Course Title: Work in the nursing profession

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4203 Certificate IV in Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing)

Course Title: Work in the nursing profession

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 90

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term2 2009,
Term1 2010,
Term1 2011


Bundoora Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term2 2009

Course Contact: City B Killey

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4809

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency describes the knowledge and skills required to practise as a nursing professional with clients across the lifespan in a range of health care environments, such as acute care, community care, mental health, aged care, medical/surgical.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

No pre- requisites required

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTEN401A Work in the nursing profession


1. Apply the principles of primary health care delivery

2. Apply the principle of wellness

3. Work in the context of professional nursing practice

4. Handle issues arising in health care

5. Contribute to professional work team

6. Participate in professional skills development

7. Apply the Scope of Nursing Practice Decision Making Framework

Learning Outcomes

Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the nursing profession and the development of the delivery of health care by nurses as health professionals

Overview of Assessment

  • Observation in the work place
  • Written assignments/projects
  • Case study and scenario as a basis for discussion of issues and strategies to contribute to best practice.
  • Questioning – verbal or written