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ANMF Education Centre accredited courses

The accredited courses offered by the ANMF's Registered Training Organisation (3601) including the Diploma of Nursing (HLT51612), Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE4011) to (TAE40110) and Apply First Aid (HLTFA311A).


HLT51612 Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled Nursing)

Nursing is a rewarding and challenging career, there are many exciting opportunities for enrolled nurses to work across the health care sector including acute, palliative care, rehabilitation, aged care, operating theatres and oncology.

Completion of the Diploma of Nursing through the ANMF (Vic Branch) Education Centre will allow graduates to apply to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) for registration as an enrolled nurse. This diploma also provides qualifications in medication administration, including intravenous medication. For those interested in furthering their nursing career, this qualification provides a pathway to the Bachelor of Nursing.

The ANMF (Vic Branch) Education Centre offers this course over 18 months full-time study (average seven days per fortnight) or 2.5 years part-time study  (average two days per week) utilising the centre's clinical laboratory, classrooms, computer lab and the ANMF library facilities. The course includes 400 hours of clinical placement over five two-week blocks of full-time placements. These placements are dispersed at certain academic intervals and apply to both 

For further information complete an expression of interest form or contact the ANMF Education Centre on 03 9275 9363 or  

You can also apply online

What do Enrolled Nurses do and how much do they earn?

There are many exciting and rewarding opportunities for enrolled nurses to work throughout the health sector including in emergency departments, surgical hospital units, theatre, in the community and in aged care. Enrolled nurses work alongside registered nurses, midwives, doctors, allied and other health professionals and form an integral part of the nursing team.  The average starting salary of an enrolled nurse, before shift allowances are factored in, is $50,000.

What will I learn in the Diploma of Nursing course?

ANMF Diploma of Nursing students learn both the theory and the hands on skills of nursing.  The course is made up of face-to-face study days, giving students direct access to teaching staff and library resources and includes clinical placements with the support of a clinical teacher.  Each clinical placement is different and allows you to learn, develop and practise new clinical skills while consolidating some previously learnt skills.

Course and unit structure

You will study 26 different units or subjects in the Diploma of Nursing. The code in brackets below identifies the nationally accredited unit code. 

Early in the Diploma of Nursing you will study the anatomy and physiology units as well as professional practice issues and safety in nursing practice units to lay a solid foundation for building your knowledge and skills.  You will then progress to study more nursing practice related units.

Anatomy and physiology units

  • Confirm physical health status (HLTAP401B)
  • Analyse health information (HLTAP501C)

Professional practice issue units

  • Work in the nursing profession (HLTEN401B)
  • Apply effective communication skills in nursing practice (HLTEN502B)
  • Apply reflective practice, critical thinking and analysis in health (HLTEN508B)
  • Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice (HLTEN509B)
  • Apply understanding of the Australian health care system (HLTEN516B)
  • Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers (HLTHIR403C)
  • Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people (HLTHIR404D)
  • Promote team effectiveness (BSBWOR402A)
  • Apply research skills within a contemporary health environment (HLTEN514B)

Safety in nursing practice units

  • Contribute to Work Health and Safety processes (HLTWHS300A)
  • Comply with infection control policies and procedures (HLTIN301C)

Nursing practice units

  • Implement and evaluate a plan of nursing care (HLTEN504C)
  • Implement and monitor nursing care for older clients (HLTEN515B)
  • Contribute to client assessment and developing nursing care plan (HLTEN503B)
  • Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment (HLTEN506B)
  • Implement and monitor nursing care for consumers with mental health conditions (HLTEN510B)
  • Contribute to the complex nursing care of clients (HLTEN505C)
  • Administer and monitor medications in the work environment (HLTEN507C)
  • Implement and monitor nursing care for clients with acute health problems (HLTEN512B)
  • Implement and monitor nursing care for clients with chronic health problems (HLTEN513B)
  • Provide nursing care for clients requiring palliative care (HLTEN511B)
  • Administer and monitor intravenous medication in the nursing environment (HLTEN519C)

First Aid units

  • Apply first aid (HLTFA311A)
  • Apply advanced first aid (HLTFA412A)

How long does the course run for?

If you study the Diploma of Nursing:

  • Full-time - 18 months attending, on average, classes seven (7) days each fortnight (the number of contact hours vary per subject)
  • Part-time - 2.5 years or 30 months attending classes two (2) days each week during semesters.

The course also includes five (5) clinical placement blocks.  These last for two (2) weeks at a time and are 5 days per week for full and part-time study. 

How much does the course cost?

Course costs will depend upon your individual circumstances. 

If you meet the eligibility requirements for government funding your course costs will be reduced significantly. 

How can I apply for the Diploma of Nursing course?

To apply for the current course you can apply on line or for information on future courses contact the ANMF Education Centre on 9275 9363 to ask for an application form to be emailed or posted to you or fill out an expression of interest form online .

Am I eligible to apply for this course?

Any Australian citizen or permanent resident may apply for this course.  Other visa holders can contact the ANMF Education Centre to discuss eligibility.  All applicants will need to pass the VETASSESS test to be offered a place.  Click here to find out more about this. 

ANMF Education Centre Diploma of Nursing Student Information Booklet  

This course has been approved by the former Nurses Board of Victoria and has now transitioned to be recognised and approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). However, interested applicants must note that the NMBA has implemented a new English Language Standard.

To gain selection to the HLT51612 Diploma of Nursing entry level criteria apply, for more on these see the information booklet above.


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