Course Title: Work in the nursing profession

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4247 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

Term1 2010

Course Contact: Bruce Killey City/Vivienne Decleva

Course Contact Phone: 03 992 57539

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge 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

Nil required

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTEN401A Work in the nursing profession


HLTEN401A/01 Apply the principles of primary health care delivery
HLTEN401A/02 Apply the principle of wellness
HLTEN401A/03 Work in the context of professional nursing practice
HLTEN401A/04 Handle issues arising in health care
HLTEN401A/05 Contribute to professional work team
HLTEN401A/06 Participate in professional skills development
HLTEN401A/07 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