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.

Diploma of Nursing

About this course

If you are empathetic, caring and have great communication skills, and want to nurse people back to health then the Diploma of Nursing is the course for you.  This course will teach you how to be an Enrolled Nurse by providing you with the skills and knowledge in human biology, chemistry, medical terminology, and medicines.

You will gain all the skills relevant to current industry trends and will graduate with the following attributes:

  • how to assist in the provision of preventative, curative and rehabilitative nursing
  • have an understanding of anatomy and physiology
  • how to implement infection
  • how to provide nursing care for the client
  • how to understand the legal and ethical parameters of nursing practice
  • how to promote positive health
  • how to understand the health issues of Indigenous Australians
  • how to contribute to the nutritional and mental health care of clients

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.

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 Requirements section below for further Diploma of Nursing enrolment requirements.

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Admission requirements

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

    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.

  • Completion of the equivalent to Australian Year 12 with a demonstrated proficiency in Maths at Year 11 level.

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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

It is an admission requirement that prospective students provide English Language achievement in one of the following AHPRA approved tests including:

  • Academic IELTS 7.0 with 7.0 across all bands.
  • Occupational English Test (OET) with minimum score of B in each of the 4 components.
  • PTE Academic with a minimum overall score of 65 and a minimum score of 65 in each of the 4 components.
  • 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.

Please note that the results can be collected across two (2) tests within a six (6) month period) - conditions apply, visit AHPRA Registration for more detail.

OR If English is your primary language and you have undertaken and satisfactorily completed:
a. all of your primary and secondary education which was taught and assessed solely in English in a recognised country, and
b. tertiary qualifications in the relevant professional discipline, which you are relying on to support your eligibility for registration under the National Law, which were taught and assessed solely in English.

OR You have a combination of secondary education and tertiary qualifications, where you have undertaken and satisfactorily completed:
a. at least two years of your secondary education which was taught and assessed solely in English in a recognised country, and
b. tertiary qualifications in the relevant professional discipline, which you are relying on to support your eligibility for registration under the National Law, which were taught and assessed solely in English in a recognised country.

OR You have undertaken and satisfactorily completed at least six years’ (full-time equivalent) continuous education taught and assessed solely in English, in any of the recognised countries, which includes tertiary qualifications in the relevant professional discipline which you are relying on to support your eligibility for registration under the National Law
(Recognised country means one of the following countries: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom, or United States of America).

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.

View https://www.anmac.org.au/sites/default/files/ANMAC%20EN%20Accreditation%20Standards%202017.pdf for more detailed information about the NMBA' English Language Skills Requirements.

You will also need to meet a list of mandatory requirements prior to commencing your clinical placement which includes health and criminal record screening.

Please refer to the Non-Tuition Fees section of your Letter of Offer for any additional requirements where a cost may be incurred.

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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