HLT64121 – Advanced Diploma of Nursing – for Domestic Students

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HLT64121 - Advanced Diploma of Nursing


This qualification reflects the role of enrolled nurses with advanced skills who work in a specialised area of nursing practice under the direct or indirect supervision of a registered nurse.

Enrolled nurses integrate and adapt specialised, technical and theoretical knowledge to address a diverse range of clinical situations and challenges in their area of specialisation. They contribute to the continuous improvement of clinical practice using research and participation in broader organisational quality processes. Enrolled nurses retain responsibility for their own actions while remaining accountable to the registered nurse for all delegated functions.

To be eligible to apply for registration as an enrolled nurse and to practice in Australia, individuals must complete a Diploma of Nursing program accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) and approved as ‘an approved program of study by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) in accordance with the Enrolled Nurse Accreditation Standards. To confirm the education provider holds the necessary accreditation check the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) at www.ahpra.gov.au.

The scope of practice for enrolled nurses is determined by legislative requirements and the policies and procedures of the employing organisation.

No other licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Online training is available for this course.
Licensing/Regulatory Information

This qualification may contribute to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia’s (NMBA) registration requirements to practice as an enrolled nurse.

Qualification Mapping Information

Release 3 Minor corrections to mapping details. Equivalent outcomes.

Release 2 Minor corrections to formatting to improve readability. Equivalent outcomes.

Release 1 HLT64121 Advanced Diploma of Nursing supersedes and is not equivalent to

HLT64115 Advanced Diploma of Nursing.

Who may attend and role

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who want to take the role of assisting a dentist, dental hygienist, dental prosthetist, dental therapist, or oral health therapist during oral health care procedures.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific pre-requisite requirements for entry to the qualification as per the Training Package.

ALACC policy requires:

  • Must be an enrolled nurse who is currently working in Australia
  • Must hold registration as an enrolled nurse without notation with the Nursing and Miawifery Board of Australia (NMBA)

Participants enrolled in this course will have up to eight months to complete the course requirements.

Practical Work Placements

To achieve this qualification, the learner must have completed at least 200 hours of workplacement as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the Units of Competency.

ALACC takes the responsibility to find Practical placements and will negotiate with individual Providers and ensure an Agreement is in place. For security reasons students cannot undertake their Practical work placements without a valid Agreement between ALACC and the Placement Providers.

Students who wish to use their current place of work if relevant to the course, must discuss with ALACC course coordinator and provide evidence of current work as per our placement process. An Agreement will be sent to the facility after negotiating with the Placement Provider.

Students going on work placements will be required to provide relevant documentation to enter the facility such as police check, mandatory immunisation and COVID booster vaccination. Students allergic to the latter must provide evidence.

Cancellation of work placements by the student will attract a minimum payment of the administrative cost of $60 unless a medical certificate is provided. The student placement may be delayed to allow time for the Placement coordinator to find another work placement.

Format - Training and Delivery
  • This qualification will be delivered using a combination of online-based delivery and other student participation and engagement methods. Students assisted with self-directed study, assessments assistance and work experience to build on participant’s knowledge and skills on the job.
    The theoretical online sessions in the individual units of competency, may include participation in skills training and practice training, scenarios and projects, reports, student learner guides, audiovisual aids, and technology as learning tools to build student performance knowledge further. The Training and Assessment ensure that students have adequate time to learn the topics and opportunities for reinforcement and complete and submit challenging tasks required for assessment purposes.A variety of presentation types may include eLearning resources, and classroom-style delivery for those students requiring assistance. Such methods are well suited to present fundamental and theoretical knowledge.
    The effectiveness of the training sessions involving student participation is encouraged, including class sizes from 5 to 25 students. These restrictions will maximise trainer/student interaction during training.
Delivery Location

The online lectures and skills training are delivered at 189 Plenty Road, Preston, VIC 3072.  Practical work placement locations are negotiated with the individual facilities.

Student Support

Students are encouraged to attend the Orientation session and read the Course Information Handbook before commencing their studies. ALACC offers student support services as per the ALACC Student Support policy on the website.

