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CQUniversity Australia (CQU)

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Diploma of Nursing

  • Diploma

Course Details Reveal content for Course Details This qualification reflects the role of an enrolled nurse working under supervision of a registered nurse.

Key details

Degree Type
Diploma
Duration
1.5 years full-time
Course Code
ACE00004
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Mar, Apr, May, Aug

About this course

Course Details Reveal content for Course Details This qualification reflects the role of an enrolled nurse working under supervision of a registered nurse. This qualification covers the application of skills and knowledge required to provide nursing care for people across the health sector. A lifespan approach should underpin this qualification with relevant competencies that relate to the different stages of life identified within the units. Successful completion of the Diploma of Nursing course enables students’ eligibility to apply to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia in accordance with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) for registration as an Enrolled Nurse. The Diploma of Nursing has mandatory on and off the job training components. The off the job training is conducted as the theoretical component of the course. The on-the-job training is known as Clinical Placement and is unpaid work experience that is undertaken at a set time at the end of each term at a relevant health facility.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements Reveal content for Entry Requirements English Language Proficiency Requirements: All applicants for the Diploma of Nursing are required to provide evidence of meeting at least one of the below: 1. You have attended and satisfactorily completed at least six years of primary and secondary education in either Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, United States of America, Canada or South Africa, which was taught and assessed in English. This study must include at least two years between Year 7 and Year 12. 2. You have successfully completed at least five years (full-time equivalent) of education in either Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, United States of America, Canada or South Africa which was taught and assessed in English. Only the following combination of education will be accepted: Vocational and secondary education; or Tertiary and vocational education; or Tertiary, vocational and secondary education; or Tertiary education. If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores as below. English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study. 1. IELTS (academic module). We only accept test results: from one test sitting, or a maximum of two test sittings in a six month period only if: you achieve a minimum overall score of 7 in each sitting, and you achieve a minimum score of 7 in each component across the two sittings, and no score in any component of the test is below 6.5 2. OET.  We will only accept test results: from one test sitting, or a maximum of two test sittings in a six month period only if: you are tested in all four components in each sitting, and you achieve a minimum score of B in each component across the two sittings, and no score in any component of the test is below C. 3. PTE Academic.  We will only accept test results: from one test sitting, or a maximum of two test sittings in a six month period only if: a minimum overall score of 65 is achieved in each sitting, and you achieve a minimum score of 65 in each of the communicative skills across the two sittings, and no score in any of the communicative skills is below 58 4. TOEFL iBT.  We will only accept test results: from one test sitting, or a maximum of two test sittings in a six month period only if: a minimum total score of 94 is achieved in each sitting, and you achieve a minimum score of 24 for listening, 24 for reading, 27 for writing and 23 for speaking across the two sittings, and no score in any of the sections is below: 20 for listening 19 for reading 24 for writing, and 20 for speaking NOTE Students who are not born in the above recognised countries need to be aware of the English Requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia that need to be demonstrated prior to registration. Please contact the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia for information on this requirement. http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/ Mandatory Clinical Placement Requirements: As per the CQU Immunisation Policy and for patient and student safety, the previously recommended checks are now mandatory for any placement commencing 1 January 2018 and onwards. Refer to the Clinical Placement Guidelines and Mandatory Checks Requirements for Clinical Placement for more details.

Study locations

Cairns QLD

How to apply

How to Apply Reveal content for How to Apply Whether you reside in Queensland or another state, this course is open for applications via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC). Tip: Horizontal scrolling available on larger tables State Tertiary Admissions Centre All Apply via QTAC

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Nursing courses at CQUniversity Australia (CQU).
71%
Overall satisfaction
75.5%
Skill scale
54.4%
Teaching scale
86.2%
Employed full-time
$63.4k
Average salary