Diploma of Nursing

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

Diploma of Nursing

About this course

This course will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to assist in the provision of preventative, curative and rehabilitative nursing. You will also learn about anatomy and physiology, infection control, nursing care of the client, legal and ethical parameters of nursing practice and promote positive health. You will also develop an understanding of health issues of Indigenous Australians and contribute to the nutritional and mental health care of the client.

You will complete supervised clinical placement in hospitals, nursing homes and healthcare agencies. Upon completion of this course you will have the skills required to become a qualified Enrolled Nurse.

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. https://www.anmac.org.au/sites/default/files/ANMAC%20EN%20Accreditation%20Standards%202017.pdf .

Please see the Additional Information section below for further Diploma of Nursing enrolment requirements.


This qualification has 20 core units and five elective units. Follow this link to view an outline of this qualification.

Please note that you must complete all of the core units listed on the qualification outline, however the elective units you study may differ between TAFE colleges. You will be provided with a course outline at orientation which identifies the elective units you will be enrolled into at your TAFE college.

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Admission requirements

  • An IELTS score (academic) of 7.0 with no band score less than 7.0 or equivalent is required.

  • Year 12 with passes in Maths and Science is required for entry into this course.

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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

The Resource fee includes any consumable that is 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.

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

Prospective students who want to apply for entry into the Diploma of Nursing must meet one of the following requirements prior to enrolment:

  1. Evidence of completion of five (5) years (full-time equivalent) of education taught and assessed in English, in any one or more of the following recognised countries: Australia; Canada; New Zealand; Republic of Ireland; South Africa; United Kingdom; or United States of America OR
  2. Achievement of the required minimum scores in one of the following English tests:
    • the IELTS (academic module) with a minimum overall score of 7 and a minimum score of 7 in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking); or
    • the OET with a minimum score of B in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking); or
    • the PTE Academic with a minimum overall score of 65 and a minimum score of 65 in each of the four communicative skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking); or
    • the TOEFL iBT with a minimum total score of 94 and the following minimum score in each section of the test – 20 for listening; 19 for reading; 24 for writing; and 20 for speaking.

Results from the English language tests listed above can be achieved either through one test sitting or a maximum of two test sittings in a six month period.

For more detailed information about the NMBA’s English Language Skills Requirements, please view https://www.anmac.org.au/sites/default/files/ANMAC%20EN%20Accreditation%20Standards%202017.pdf.

​Please view the Admission Requirements for your country of origin.

Career opportunities

  • Enrolled Nurse


country of origin: ZIMBABWE

Diploma of Nursing
North Metropolitan TAFE

l feel lucky and blessed to be part of North Metropolitan TAFE for the learning experience and solid foundation l have gained. The lecturers are very professional, knowledgeable, devoted, well experienced, engaging, creative, inspiring and innovative.

The facilities are excellent and clean and the environment is safe. I feel confident and proud to be part of North Metropolitan TAFE as an Enrolled Nurse Student.

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