HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing (Melbourne)

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At JTI we deliver nationally recognised Diploma of Nursing for students who are pursuing a career in the health care industry: Acute, Rehabilitation, Community Health, Palliative and Aged Care sector. Upon successful course completion students will be awarded the nationally recognised Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled Nursing), which will enable them to seek registration with AHPRA and practice as an Enrolled Nurse in the health care sector across Australia.

To book an information session or to get further information, please contact us: http://jti.edu.au/contact-us/

HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding for students who meet the eligibility criteria.

Please Note:

For more information, please click here to download a copy of the student handbook in pdf format.

Also read the student code of conduct, rights and responsibilities here

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The Diploma of Nursing course takes approximately 18 months of full time study (20 hours per week). This time frame includes class time and clinical placement. On average a learner should allocate 20 hours/week for learning and assessments.

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Government Funding Eligibility Criteria

To assess your eligibility for government funding please speak to a Job Training Institute staff member or use the government funding button below.

Funding available currently is in Victoria.

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Students with disabilities are also encouraged to access funded training places.

For further information / funding in other state, please contact our friendly staff.

Email: contact@jti.edu.au

Phone: (03) 9212 3535 | 9802 9697 | 0434378860

PricingApply nowEnquire

Tuition Fee Total Tuition Fee Without Concession Tuition Fee With Concession#
HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing $25,000
$25,000 $13,576** $13,576**
RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning)For HLT54115 Please click here for detailed information $25,000 $13,576 $13,576
Student Printer
$50 required for card deposit.
Note: remaining card balance is non-refundable.
Paper Size Black & White Colour
A4 $0.20 $1.00
A3 $0.25 $1.70
Scanning FREE
Medication for PCA Optional $350
HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures Optional $150
JTI Work Placement T-Shirt Required for Work Placement $25 or $65 each (GST inclusive)
Police Check Required for Work Placement $50 (GST inclusive)/Employment check $32(Volunteer GST Inclusive) (through fit2work with JTI)
Recommended Books Recommended Textbooks & Equipment List will be provided by JTI during orientation
Copies of some textbooks are available at JTI Library for borrowing.
Textbooks can be purchased from vendors directly around $1,000 (price is subject to change by vendors)
Re-issue certificate(including Academic Transcript) Optional $50
Re-issue Academic Transcript Optional $25
Vet Assess Test Optional* $60

*Please contact our Career Consultants to confirm requirement.

Minimum tuition fees for Indigenous students

Under the Indigenous Completions Initiative, all enrolments undertaken by Indigenous students will be charged at the concession rate. This includes Diploma programs.

NOTE: Skills First Program is a subsidised training scheme through the Victorian Government. It is available to eligible residents in Victoria.

If you are eligible for Skills First Program funding and if you complete the course(HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing), the value of the government contribution will be approximately $11,424.00

Fees are subject to change

JTI advises that accessing Skills First Program entitlement may impact your ability to access to further government subsidised training.

JTI is compliant with the Equal Opportunity Act 2010, and Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to access government funded training.

Also students from Aboriginal & Torres Islander backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

The student tuition fees are indicative only and subject to change dependent on individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees such as student services and amenity fees may apply.

Funding Entitlements

Your completion of this course with our institute may affect your future funding eligibility. So be sure this is the course you are interested in, which will enable you get a job and lead to your future career pathway.

Students in Victoria who qualify for government funding are only allowed to undertake 2 courses at the same level in their lifetime with the exclusion of:

  1. the Victorian Certificate of Education; Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Intermediate or Senior); International Baccalaureate Diploma; and senior secondary school certificates from other Australian jurisdictions;
  2. qualifications listed in the Foundation Skills List (Attachment 1 to these Guidelines);
  3. any VET certificates undertaken as part of a senior secondary qualification (including School Based Apprenticeships/Traineeships);
  4. where an individual is transitioning from a superseded qualification to the current version of the same qualification; and
  5. Where an individual is recommencing training in the same qualification (at either the same or a different provider).

