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What will I learn?

Gain the essential knowledge and skills required to provide caring, compassionate and effective nursing care under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. This course focuses on integrating theory with practice, giving you the skills to problem solve and work in a collaborative team environment.

Knowledge and skills will be developed in areas including communication, cultural diversity, law and ethics, anatomy and physiology, acute and chronic health disorders, clinical nursing skills and medication management. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 20 core units and 5 elective units.

Course Notes

All international students will be required to undertake a Maths test during the orientation and induction program at TAFE SA (prior to commencing their Diploma) to demonstrate sufficient numeracy (maths) skills. This is a requirement of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council.

Should the student fail this test, they will be required to undertake the TAFE SA Maths for Nursing short course. This Maths short course is taught online and concurrently during the 1st semester of the Diploma of Nursing. The cost of this unit is $A190.

International students who fail the Maths for Nursing short course will need to either defer their Diploma of Nursing enrolment until their successful completion of the short course (or an alternative maths unit) or cancel their Diploma of Nursing enrolment. Failure of successfully completing this maths short course (or any maths unit) will mean the student has not satisfied the numeracy requirement.

For the UniSA Packaged course -

Provision of evidence to UniSA of registration as an Enrolled Nurse (EN) with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). International students who complete the Diploma of Nursing must be registered as an Enrolled Nurse (EN) with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) to be eligible for 36 units credit into the Bachelor of Nursing. Please note: if you do not gain registration with NMBA and your English Proficiency test has expired you will need to provide a new objective English test. To be eligible you must provide evidence of (1) IELTS 7.0 overall, and 7.0 in all sub-scores or (2) An approved alternative English tests, such as Pearson PTE or the Occupational English Test (OET).

CRICOS

093597G

Study options

Full Time (3.5 years)

Tuition fees
TAFE SA Fee: AUD $33,930
Start date

25 July 2022, 30 January 2023

Venue

Gilles Plains Campus

33 Blacks Road,

GILLES PLAINS,

South Australia,

5086, ADELAIDE, Australia

Full Time (3.5 years)

Tuition fees
TAFE SA Fee: AUD $33,930
Start date

25 July 2022, 30 January 2023

Venue

TAFE SA

Adelaide City Campus,

120 Currie Street,

ADELAIDE,

South Australia,

5000, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Minimum academic entry is completion of Year 12 or equivalent. IELTS Academic 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.0 in all bands; TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) – iBT: Score of 46, with reading: 4-7, listening: 4-6, speaking: 14-15, and writing: 14-17; Pearsons Test of English (PTE) Academic: Minimum 42 with 36 in all for communicative skills ((listening, reading, writing and speaking); Occupational English Test OET: Pass; Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE), Cambridge First Certificate of English (FCE): Overall score of 162 with a minimum of 154 in all bands; Intensive English Language Institute (IELI): English for Academic Purposes 2 (C grade); GCE O Levels English/1119 English: C6.

For international students

  • Satisfactory completion of Year 12 or overseas equivalent .
    All international students will be required to undertake a Maths test during the orientation and induction program at TAFE SA (prior to commencing their Diploma) to demonstrate sufficient numeracy (maths) skills. This is a requirement of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council.

  • An academic IELTS score of 7.0 overall with minimum of 7.0 in all bands or equivalent as required by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). This test result must be less than 12 months old from the date of commencement of the Diploma of Nursing.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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