Diploma of Nursing
2024 info sessions

Diploma of Nursing

2024 info sessions
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The Diploma of Nursing at South West TAFE will give you the skills and knowledge to become an enrolled nurse and work in a variety of healthcare settings in the booming healthcare sector.

The next intake for the Diploma of Nursing is February 2024 at both our Warrnambool and Hamilton campuses.

An information session is the first step to applying to study nursing in 2024

If you are interested in applying to study the Diploma of Nursing to start in 2024 in Warrnambool or Hamilton, you’ll need to attend an upcoming information session. These information sessions cover everything you need to know about nursing studies, and are a mandatory first step to applying for this course.

You will have the opportunity to meet our teachers and have all your questions answered. You’ll gain an insight into nursing and specific details of the course, along with hours of study, placement and pathway opportunities and how to start your application to study with SWTAFE.

Register below for an information session

Warrnambool campus
Tuesday 16 January
Sessions at 12.30pm and 5.30pm
Click here to register

Virtual session via Zoom
Wednesday 17 January
Sessions at 12.30pm and 5.30pm
Click here to register

Hamilton campus
Thursday 18 January
Anytime between 12pm and 4pm
Click here to register

​New Hamilton cadetship program on offer in 2024

South West TAFE has partnered with Western District Health Service (WDHS) in Hamilton to offer a new cadetship program where you can combine employment and study.
This provides our nursing students with excellent learning opportunities gaining practical clinical experience and skills gained from working in a hospital environment, as well as in-class theory and practice - for better skills and understanding.

The cadetship provides:

  • Three days study for the Diploma of Nursing HLT54121 at our Hamilton Campus
  • The opportunity to be employed for two days in a WDHS aged care facility as a Cadet whilst undertaking study
  • An assured interview for an ongoing position at WDHS as an Enrolled Nurse at the completion of the course.

What you’ll study:

The Diploma of Nursing HLT54121 is made up of 25 units of study. These units cover the broad spectrum of learning required for a medication and intravenous endorsed Enrolled Nurse. You will gain the skills and knowledge required to work as a safe and competent Enrolled Nurse in any health care setting ranging from aged care to acute hospital settings. You will learn how to link your theory to practice, going from a classroom setting to the simulation lab and clinical placement. On completion of the Diploma of Nursing, you will be eligible to register with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) which will enable you to work as an
Enrolled Nurse in Australia.

The first step to a cadetship:

Only those who have been accepted to commence studying, or are currently studying, with SWTAFE in the Diploma of Nursing will be eligible to be interviewed by Western District Health Service for a position under this program.

Attend an information session to find out more.