Course Title: Implement basic nursing care

Part A: Course Overview

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

Course Title: Implement basic nursing care

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


Bundoora Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term2 2009,
Term1 2010,
Term2 2010

Course Contact: City: Carylin Lenehan/ Bundoora: Erica Keen

Course Contact Phone: 9925 4837 / 9925 6649

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the nursing care of clients in a range of health environments.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Not applicable

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTEN405A Implement basic nursing care


1. Establish and maintain therapeutic relationships with clients

2. Identify client needs relating to individualised nursing care

3. Assist clients in activities of daily living

4. Assist with the movement of clients

5. Prepare clients for procedures

6. Contribute to nursing care in consultation/ collaboration with registered nurse

7. Monitor and evaluate clients during care

8. Evaluate own contribution to nursing care

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may include:
Observation in the workplace.
Written Assignments/projects, case study and scenario as a basis for discussion of issues and strategies to contribute to best practice.
Questioning: written or verbal