What will I learn?

Incorporating 5 clinical work placements over the 2 year course, this hands-on qualification provides you with the skills and knowledge required to be eligible for registration with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) to work as an Enrolled Nurse in Australia. This course includes a minimum of 400 hours of mandatory clinical placement.

Special note: Prior to undertaking clinical placements all students must obtain a National Police Check, a Working With Children Check (WWCC) and prescribed immunisations. A list of required immunisations will be supplied by the Institute.

It is now a requirement that students who have been a citizen or permanent resident of any country other than Australia or reside in any other single country other than Australia for 12 months or more are required to provide the following:

- Nation-wide check of criminal history produced by the relevant national authority (certified English translation); or international criminal history check issued by an AHPRA approved supplier.

Students will be responsible for the costs associated with these requirements.

If placements are undertaken outside of metropolitan Melbourne any accommodation and travel costs that may be incurred will be the responsibility of the student.

It is advisable to bring your medical and immunisation records with you for offshore applicants. Test results will be accepted if they were obtained within the two (2) years before the date you apply for enrolment.

In a typical week, Diploma of Nursing students will usually attend classes three days per week with approximately 60 percent theory and 40 percent coursework practical placement.

Classes will be scheduled between 9:00am and 4:00pm Monday to Friday.

Coursework practical placement is usually shift work, Monday to Friday, typically between the hours of 7am to 3:30pm and 1pm to 9:30pm, but may vary between health providers.

The teaching methods used include lectures, class discussions, flexible delivery, group work and coursework practical placement.

The assessment methods include tests, assignments, class presentations, posters, reports, skills assessment, work sheets and coursework practical placement.

Modes of Study

This course requires face to face classroom study and compulsory work placement (arranged by Kangan Institute) of 400 hours

Major study areas

  • Occupational health and safety
  • Infection prevention
  • Cultural diversity
  • Indigenous health
  • Law and ethics
  • Client assessment
  • Wound management
  • Medication administration
  • Professional nursing practice
  • Communications skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Mental health
  • Chronic health
  • Older clients
  • Australian healthcare system
  • First aid
  • Acute and complex nursing care
  • Develop work priorities
  • Primary health care
  • Palliative care

Career pathways

Graduates may seek employment as a:

Enrolled nurse (subject to registration) in aged care facilities, general hospitals and community nursing.

CRICOS

093795A

Study options

Full Time (2.3 years)

Tuition fees
A$34,000.00 (18,20,128) per year
Tuition Fee (Term): AUD $4,250 Annual Amenities Fee: AUD $200

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

7 February 2022, 9 May 2022, 8 August 2022

Venue

Moonee Ponds Campus

Level 1, 21-31 Hall Street,

MOONEE PONDS,

Victoria,

3039, MELBOURNE, Australia

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$34,000.00 (18,20,128) per year
Tuition Fee (Term): AUD $4,250 Annual Amenities Fee: AUD $200

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

7 February 2022, 9 May 2022, 8 August 2022

Venue

Bendigo TAFE City Campus

23 Mundy Street,

BENDIGO,

Victoria,

3550, BENDIGO, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Numeracy Skills:

Minimum 60% pass in mathematics in Australian Year 12 equivalency or higher
OR
Sit the BKSB numeracy assessment with a minimum level 4 score (off-shore)
OR
Sit the VETASSESS numeracy assessment with a minimum score of 21 (on-shore)

English Language Skills:

The only two acceptable English Language Skills (ESL) include:

1. If English is the primary language evidence of attending and completing six years of primary and secondary education, in a recognised country, including at least 2 years between years 7 and 12.

Recognised countries: Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, United States, Canada, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom

2. If English is not the primary language you will need to provide a valid ELS test (within 2 years of enrolment) and achieve the minimum scores in the one sitting.

Valid ELS Tests include:

the IELTS (academic module) with a minimum overall score of 7 and a minimum score of 7 in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking).
the OET with a minimum score of B in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking).
the PTE Academic with a minimum overall score of 65 and a minimum score of 65 in each of the four communicative skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking).
other English language tests approved by the Board from time to time and published on the Board’s website with the required minimum scores.
the TOEFL iBT with a minimum total score of 94 and the following minimum score in each section of the test:

24 for listening
24 for reading
27 for writing, and
23 for speaking


Age: minimum 18 years of age

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

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About Kangan Institute

Kangan Institute’s strong industry connections are aligned with the programmes taught in each of its classrooms.

  • Has five campuses across Melbourne
  • Offers pathways to university degrees
  • Dedicated English Language Centre located in Docklands
  • Extensive student support and assistance