Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115)

Course summary

Nursing is one of the most sought after and rewarding careers in healthcare today. Working as part of a professional team, Enrolled Nurses work under the supervision of a registered nurse in a variety of healthcare environments to provide clinical care and emotional support to their patients. With the UOW College Diploma of Nursing you will learn how to communicate effectively with patients and other staff, administer and monitor medications, manage the care of wounds and prepare health assessments and care plans. You will also benefit from on-the-job clinical placements in which you will work as part of a team and under the supervision of Registered Nurses.

The program is designed to assist students to progressively develop their knowledge, skills, and attitudes for practice as an Enrolled Nurse. Students will be facilitated and supported in their development through presentation of evidence-based academic content, clinical and laboratory simulations, and participation in clinical placement.

Students will be required to attend a minimum of 20 hours of face-to-face study per week.

The UOW College HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing is accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council.

Mandatory Documentation

The Healthcare Industry requires that all students going on clinical placement in health care facilities hold the following documentation.

  1. National Police Check
    Please refer to the NSW Police Force Criminal Records Section
    International applicants will require further supporting documentation from their home country. View these important video explanations.
     
  2. Immunisation Documentation
    All students must present evidence of full immunisation or have commenced the vaccination regime at time of enrolment. Please refer to the NSW Health Policy directive for further information about immunisation requirements.

Students will not be permitted to attend mandatory clinical placement without current police check and immunisation documents. Students will undergo NSW Health verification for clearance to be eligible to attend clinical placement in a NSW Health facility. This will occur soon after enrolment.

Please be aware that NSW Health policy may change between enrolment and clinical placement. Students will be advised about any additional documentation required.

Any costs associated in acquiring the above documents are in addition to course costs and are at the students' own expense.

UOW College strongly recommends that students enrolling in this course consider their eligibility to obtain the above documentation prior to enrolment.

Units of Study

Students are required to successfully complete 25 units of competency and a minimum 400 hours clinical placement to complete this qualification.

Code Subject Name
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
HLTAAP003 Analyse and respond to client health information
HLTENN001 Practise nursing within the Australian health care system
HLTENN002 Apply communication skills in nursing practice
HLTENN003 Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning in nursing care
HLTENN004 Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans
HLTENN005 Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs
HLTENN006 Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment
HLTENN007 Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy
HLTENN008 Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
HLTENN010 Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice
HLTENN011 Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems
HLTENN012 Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems
HLTENN013 Implement and monitor care of the older person
HLTENN015 Apply nursing practice in the primary health care system
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
Electives*
HLTENN009 Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions
HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
HLTENN025 Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes

*Electives subject to change at UOW College discretion in accordance with training package rules and industry requirements.

Delivery

Students are required to attend classes at the University of Wollongong, Main Campus three days per week. The course is delivered full-time for 18 months (3 sessions) and incorporates a variety of delivery methods:

  • Face-to-face lectures and workshops.
  • Online content (please note: students require proficient computing skills to be able to access online materials and navigate around an online learning environment)
  • Practical skills development in the UOW nursing simulation laboratory.
  • Hands on experience during clinical placement. 

For VET courses with work placement components:
Please Note: Course fees do not include additional uniform requirements for work placement (eg, shoes) and any other associated costs (eg, travel or parking costs). Additional costs may also be incurred to attend excursions.

Course information

Study area

Nursing and Health, UOW College Vocational Pathways

Campus

UOW College Wollongong

Course Code

1996

ATAR (UAI)

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Duration

18 months (3 sessions)

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

094531F

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

Academic Requirements

International entry requirements
  • Completed HSC (or equivalent Australian Senior Secondary Certificate of Education) or international equivalent, OR
  • A Certificate IV or international equivalent (deemed as equivalent to completion of Year 12).
  • IELTS 7.0 Academic (minimum 7.0 in all bands) or equivalent.

Fees

2018 Information
UOW College Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $12,997
Full Course Fee: $25,995

Entry Requirements

There are a range of entry requirements to ensure you are suitable for the course. These include:

  • Completed HSC (or equivalent Australian Senior Secondary Certificate of Education) or international equivalent, OR
  • A Certificate IV or international equivalent (deemed as equivalent to completion of Year 12).

