Health and Aged Care

Short Course Introduction to Nursing

This program has been structured to present an introduction to working in the health care sector with a focus on entering the nursing profession through the HLT54115 – Diploma of Nursing.

TASMSS0072 Introduction to Nursing

This course assists students to develop their skills and understanding in support of progressing to the Diploma of Nursing or another Health related area such as Aged and disability support work. It provides additional learning support in areas such as ‘writing assessment responses’ and ‘basic mathematical calculations’.

  • People wishing to develop their study skills prior to undertaking the HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing
  • People who would like to work in Health & Aged Care Services industry
  • People who are looking for a career change in this area

Career Opportunities

This course may lead to the following career opportunities:

  • Extended Care Assistant.   Employees regularly seek out students who have completed this Certificate.

Study Pathways

This course may be a pathway to further study. Related courses include:

Please note, successful completion of this course does not guarantee a place in the HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing.

Location, dates and times

Clarence Campus

  • Next Intake:  30 July  to 14 November 2019
  • Duration:  3 days per week, Monday, Tuesday & Thursday – 9am to 3pm
  • Venue:  Clarence Campus, 4a Bounty Street, Warrane
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Burnie Campus

  • Next Intake:  August 2019
  • Venue:  Burnie Campus, Mooreville Road, Burnie
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Recognition of Prior Learning

It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do. TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience. This may help you gain your qualification a whole lot faster.

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Fees and Payments

Full Fee:  $504
Concession Fee:  $167.98

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Applicants must attend an Information and Application session whereby they are required to undertake a written application.

Student Support

TasTAFE’s enrolment and orientation process provides information about our resources, services and support. Further details relating to Student Support Services are available here


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