Nursing can be a rewarding career, both personally and financially. Nurses have an opportunity to provide care to vulnerable people. They provide direct assistance to people who are sick, participating in assessment, diagnosis and treatment.
Nurses are also in-demand around the world and career prospects for nurses are strong.
The Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled – Division 2 Nursing) at TAFE Western Australia allows students to develop the skills and knowledge to have a successful career as an Enrolled Nurse and to progress to an internationally recognised registered nursing degree.
Enrolled Nurses work under the supervision of a registered nurse to provide patients, from all backgrounds and ages, with basic nursing care. Within their scope of practice, Enrolled Nurses are accomplished in the practical skills of nursing, with advanced Enrolled Nurses able to undertake more complex procedures.
The course is one of TAFE Western Australia’s most popular with a diverse student intake from around the world. Direct entry into the Diploma course is available to students who have finished their A-Levels, however, a study pathway exists for students who have only completed their GCSE.
The Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled – Division 2 Nursing) will provide students with skills and knowledge in enrolled nursing, such as client assessment, care and management across a wide range of health care settings. Students will learn skills to assess clients and manage client care and apply research skills within a contemporary health environment and learn skills in areas such as palliative care nursing, perioperative nursing and acute care nursing. Students will take part in a number of supervised clinical practices in different health settings (in hospitals, nursing homes and healthcare agencies), providing a range of experiences required for professional nursing practice.
This is a full-time training course, requiring a total time commitment of 4-5 days per week including time spent at home or the library working on assignments. In addition, you will be required to attend a total of 12 weeks clinical which will be full-time in the workplace for 5 days per week.
For students who wish to continue onto university, the Diploma course qualifies for advanced standing at several Western Australian universities, allowing students to complete the Bachelor of Science (Nursing) degree.
Upon sucessful completion of this course you will have the skills required to become a qualified Enrolled Nurse. Students will need to register with the Australian Health Professionals Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and meet all AHPRA conditions for registration.
TAFE Western Australia is government run and quality assured, this means that students can feel confident that their qualification is world class and that the facilities and teaching are the latest industry standard. A TAFE Western Australia qualification will hold its value in the UK due to the similarity of the Australian and UK training frameworks.
Students can choose from a number of campus locations, including West Coast Institute in Perth’s northern suburbs, Challenger Institute in Perth’s southern suburbs and a range of regional campuses all across Western Australia.
It’s a great time to be a nurse and the Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled – Division 2 Nursing) offers the perfect opportunity to take your first step into this exciting and rewarding career.
Duration: 1.5 years
Fees: AU$16,000 per year
Entry Requirements: Year 12 passes in Maths and English
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