Course details

CRICOS course code: 093795A

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational


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.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
34,000 Per Year
Read more34,000 for the entire course; Annual Amenities Fee: 200
Feb 2023 2.3 years
Read more2 years and 3 months

Self study / online (with attendance)
Moonee Ponds Campus
Level 1, 21-31 Hall Street
Melbourne Victoria 3039
34,000 Per Year
Read more34,000 for the entire course; Annual Amenities Fee: 200
Feb 2023 2 years
Read more2 years and 3 months

Self study / online (with attendance)
Bendigo TAFE City Campus
23 Mundy Street
Bendigo Victoria 3550

Entry criteria

Numeracy Skills:

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


Kangan Institute
Docklands Campus
1 Batmans Hill Dr
Melbourne Victoria 3008
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