The HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing course is nationally accredited and covers the role of an enrolled nurse working under supervision of a registered nurse. This qualification covers the application of skills and knowledge required to provide nursing care for people across the health sector. A lifespan approach should underpin this qualification with relevant competencies that relate to the different stages of life identified within the units. A graduate from a Diploma of Nursing program approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) is able to apply for registration with the NMBA as an enrolled nurse.

The course modules are structured to provide a balanced program of theory and practice relevant to the career opportunities across a range of healthcare settings in Australia.

This course supersedes the HLT51612 – Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 nursing)

Course Details

Qualification: HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing

CRICOS Code: 093072C

AQF Level: 5

Delivery mode: Face to Face (On-campus)/ Blended (Theory online, nursing simulation on campus and PEP)

Course duration:  24 months (including 480 hours of practical experience placements)


  • Seminar presentation
  • Written assessment
  • Practical placement assessment book
  • Project work
  • Examination or testing
  • Professional experience placement assessment

Possible Job Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program nurses can gain registration as an Enrolled Nurse with AHPRA.

Once registered with AHPRA, graduates may gain employment as an Enrolled Nurse (Division 2) in a range of healthcare settings in Australia, which may include:

  •  A Hospital
  •  Aged Care facility
  •  Rehabilitation Centre
  •  GP Clinic or
  •  Community Care facility


What is the aim of this course?

The aim of the course is to produce highly skilled, competent, confident and critically thinking enrolled nurses.

The Diploma of Nursing is nationally accredited and after successful completion of the program students can apply to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) to gain registration as an enrolled nurse.

To be registered as an Enrolled Nurse, applicants must meet the registration standards set out by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia including the Nursing and Midwifery English Language Skills Registration Standard. The approved standards can be accessed at:

What is the course duration and how is it delivered?

This course will be delivered and assessed over 24 months (structured for four semesters).The nominal total duration is 1695 hours. The modes of delivery intended for this course are:

  • On campus or teacher led class room (face to face) delivery, nursing simulation procedures at IHNA campus and clinical placement/professional experience placement. (Domestic and International Students)
  • Blended mode (theory online and nursing simulation procedures at IHNA campus) and clinical placement/professional experience placement. (Domestic students only)

How do I know the course enrolment details?

Call us to enquire about the next enrolment date.

What learning materials are included with this course?

Your learning materials include:

  • Learner workbooks
  • Discussion forums
  • Video resources
  • Links to key online resources
  • eBooks

What are the Admission Criteria for this course ?

Applicants seeking entry into this course are required to meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum 18 years of age.
  • Successfully completed Year 12 or an Approved LLN Test score of 3 or above.
  • Basic computer skills

International students must meet the following additional requirements:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination (Academic) with a minimum total band score of 6.0 and minimum score of 5.5 in each of the four components of listening, reading, writing and speaking;
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT) with a minimum total score of 78 and a minimum no score less than 19 in each of the four sections of reading, listening, writing and speaking; or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) with a minimum overall score of 50 and a minimum score of 46 in each of the four communicative skills; or • Occupational English Test (OET) with an overall pass and with minimum grade C in at least two of the components (listening, reading, writing and speaking) and D in the other components; or
  • Other English language tests approved by the Nurses and Midwifery Board Australia (NMBA) from time to time; and criteria of the Australian Immigration Department for granting student visas.

(NB: English language proficiency test results must have been obtained within two years before applying for registration and must be obtained in one sitting.)

What are the Fees and Costs?

For details please refer to our website

How is the course assessed?

Assessment strategies are implemented for collecting evidence and making judgements about whether competency has been achieved by the learner.

The assessments confirm whether an individual can perform to the standards expected in the workplace, as expressed in the relevant endorsed unit of competency.

Students will be assessed in both a formative and summative way.

These assessment methods and strategies are consistent with the Training Package Assessment Guidelines.

Assessment tools used include:

  • Written assessment
  • Practical placement assessment book
  • Examination or testing
  • Professional experience placement assessment
  • Classroom/ Online presentation

Course Commencement dates

For details of course start dates please refer to our website.


25 units of competency are required for this qualification, including:

  • 20 core units
  • 5 elective units
Core Units
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
HLTAAP003 Analyse and respond to client health information
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
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
HLTENN010 Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice
HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice
BSBWOR404 Develop work priorities
HLTENN020 Conduct clinical assessments