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Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 nursing) Course

Have you always had an interest in the Healthcare industry? How about a career in Nursing?  


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Have you always had an interest in the Healthcare industry? How about a career in Nursing?  

Careers in nursing and midwifery are rewarding and challenging; they provide widespread opportunities to work in many areas – in hospitals, within the community, in universities and overseas – while offering unparalleled job security. Nurses and midwives are currently in high demand in Australia.

This qualification covers the application of nursing skills and knowledge required to be eligible for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia in line with some state/territory nursing and midwifery regulatory authorities.

Enrolled nurses, under the direction and supervision of registered nurses, assist with the provision of acute, preventative, curative and rehabilitative nursing care in hospitals, aged-care facilities, the community and other healthcare settings.

Career pathways

Graduates of this program will have employment opportunities as an Enrolled/Division 2 Nurse in a range of health care settings such as: 

  • acute hospital care
  • aged care
  • rehabilitation
  • mental health
  • community care
  • palliative care

Entry Requirements

To ensure an appropriate learning opportunity, prospective students would need to demonstrate a capacity to undertake study at Diploma level. This can be demonstrated via the following:

  • Aged 18 years or above
  • Successful completion of Year 12 or the equivalent level of study
  • Mature aged candidate (21 years of age) with no completion of Year 12 or equivalent level of study
  • Minimum English level of IELTS test score of 6.0 or higher across all bands
  • Completion of a relevant Australian Certificate III or IV qualification e.g. Aged Care, Health Services Assistance
  • Attend an interview with the Nursing Course Coordinator and nursing trainer
  • Police clearance certificate (from home country)

Also, prospective learners are required to undertake VETASSESS Language, Literacy and Numeracy test, when in Australia, with a pass in all three components. This can be undertaken before or during study period one. A pass in the numeracy component must be achieved before the learner can progress to study period two.

Additional Requirements

  • National Police check
  • Working with Children Check
  • Immunisation status before commencing professional practice experience (recommended to have immunisation records from home country).

Further study pathways

After completing HLT51612 Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 nursing), students are eligible to apply for registration as an Enrolled Nurse/Division 2 with AHPRA.

After achieving HLT51612 Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 nursing), students may undertake further study with higher qualifications within the Health Training Package e.g. Advanced Diploma level or may articulate to higher education into a Degree level program.

Course Duration

Full time - 80 weeks

This course is offered in Melbourne campus only.  Please note that Work Placement Students will need to complete a total of 400 hours.  Work Placement is guaranteed by SCEI.

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Delivery Method Classroom
Finance Option VET FEE-HELP
Study Time Full time - 80 weeks

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