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Diploma of Nursing Further Info

Further information for the Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115)

Do you have further questions regarding the Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115)? Check the information below to answer your questions.

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When you undertake the Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115) with Swinburne Online, you will be required to pay for additional expenses to complete your course:

  • Clinical placement uniform 
  • Nursing equipment
  • Textbooks and learning materials for the duration of your course
  • Valid Working with Children Check
  • Valid National Police Check
  • Immunisations prior to beginning your clinical placement
  • Travel costs to and from your on-campus residential blocks
  • Travel costs to and from your clinical placement
  • Administration and graduation costs

Please note that expenses are subject to change, and are indicative only.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I receive practical experience during the Diploma of Nursing?

Yes. The Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115) includes compulsory placements giving you invaluable industry exposure in various community heathcare settings.

Will my studies be completely online?

No. You will complete the knowledge component of the unit online, but will be required to attend on-campus units and practical placement units.

Will Swinburne Online assist me in finding a placement?

Yes. You will be assisted in finding a placement to undertake the required placement hours as a part of the course.

Where can I complete the First Aid Certificate?

You can complete your First Aid Certificate through Swinburne Professional. Other options, including St John Ambulance Australia, are also available.

How long will the course take to complete?

The Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115) consists of 25 units completed over 2 years.