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.
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 email@example.com
can also apply online
What do Enrolled
Nurses do and how much do they earn?
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
Analyse health information (HLTAP501C)
Professional practice issue
Work in the nursing profession (HLTEN401B)
Apply effective communication skills in nursing practice (HLTEN502B)
Apply reflective practice, critical thinking and analysis in
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
Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait
Islander people (HLTHIR404D)
Promote team effectiveness (BSBWOR402A)
Apply research skills within a contemporary health
Safety in nursing practice
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
Apply principles of wound management in the clinical
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
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
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?
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
Education Centre Diploma of Nursing Student Information Booklet
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.
gain selection to the HLT51612 Diploma of Nursing entry level criteria apply, for more on these see the information booklet above.