Diploma of 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.



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

21 core units

5 elective units

Electives may be selected from:

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

add topic HLTEN401B Work in the nursing profession

add topic HLTEN502B Apply effective communication skills in nursing practice

add topic HLTEN503B Contribute to client assessment and developing nursing care plans

add topic HLTEN504B Implement and evaluate a plan of nursing care (Note pre-requ: add topic HLTAP401B )

add topic HLTEN505B Contribute to the complex nursing care of clients (Note pre-requs: add topic HLTIN301C , add topic HLTEN507B )

add topic HLTEN506B Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment

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 HLTEN508B Apply reflective practice, critical thinking and analysis in health

add topic HLTEN509B Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice

add topic HLTEN510B Implement and monitor nursing care for consumers with mental health conditions

add topic HLTEN512B Implement and monitor nursing care for clients with acute health problems

add topic HLTEN513B Implement and monitor nursing care for clients with chronic health problems

add topic HLTEN515B Implement and monitor nursing care for older clients

add topic HLTEN516B Apply understanding of the Australian health care system

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

Relevant electives

Electives are to be selected in line with the specified Packaging Rules. The following sample electives are provided to facilitate selection. Employers may specify that certain electives are required to address identified workplace needs.

add topic BSBWOR402A Promote team effectiveness

add topic CHCCS427A Facilitate adult learning and development

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 CHCORG506D Coordinate the work environment

add topic CHCORG627B Provide mentoring support to colleagues

add topic HLTEN511B Provide nursing care for clients requiring palliative care

add topic HLTEN514B Apply research skills within a contemporary health environment

add topic HLTEN519B Administer and monitor intravenous medication in the nursing environment (Note pre-requs: add topic HLTOHS300B , add topic HLTIN301C , add topic HLTAP501B , add topic HLTEN505B , add topic HLTEN507B )

add topic HLTEN520B Contribute to the care of mothers and babies

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 HLTIN403C Implement and monitor infection control policy and procedures (Note pre-requ: add topic HLTIN301C )

add topic HLTOHS401A Maintain workplace OHS processes

add topic HLTRAH302B Undertake home visits

add topic TAEDEL401A Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning

Subject lists

Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing) c4196
Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing) ccd6a
Units: HLTHIR404D


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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