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Diploma of Nursing

Course Code: HLT54115
Study Area:
Nursing and Allied Health

Start date: 21 February 2018

Days per week: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Duration: 38 weeks

  • Bendigo City Campus
Course Structure
  • Full time - Classroom - 2 - Year/s


This qualification is nationally recognised

Possible careers
  • Chronic care nurse
  • Community services worker
  • Mental health nurse
  • Oncology nurse
  • Palliative care nurse
  • Perioperative worker
  • Rehabilitation worker
  • Aged care worker
  • Nursing assistant

  • Vetassess Test
  • Police Check and WWC
  • Individual interview
  • Language, literacy and numeracy assessment

Course overview

This qualification reflects the role of an enrolled nurse working under supervision of a registered nurse. This qualification covers the application of skills and knowledge required to provide nursing care for people across the health sector. A lifespan approach underpins this qualification with relevant competencies that relate to the different stages of life identified within the units. A graduate from a Diploma of Nursing program approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) is able to apply for registration with the NMBA as an enrolled nurse. Further information on registration is available at . Note that the scope of practice for enrolled nurses is determined by state and territory legislative requirements and the policies and procedures of the employing organisation. Bendigo TAFE and La Trobe University, in partnership, offer eligible students a dual enrolment into the Diploma of Nursing and the Bachelor of Nursing. Upon successful completion of the Diploma of Nursing at Bendigo TAFE students may transition, with credits, to the Bachelor Nursing program at La Trobe University. Students taking advantage of the dual enrolment program will receive up to 11 subject credits from the Bachelors program upon completion of their Diploma, and will complete both the Diploma and the Bachelors in 3.5 years to receive both qualifications.

How to apply
Online application direct to Bendigo TAFE

Selection process

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.  Further information refer to RPL

Assessment Methods
  • Logbook/Diary
  • Demonstration
  • Case Study
  • Role Play
  • Field Work
  • Presentation
  • Assignment
  • Project
  • Written test
  • Practical

Learning options
  • Classroom (Delivery Method)

Key study areas

Further study opportunities


Your fees are made up of four parts.
  1. Course enrolment type
  2. Materials
  3. Consumables
  4. Student Support Fee.   
Once you have determined the fees applicable to your situation you will be able to calculate a indicative annual fee for your qualification.

Are you eligible for Government subsidised fees? Check for your eligibility here
Are you eligible for concession? Check for your eligibility here
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

A.   Course enrolment type:Standard
Government subsidised - average annual course fee*$8,944.79
Concession - average annual course fee*$1,788.76
Full fee - average annual course fee*$15,954.75
B.   Materials average fee (per year)**$351.00
C.   Consumables average fee (per year)**$215.00
Indicative pricing for:05/02/2018
A.   Course enrolment type:Standard
Government subsidised - average annual course fee*$5,033.10
Concession - average annual course fee*$1,006.51
Full fee - average annual course fee*$8,977.50
B.   Materials average fee (per year)**$260.00
C.   Consumables average fee (per year)**$155.00
Indicative pricing for:05/02/2018

*The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and details of any other fees including but not limited to student services, amenities, goods or materials and consumables.
**Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student. Read more on fees and charges

D.  Student Support fees
The Student Support fee is a non-tuition fee for Government subsidised (eligible) students and full fee paying (ineligible) students.   Read more

This page was last updated on 31/08/2017 9:12 PM

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