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Yorke Institute's HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing course. 

Yorke Institute now offers HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing course. 

A career in Nursing is a fulfilling and rewarding occupation with lifelong employment opportunities within Australia and overseas. Our Diploma of Nursing course is designed to provide graduates entry into the Nursing Profession as an Enrolled Nurse.

Yorke Institute’s School of Nursing program also leads to registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as an Enrolled Nurse (Medication Endorsed). In less than 2 years, you will have qualified in our nationally accredited course which will equip you with job ready skills and ready to practice in one of the world’s most rewarding careers.

If you want to continue your studies, completion of the Diploma of Nursing course provides guaranteed credit equivalent to the first year in undergraduate Nursing degrees at a range of Australian Universities.

Yorke Institute nursing program will be conducted at the main city campus in Queen Street, Melbourne CBD. In conjunction with our training partners, you will have access for the duration of your course to state-of-the-art training rooms, equipment and facilities. Our partner public and private metropolitan hospitals and aged care facilities will further facilitate the clinical placement component of your course.

Clinical Work Placement

 This course requires mandatory clinical placement of 400 hours to be conducted. Yorke Institute will organize all work placement hours for you at various prestigious public and private hospitals as well as aged care facilities.

 The Yorke Institute Experience

Yorke Institute has partnered with some of the best and largest public and private hospitals and nursing homes in Melbourne, providing students the opportunity to participate in real world and highly sought after clinical training experiences. Our partner organisations include: Regis Shenley Aged Care, BellBird Private Hospital Blackburn, Rochester and Elmore District Health Service (REDHS), The Austin private Hospital and Mercy Health. In addition, Yorke Institute has registered with the Department of Health and Human services (DHHS) for inclusion in the “Place Right” student clinical placement online system in order to schedule and allocate the practical training for the Diploma of Nursing students.


Course Description

National Code and Title


HLT 54115 Diploma of Nursing 



Melbourne CBD and Collingwood campuses


81 weeks ( including holidays)


Jan/Feb,April, July October 

Entry Requirement Domestic

Applicants must be 18 years and over to apply.

Completion of Year 12 or its equivalent with achievement in English and Mathematics (gained a pass in English and Mathematics at year 12 level).

Alternative entry requirements apply to mature age applicants without Year 12 but with language, literacy, and numeracy proficiency. Their applications will be considered, and a combination of the following will be taken into consideration:

  • Successful completion of the pre-training interview and LLN Assessment
  • Have a current Working with Children and Police Check to attend work experience to complete course
  • A mandatory 15-minute Interview will be conducted for each applicant via skype or similar multimedia or face to face mode.

In order to work in this industry sector, students must be able to safely lift and help to move patients which are an important aspect of the role of an Enrolled Nurse.

Entry Requirement  International Students 

Overall IELTS Band Score of 6.5 having tested in each of the four test components in listening, reading, writing and speaking, or TOEFL or Proficiency level of Language Literacy and Numeracy(LLN) or satisfactory completion of General English Advanced course at equivalent of IELTS 6.5 level

as well as:

  • Year 12 or equivalent completion and/or
  • Post school educational achievements such as Vocational Certificate III or IV
  • Work-based experience relevant to the industry sector, if available; and
  • Industry References, if available ;
  • A mandatory 15-minute Interview will be conducted for each applicant via skype or similar multimedia or face to face mode.

In order to work in this industry sector, students must be able to safely lift and help to move patients which are an important aspect of the role of an Enrolled Nurse.

Clinical Placement – Requirements

For clinical placement purposes, to work in this vocational sector students will require a current and satisfactory Police Record Check and Working With Children Check (WWCC).

Students provide these documents to the Course Coordinator in the specified timeframe to be registered in Place Right. Students are to notify the Course Coordinator of any delays in providing the required documents. Failure to supply the document will mean the student is not eligible to progress in this course.  If there are any delays in documentation outside the students control, their placement will be scheduled in the next round via Place Right.

Tuition Fee

Refer to Tuition Fee

Additional Requirements

For practical placement purposes, this vocational sector typically requires a current and satisfactory

  • National Police Record Check
  • Working With Children Check (WWC).
  • Immunisation record
  • Current first aid certificate

Failure to provide the required documents in the timeframe specified by the Course Coordinator, means students will be unable to undertake practical placement in a workplace and therefore not eligible to progress in this course.

All students must obtain a National Police record Check at their own expense and prior to undertaking work placement. Information on how to apply is in:




Career Pathway

Diploma of Nursing

This qualification reflects the role of an enrolled nurse (EN) working under supervision of a registered nurse (RN). The qualification covers the application of specific skills sets and knowledge that is required to provide high quality nursing care for people across the health sector to an acceptable standard. A lifespan approach should underpin this qualification with relevant competencies that relate to the different stages of life identified within the units.

Academic Pathway:
HLT64115 Advanced Diploma of Nursing

Bachelor of Nursing to become a Division 1 Registered Nurse (RN).

Career Pathway

Personal Care Assistant

Nursing Support Worker

Nursing Assistant

Therapy Aide

Enrolled Nurse (Div 2)

Acute Care Nurse

Rehabilitation Nurse

Aged Care Nurse

Mental Health Care Nurse

Palliative Care Nurse




Unit Description 


Work with diverse people


Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety


Reflect on and improve own professional practice


Confirm physical health status


Analyse and respond to client health information 


Practise nursing within the Australian health care system


Apply communication skills in nursing practice


Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care


Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans


Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs


Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment


Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy


Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice


Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions


Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems


Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems


Implement and monitor care of the older person


Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting


Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures


Follow safe work practices for direct client care


Provide first aid


Communicate and work in health or community services


Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice


Maintain work health and safety


Work legally and ethically


 Assessment Methods

Assessment is typically conducted using a variety of assessment strategies and through the completion of projects that incorporate the activities in the workplace, examples include:

  • Response to written scenarios
  • Role-plays conducted between the assessor and the student in the classroom.
  • Observation of skills by the assessor in the workplace while the student completes set tasks.
  • Third party (supervisor) confirmation of consistent workplace performance.


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