C5365 - Diploma of Nursing

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Plan: C5365 - Diploma of Nursing
Campus: City Campus

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure
Program transition plan

Approach to learning and assessment

Classes are taught in a combination of classroom sessions, tutorials, on line learning, practical  sessions in the simulation laboratory and placement in an approved clinical setting. Courses are linked into clinical competencies.

Assessment is ongoing throughout the program, and may include written examinations, on line quizzes, case studies, written assignments, class presentations, practical assignments and clinical assessments.

If you have a long term medical condition, disability and/or other form of disadvantage it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

Program Specific Information:

In order to successfully acquire the required knowledge and skills you are expected  to attend all of the timetabled teaching sessions and complete any online activities required.  

You are required to attend a 100% of the clinical practical component as there is a requirement from ANMAC for students to complete all of the required hours.

Information relating to Covid

Please note that this program’s courses (whether core, option, or university elective courses) may have mandatory in-person attendance or assessment to pass the course.

If you are choosing to enrol in a course which has mandatory in-person attendance or assessment, you will need to comply with RMIT vaccination requirements which are applicable during the duration of the course. This RMIT requirement includes being vaccinated against COVID-19 or holding a valid medical exemption. 

Please read this RMIT Enrolment Procedure as it has important information regarding COVID vaccination and your study at RMIT: https://policies.rmit.edu.au/document/view.php?id=209.

Please read the Student website for additional requirements of in-person attendance: https://www.rmit.edu.au/covid/coming-to-campus


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Work integrated learning

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with workplace experience. As a student enrolled in this program you will be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate vocational competency.

If you are working, particularly in a job which is related to your studies you will also be learning while at work and may have the opportunity to be assessed in your workplace for some or all of your courses. Feedback from work supervisors and others in the workplace can be used as evidence of competency, and an RMIT University assessor can visit your workplace to observe your work practice.

All students will undertake clinical placements in Acute Care, Aged Care, Mental Health, Primary Health Care and Rehabilitation as part of their program. They will work along side qualified staff and will be instructed by a clinical supervisor who will also gather evidence for assessment in these workplaces. 

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Program Structure

This qualification requires the completion of the following: Note: Historical unit 051930-HLTENN010 is no longer delivered.

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C5365 Courses

C5365 Core Units - Select ALL Twenty (20) Courses

Course Title

Nominal Hours

Course Code


Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001) 40 EMPL7092C City Campus
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety (CHCDIV002) 25 HUSO5218C City Campus
Reflect on and improve own professional practice (CHCPRP003) 120 EMPL7094C City Campus
Confirm physical health status (HLTAAP002) 90 NURS5362C City Campus
Analyse and respond to client health information (HLTAAP003) 60 NURS5359C City Campus
Practise nursing within the Australian health care system (HLTENN001) 100 NURS5371C City Campus
Apply communication skills in nursing practice (HLTENN002) 50 NURS5373C City Campus
Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care (HLTENN003) 50 NURS5375C City Campus
Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans (HLTENN004) 110 NURS5377C City Campus
Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs (HLTENN005) 90 NURS5379C City Campus
Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment (HLTENN006) 45 NURS5381C City Campus
Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy (HLTENN007) 250 NURS5383C City Campus
Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice (HLTENN008) 30 NURS5385C City Campus
Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions (HLTENN009) 60 NURS5387C City Campus
Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems (HLTENN011) 70 NURS5389C City Campus
Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems (HLTENN012) 50 NURS5391C City Campus
Implement and monitor care of the older person (HLTENN013) 75 NURS5393C City Campus
Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting (HLTENN015) 80 NURS5395C City Campus
Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures (HLTINF001) 25 OHTH5930C City Campus
Follow safe work practices for direct client care (HLTWHS002) 25 OHTH5910C City Campus
C5365 Elective Units - Select Five (5) Courses.

Course Title

Nominal Hours

Course Code


Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes (HLTENN025) 80 NURS5397C City Campus
Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately (BSBMED301) 60 HWSS6066C City Campus
Research and apply evidence to practice (CHCPOL003) 65 GEDU6100C City Campus
Lead team effectiveness (BSBLDR403) 50 EMPL7100C City Campus
Recognise and respond to oral health issues (HLTOHC001) 30 DENT5845C City Campus

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Program transition plan

To ensure training packages are responsive to industry priorities for new and updated skills, they are monitored and reviewed during their endorsement period. Sometimes the outcome of a review is that a qualification is superseded by a new version of the qualification, or a new qualification altogether. The school will endeavour to the best of their abilities to ensure that students are not disadvantaged in this process.

Students enrolled in HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing who do not successfully complete the program by 31 December 2023 will be transitioned into the new program once RMIT is granted approval by both the national regulator ASQA (Australian Skills Quality Authority) and accreditation body ANMAC (Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council). 


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