FOX Education and Consultancy Darwin NT

Study Outcomes


This qualification reflects the role of an enrolled nurse working under supervision of a registered nurse. This qualification covers the application of skills and knowledge required to provide nursing care for people across the health sector. A lifespan approach should underpin this qualification with relevant competencies that relate to the different stages of life identified within the units.

A graduate from a Diploma of Nursing program approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) is able to apply for registration with the NMBA as an enrolled nurse. Further information on registration is available at This course is an accredited program and has approved provider status with ANMAC.

Note: The Diploma of Nursing HLT54115 qualification has been superseded by the Diploma of Nursing HLT54121. Fox Education and Consultancy will be transitioning to the new qualification once we have approval from ANMAC to commence teaching. Students applying for the March 2023 intake will be transitioned across from HLT54115 to HLT54121 through an RPL process without any additional costs.

Career Pathways

This qualification is a professional pathway into Nursing and then further exemplary streams of practise ie. Advanced Diploma and/or Undergraduate Degree.

The target client groups are:

  • Existing workers in the care service industry
  • Mature aged including health workers from fields other than
  • Those with a previous nursing qualification and
    nursing lapsed registration
  • School leavers
  • Trainees

The Bachelor of Nursing is offered by the Flinders University College of Nursing and Health Services. Students who successfully complete 108 units of study will be granted the award of Bachelor of Nursing and be eligible for registration as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). Enrolled nurses registered with the NMBA and holing a Diploma of Nursing may be eligible for up to 36 units of credit. For more information please visit their website.

FOX Education and Consultancy Darwin NT

Educators and learning support

Learn from the industry experts and people with hand-on practical experience

The course is delivered by local, qualified industry professionals, who understand the context of practice and embrace the principles of cultural safety in their teaching.

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FOX Education and Consultancy Darwin NT

Course subjects

25 competency units are required for award of this qualification, including 20 compulsory units and 5 elective units, which have been chosen through industry consultation.

Unit Commences

Unit Code

Unit Title

Unit Concludes



Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Term 6


Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

Term 2


Participate in workplace health and safety

    Term 2


Manage personal stressors in the work environment

    Term 2


Provide first aid

    Term 1


Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans

    Term 4


Confirm physical health status

    Term 4


Implement and monitor care of the older person

    Term 2


Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice

    Term 2


Apply communication skills in nursing practice

    Term 2


Work with diverse people

    Term 2


Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

    Term 2



Practise nursing within the Australian health care system

    Term 3


Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care

    Term 5


Analyse and respond to client health information

    Term 5


Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs

    Term 5



Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment

    Term 6


Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions

    Term 4


Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems

    Term 5


Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting

    Term 5



Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy

    Term 6


Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems

    Term 6


Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice

    Term 6



Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes

    Term 6


Research and apply evidence to practice

    Term 6


More information about the course

Entry Requirements

All applicants are required to provide evidence of having sufficient language, literacy and numeracy skills to successfully undertake the program’s academic and workplace experience requirements, prior to commencing the program. Evidence refers to a language, literacy and numeracy test result from an Australian Government approved provider (eg VETASSESS).

From 1 July 2018 all Diploma of Nursing program applicants that would be required by the NMBA to provide a formal English language skills test when applying for registration, must now provide a formal English language test result demonstrating achievement of the NMBA specified level of English language skills, prior to program entry.

Diploma of Nursing Information Booklet


FOX Education and Consultancy Darwin NT

Course Fees

Tuition Fee: $27,249
Vet Student Loans:  Yes, for eligible students. For further information, VET Student Loans

Additional costs

  • Closed-in black shoes
  • Ochre Card - issued by SAFE NT
  • Black business pants
  • Any additional vaccinations you may require
  • Fob watch with second hand
  • Printing/photocopying at 10c per page
  • Criminal history check - issued by SAFE NT
  • Replacement clinical manual or ID card

All fees must be paid before a Certificate or Statement of Attainment is issued.

Textbooks and Uniforms

Students are required to purchase text books for this course at an additional cost. The details of the text will be provided to all students at orientation as the text may change from year to year. Students can also refer to our Diploma of Nursing Information Booklet for list of current textbooks.

Students will be issued with 2 uniform shirts prior to commencement of the first clinical placement.

Further Information

To assist you in making an informed decision on your course visit our FAQ page or feel free to reach out. We will be happy to assist you.


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