Open Colleges School of Health (RTO 40049)
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18 months full-time
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Enrolled Nurse (EN)
This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.
The Diploma of Nursing from Open Colleges is the premier qualification for nursing in Australia. It is the perfect starting point for anyone in South Australia or Western Australia wishing to become an Enrolled Nurse.
Throughout the course, students will learn the basics of practising nursing within the Australian healthcare system. From assessing the health status of clients and planning necessary care to applying legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice, students will receive a rounded introduction into the world of nursing. There is a keen focus on practical skills, covering everything from managing wounds in a clinical environment to administering and monitoring medicines and intravenous therapy.
Students attend campus two days per week for facilitated learning and practical skills sessions. Face-to-face attendance is supplemented through online self-directed learning packages, workbooks and assessment materials.
To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
In this nursing course, the subjects you may study include:
Open Colleges School of Health is all about putting their students first, allowing you to confidently navigate and complete your studies!
Their support systems will ensure you get the most out of your learning journey. Turn to expert trainers who will discuss course content and assessments; talk through any issues and maintain a positive mindset with their student counselling services; and get help with finicky admin and organising your further study with their student support.
"It was very grounded in reality and it was practical as well as theoretical. I recommend doing the training before starting to write. I see people that will come to our writers group and say ‘I’ve got this lovely story, my kids love it, my grandchildren love it,’ and it would never get published because they haven’t done any training and they don’t know how to write."
"Because it’s so flexible, it was easy for me to do it. I’ll be in the middle of an assignment and I can just pause it if my son is asking for lunch. I’ll quickly make him lunch or get a drink and I can just open it back up and go straight back into it to continue. The trainers have been great. They really try to get back to you on time and make sure they give you the best possible answers. They always seem to come back with a quick response."
"It’s given me a different mindset. I used to think you’d go out and do a job, like mechanics, for years and that you’d just get the qualification after years on the job. But with this, you can study for a couple of months and then you can go out into the world fully qualified and ready for the job and just go for it."
"I think the Open Colleges model is particularly good because you’re not tied down to due dates, you just have as much time as you need. You have people to get in touch with if you’re having trouble. I’ve actually had emails back at 10pm at night from my teacher. I’ve been sitting here and I’ve shot one off and they’ve got right back to me within that hour. You don’t get that anywhere."
"I am a farmer and I run a family farm with my husband. I was given the opportunity to study any course I wanted that would help our business, and that may help me earn some money off the land, so I chose to learn bookkeeping. The course is so useful and beneficial for our farm. It’s great to learn how to set journals out so our accountant can do the BAS and income tax, without them being all over the place."
This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Diploma of Nursing from Open Colleges.
This is a nationally recognised qualification that enables graduates to practise as Enrolled Nurses in a variety of settings within the Australian healthcare system.
Wondering where a career in nursing could take you? Potential job outcomes may include: Potential nursing career outcomes include: Nursing Support Worker, Hospital Orderly, Personal Care Assistant, Therapy Aide, Aged Care Nurse, Paediatric Nurse, Enrolled Nurse (EN), Registered Nurse (RN).
Open Colleges School of Health offers affordable payment options to help you start your studies sooner.
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