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HLT51612 Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 nursing)

This nationally accredited course gives students the essential knowledge and skills to work as an Enrolled nurse (Division 2) in a variety of health care settings in Australia. Students will gain hands-on learning experience in our simulated laboratories, as well as in a clinical environment through work experience placements.

The aim of the course is to produce highly skilled, competent, confident, critically thinking enrolled nurses. The Diploma of Nursing is nationally accredited and after successful completion of the program students can apply to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) to gain registration. AHPRA registration enables graduates to practice in a variety of areas including acute, medical, surgical, general, rehabilitation, palliative care, operating theatres, paediatric, community, mental health or aged care settings in Australia under the supervision and direction of the registered nurse. This course may also provide pathway into the Bachelor of Nursing and other higher qualifications in health care.

Course Overviews

  • Graduation Dates

    Graduation Dates

    Offer Code Graduation Date
    13VDONCF5 06/Mar/2015
    14VDONC6 04/Sep/2015
    14VDONC7 02/Sep/2016

  • Duration


    Total duration of the program is 1715 hours including professional experience placement delivered in 4 semesters over 2 years.

  • Mode of Delivery

    Mode of Delivery

    The program is delivered over a period of 4 semesters (24 months). During this time, students will attend on campus(face-to-face) classes and also complete clinical placement, at approved healthcare facilities across Australia.

  • Course Pathways

    Course Pathways

    There is no applicable pathway into this qualification. Candidates may progress to higher level qualifications within and/or across the community sector.

    Potential pathways within the disability sector are identified below;
    •   HLT61107 Advanced Diploma of Nursing
    •   Bachelor’s Degree Program

  • Possible Job Outcome

    Possible Job Outcome

    After successful completion of the program the candidates may gain employment in a health or community care facility which may include a hospital, aged care, rehabilitation center, clinic, GP services, etc. as an Enrolled Nurse. Successful completion of the course enables graduates to be eligible to apply to AHPRA for registration as Enrolled Nurse. Students need to meet the eligibility criteria set by AHPRA at the time of registration.

  • Admission Criteria

    Admission Criteria

    Applicants seeking entry into this course should meet the following criteria.

    1. Applicants are 18 years old and above.
    2. Applicants must have successfully completed Year 12 of secondary school or equivalent, or be of mature age.
    3. Communication requirement - the applicant will be able to use and respond to written language, including some unfamiliar material in a variety contexts.
    4. Applicants are required to successfully complete an IHNA LLN test or VETASSESS LLN Test and required to attend an interview.
    5. Obtain a satisfactory Police Clearance Certificate, Working with Children Check, Vaccination/Immunization Certificate and Proof of Immunity(e.g. serology test results) for Work Experience Placement, as applicable.

    Basic computer skills are desirable for general work requirements.

    There are no prerequisite units of competencies for this qualification.

    It is preferred the student has access to a computer with internet and basic computer skills. To be registered as an Enrolled Nurse, applicants must meet the registration standards developed by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia including the Nursing and Midwifery English Language Skills Registration Standard. The approved standards can be accessed at http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Registration-Standards.

  • Start Dates

    Start Dates

    Face-to-Face Delivery

    01 February 2016 .

    11 July 2016 .

    06 February 2017 .

    17 July 2017 .


    01 February 2016 .

    18 July 2016 .

    06 February 2017 .

    17 July 2017 .

  • How to Apply

    How to Apply

    The application process involves 5 steps: application, interview (plus Language, Literacy and Numeracy), offer letter, payment and confirmation of enrolment. Applicants must successfully complete each stage in order to enrol.
    There are three ways which applicants can submit their initial application:
    1.   Online: Applications can be completed online by clicking 'Apply Now' button
    2.   Email: Applications can be downloaded by clicking 'Application Form' button
    . Once completed, scan and send the application by email to enquiry@ihna.edu.au
    3.   Post: Applications can be downloaded from
    here. You can send your completed application and required documentation to our Perth or Melbourne office. Addresses for these offices can be found here.

    If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us on 1800 22 52 83.  

    People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

  • Campus Locations

    Campus Locations

    We have two campuses, Melbourne (Heidelberg) and Perth:

    Melbourne (Heidelberg) Campus Perth Campus
    597-599 Upper Heidelberg Road
    Heidelberg Heights
    Victoria 3081 Australia
    Level 2, Carillon City Arcade
    680-692 Hay Street Mall
    Perth, West Australia 6000 Australia


* Your eligibility for funding and concession cannot be confirmed by this website. Confirmation of eligibility can only be given when (a) you have spoken to an IHNA consultant and (b) you provide proof of eligibility at enrolment. Please ensure you provide original or certified documents as part of your application. More details on this are provided when you apply.

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