Diploma of Enrolled Nursing (Partial)
Nurses make a real difference to the comfort and care of patients every day. The job
offers diversity, challenge and opportunities to work in interesting fields such as
private or public hospitals, nursing homes, GP clinics, immunisation clinics, schools,
cruise ships, prisons, and community health clinics and in research positions.
The Enrolled Nurse qualification is recognised in all states of Australia.
Nurses enjoy eight weeks holiday per year due to their shift work arrangements. Shift
work also means generous penalty rates for afternoon, night and weekend duty.
West Coast Institute of Training offers a program for Year 11 and 12 students.
Students in Year 11 attend classes for 1 day per week, over a 15 week period.
Students in Year 12 attend classes for 1 day per week for 15 weeks.
The following year students study fulltime on campus.
West Coast Institute of Training works in partnership with many health services to
enable students to attend practical placements and Graduate Enrolled Nurse
Programs are provided by all the major hospitals in WA. About 90% of our graduates
are offered graduate programs prior to completion of the course.
Training is nationally recognised and with a massive shortage of nurses, graduates
will never be short of work opportunities.
Enrolled Nurses work under the supervision of a Registered Nurse and are
accountable for the care they give. Duties may include: personal hygiene care for
patients, monitoring a patient’s vital signs, wound dressings, administration of
medications, admission and discharge of patients, assisting in theatre, reporting, and
documentation and assisting the doctor in medical procedures.
The Enrolled Nurse has plenty of opportunity to pursue further study, once
graduated,in many different nursing specialties, such as Paediatrics, Acute Care,
Theatre and Mental Health and can gain an Advanced Diploma.
Upon completion of the Diploma of Enrolled Nursing, graduates can also apply to
University to convert to a Registered Nurse qualification, with one year of this three
year degree credited.
Qualification Title: HLT51607 Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 Nursing)
To successfully attain this qualification candidates are required to complete 26 units in
total. 21 are compulsory and 5 are electives. The units planned to be offered through
the CareerLink program over a two year period would equate to eight units of
2011 Planned Units of Competency
Unit Name Descriptor Code Nominal
Promote positive health This unit of competency describes the skills and HLTEN413A 30
outcomes knowledge required to promote a positive healthy
lifestyle by developing health promotional strategies to
educate clients in the promotion of a healthy lifestyle.
Contribute to OH&S This unit specifies the workplace performance required HLTOHS300A 30
processes in the health by an employee to contribute to OHS processes where
industry there is responsibility for own work outputs and
possibly limited responsibility for the work output of
Comply with infection This unit of competency describes the skills and HLTIN301B 30
control policies and knowledge required for workers to comply with
procedures infection control policies and procedures. All
procedures must be carried out in accordance with
current infection control guidelines, Australian and New
Zealand Standards for maintaining infection control
and the policies and procedures of the organisation.
This unit acknowledges the importance of complying
with an effective infection control strategy that ensures
the safety of the client (or end-user of health-related
products/services), maintains personal protection and
prevents the transmission of infections from person to
All tasks must be carried out in accordance with State
or Territory legislative requirements that affect work
practices of the organisation and/or worker.
Apply first aid This unit of competency describes the skills and HLTFA301B 20
knowledge required to provide first aid response, life
support, management of casualty(s), the incident and
other first aiders, until the arrival of medical or other