HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing

National code: HLT54115 | WA course code: AYZ3 | CRICOS code: 093622M

TAFE International Western Australia (TIWA) is the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) provider, for the delivery of training to international students, enrolled in a TAFE course in Western Australia. This nationally recognised course is delivered by a Western Australian TAFE college on TIWA's behalf. TIWA retains responsibility for the quality of the training and assessment delivered by the TAFE colleges and for the issue of certification documentation to students.

HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing

About this course

Turn your passion for caring and helping others into a rewarding career in the healthcare industry. This course provides you with the current skills and knowledge in order to fulfil the registration requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) and to practice nursing in a variety of settings, including mental health, primary health, acute care, aged care and palliative care areas.

You will gain all the requirements aligned to current industry trends and will graduate with the following skills.

  • How to assist in the provision of preventative, curative and rehabilitative nursing
  • Have an understanding of anatomy and physiology
  • How to implement infection prevention and control measures
  • How to provide nursing care for the client
  • How to understand Australian legal and ethical parameters of nursing practice
  • How to provide person centred care where independence and empowerment is fostered
  • How to implement culturally safe care for Indigenous Australians and Torres Strait Islander people
  • How to contribute to the care of people with mental health issues

A large component of your studies will be a clinical placement where you can practice your skills and attributes. Upon completion of this course you will have the qualities required to become a qualified Enrolled Nurse.

All students enrolled in the HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing course are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Agency (AHPRA) for the duration of their course. On successful completion of all course requirements, you may be eligible for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA).

In Australia, nursing qualifications are accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC). ANMAC is accountable to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) for assuring the Australian community that graduates of accredited programs can practice and care for people in a safe and competent manner.

ANMAC accredits nursing qualifications in accordance with a set of standards. Please refer to their website for more detailed information.


Please note that the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) requires students to have an IELTS score (academic module) with a minimum overall score of 7.0 and a minimum score of 7.0 in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking) to meet their registration requirements.

Please visit our website for further information regarding the enrolment requirements needed to study this Diploma.

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

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Admission requirements

  • English language requirements

    1. English language test pathway

    You must have successfully completed one of the following English language tests:

    » an IELTS score (academic) of 7.0 with no band score less than 7.0;

    » Occupational English Test (OET) with minimum score of B in each of the four components;

    » PTE Academic with a minimum overall score of 65 and a minimum score of 65 in each of the four components; or

    » TOEFL iBT at a minimum overall score of 94 with reading at a minimum of 24, listening a minimum of 24, speaking at a minimum of 23 and writing at a minimum of 27; or

    2. Primary language pathway

    » have attended and satisfactorily completed at least six years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed solely in English in any of the following countries: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom and the United States of America. At least 2 years of study must be between Years 7-12.

    Please see the Additional Information section below for further details on Admissions requirements including the list of formal English Language tests that the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) approve to meet the equivalent English entrance level.

  • Equivalent to Australian Year 12 with a pass in Year 11 Maths is required for entry into this course OR

    Completion of 52831WA Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies is required for entry into this course.

  • Undertake Basic Key Skills Builder (BKSB) Literacy & Numeracy assessment Testing, and achieve exit level score of 3 (working at level 4) Literacy and Numeracy Testing. Students who have provided a formal English Language result are only required to complete the numeracy component.

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Tuition fees

The fee displayed is the current tuition fee.

TIWA tuition fees are reviewed annually and can be viewed in the Schedule of Fees.

If tuition fees are increased you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced.

You will be provided with an indicative Schedule of Fees with your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees

Resource fees are for consumables used by a student in the course of their study e.g. paint, internet use etc. This fee is paid to your college at enrolment.

If your course goes for two semesters or more, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your courses. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees

​The Materials fee includes any item that remains the property of a student after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc... This fee is paid to your college at enrolment.

Additional information

Please note

To protect the public from harm, registered health practitioners and education providers must report concerns about registered students. This is a legal requirement. Practitioners and education providers only need to notify Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) when they have a 'reasonable belief' that a student has an impairment that, when undertaking clinical training, may place the public at substantial risk of harm.

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) Enrolled Nurse Accreditation Standards 2017 also require Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) delivering HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing to notify AHPRA of any student undertaking clinical training who has been identified as having an impairment that may place the public at substantial risk of harm.

AHPRA will be advised of the names of all students undertaking the Diploma of Nursing.

Upon completion of the course and a minimum of 400 hours of work placement, graduates will need to seek registration with AHPRA to work as an enrolled nurse, or to enrol in further study to become a registered nurse. The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) has developed core registration standards that define the requirements that applicants, registrants or students.

NMBA states that with the exception of registered students and non-practising registrants, these standards apply to applicants for registration for registration and currently registered nurses and midwives.

  • Criminal history registration standard
  • English languages skills registration standard
  • Registration standard: continuing professional development
  • Registration standard: recency of practice
  • Registration standard: professional indemnity insurance arrangements

More information can be found at Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia - Registration Standards (nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au).

Career opportunities

  • Enrolled Nurse
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