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What will I learn?

The health sector is growing in Australia with the Graduate Outcomes Survey reporting four out of five nursing graduates gain employment within three months of graduation.

This course will give you the advanced skills to perform clinical assessments, contribute to nursing care of people with complex needs, administer and monitor medications and IV therapy, research and apply evidence to practice. Our highly-experienced industry professionals will guide you every step of the way to ensure your transition into the health sector is a success.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to seek registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. Upon successful registration you may find work as an Enrolled Nurse within a diverse range of healthcare settings.


The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 5 elective units. You will also be required to undertake 400 hours of vocational placement in an approved setting.


  • HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing

Job Prospects

  • Enrolled Nurse

University Pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Which department am I in?

TAFE Queensland Brisbane



Study options

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$16,000.00 (8,70,511) per year
AUD $24,000 for the entire course

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

Start date

11 July 2022, 23 January 2023


Cairns Campus

Gatton, Newton, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets,



4870, CAIRNS, Australia

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$16,000.00 (8,70,511) per year
AUD $24,000 for the entire course

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

Start date

11 July 2022, 23 January 2023


Townsville Campus

Corner of Hugh Street and Fulham Road,



4812, TOWNSVILLE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Home Affairs.

Formal English language tests are listed below, with their required outcomes to support enrolment:

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - a minimum score of 7.0 overall and in each of the four (4) components
Occupational English Test (OET) - a minimum score of ‘B’ in each of the four (4) components
Pearson’s Test of English (PTE) - a minimum score of 65 in each of the four (4) communicative skills
Test of English as a Foreign Language / Internet-based test (TOEFL-iBT) - a minimum score of 94 overall with a minimum score in each section:

  • 24 for listening
  • 24 for reading
  • 27 for writing
  • 23 for speaking

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


About TAFE Queensland

Nearly 86% of TAFE Queensland’s graduates find suitable employment or move on to further study after graduation.

  • Programs taught by experts in various fields
  • TAFE enjoys a high student satisfaction rating of 87%
  • Increasing partnership between leading global companies & TAFE
  • Works with multinational companies & government organisations