C5365 - Diploma of Nursing

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Plan: C5365BU - Diploma of Nursing
Campus: Bundoora Campus

Learning outcomes

Statement on competency-based training
Employability Skills

Statement on competency-based training

This nationally recognised vocational education and training (VET) qualification is competency-based.


This means that it is designed to enable participants to develop the practical skills and knowledge (competency) needed to perform the duties and tasks for the job role the participant is training for.  Assessment in a competency-based program is about being able to demonstrate that practical skills and areas of knowledge are met by the participant as prescribed by the training package. 

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Employability Skills

In addition to developing skills and knowledge for a particular job, this program also aims to help you to develop broad work skills, known as Employability Skills.  There are eight employability skills:

Communication:

  • consulting with internal and external stakeholders
  • determining appropriate format for occupational health and safety documentation
  • preparing statutory reports as required
  • questioning, clarifying and evaluating information

Teamwork:

  • defining performance measures and working collaboratively with team members
  • supporting managers and team members
  • utilising participative arrangements to develop processes

Problem solving:

  • analysing data and evaluating the effectiveness of systems
  • calculating resource requirements and acquiring them dealing with barriers to the successful implementation of occupational health and safety systems
  • developing, implementing and monitoring contingency management strategies
  • identifying hazards, assessing and controlling risk through appropriate control measures
  • solving complex and non-routine difficulties
  • using a variety of problem solving and decision making strategies

Initiative and enterprise:

  • integrating occupational health and safety into other functional areas and management systems
  • responding to new and changing circumstances and implementing improvements to occupational health and safety management, information and data systems

Planning and organising:

  • collecting, collating and analysing information using appropriate workplace business systems
  • developing systems that are flexible and responsive to changing circumstances planning and managing resource acquisition and deployment within budgetary constraints

Self-management:

  • ensuring work practices are ethical and performed professionally at all times
  • managing own time and priorities and dealing with contingencies
  • taking responsibility as required by work role and ensuring all organisational policies and procedures are followed

Learning:

  • counselling staff as required on skill development requirements
  • monitoring and facilitating occupational health and training programs
  • providing learning and development opportunities

Technology:

  • using risk analysis tools and tools for occupational health and safety research
  • using software systems to create occupational health and safety documents, flowcharts, schedules and graphs
  • using technology to assist the management of information and to assist the planning process

Employability skills are “embedded” in the units of competency in your program. This means that you will be able to develop these skills as part of your learning, and when you demonstrate that you are competent in your particular job skills and knowledge, you are also demonstrating that you have developed relevant employability skills. 

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