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Diploma of Nursing
TAFE Queensland - Southport

Course outline

This course is the essential minimum requirement to register as an enrolled nurse. This course will provide students with the advanced skills to perform clinical assessments, contribute to nursing care of people with complex needs, administer and monitor medications and IV therapy, research and apply evidence to practice. TAFE Queensland’s highly-experienced industry professionals will guide students every step of the way to ensure a smooth transition into the health sector. Successful completion of this course will qualify graduates to seek registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. Upon successful registration graduates may find work as an Enrolled Nurse within a diverse range of healthcare settings.

Note

Applicants offered a place in this course who are not eligible for a subsidised or concession enrolment will pay full fee. VET Student Loans and payment plans may be available to eligible applicants, refer to tafeqld.edu.au/course/17/17738/diploma-of-nursing for more information. Prospective applicants are encouraged to make early contact with the relevant campus regarding on campus attendance and clinical placement requirements. Students will need to provide evidence of all relevant vaccination and immunisation requirements to attend the mandatory vocational placement assessment components of this course. For the latest health advice please refer to tafeqld.edu.au/health-advice for more information.

Combined diploma/degrees

The Diploma of Nursing can be combined with other programs as listed below to attain the awards of Diploma of Nursing from TAFE Queensland and the relevant degree from the university. Students undertake initial study at TAFE Queensland and complete the degree at the relevant university. Duration, location, mode of study, semester intake, electives and specialisations may vary. All mandatory university admission and English language requirements must be met before university enrolment is finalised. For more information contact the relevant university. Note: TAFE Queensland students making transition to the degree may need to wait six months to start with the semester one university intake.

To apply for a combined diploma/degree, applicants must select the Diploma of Nursing for the relevant TAFE Queensland location on their application and nominate their preferred degree/university (one only). Applicants can list the stand alone diploma or the combined program but not both. Listing more than one is not needed because they have the same eligibility and ATAR/rank requirements.

D Nursing/B Nursing

535775 Alexandra Hills/University of Southern Queensland (2OC & 2F or 4P)

535778 Alexandra Hills/University of Southern Queensland (1.5CO & 2F or 4P)

502775 Bowen/University of Southern Queensland (1.5OC & 2F or 4P)

575772 Bundaberg/University of Southern Queensland (1.5C & 2F or 4P)

520772 Cairns/University of Southern Queensland (1.5CO & 2F or 4P)

520775 Cairns/University of Southern Queensland (1.5OC & 2F or 4P)

543772 Caboolture/University of Southern Queensland (1.5CO & 2F or 4P)

543775 Caboolture/University of Southern Queensland (2OC & 2F or 4P)

576772 Hervey Bay/University of Southern Queensland (1.5C & 2F or 4P)

505772 Ipswich/University of Southern Queensland (1.5C & 2F or 4P)

532775 Loganlea/University of Southern Queensland (2OC & 2F or 4P)

532778 Loganlea/University of Southern Queensland (1.5CO & 2F or 4P)

547775 Redcliffe/University of Southern Queensland (2OC & 2F or 4P)

555771 South Bank/University of Southern Queensland (2OC & 2F or 4P)

555772 South Bank/University of Southern Queensland (1.5CO & 2F or 4P)

526778 Southport/University of Southern Queensland (1.5C & 2F or 4P)

511772 Sunshine Coast Health Institute/University of Southern Queensland (1.5C & 2F or 4P)

506775 Thursday Island/University of Southern Queensland (1.5OC & 2F or 4P)

568775 Toowoomba/University of Southern Queensland (1.5C & 2F or 4P)

503775 Townville (Pimlico)/University of Southern Queensland (1.5OC & 2F or 4P)

503778 Townville (Pimlico)/University of Southern Queensland (1.5CO & 2F or 4P)

Combined program

USQ – B Nursing

Fee notes

For information regarding TAFE Queensland course fees, VET Student Loans, FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP visit tafeqld.edu.au/study-with-us/what-it-costs/index.html or telephone 1300 308 233. For combined TAFE Queensland/university courses, refer to entry under university for higher education component.

Other requirements

Prior to commencing vocational placement, students may be required to satisfy requirements relating to mandatory mask use and fit testing, criminal history check, Suitability Card, vaccinations, and Senior First Aid certificate.

Prerequisites

Completion of Year 12 or attained Year 12 leaving age

Additional entry requirements

To practice safely in Australia, health practitioners, including nurses, must have strong English language skills. This includes being able to communicate effectively with patients and their relatives, collaborate with other health care professionals and keep clear and accurate health records. The English language skills registration standard is one of the five core standards required under National Law. In preparation for registration, and required by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, all new applicants to study the Diploma of Nursing at TAFE Queensland are to demonstrate English language proficiency, as well as literacy and numeracy skills prior to enrolment. English Language Proficiency Requirements: To be eligible for an QTAC offer in this diploma applicants must have attended and satisfactorily completed at least 6 years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed solely in English. At least two years of this education must have been between grades 7 and 12. This education must have been completed in one of the following countries; Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom and United States of America. If you have not met these educational requirements, you are required to provide evidence of an acceptable English language test. For more information, visit qtac.edu.au/english-language-profiency . Successful applicants will also be required to complete the Basic Key Skills Builder (bksb) assessment and attain competence at or above Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) in both reading and numeracy before enrolment can be finalised. This is a requirement in accordance with TAFE Queensland and the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC). The bksb is a Commonwealth approved literacy and numeracy online assessment tool. Toowoomba (568775): for this campus, preference will be given to applicants who reside in the region. All successful applicants must undertake a clinical placement, students will be notified of locations after commencement of study.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.

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, 2024

For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.

Notes

Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

Eligible to apply for registration as an enrolled nurse.

Course Code
526778
Start Date

Offer rounds

16 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025

Fee

Sub *See notes

Level of Qualification
Diploma
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
On campus
Course Duration

11/2 years On campus

Location
Gold Coast
 
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