Health and Aged Care

HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing

HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing is part of the Health Training Package. It covers the application of nursing skills and knowledge required to be eligible for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia in line with some state/territory nursing and midwifery regulatory authorities. This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeship pathways.

The HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing is designed to prepare participants for employment as an enrolled nurse. Enrolled nurses provide nursing care to clients with a stable condition under the direct or indirect supervision of a registered nurse.

On successful completion of the course, participants will be eligible to apply for registration as an Enrolled Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

This qualification would suit:

  • People interested in a career in Nursing
  • People who have a Certificate III or above qualification in the Community Services or Health field.
  • People who are currently working in the Community Services or Health industry and want to gain a formal qualification
  • People who want to work in a variety of clinical settings including: community, aged care, mental health and acute care

Career Opportunities

Depending on how you completed this training, further study or career options may include:

  • Career opportunities may include working as an Enrolled Nurse within a hospital, mental health, acute care, aged care and community settings. Successful completion of the Diploma may also allow entry into a nursing degree with credit and/or advanced standing (1 year from a 3 year degree)
  • At the completion of this course you will need to apply for registration with AHPRA (details can be found at, please visit this site to see registration requirements).

Information relating to this qualification is also available in Chinese.

Dates and Times

This Program is subject to Accreditation by Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) and approval by Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA)

Clarence Campus

  • Next Intake:  2019
  • Duration:  3 days per week
  • Venue:  Clarence Campus, 4a Bounty Street, Warrane
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest
  • The Team will contact you with further information

Launceston Campus

  • Next Intake:  2019
  • Duration:  3 days per week
  • Venue: Wellington Square, Cnr Wellington & Paterson Streets, Launceston
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest
  • The Team will contact you with further information

Devonport Campus

  • Next Intake:  2019
  • Duration:  2 days per week
  • Venue:  20 Valley Road, Devonport
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest
  • The Team will contact you with further information

Learning Options

Depending on your needs, learning may be on-the-job, off-the-job or a combination of both. Options will include:

  • Professional experience – It is a requirement of AHPRA that 400 hours of professional experience is undertaken across a range of health and community services.  This professional experience is supervised.
  • Campus Based Learning including:
    • Demonstrations – to show you how to do things.
    • Classroom learning for theory
    • Simulated experiences
    • Guest Speakers
  • DVDs and Videos – Resources that give you extra support and information.
  • Computer Assisted Learning – A self-paced system that gives you extra support and information.
  • Workshops/seminars – attending and/or participating.

Assessment Process

Throughout all assessments, Work Health & Safety procedures and NMBA Enrolled nurse Standards for practice must be followed. Options for assessment will include:

  • Recognition – you may be able to show that you already have the ability, and don t need to be assessed again. Ask us for more information.
  • Variety of Written Assessments.
  • Projects – group or individual, may be practical or research based.
  • Practical – you will be observed demonstrating Clinical Skills.

Assessments will be undertaken by qualified TasTAFE staff trainers and assessors.


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Resources and Equipment

Students will be required to purchase the following to be worn at all practical sessions:

  • a shirt (uniform)
  • a pair of black trousers
  • black closed in waterproof shoes

Trainers will provide more information on uniform requirements during course orientation.

Fees and Payments

This course is eligible for a VET Student Loan
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There are no pre-requisites for this qualification, however, entry to this course is highly competitive. Applicants are therefore required to attend an information and application session to:

  1. be in the best position to make an informed decision about this two year program of study and professional career pathway,
  2. to undertake literacy and numeracy activities that will guide selection.

Selection activities are based on:

  • evidence of preparation for Diploma level studies (academic background, prior studies at CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)
  • evidence of interest in, preparation for working in the health field (work history, work experience, life experiences)
  • literacy (ability to read and comprehend, summarise and express concepts)
  • numeracy (ability to carry out basic calculations involving addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, percentage and decimal points)

Literacy and numeracy are both critical components of the course to meet the accreditation requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Qualification Requirements

To achieve a HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing, 25 units must be completed comprising of 20 compulsory and 5 elective units.

The  five electives listed have been designated as fulfilling the requirements of industry and endorsed at accreditation.

Additional information relating to Enrolled Nursing can be found at:


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