Course Title: Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health conditions

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5417 Diploma of Nursing

Course Title: Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health conditions

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 150

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 Contact: Suzie Cicero

Course Contact Phone: 03 9925-1812

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Course Description

In this course, you will gain knowledge of the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to meet the assessed health care needs of people with acute health conditions.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTENN043 Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health conditions


1. Identify acute health conditions.

2. Contribute to nursing care, education and planning for acute health conditions.

3. Perform and evaluate nursing interventions for acute health conditions.

4. Contribute to nursing care for planned interventional treatments and procedures.

5. Contribute to emergency response in the acute care environment.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements. 

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through participation in class exercises, oral/written presentations and through the application of learned skills and insights. Full assessment briefs will be provided and can be found on CANVAS.

During the Diploma of Nursing (HLT54121), you will complete 400 hours of compulsory unpaid clinical placements, across four phases (semesters).  Aged Care 120 hours, Mental Health and Primary Health 80 hours each and Acute Care 120 hours.

You must meet all the unit/course requirements before you are eligible for clinical placement, this includes immunisations, NDIS check, Working with Childrens and Police check. If you do not meet these requirements, you may incur a penalty in the form of a fine.