Employment Job Opportunities

This qualification enables enrolled nurses to become specialised in their chosen area. These areas include:

  • Perioperative
  • Aged Care and Individual Support
  • Critical Care
  • Acute Care
  • Mental Health
  • Renal Care
  • Rural and Remote Nursing
Career Pathway

Successful completion of this course may enable you to practice as an Advanced Enrolled Nurse and/or complete a Bachelor of Nursing

Qualification Structure

The Advanced Diploma of Nursing requires successful completion of 10 units comprised of:

3 core units

7 elective units, consisting of:

  • units required for 1 specialisation as detailed below.
  • remaining units from the electives listed below, elsewhere in the HLT Health Training Package, or any current Training Package or accredited course.

The selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification.


Formative and summative assessments will be conducted to determine the achievement of competency-based learning outcomes. Assessments may include student questions, written assignments, case studies, projects, written reports, and online workshop attendance practical activities, skills demonstration and on the job role environment and practical placement environment.

All assessments will be undertaken following the ALACC Assessment policy noted on the website and course handbook. Students will be advised of the assessment requirements at the beginning of each unit. Individual Unit outlines also contain assessment information. As this is a competency-based qualification, assessment continues until the participant achieves competency in the assessment tasks or a further training need is identified and addressed.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

ALACC has an RPL process outlined in detail in the RPL policy, which recognises the learners’ prior knowledge, experience, and previous qualifications. Details of the RPL process are located in the Student Prospectus policy. The ALACC website is encouraged you to apply if you believe you are eligible.

Applications can be made for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). According to the College’s policy, these will be assessed to determine if and how much-advanced standing will be granted with evidence. The Learner may be able to shorten the length of their studies by recognising experience and qualifications gained elsewhere. Applications can be made via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) by completing an online form from the ALACC website or the Student Portal.

Credit Transfer

ALACC recognises AQF qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by any other Registered Training Organisation in Australia. Students may request credit transfer for a unit of competency based on their study at another institution. Please refer to our Credit transfer policy on the ALACC website. Suitable documentation such as a Statement of Attainment, Transcript of results must be provided when applying for Credit Transfer, including a USI transcript. Applications can be made for Credit Transfer (CT) via an online form from the ALACC website or Student Portal.

Course Timetable

The Course Timetable is available on Student Moodle

Please refer to Notifications on Moodle to note if there are any changes made to the timetable when it is updated.

Quality Improvements

Quality activities are designed for Learner feedback, and evaluations will be considered in modifying and improving training and assessment strategies.

Students deferring, withdrawing, suspending or cancellation of the course

Refer to related policies on ALACC website, deferring, withdrawing, suspending or cancellation of the course the website including filling in the relevant form from the website or student portal.

Please also refer to the Refund policy on ALACC website. Your application will be assessed according to the policy.

ALACC policies

Refer to ALACC policies related to: VET Student Loan, if relevant, domestic student policy, international student polices is available on ALACC website, or in the student portal, student prospectus, course information relevant to the specific course being undertaken.


Please enquire about the Scholarship which is offered to learners enrolled in two courses with two or three terms. The second or third course will be the Principle course in which the scholarship is available for the third semester. Conditions apply.

Course Units

Please ask us about credit transfers.

Core Units

Provide advanced clinical assessment
Research and report on nursing trends and practice
Contribute to quality improvement for advancement of clinical practice

Elective Units 7

Group A electives – ACUTE CARE specialisation
Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy
Apply nursing practice in the respiratory care setting
Apply nursing practice in the cardiovascular care setting
Facilitate the recovery process with the person family and carers
Contribute to the nursing care of a person with diabetes
Promote Aboriginal and or Torrres Strait Islander Cultural Safety from Community Services package
Provide end-of-life care and a palliative approach in nursing practice
Group B electives – AGED CARE AND INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT specialisation
Recognise and respond to crisis situations
Implement case management practice
Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
Facilitate the recovery process with the person, family and carers
Apply nursing practice in the contemporary mental health care settings
Implement trauma informed care
Provide early intervention, health prevention, and promotion programs

Qualification Structure

The Advanced Diploma of Nursing requires successful completion of 10 units comprised of:

3 core units

7 elective units, consisting of:

  • units required for 1 specialisation as detailed below.
  • remaining units from the electives listed below, elsewhere in the HLT Health Training Package, or any current Training Package or accredited course.

The selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification.

Enquire about this course

Course Fees
Full Fee
AUD 6,350.00
Fees: AUD 5,815.00
Uniform: AUD 35.00
Registration Fee: AUD 500.00
JobTrainer Concession Fee
Fees: Yes
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