HLT64121 Advanced Diploma of Nursing (Aged Care and Individual Support)

This qualification reflects the role of enrolled nurses with advanced skills who work in a specialised area of nursing practice under the direct or indirect supervision of a registered nurse.

Enrolled nurses integrate and adapt specialised, technical, and theoretical knowledge to address a diverse range of clinical situations and challenges in their area of specialisation. They contribute to the continuous improvement of clinical practice using research and participation in broader organisational quality processes. Enrolled nurses retain responsibility for their own actions while remaining accountable to the registered nurse for all delegated functions.

Note that the scope of practice for this job role is determined by state and territory legislative requirements and the policies and procedures of the employing organisation. Users of this qualification must refer to those instruments in the development of training and assessment strategies.

Course code HLT64121
Start date View Intake Dates
Delivery mode Blended delivery: Face to face training, Virtual Classroom ( Zoom) and Practical simulation.
Duration Domestic: 1.5 – 2 Years

International: 1.5 – 2 Years (All the courses for International students are run over 2.5 days for a minimum of 20 hours per week)


** Please note: Duration may vary depending on the cohort and industry requirements.

Nationally Recognised Training

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who are currently working in Australia as an enrolled nurse and hold current registration as an enrolled nurse without notation with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au


Training and assessments are conducted in English. Applicants must possess sound written and oral English skills. You will be required to complete a Pre-training and Language Literacy and Numeracy Assessment. For inquiries regarding additional requirements, international and domestic students are encouraged to reach out to us either by phone at 13 13 89 or +61 3 9450 0500, or by visiting contact page.

A current Police Check and Working with Children Check are required before the commencement of practical placements for those specific courses which include practical placement component.

Training Package

There are no pre-requisites or co-requisite requirements for this qualification as per the Health Training Package.

This qualification does not require any previous experience or qualifications. There are no training qualification pre-requisites or qualification eligibility requirements.

Students will be advised of further vocational and higher education pathways and articulation into concurrent or higher levels of training during the pre-training review and enrolment, and throughout delivery of the course.

Students are also provided with advice on employment and training options throughout the delivery of the program.

While ETEA may not offer all the qualifications indicated within a pathway, the organisation advises relevant progression that may be attained such as:

  • Bachelor of Nursing as a pathway to registration as a Registered Nurse

If the course is not completed, a ‘Statement of Attainment’ is issued for the successful achievement of units of competency, where appropriate skills have been demonstrated, and requirements met.

ETEA utilizes a range of assessment methods to assess student skills and competencies.

These are:

  • Question and answer/written assessment tasks.
  • Role play/practical demonstration and observation of skills
  • Practical demonstration and observation of skills in a simulated environment
  • Practical demonstration and observation of skills in a workplace environment

Assessment will be either a Recognition of Prior Learning pathway or a Training and Assessment pathway. For a Training and Assessment pathway, participants are advised of the assessment requirements at the start of each training session. Students not achieving competency in any of the assessments will be required to undertake another assessment under the terms and conditions of ETEA’s reassessment policy.

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You can apply for recognition of prior learning, academic credit and work experience towards this qualification. During the course of your life you will develop a wide range of skills and knowledge. Through work, volunteer roles, family commitments and various tasks undertaken in everyday life, you are building up a bank of knowledge. The evidence of these skills and knowledge accumulated can be used to help you gain a qualification.

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Credit Transfer

Please note: dates are subject to change due to holidays and availability.

If the dates provided do not suit, please contact us at 13 13 89 or +61 3 9450 0500 via phone, or through our contact page, as we will accommodate dates to suit student’s needs.

Intake Dates For 2024
International Students  8th 15th 15th 7th
Domestic Students Please call us on 131389 or +61 03 94500500 for the intake Dates


Intake Dates For 2025
International Students  6th 21st 14th 6th
Domestic Students Please call us on 131389 or +61 03 94500500 for the intake Dates


Intake Dates For 2026
International Students  5th 20th 13th 5th
Domestic Students Please call us on 131389 or +61 03 94500500 for the intake Dates

To be awarded this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in 10 units

3 core and 7 elective units.

(NB: Elective units may vary by state and are subject to change to meet client and industry requirements)


Unit Code Unit Name
HLTENN052 Provide advanced clinical assessment
HLTENN065 Research and report on nursing trends and practice
HLTENN066 Contribute to quality improvement for advancement of clinical practice
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCSM002 Implement case management practice
CHCDIS010 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
HLTENN061 Apply nursing practice in contemporary aged care settings
HLTENN062 Implement and monitor care of a person with a stoma
HLTHPS008 Provide clinical mentoring in the work environment
HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety


** Please note: electives may vary by state and are subject to change to meet client and industry requirements.