Certificate IV in Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing)

This qualification covers the application of nursing skills and knowledge required to be eligible for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia in line with some state/territory nursing and midwifery regulatory authorities. This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeship pathways.

The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice

All workers undertaking work in health need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification. Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Health Training Package.


Subjects

PACKAGING RULES

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

15 core units (or 14 if Group B medication unit group selected)

4 elective units (or 5 if Group B medication unit group selected)

Electives may be selected from:

Group A elective - for medication administration at the Certificate IV level

Group B medication unit group - for medication administration at Diploma level

Other relevant electives listed below

Up to 2 units of competency to address workplace requirements and packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in Health and/or Community Services Training Packages

Core units

add topic HLTAP401B Confirm physical health status

add topic HLTEN401B Work in the nursing profession

add topic HLTEN402B Communicate effectively in a nursing role*

(*add topic HLTEN402B not core if medication unit group selected see note below)

add topic HLTEN403B Undertake basic client assessment

add topic HLTEN405B Implement basic nursing care

add topic HLTEN406B Undertake basic wound care

add topic HLTEN410B Deliver nursing care to consumers with mental health conditions

add topic HLTEN414B Deliver basic nursing care to older clients

add topic HLTEN415B Deliver nursing care to acute care clients

add topic HLTEN509B Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice

add topic HLTFA301C Apply first aid

add topic HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

add topic HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

add topic HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures

add topic HLTOHS300B Contribute to OHS processes

There are two options (Groups A and B below) for selecting medication electives for the HLT43407 Certificate IV in Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing).

Group A elective - for medication administration at Certificate IV level

The following Certificate IV level elective is available as one of four electives in line with the Packaging Rules:

add topic HLTEN407B Administer a range of medications (Note pre-requs: add topic HLTAP401B , add topic HLTEN403B , add topic HLTEN509B )

Group B medication unit group - for medication administration at Diploma level

The following Diploma level 'medication unit group' is available:

add topic HLTEN507B Administer and monitor medications in the work environment (Note pre-requs: add topic HLTAP501B , add topic HLTEN502B , add topic HLTEN509B )

add topic HLTAP501B Analyse health information (Note pre-requ: add topic HLTAP401B )

add topic HLTEN502B Apply effective communication skills in nursing practice

*Note:If the Group B medication unit group is selected in HLT43407 Certificate IV in Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing):

add topic HLTEN402B Communicate effectively in a nursing role is not required as a core unit because its content is incorporated in the unit group (in add topic HLTEN502B Apply effective communication skills in nursing practice)

An additional elective must be selected in line with the Packaging Rules

Other relevant electives

Other electives are to be selected in line with the specified Packaging Rules. The following sample selection of electives is identified as being relevant to enrolled nursing work at this level.

add topic CHCAC412A Provide services to older people with complex needs

add topic CHCICS301A Provide support to meet personal care needs

add topic CHCLLN403A Identify clients with language, literacy and numeracy needs and respond effectively

add topic CHCOHC401A Inform and encourage clients and groups to understand and achieve good oral health

add topic CHCOHC402A Support clients and groups to learn practical aspects of oral health care

add topic CHCOHC404A Recognise and respond to signs and symptoms that may indicate oral health issues

add topic CHCOHC406A Provide or assist with oral hygiene (Note pre-requ: add topic HLTIN301C or add topic CHCOHS312B )

add topic CHCOHC407A Apply and manage use of basic oral health products

add topic CHCORG405D Maintain an effective work environment

add topic CHCPA402B Plan for and provide care services using a palliative approach

add topic HLTAMBPD401C Manage personal stressors in the work environment

add topic HLTEN413B Promote positive health outcomes

add topic HLTEN516B Apply understanding of the Australian health care system

add topic HLTEN608B Practise in the domiciliary health care environment

add topic HLTFA402C Apply advanced first aid (Note pre-requ: add topic HLTFA301C )

add topic HLTOHS401A Maintain workplace OHS processes

add topic HLTRAH302B Undertake home visits


Pathways...

    Not Applicable


Entry Requirements

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Licensing Information

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Employability Skills

Refer to the Topic: Introduction to the Employability Skills Qualification Summaries