Diploma Of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 Nursing)

( Health )
Course code: J108
National ID: HLT51612

About this Course

Study Mode Full-time
International Yes
University Pathway Yes
This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to assist in the provision of preventative, curative and rehabilitative nursing. You will also learn about anatomy and physiology, infection control, nursing care of the client, legal and ethical parameters of nursing practice and promote positive health. You will also develop an understanding of health issues of Indigenous Australians and contribute to the nutritional and mental health care of the client. Your learning will incorporate a large component of supervised clinical practice in health care settings.

This qualification covers the application of nursing skills and knowledge required to be eligible for enrolment with the Nursing and midwifery regulatory authorities. During this qualification the student will take part in a number of supervised clinical practices in different health settings, providing a range of experiences required for professional nursing practice.

Students will study anatomy and physiology, infection control, and legal and ethical parameters of nursing practice.

On completion of the Diploma of Nursing graduates can gain employment in the health industry.

This qualification is delivered at South Metropolitan TAFE over 3 Semesters, which equates to 18 months of full-time study.

  • This is a full-time training course, requiring a total time commitment of 4-5 days per week including time spent at home or the library working on assignments. In addition, you will be required to attend a total of 12 weeks clinical placement which will be full-time in the workplace for 5 days per week (this will include weekends, early, late and night shifts over the 18 month course)
  • As a student you will also have additional costs associated with your study eg: you will need to obtain a Working With Children Check, National Police Clearance, and Department of Health police clearance. You will also need to pay for uniform, medical clearance and immunisations as well as essential books, stationery, printing and other materials required for your assignments.
  • This qualification will provide you with the advanced skills and knowledge in Enrolled Nursing in areas of specialisation, such as client assessment, care and management across a wide range of health care settings. You will learn skills to assess clients and manage client care and apply research skills within a contemporary health environment and will learn skills in areas such as Palliative care nursing, Perioperative nursing and Acute care nursing.

Entry to the Diploma of Nursing is very competitive. It is recommended that you discuss your application with a career development adviser.
Please telephone 1800 001 001 to make an appointment.

Study Plan

21 Core Units

Unit Code Title
D5762 Confirm Physical Health Status
D8197 Work In The Nursing Profession
D8207 Apply Effective Communication Skills In Nursing Practice
D8208 Contribute To Client Assessment And Developing Nursing Care Plans
D8211 Apply Principles Of Wound Management In The Clinical Environment
D8213 Apply Reflective Practice, Critical Thinking And Analysis In Health
D8214 Apply Legal And Ethical Parameters To Nursing Practice
D8215 Implement And Monitor Nursing Care For Consumers With Mental Health Conditions
D8217 Implement And Monitor Nursing Care For Clients With Acute Health Problems
D8218 Implement And Monitor Nursing Care For Clients With Chronic Health Problems
D8220 Implement And Monitor Nursing Care For Older Clients
D8221 Apply Understanding Of The Australian Health Care System
D8281 Work Effectively With Culturally Diverse Clients And Co-Workers
D8283 Work Effectively With Aboriginal And/Or Torres Strait Islander People
D8306 Comply With Infection Control Policies And Procedures
WD059 Analyse Health Information
WD137 Implement And Evaluate A Plan Of Nursing Care
WD138 Contribute To The Complex Nursing Care Of Clients
WD139 Administer And Monitor Medications In The Work Environment
WD146 Apply First Aid
WD312 Contribute To Whs Processes

5 Relevant Elective Units

Unit Code Title
D2630 Reflect On And Improve Own Professional Practice
D8216 Provide Nursing Care For Clients Requiring Palliative Care
D8219 Apply Research Skills Within A Contemporary Health Environment
D8237 Apply Principles Of Diabetic Nursing Care
D8590 Maintain An Effective Work Environment

These fees are estimates only for students enrolling in government funded courses in 2016 on a full time basis.

The indicative fees for a course may differ between training providers due to the units they have included in the course outline. These differences generally result from adapting courses to meet local industry needs. The actual cost of a course will also vary if different electives are chosen by the student.

Nominal hours are not hours of training or instruction. They are used to determine course fees and subsidy levels to reflect the cost to deliver quality training.

Fees have been quoted on the basis of 2016 fee rates only. These are expected to change in 2017.​ Other charges may apply.

Indicative Tuition Fees in 2016​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​.​​​​​​​​

Enrolment Type​
Tuition/Course Fee
Resource Fee 
Concession  Fee

Total Fee
General Training  $ 8,709.60 $ 1,970.67 Check your eligibility ​ $ 10,680.27

Location and Availability
Campus Availability
Murdoch Campus S1
Murdoch Campus S2
Murdoch Campus Y
Y: All Year
S1: Semester 1
S2: Semester 2
University Pathway

On completion of a diploma or advanced diploma qualification, Challenger graduates can apply for entry to a wide range of university courses.

Some of our courses also have specific agreements with Curtin University and Murdoch University that give Challenger students advanced standing in a range of bachelor degree programs.

Find out more at our University Pathways page.​​

Entrance Requirements

For entry into for some courses you may need an existing lower-level qualification. For other courses, you may need to demonstrate that you meet a certain level of communication and maths skills.

To discover the most up-to-date entrance requirements for this course before you apply, visit State Training Admissions.

Alternatively contact us directly.

International students:
For information about entrance requirements and how to apply for a South Metropolitan TAFE course, please visit our international section or contact us at international.students@smatfe.wa.edu.au ​​

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Information contained within South Metropolitan TAFE's Course Catalogue is maintained frequently, however be aware there may be situations where data listed doesn't reflect the most current information for the course.

If you wish to confirm the accuracy of any of the information listed, please contact us.​

Domestic full time students:

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in. Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.

Tuition fees:

these fees apply to all qualifications - including apprenticeships and traineeships - except access and bridging courses. Please note that you may be eligible for a concession on tuition fees. Please contact the Institute for concession categories. 

Resource fees:

this fee covers the cost of materials and consumables provided by South Metropolitan TAFE. Resource fees vary depending on the content of the course. Some courses such as marine studies, fishing operations, horticulture and outdoor recreation, incur high resource fees.​​

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