Course details

CRICOS course code: 093615K

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational

Summary

Your career in nursing

There is a high demand for enrolled nurses, and job expectations are strong. You will help provide acute, preventative, curative and rehabilitative care under the direction of a registered nurse.

Why study nursing at RMIT?

At RMIT, you’ll build knowledge and skills in in a practical learning environment. Through on-campus simulation laboratories and real-world industry placements, you’ll graduate ready to help others.

Get ready for work

With supervised clinical placements, you’ll reinforce the theory and skills learned in class while gaining experience in a healthcare environment.

Opportunities for further study

You may be able to continue your studies with the Bachelor of Nursing. A bachelor degree will allow you to work as a registered nurse.

Professionally recognised

The Diploma of Nursing is a nationally accredited qualification. Upon graduation, you can register with the National Health Practitioners Regulation Agency AHPRA, allowing you to work anywhere in Australia.

What you will study

You’ll learn to work with patients of all ages in different environments. There is a focus on aged care, community, and mental health.

You’ll also learn how to administer intravenous medications and gain the skills in acute care, which involves medical and surgical nursing skills.

Example areas of study

Basic anatomy and physiology
Wound management
Analyse Health Information
Infection control
Medications and intravenous administration
Care for patients with acute and chronic conditions
Implement nursing care plans
Evaluate the care provided

Develop the skills to work as an enrolled nurse. You’ll graduate with the skills to provide acute, preventive, curative and rehabilitative care, under the direction of a registered nurse.

As part of your studies, you’ll learn to work with patients of all ages in different environments. There is a focus on aged care, community and mental health.

You’ll also learn how to administer intravenous and other medications and gain skills in acute care which involves medical/surgical nursing skills.

Career

Graduates who complete this course can go on to work in:

acute (hospital) care
medical centres
mental health
rehabilitation
palliative care
aged care settings

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
19,250 Per Year Expected Feb 2023
Expected Jul 2023
2 years
Full time
RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)
Melbourne City Campus
124 La Trobe Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Australia
19,250 Per Year Expected Feb 2023
Expected Jul 2023
2 years
Full time
Bundoora Campus
289 McKimmie Road
Melbourne Victoria 3083
Australia

Entry criteria

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) with a minimum 50% average

You must be at least 18 years of age by the commencement date of the program.

IELTS (academic module): Minimum overall score of 7 and a minimum score of 7 in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking)
OET: Minimum score of B in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking)
PTE Academic: Minimum overall score of 65 and a minimum score of 65 in each of the four communicative skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking).
TOEFL Internet based test (iBT): Minimum total score of 94 and a minimum score in each section of the test:

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

Address

RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)
Melbourne City Campus
124 La Trobe Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Australia
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