HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing

Course summary

This course is delivered by UOW College (CRICOS: 02723D; RTO: 91159). UOW College is a registered business name of UOWC Ltd (ABN: 14 105 312 329).

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 (ANMAC).

Clinical Work Placement

The Diploma of Nursing includes a minimum mandatory 400 hours of clinical work placement throughout the duration of the course, across five (5) placement experiences. Students will be offered additional hours if they have not met the minimum required hours or assessment requirements. UOW College will arrange all clinical work placement experiences with healthcare facilities located in the Illawarra and Southern Sydney regions, from Gerringong to Kogarah. Where possible, a student’s residential address will be taken into consideration when allocating students to placement experiences, subject to each student satisfying the full range of ward allocations in rehabilitation, sub-acute and acute areas. Clinical work placements are predominantly within NSW Health facilities but also occur in Residential Aged Care and other private health facilities. Students are required to attend a combination of morning and afternoon shifts during weekdays in accordance with the schedule and shift times set by the healthcare facility. Students are supported during clinical work placements by a UOW College Clinical Placement Facilitator, under the direct supervision of Registered Nurses.

Please note: Course fees do not include any additional uniform requirements for clinical work placement (eg, shoes) and any other associated costs (eg, travel or parking costs).

Mandatory Documentation

The healthcare industry in Australia requires that all students engaging in clinical work placement experiences in health care facilities hold the following documentation.

  1. National Police Check
    Please refer to the NSW Police Force Criminal History webpage for more information.  
    International applicants will require further supporting documentation from their home country.  
  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 work placement without current police check and immunisation documents. Students will also undergo NSW Health verification for clearance to be eligible to attend clinical work placement in a NSW Health facility. This will be arranged by UOW College soon after enrolment.

Please be aware that NSW Health policy may change from the time of enrolment to 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
HLTENN009 Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions
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*
HLTENN010 Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice
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 an online learning environment)
  • Practical skills development in the UOW nursing simulation laboratory.
  • Hands on experience during clinical placement. 

Please Note: Additional costs may be incurred to attend excursions.

Course information

Study area

Nursing and Health, UOW College Vocational Pathways

Campus

UOW College Wollongong

Course Code

1996

Duration

3 sessions over 18 months

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

094531F

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

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, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

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

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Students are required to provide evidence of having sufficient language, literacy and numeracy skills to successfully undertake the program’s academic and clinical work placement experience requirements, prior to commencing the program.

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

  • Completed Australian Year 12, or international equivalent, OR
  • ƒCompleted a Certificate IV level qualification or international equivalent, OR
  • Completed a Certificate III level qualification or international equivalent, AND
  • Minimum age 18 years at course commencement, AND
  • Achieve a minimum result of Exit Level 3 in both Literacy and Numeracy (online tests administered by UOW College)*, AND
  • Successfully demonstrate academic and course suitability at a panel interview.* The purpose of the panel interview is to assist UOW College in determining an applicant's suitability to the demands of the course and enrolled nursing in general.

Where English is not the applicant’s primary language^ a minimum overall IELTS (academic module) score of 7.0 with a minimum score of 7.0 in all bands, or equivalent, will also be required. Satisfying the entry requirements does not guarantee entry to this course. Limited places are available.

^Primary language means the language primarily used for reading, writing, listening, and speaking and the language known best and most comfortable with.

*Online Literacy and/or Numeracy testing and panel interviews will be conducted during the applicable Diploma of Nursing Information and Evaluation Day. Please refer to the UOW College Key Dates page.

RECORD CHECK

 

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

UOW College Wollongong

On Campus

$8,170 (2019)

$24,509 (2019)


  1. Vet Student Loans Program

  2. Payment Plan Available

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Students are required to provide evidence of having sufficient language, literacy and numeracy skills to successfully undertake the program’s academic and workplace experience requirements, prior to commencing the program.

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

  • Completed Australian HSC (or equivalent Australian Senior Secondary Certificate of Education) or international equivalent, OR
  • A Certificate IV level qualification or international equivalent (deemed as equivalent to completion of Year 12), AND
  • Achieve a minimum result of Exit Level 3 in a basic Numeracy test (online assessment administered by UOW College Australia), AND
  • IELTS (Academic module) with a minimum overall score of 7.0, including a minimum score of 7.0 in all bands, or equivalent, in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) English Language Skills Registration Standard.
  • Minimum age 18 years at course commencement.

Students that would be required by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) to provide a formal English language skills test when applying for registration, must provide a formal English language test result demonstrating they have achieved the NMBA specified level of English language skills with minimum results in accordance with the NMBA English Language Skills Registration Standard, prior to commencing the program. More information about the NMBA English Language Skills Registration Standard can be found here.


FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

UOW College Wollongong

On Campus

$8,818 (2019)

$26,453 (2019)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



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 2018.

Applicant background

2018 intake

2018 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: 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)


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 2018

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

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

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2019 UOW College VET Autumn Nursing

UOW College Wollongong

Session: 4 February - 5 July

Census: 6 March

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

Applications Close

TBA

2019 UOW College VET Spring Nursing

UOW College Wollongong

Session: 22 July - 20 December

Census: 21 August

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

Applications Close

TBA

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 the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia website.

Progression to UOW

Domestic Students
Students who successfully complete the Diploma of Nursing are eligible to apply for the UOW Bachelor of Nursing via UAC. If admission is approved, students will be awarded 48 credit points towards the Bachelor of Nursing (entry into the second year). Students must also achieve NMBA registration as an Enrolled Nurse and successfully complete a one day Bachelor of Nursing Orientation Program prior to Bachelor commencement. Students who successfully complete the Diploma of Nursing may also use this qualification to apply for a range of other bachelor degrees at UOW.

International Students
Students who successfully complete the Diploma of Nursing are eligible to apply to UOW for entry to the Bachelor of Nursing. Applications will be subject to UOW entry requirements including Faculty assessment. If admission is approved, applicants will be awarded 48 credit points towards the Bachelor of Nursing (entry into the second year). Students must also achieve NMBA registration as an Enrolled Nurse and successfully complete a one day UOW Bachelor of Nursing Orientation Program prior to Bachelor of Nursing commencement. Students who successfully complete the Diploma of Nursing may also use this qualification to apply for a range of bachelor degrees at UOW.

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