The length of the course is 18 months (6 Terms) full time study and includes 450 hours of Professional Practice Experience. Course delivered comprises of classroom sessions, self-directed learning, practical skills observation and assessment, practical placement, and assessment assistance.
Qualification will be delivered using a blended delivery model, combining online learning and face to face delivery. Face to face delivery includes lectures, practice skill lab and Professional Practice Experience (PPE) in healthcare settings.
Level 1/169 Plenty Road, Preston, VIC 3072. Practical placement locations as negotiated by ALACC with individual Providers.
Students will be required to undertake Professional Practice Experience which may be in an acute hospital, aged care, rehabilitation, primary health care, and palliative care or other health care and community settings in Melbourne or Regional areas as organised by ALACC and according to the course requirements.
It is ALACC’s responsibility to negotiate clinical placements with placement providers. To this effect, ALACC undertakes due diligence in ensuring that the healthcare service provider, acting in the role of host for student placements, are safe and have sufficient resources to expose our students to the required experience. Under limited circumstances, if a student expresses their inclination to undertake a clinical placement at a non-partner facility, ALACC will endeavor to assess and (if approved) negotiate a clinical placement agreement for the required duration.
At the commencement of the semester, all students are provided a semester timetable that includes the dates for placement. However, these dates are only indicative and may change subject to placement providers ability to take students at a given time. As a result, at times a given cohort of students (a) may be split into groups and (b) may attend placements at different times in a semester or between semesters. ALACC is committed to ensuring that all students have placements for their respective course. Therefore, ALACC requires students to be flexible and make their holiday/travel plans after confirmation of placement dates closer to the time (especially during breaks).
Pre-and post- placement skills are assessed at ALACC simulation nursing laboratory for the student to be deemed competent
Successful completion of this course may enable you to:
- Practice as an Enrolled nurse in any healthcare setting.
- Undertake further studies in the form of Advanced Diploma of Nursing at ALACC
- Undertake Bachelors of Nursing at a university.
This qualification reflects the role of an enrolled nurse working under supervision of a registered nurse. It covers the application of skills and knowledge required to provide nursing care for people across the health sector. A lifespan approach underpins this qualification with relevant competencies that relate to the older person and the pediatric person identified within the units.
This qualification is open to both, participant seeking entry into healthcare sector and existing healthcare workers looking to advance or change their career.
Applicants must be over 18 and over.
Normal Entry applies to those applicants who have completed Year 12 or its equivalent with achievement in English, and Mathematics (gained a pass in English and Mathematics at year 10 level).
- Alterative Entry applies to mature age with language, literacy, and numeracy proficiency. Their applications will be considered, and a combination of the following will be taken into consideration
- Student Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) results
- Post school educational achievements
- Work-based experience
- IELT Score of 7 in each band (International Students)
In addition, International Students with an overseas Diploma of Nursing qualifications is assessed by AHPRA as not accepted but have been advised by AHPRA to do a Diploma of Nursing course and seek RPL may also enroll.
The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) requires all applicants for the Diploma of Nursing program to provide evidence of meeting the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) specified level of English language skills, prior to entry.
Applicants can meet the English proficiency level for entry into the program by:
Option 1 – Primary Language Pathway:
The applicant’s primary language is English, and they have undertaken and satisfactorily completed at least six (6) years of primary and secondary education, including at least two (2) years between Years 7 and 12, taught and assessed solely in English in one of the following recognised countries.
- New Zealand
- United Kingdom
- Republic of Ireland
- South Africa
- United States of America
Applicants will be required to complete a declaration stating that English is your primary language, where primary language is defined as the language mainly used for reading, writing, listening and speaking, and the language best known and most comfortable with.
Option 2 – English Language Test Pathway:
Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have achieved the required minimum scores in one of the approved English language tests as specified in the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia’s (NMBA) English language skills registration standard, prior to commencing the program.
- 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).
- OET with a minimum score of B in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking).
- 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).
- TOEFL iBT with a minimum total score of 94 and a minimum score of 24 for listening, 24 for reading, 27 for writing, and 23 for speaking.
Students may be eligible to apply for advanced standing through the means of Credit Transfers (CT) and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). For both, CT and RPL, student will be required to submit a formal application at the time of enrollment and it must be at least 4 weeks prior to commencement of their first semester of the qualification of Diploma of Nursing.
During the qualification, various forms of assessments will be employed to determine the achievement of competencies. Assessments may include, but not limited to, practical demonstration (skill assessment), written questions, case studies, presentations and maintaining reflective journals.
While ALACC covers $40/day for Nursing placements, the remaining fees are passed on to the students to pay the difference.
Furthermore, if the facility does not provide accommodation, students will have to arrange and pay for alternative accommodation and travel.
Enrolled Support Worker may work in the following fields:
- Aged Care
- Acute Hospital Setting
- Royal District Nursing
- Mental Health
- Primary Health Care Setting
For Nursing registration information please refer to AHPRA website:
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Please ask us about credit transfers.