Fees

2018 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
UOW College Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $11,956
Full Course Fee: $23,912

Admission information

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW’s Admissions Procedures Policy, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.


STARTING YOUR JOURNEY

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Admission criteria


Higher education

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of tertiary studies. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Vocational education & training

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of a prior qualification that is accredited by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), such as those provided at TAFE. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Recent secondary education

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of ATAR (Australian Tertiary Academic Rank) or equivalent (ENTER, International Baccalaureate (IB), QLD’s Overall Position (OP), etc.) or an Australian Year 12 equivalent overseas qualification. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Work & life experience

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree as a mature age student who does not have a sufficient ATAR (or Year 12 results), has not completed previous alternative study or did not finish to a Year 12 level at high school. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


Profile information

This information provides indicative enrolment and an explanation of the basis of admission of students in this course.


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT

This table is intended to show the breakdown of the student group for a course or group of related courses. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed information to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with other factors.

ATAR PROFILE OF ATAR-BASED OFFERS IN 2016

ATAR

Selection Rank

Highest rank to receive an offer

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-

75th percentile rank to receive an offer

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-

Median rank to receive an offer

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-

25th percentile rank to receive an offer

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-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

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-

L/N: Low numbers (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)
Understanding ATAR profile data

ATAR refers to the unadjusted, raw ATAR profile for all students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR.
Selection Rank figures represent the ATAR profile of the same student group but includes the impact of ATAR-related adjustments such as 'Points to UOW'.

STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW College for this course. It provides data on students that commenced the program, and continued study beyond the census date at UOW College in 2016.

APPLICANT BACKGROUND

2016 intake

2016 intake (%)

Higher education study

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-

Vocational education & training study

-

-

Recent secondary education

Basis of admission

ATAR Only

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-

ATAR plus additional criteria

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-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR)

-

-

Work & life experience

-

-

International students

-

-

All students

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-

L/N: Low numbers (number of students is less than 5)
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)
Understanding student profile data

Higher education study includes people who have studied a University course or completed a bridging or enabling course.
Vocational education and training (VET) study includes people who have undertaken VET study since leaving school.
ATAR only includes people admitted only on the basis of ATAR, regardless of whether this includes adjustment factors such as equity or bonus points.
ATAR plus additional criteria includes people who were admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test,
early offer conditional on minimum ATAR).
Other criteria only (non-ATAR) includes people admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone,
schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement).
Work & life experience includes people admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above.
International student represents all other students.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about UOW College admission pathways, see UOW College Admission Information.

2018 UOW College VET Autumn Nursing

UOW College Wollongong

Session Commences

5 February

Applications Close
TBA

Session Details

Session: 5 February - 6 July

Orientation and enrolment is held during the week prior to course commencement. You will be advised of the exact date in your letter of offer.

2018 UOW College VET Spring Nursing

UOW College Wollongong

Session Commences
23 July

Applications Close
TBA

Session Details

Session: 23 July - 21 December

Orientation and enrolment is held during the week prior to course commencement. You will be advised of the exact date in your letter of offer.

Course Structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Handbook

Why choose this course

Upon successful completion of the UOW College Diploma of Nursing program, graduates will be eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) as an Enrolled Nurse. Further information on registration is available at AHPRA Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Progression To UOW

Students who successfully complete the Diploma of Nursing are invited to apply for entry to the Bachelor of Nursing at UOW via UAC. Students are required to meet UOW entry requirements to be considered for admission. Bachelor of Nursing entry requirements can be viewed at CourseFinder. Successful completion of the Diploma of Nursing and satisfying the UOW entry requirements does not guarantee entry to the Bachelor of Nursing; applications will be subject to established Faculty assessment practices. Successful applicants with a Diploma of Nursing qualification may also be eligible for credit for prior learning on the basis of their previous studies and are encouraged to apply for credit at the time of application for admission. Students who successfully complete the Diploma of Nursing may also use this qualification to apply for a range of Bachelor degrees at UOW. See UOW Course Finder for information on eligible degrees.

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