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Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled Division 2 Nursing)

Course Name: Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled Division 2 Nursing)

Provider: Open Colleges

Level: Diploma

Delivery Method: Online

Course Overview

This comprehensive course has strong practical focus and prepares graduates for work as a professional nurse. Study modes include classroom, online and simulated practical, plus facilitated clinical placements across Aged Care, Community and Acute nursing environments. 

Benefits of this course include:

  • Learning delivered by registered, highly experienced nurses and clinical specialists.
  • All learning developed on the most contemporary and evidence based material.
  • Practical on-the-job experience through extensive, fully facilitated placements.
  • Future study options from this qualification include the Advanced Diploma of Nursing and undergraduate Nursing degrees.
  • Completion of the Diploma of Nursing provides guaranteed credit equivalent to the first year in undergraduate Nursing degrees at a range of Australian Universities.

Course number: E1197

Qualification name: HLT51612 Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 nursing)

Course duration: 18 months

Delivery Method: The delivery mode of this course is blended. The schedule consists of 1½ days of attendance per week for theory and practical sessions. You will be required to supplement the face to face attendance through completion of online self-directed learning packages, workbooks and assessment materials. This will require on average, a commitment of at least 8 hours per week study time to be completed by you in your own time.


Course Subjects

Open Colleges may make changes to the course from time to time to reflect changes introduced to the relevant Training Package or other regulatory requirements. Please download the course guide for current information about the course and its status.

  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid
  • HLTAP401B Confirm physical health status
  • HLTAP501C Analyse health information
  • HLTEN401B Work in the nursing profession
  • HLTEN502B Apply effective communication skills in nursing practice
  • HLTEN503B Contribute to client assessment and developing nursing care plans
  • HLTEN504C Implement and evaluate a plan of nursing care
  • HLTEN505C Contribute to the complex nursing care of clients
  • HLTEN506B Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment
  • HLTEN507C Administer and monitor medications in the work environment
  • HLTEN508B Apply reflective practice, critical thinking and analysis in health
  • HLTEN509B Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
  • HLTEN510B Implement and monitor nursing care for consumers with mental health conditions
  • HLTEN512B Implement and monitor nursing care for clients with acute health problems
  • HLTEN513B Implement and monitor nursing care for clients with chronic health problems
  • HLTEN515B Implement and monitor nursing care for older clients
  • HLTEN516B Apply understanding of the Australian health care system
  • HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
  • HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
  • HLTIN301C  Comply with infection control policies and procedures
  • HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes
  • BSBWOR402A Promote team effectiveness
  • HLTEN511B Provide nursing care for clients requiring palliative care
  • HLTEN608B Practise in the domiciliary health care environment
  • HLTEN611B Apply principles of diabetic nursing care
  • HLTRAH302C Undertake home visits

HLT51612 Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 nursing) has been superseded by HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing effective 7 December 2015. As our course is 18 months long, we will not be accepting any new enrolments into HLT51612 after 30 November 2016 as no arrangements for transition into the HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing will be available for learners unable to complete by 30 June 2018. You will still be eligible to apply to AHPRA for registration as an Enrolled Nurse provided you successfully complete HLT51612 Diploma of Nursing prior to 1 July 2018.


Prospective students will need to demonstrate a capacity to undertake study at Diploma level. The entry requirements for this course are as follows:

  • You must be an Australian Citizen or have a permanent humanitarian visa or visa with study rights, and 
  • You will also need to:

Have successfully completed Year 12 or its equivalent in Australia, or

Apply based on your work and / or life experience.

Core Skills Test

The Core Skills Test is compulsory to complete prior to acceptance into our Diploma of Nursing course. It is an online test that assesses your language, literacy and numeracy skills.

  • There is no cost for up to 2 attempts at the test
  • It can be completed in the comfort of your own home or on campus
  • It takes approximately 45 mins to complete.

Call us on 1300 886 204 to find out more about the Core Skills Test.

Minimum age

You will need to be at least 18 years old

Partnership Details

Open Colleges offers this qualification in association with YourLife Health & Learning Inc t/a RDNS Training and Silver Chain Training (Provider number: 40049). The testamur will be issued by YourLife Health & Learning Inc t/a RDNS Training and Silver Chain Training.

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