Methods of payment

At Job Training Institute we accept a wide range of payment methods:

  • Cheque or money order
  • Cash
  • EFTPOS ( whether over the phone or in person )
  • Online credit card and debit card payments (Fees and charges may apply)
  • Direct deposits

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This course is current as per training.gov.au

Course Information

Completion of Diploma of Nursing, requires the satisfactory completion of 25 Units of Study: made up of 20 compulsory and 5 elective units.

Compulsory Units:

  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
  • HLTAAP003 Analyse and respond to client health information
  • HLTENN001 Practise nursing within the Australian health care system
  • HLTENN002 Apply communication skills in nursing practice
  • HLTENN003 Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care
  • HLTENN004 Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans
  • HLTENN005 Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs
  • HLTENN006 Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment
  • HLTENN007 Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy
  • HLTENN008 Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
  • HLTENN009 Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions
  • HLTENN011 Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems
  • HLTENN012 Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems
  • HLTENN013 Implement and monitor care of the older person
  • HLTENN015 Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting
  • HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective Units:

  • CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice
  • BSBLDR403 Lead Team Effectiveness
  • HLTENN025 Implement and monitor care of person with diabetes
  • HLTINF003 Implement and monitor infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • HLTAID003 Provide First Aid

Admission Requirements

For entry into this course as a domestic student, these are the requirements:

  • Provide evidence of having sufficient language, literacy and numeracy skills prior to commencing the program, i.e.
    1. Language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) test result from an Australian Government approved provider (for example, Australian Council for Education Research or Basic key skills builder) displaying competence at or above Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy (Vetassess), or
    2. Australian students who have successfully completed an Australian Grade 12 certificate (Australian Senior Secondary Certificate of Education) with an English subject, or
    3. Provide a certificate of a qualification at level 4 or above in the Australian Qualifications Framework, or
    4. Undertake a Language Literacy and Numeracy assessment with their VET Student Loans provider.
  • Submit an online application or written enrolment form
  • Attend an interview
  • Submit identification documents, one of which is a photo of the student such as a passport and a driver license.
  • Basic Computer Knowledge (Year 12 Subject in Computer/Short Course in Computers)
  • Students that are government funded or are under VET Student Loans scheme require more identification documents that meet the criteria of the respective state government funding bodies/Department of Education.
  • Prospective students must be physically and mentally fit to provide nursing care and must be a fit and proper person to be eligible for registration with AHPRA.

APHRA English Requirements Prior to Registration

After completing the Diploma of Nursing with JTI, students have to register with APHRA. These are the registration requirements.

  1. If the student has undertaken and satisfactorily completed primary and secondary schooling in Australia, there is no need of any additional English testing.
  2. If English is students’ primary language and they have undertaken and satisfactorily completed primary and secondary schooling taught and assessed solely in English in an APHRA English recognised country (Australia, United States, United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, the Republic of Ireland and South Africa), then there is no need of any additional English testing.
  3. If English is not the student’s primary language and they have not undertaken primary and secondary schooling taught and assessed solely in English in an APHRA English recognised country then they need to undertake one of the following English tests for example IELTS and get a 7 in all the bands or equivalent in the other tests(OET, PTE Academic, TOEFL iBT). Check here for more information.
  4. If a student has undertaken an AQF qualification in Australia from Level 3 upwards and has studied as a full time equivalent student for 5 or more years, then there is no need of any additional English testing.

Work Placement Program

This course has mandatory work placement component of 400 hours. The Workplace/Clinical Delivery and Assessment structure involves each student undertaking 400 hours of field experience in a variety of clinical health settings, 40-hour week. To attain your Diploma of Nursing you must complete both theory assessments and Clinical Placement.

We understand the industry and understand the effort in finding Clinical Placement, at JTI we will organise the Clinical Placements for all our Nursing students.

