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As a health care practitioner, professional development ensures your skills and knowledge are always current and in line with the latest advances in research and technology. TAFE Queensland Gold Coast offers a range of professional development courses for Enrolled and Registered Nurses delivered flexibly online. Our mode of online delivery means you can conduct your studies at a pace that suits you and fit your continuing education around work, family and personal commitments.

For a more detailed breakdown of start of study and the prerequisites required for each unit please contact the Online Nursing Enrolment Officer on (07) 5581 8862. 

Please note:

  • These units are single delivery for Continuing Professional Development only.
  • CPD units are derived from the HLT61107 Advanced Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 Nursing) and HLT51612 Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 Nursing) qualifications. These qualifications are currently in transition and are not equivalent to the new qualifications HLT64115 Advanced Diploma of Nursing and HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing.
  • Students wishing to complete the full Advanced Diploma must be enrolled into the entire suite of units within the qualification (2 core and 5 electives) by June 2017. For more information, please refer to the Course Information Brochure for HLT61107 Advanced Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 Nursing).

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Helen Rugg

Flexible learning styles to suit your lifestyle

Experiences in life and the drive to make my daughter proud of me, along with my contribution to the community, led me towards choosing nursing as my career path. However the genuine feedback I received from those who had finished the Diploma of Nursing at TAFE Gold Coast led me to enrolling at the Southport location. Furthermore, being a mature aged, single mother meant I needed to study a course that offered me the flexibility to be able to be a devoted mother and full time student. This experience has proudly taught me that I am never too old to learn.

Helen Rugg
Diploma of Nursing

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LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Any time Self-paced Blended

Entry requirements

To gain entry into these Continuing Professional Development units a candidate must be eligible for registration as an Enrolled Nurse, Registered Nurse or midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast requires the following entry requirements to be met:

  • Students must provide a certified copy of their AHPRA nursing registration at enrolment.
  • Have access to the internet and have an email account.
  • Have a high level of literacy and numeracy.
  • Have Microsoft Word/Office or Office for Mac on their computer.
  • Provide either a written guarantee from their employer allowing them to undertake clinical practice within their facility.

Advanced Standing (RPL)
Prerequisites exist for some units. A Recognition of Prior Learning application will be required for Enrolled Nurses who do not hold HLT51612 Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 Nursing). There is a cost related to obtaining Recognition of Prior Learning. The process requires students to gather evidence confirming their competency. A content specialist will advise you in this task.  Enquire if you think you qualify.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): For RPL enquiries please contact the RPL Team at rplcoordinator.goldcoast@tafe.qld.edu.au.

Resources required

  • Students will be provided any recommended reading lists by their facilitator at the start of study.
  • Students may require a headset with the capacity to listen and talk back (USB connection headsets are known to give superior sound quality)

Timetable

Students are able to study in the comfort of their own home to complete this program online fully supported by expert Registered Nurse Educators who are available via email, online forums or online chat rooms.  All theoretical components of this program are presented online with innovative and entertaining learning tools.

Assessment methods and tools may include: online tasks such as multiple choice, exams, uploading of assignments plus practical skills demonstration through clinical practice.

Placement

Clinical Practice
This unit has 20 hours of clinical practice as part of the formal assessment. Please note that students may be required to undertake clinical practice in their own time. Students will be required to participate in a range of activities as part of the 20 hour requirement.  Participation in these activities are signed off by their workplace supervisor (RN).

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Important Information

IMPORTANT: Where prerequisite units exist for a unit an RPL application will be required.  Please direct your prerequisite questions to our RPL Team at rplcoordinator.goldcoast@tafe.qld.edu.au.

Units

Each unit has a set start and finish date and carries a part-time study load. 

UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
CHCAOD408B Assess needs of clients with alcohol and-or other drugs issues Elective
CHCAOD511C Provide advanced interventions to meet the needs of clients with alcohol and-or other drug issues Elective
CHCCS521A Assess and respond to individuals at risk of suicide Elective
CHCORG627B Provide mentoring support to colleagues Elective
HLTEN607B Practise in the critical care environment Elective
HLTEN510B Implement and monitor nursing care for consumers with mental health conditions Elective
HLTEN511B Provide nursing care for clients requiring palliative care Elective
HLTEN514B Apply research skills within a contemporary health environment Elective
HLTEN519C Administer and monitor intravenous medication in the nursing environment Elective Prerequisite units: HLTWHS300A, HLTIN301C, HLTAP501C, HLTEN505C, HLTEN507C
HLTEN601B Practise in the orthopaedic nursing environment Elective
HLTEN602B Practise in the rehabilitation nursing environment Elective
HLTEN604B Practise in the neurological rehabilitation environment Elective
HLTEN606B Assess clients and manage client care Elective
HLTEN608B Practise in the domiciliary health care environment Elective
HLTEN609B Practise in the respiratory nursing environment Elective
HLTEN610B Practise in the cardiovascular nursing environment Elective
HLTEN611B Apply principles of diabetic nursing care Elective
HLTEN612B Practise in the perioperative nursing environment Elective
HLTEN614B Practise in the paediatric nursing environment Elective
HLTEN618C Practise in contemporary rural-remote health care Elective Prerequisite units: HLTAP501C, HLTEN507C, HLTEN509B, HLTEN512B, HLTEN513B, HLTEN606B
HLTEN620B Practise in first line emergency nursing Elective
HLTRNL601C Support the client with chronic kidney disease Elective Prerequisite units: HLTEN519C or HLTAHW606B
HLTWHS501A Manage workplace WHS processes Elective

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

The price is $495.00 per unit.

Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.

Outcome

Enhance your skills and meet AHPRA re-registration requirements for continuing professional development.


Helen Rugg

Flexible learning styles to suit your lifestyle

Experiences in life and the drive to make my daughter proud of me, along with my contribution to the community, led me towards choosing nursing as my career path. However the genuine feedback I received from those who had finished the Diploma of Nursing at TAFE Gold Coast led me to enrolling at the Southport location. Furthermore, being a mature aged, single mother meant I needed to study a course that offered me the flexibility to be able to be a devoted mother and full time student. This experience has proudly taught me that I am never too old to learn.

Helen Rugg
Diploma of Nursing

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Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

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http://tafegoldcoast.edu.au/study-with-us/career-changers-jobseeker/recognition-prior-learning

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 15 February 2017

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