Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115)
Mater Education - Townsville

Course outline

As Queensland’s only accredited, hospital-based, independent Registered Training Organisation (RTO), we develop and deliver our own course material, in a world-class simulation facility and excellent learning environment, supported by a team of expert clinicians and educators. Our Diploma of Nursing students learn contemporary best practice and have a rare opportunity to gain experience across some of Mater’s exceptional hospitals and healthcare services, and our carefully chosen hospital, aged care and community care partners. The program is comprised of 20 core units and five elective units, from a range of specialties including diabetes, oncology, maternity, anaesthetics, research and more. The curriculum integrates all core competencies of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) Enrolled Nurse Standards for Practice. The program ensures the central focus is on enrolled nursing practice and providing competent, safe, patient-centred care.

Fee notes

Payment plans are available, and eligible students can apply for a Commonwealth Government VET Student Loan or Queensland Government Higher Level Skills funding.

Other requirements

Participants need sound written and spoken English language skills and will be asked to complete a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) test prior to commencement. Students must also undergo a criminal history check, and be eligible to obtain a Blue Card and proof of immunity and/or obtain necessary vaccinations required to protect our patients.


To be accepted into Mater Education’s Diploma of Nursing program, you must meet the admission requirements and eligibility criteria. Please refer to our website for more details: Diploma of Nursing.

Additional entry requirements
Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Career opportunities

Successful graduates will be eligible to apply for national registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, offering employment opportunities as an Enrolled Nurse anywhere in Australia. Graduates wishing to further their studies may also be eligible for 12 months credit towards a Registered Nursing degree from most Australian universities.

Start Date

Level of Qualification
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time
Course Duration

11/2 years Full time