For more on work placement, you will receive A PEP booklet upon course commencement that will explain the requirements in detail.

Contexts for work placement are:

  • Aged Care 120 hours,
  • Mental Health 60 hours,
  • Subacute (Medication and Diabetes) 80 hours
  • Acute 100 hours,
  • Primary Health Placement 40 Hours.

Mandatory documentation required:

Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning is the process that recognises a student’s current skills and experience, regardless of where and when the learning occurred. Students may have existing knowledge and skills and these could be formally recognised and credited towards a qualification from JTI. For further information on RPL, please click here.

Study Pathways

This qualification has pathways for further study into the following qualifications:

  • HLT64115 Advanced Diploma of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Naturopathy
  • Bachelor of Paramedic
  • Bachelor of Midwifery

Job Training Institute has arrangement with Federation University for domestic and international Diploma of Nursing students who want to pursue Bachelor Degree. After you have successfully completed Study Period 2 (Term 4), talk to the International Student Coordinator who will assist you to apply for a bachelors degree with Federation University.


Some assignments that you will undertake may include:

  • Short Questions
  • Case Studies
  • Research Activities
  • Observation by a trained assessor in a simulated environment
  • Third party by work place supervisor

Assessment Submission

Assessments can be submitted via face to face classes or the online learning environment.Face to face students submit their assessments to their trainer in class while Online students submit their work online. Online students can submit assignments from the comfort of their home and receive assistance from qualified trainers, assessors and IT staff. Support is provided online through email, chat lines, live classes and via the telephone.

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This course will be delivered mainly by:

  • Face to face
  • Online
  • Self-directed learning
  • Clinical Placement training

Face to Face Class

Our face-to-face learning is delivered at the Dandenong or Sunshine. Classes are as per the training plans provided to students.

Delivery Venue

This course will be delivered at the Dandenong campus. Work placement is undertaken at various industry facilities that are not related to Job Training Institute, hence, we are unable to guarantee work placement at a specific facility. Students will be advised of the venue of their work placement that they must attend as their course progresses.

Third Party Arrangements

Job Training Institute does not deliver this course through third party arrangements. We use brokers or agents for recruitment of students, but not for training.

Support Services Available

JTI is committed to ensuring that all students receive adequate learning support to ensure their full potential is reached, therefore, JTI ensures that:

  • The learning and support needs of all students is assessed upon entry into a course.
  • All students are aware of how to access the services they require to successfully complete their course.
  • Feedback is collected about JTI's provision of support services and the feedback is systematically collated, analysed and used to improve training services.

Support services available to all JTI students include:

For more information on support services look at JTI student support policy here.

What distinguishes us from other RTO:

  • Flexibility - Job Training Institute offers learning flexibility to students through blended learning of face-to-face and online modes. All our students have the choice of combining the two modes of learning.
  • Work Placement – Job Training Institute facilitates Work Placement for its students and a Work Placement Coordinator is always in handy to assist students with any work placement issues.
  • Student Support – Our trainers are always available and willing to assist students with their studies and assignments via several methods ranging from chat, email, phone calls, and walk-in among others. Job Training Institute offers students weekly live online classes moderated by our skilled and seasoned trainers. We provide students with support in planning their individual learning plans.

Job Training Institute is responsible for the quality of the training and assessment in compliance with VET standards, and for the issuance of the AQF certification documentation.

JTI does not guarantee the following:

  1. That a learner will successfully complete a training product on our scope of registration. Learners need to put effort in their study and completion of assignments and JTI will provide the trainers and required resources to enable the learner successfully complete their study.
  2. A training product can be completed in a manner which does not meet the requirements of clause 1.1 and 1.2 of VET standards 2015 e.g in a shorter period of time that the AQF specifications.
  3. A learner will obtain a particular employment outcome where this is outside the control of JTI. JTI is a training organisation and has no control of employment outcomes.


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