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Develop new skills in intravenous medication

Advance your current scope of practice to include administering and monitoring IV medication with this specialised short course, designed specifically for Enrolled Nurses. In this flexible online course, you’ll learn how to prepare, administer and monitor intravenous medications as well as how to minimise risk. Your studies will be fully supported by expert Registered Nurse Educators who are available via email, online forums or online chat rooms. Course details

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Blended: 10 weeks

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  • Full Fee $1,000

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Liz Asser

Qualify and be acknowledged for your experience within the workplace

I had been working within the health sector for 20 years before I committed to completing my Certificate IV in Mental Health. Currently a trainer with the Salvation Army, I knew the next step for me was to formalise my experience and training by completing the course with my fellow employees. Despite all my years of experience within the field, I was both amazed and humbled by my experience at TAFE Gold Coast. The highly qualified and empathetic nature of my teachers made me better understand how I can manage my clients in a more effective manner.

Liz Asser
Certificate IV in Mental Health

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Key dates

LOCATION START DATE DELIVERY
5 Feb 2018 Blended
16 Apr 2018 Blended
13 Aug 2018 Blended
17 Sep 2018 Blended

Entry requirements

Prior to enrolling please email your expression of interest to the Advanced Diploma Coordinator vicki.smith@tafe.qld.edu.au who will liaise further with you regarding your ability to complete assessment task 5 (workplace). 

Participants in this program must:

  • be registered as an Enrolled Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and hold the Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 Nursing) or equivalent. Students must provide a certified copy of their AHPRA nursing registration at enrolment.
  • demonstrate intermediate level computer skills
  • have access to the internet and have an email account
  • be a permanent resident
  • have a high level of literacy and numeracy
  • have Microsoft Word/Office or Office for Mac on their computer
  • provide a completed clinical practice authorisation form from their Director of Nursing supporting them to undertake clinical practice within their facility.

Resources required

At the start of study students will be provided with:

  • any recommended reading lists by their facilitator
  • all assessment details including workplace observation requirements.

Timetable

Students are able to study online in the comfort of their own home to complete this program over the designated time frame as per the student’s timetable, 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.

Available subject dates are as follows:

Offering 1
Start date is Monday 5 February 2018 with 10 weeks delivery of teaching and completion of assessments 1-3.
Students to attend the following 3 days of Residential School practical (assessment task 4) at Southport Campus from 8.30am-5.00pm on the 18, 19 and 20 April 2018.  A timetable for this will be available from your teacher once the subject starts.

Offering 2
Start date is Monday 16 April 2018 with 10 weeks delivery of teaching and completion of assessments 1-3.
Students to attend the following 3 days of Residential School practical (assessment task 4) at Southport Campus from 8.30am-5.00pm on the 27, 28 and 29 June 2018.  A timetable for this will be available from your teacher once the subject starts.

Offering 3
Start date is Monday 13 August 2018 with 10 weeks delivery of teaching and completion of assessments 1-3.
Students to attend the following 3 days of Residential School practical (assessment task 4) at Southport Campus from 8.30am-5.00pm on the 24, 25 and 26 October 2018.  A timetable for this will be available from your teacher once the subject starts.

Offering 4
Start date is Monday 17 September 2018 with 10 weeks delivery of teaching and completion of assessments 1-3.
Students to attend the following 3 days of Residential School practical (assessment task 4) at Southport Campus from 8.30am-5.00pm on the 28, 29 and 30 November 2018.  A timetable for this will be available from your teacher once the subject starts.

Please note that no further enrolments can occur once a subject has started.

Assessment
Students complete the following assessments:

Assessment 1 - online quiz
Assessment 2 - online written
Assessment 3 - online calculations quiz using Med Safe software ( included in subject)
Assessment 4 - attendance at a 3 day Residential School at Southport to undertake simulation activities and practical assessment of skills
Assessment 5 - a workplace observation.  This is to be commenced AFTER Residential School.  There are no hours allocated to this assessment, however it must be completed by the due date as noted on your subject guide. Whilst doing the workplace observation you will be required to complete a predetermined amount of mandatory skills under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse at all times ( as per NMBA professional standards for RNs and ENs).

Placement

Clinical Practice
Prior to  enrolling into the unit of study, TAFE will require written confirmation of your employer's support to complete the workplace observation (assessment 5) through an authorisation form signed by your Director of Nursing (TAFE will provide this letter to you). 

If you are not currently working in industry you will need to discuss your situation on an individual basis to determine whether you are able to effectively complete the requirements of this unit of study. The outcome of this may result in extra costs associated with Clinical Placement.

Important Information

Students that are Medication Endorsed but want to complete IV medications will now need to enrol into this unit.  All components of this unit must be completed as the Medication Administration cannot be separated from the IV medications.

Students that are not endorsed and have a notation on their AHPRA registration stating that they cannot administer medications will need to complete this unit before the notation is able to be removed by AHPRA.   They will then be able to administer IV medications as per their employers policy and procedures.

Units

UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
HLTENN007 Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy Core

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Not all electives available at all campuses

What are my financial options?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland Gold Coast has a financial option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 07 5581 8300. We're here to help.

$1,000

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Subsidised

The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

Concession

You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability.

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Additional costs

If you are not currently working in industry you will need to discuss your situation on an individual basis to determine whether you are able to effectively complete the requirements of this unit of study. The outcome of this may result in extra costs associated with Clinical Placement.

Outcome

EN's who undertake this program will advance their current scope of practice to include administering and monitoring IV medication as per organisational policy.


Liz Asser

Qualify and be acknowledged for your experience within the workplace

I had been working within the health sector for 20 years before I committed to completing my Certificate IV in Mental Health. Currently a trainer with the Salvation Army, I knew the next step for me was to formalise my experience and training by completing the course with my fellow employees. Despite all my years of experience within the field, I was both amazed and humbled by my experience at TAFE Gold Coast. The highly qualified and empathetic nature of my teachers made me better understand how I can manage my clients in a more effective manner.

Liz Asser
Certificate IV in Mental Health

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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 December 2017

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