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Diploma of Nursing

Become an enrolled nurse with the HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing. This nationally recognised diploma is part of the enrolled nurse registration requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). The course covers: working as a nurse within the Australian healthcare system, performing clinical assessment of patients, principles of wound management, administering medicines and intravenous therapy, nursing patients with mental health issues, monitoring acute and chronic health conditions, palliative care approaches, infection controls, ethics and legalities of nursing. Enquire now for the list of entry requirements, nursing career outcomes, and upcoming enrolment dates.

PLEASE NOTE: if you are seeking registration with NMBA always check with your course provider before enrolment to ensure the correct electives are selected.

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Delivery mode:
Distance / On Campus / Online

Average duration:
24 months

Nationally recognised training


This course can help you get a job as:

Job Title
Average Salary
$1,050 weekly pay
$1,050 weekly pay
$1,150 weekly pay
$1,540 weekly pay
$1,730 weekly pay
$1,250 weekly pay

This course can help you progress to:

Job Title
Average Salary
$2,500 weekly pay
$2,310 weekly pay
$1,350 weekly pay
$1,800 weekly pay
$1,937 weekly pay

Please note that weekly pay figures are estimates only of what you could possibly earn.

Government Funding

The Australian government provides funding to help students who are completing the Diploma of Nursing HLT54121. The type of funding you receive depends on the state that you live in. There are eligibility requirements for each type of funding.

Enquire with a course provider to check your eligibility.

Nationally Recognised Training

This is a nationally recognised course delivered by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). RTOs are strictly regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). This guarantees you will be studying a quality-assured and nationally recognised qualification.

Recognition of Prior Learning

RTOs are also able to offer Recognition of Prior Learning for work experience or formal qualifications you may have undertaken to shorten the time you have to study. Ask a course provider for more details during the enrolment process.

Payment Options

Course providers may offer flexible payment options for those who do not wish (or are unable) to pay their tuition fees outright. There is usually a discount for those who pay their tuition fees upfront.

Enquire with a course provider to find out more.