Diploma of Nursing Mixed Mode (Off Campus with Residential Schools)
TAFE Queensland (TAFEQld)

(Tuition fee is not stated)
1-2 years

Course Description

A career in nursing

Take your career in nursing to the next level with this advanced qualification. This course is the essential minimum requirement to work as an enrolled nurse.The health sector is growing in Australia with four out of five nursing graduates gaining employment within three months of graduation.

This course will give you the advanced skills to perform clinical assessments, contribute to nursing care of people with complex needs, administer and monitor medications and IV therapy, and research and apply evidence to practice. Our highly-experienced industry professionals will guide you every step of the way to ensure your transition into the health sector is a success.

This qualification is offered as a mixed mode program. Two options of study are available:

  • Full-time: 18 months; or
  • Part-time: 24 months

This course has been designed in consultation with the Nursing industry to prepare students for employment as an Enrolled Nurse (EN). It also offers the full endorsement to administer up to, and including, S8 medications and IV medications.

If you are interested in a Nursing career or currently employed as an Assistant in Nursing (AIN) or Patient Care Assistant (PCA) in the Health Care sector then this program is the perfect choice for you.

As a TAFE Queensland Gold Coast Nursing student you will gain "on-the-job" clinical experience in community, long term residential, primary health care, mental health, rehabilitation and acute care settings, working as part of a team under the supervision of Registered Nurses (RN).

All units have been mapped directly to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council (ANMC) Enrolled Nurse Standards for Practice. Full details can be found at the AHPRA Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia website.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • vocational placement in a clinical setting
  • perform fundamental nursing procedures safely and within organisational guidelines
  • perform complex nursing procedures safely and within organisational guidelines
  • administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy
  • apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting
  • apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment
  • communicate with clients and colleagues
  • contribute to a preliminary health assessment
  • contribute to the care of a client with an acute health problem
  • contribute to the care of a client with a chronic health problem
  • follow organisation's workplace health and safety policies
  • gather and use client based observations and information

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to seek registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. Upon successful registration you may find work as an Enrolled Nurse within a diverse range of healthcare settings.

This course is Austudy approved.  To find out more about your eligibility for Austudy contact Centrelink on 13 24 90 or www.centrelink.gov.auCourse details


Industry endorsed

University Pathways

Payment options

Student satisfaction

$15,225 VET Student Loan available


Gold Coast - Southport

Key dates and info


Blended: 18 months, 24 months

Course details


  • Full Fee $19,380
  • Subsidised $15,285
  • Concession $14,056

Student Loan Available

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How to enrol

Apply to TAFE Queensland (TAFEQld)