into Nursing.
  2. After completing the Diploma, you can apply for registration as an Enrolled Nurse and work as an Enrolled Nurse while studying the Bachelor of Nursing!
  3. Credits and exemptions are available to the Bachelor of Nursing and shorten the duration of Bachelor of Nursing (2 years)

Practical and Hands-On Learning

Practical, hands-on learning and interactive lessons are the best ways for students to learn.

The Menzies Institute Simulation Centre for Healthcare Education (SCHE), situated in Melbourne CBD is an innovative resource and service specifically developed to facilitate simulation-based healthcare education and research with the further goal of improving staff and patient safety.

Central to the SCHE experience is the use of patient simulation as a method of teaching and learning. This approach allows participants to be immersed in a realistic, safe environment using interactive, problem-based, experiential scenarios where the opportunity to learn, rehearse, perfect and reflect on their individual and collective knowledge and skills is encouraged.

Using state-of-the art teaching and learning resources, a wide range of simulation technologies and a blended learning methodology through computer-drive patient manikins, the SCHE provides a host of training and professional development opportunities for all healthcare disciplines.

Make an appointment with us today for an extensive campus tour of the excellent practical training facilities and also to see the classes in action and feel the learning environment.

COURSE DETAIL


Course Description

National Code CRICOS Code Study Duration Career Opportunity
HLT54115 093117F 1715 hours
(74 weeks including holidays/term break)
Face to Face Class Days:
3 days per week compulsory attendance
Self study expectation:
4 to 8 hours per week
Enrolled Nurse (Division 2)

Clinical Placement (10 weeks)
A 10 week clinical placement in hospitals, nursing homes and/or healthcare agencies (400 hours) will be provided and it is mandatory component of the qualification.
You will complete supervised clinical placement in hospitals, nursing homes and healthcare agencies as arranged by the School of Nursing.
Menzies Institute has partnerships and placement agreements with major health services such as:

  • Western Health Services (which includes Sunshine Hospital, Footscray Hospital, Williamstown Hospital)
  • Northern Health Services
  • Ballan District Health Care
  • Ballarat Health Services
  • Bass Coast Health Services
  • Kooweerup Regional Health Services
  • Bairnsdale Regional Health Services
  • Epworth Hospital (Epworth Richmond, Epworth Eastern, Epworth Hawthorn hospitals)

Requirements for clinical placement:

  • Immunisation/vaccination status cleared
  • National Police Check
  • Working with Children Check

Click here to view clinical placement requirements.

Click here to view Course Brochure.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS


– Academic
Good passes at Year 12/Matriculation level or the overseas equivalent including a pass in Mathematics and preferably some relevant employment experience.
 
– English
English language proficiency of IELTS 6.0 academic (with no individual bandscore less than 6.0) or OET C, ISLPR 3, TOEFL 237 (CB) or 60 (iBT), PTE Academic Score of 50 (no communicative skill score less than 50), Cambridge English: Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) of 52 or Provide evidence of completion of five (5) years* (full time equivalent) of education taught and assessed in English.
 
– Age
Minimum age requirement: 18 years of age at commencement of course
 
– Other
It is preferred the student has access to a computer with internet and basic computer skills. To be registered as an Enrolled Nurse, applicants must meet the registration standards developed by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia including the Nursing and Midwifery English Language Skills Registration Standard.
The approved standards can be accessed at http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Registration-Standards
The standards for English language skills can be accessed at http://www.ahpra.gov.au/Registration/Registration-Standards/English-language-skills.aspx#information

COURSE FEES

COURSE ENROLMENT FEE MATERIAL FEE Payment Option 1 Payment Option 2
Diploma of Nursing $150 $1500 Semester/Bi-monthly Payment
Tuition Fee: $26000
1st: $8150
3 Payments: $6500
Quarterly Payment
Tuition Fee: $28000
1st: $5150
7 Payments: $3500

 

OTHER MISCELLANEOUS COSTS – prior to commencing Clinical Placement

  • Vaccination – $250 (approx)
  • Health check/Immunisation status declaration – check with your GP
  • Police Check – $44.90
  • Working with Children Check – $108.80

Click here to download the Fee List

INTAKE DATES



HOW TO APPLY


– Simply complete the Online Application steps following the link and attach all relevant documentation as prompted.
http://www.menzies.vic.edu.au/apply-now/online-application-form-international/

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