HLT64115 Advanced Diploma of Nursing (Mental Health)

This qualification reflects the role of enrolled nurses with advanced skills who work in a specialised area of nursing practice. At this level, 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/ Midwife 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.

N.B: This qualification is for domestic students only

 

Course code HLT64115
Start date Contact us to find out the next available date
Delivery mode Classroom delivery: Face to face training and Practical Placement.
Duration Domestic: 26 weeks
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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

RTO requirements

Domestic students

Training and assessments are conducted in English. Applicants must possess sound written and spoken English skills. You will be required to complete a Language Literacy, Numeracy test paper as part of an enrolment interview.

  • Applicants are required to attend a Pre- Training Interview as part of the enrolment process
  • Training and assessments are conducted in English.
  • Applicants must possess sound written and spoken English skills.
  • Applicants may be required to complete a Language, literacy and numeracy test paper as part of a selection interview.
  • Obtain a valid Police Check (required for practical placement purposes) and Working with Children Check if required

Some assessment tasks are completed using a computer and internet, and it is recommended that students have these available before or at enrolment.

Training Package

There are no pre-requisite or any other training package entry requirements to enrol in this course.

For Domestic students, it is recommended this programme be scheduled to be delivered over 26 weeks in total.
For International students the duration is 36 weeks.

I.e. 8 hours/day @ 2 days a week for 24 weeks followed by 2 week (80 hours) Clinical placement

** Please note: duration in weeks may vary dependent upon the amount of contact days per week.

Pathway from qualification

The Advanced Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing) enables you to formalise existing skills and knowledge from specialised areas:

3 core units
Specialisation pathways – 7 electives per Specialisation
Acute care Aged Care and individual support Critical care Mental health Perioperative Renal care Rural and Remote

This qualification reflects the role of enrolled nurses with advanced skills who work in a specialised area of nursing practice. At this level, 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/Midwife 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.

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

3 core units plus
7 elective units, of which:

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

Unit Code Unit Name
Core
HLTENN020 Conduct clinical assessments
HLTENN033 Research and report on nursing trends and practice
HLTENN034 Contribute to the improvement of clinical practice
Electives
Electives will be chosen to suit the chosen specialisation relevant to the work outcomes
HLTENN007 Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy
HLTENN023 Apply nursing practice in the respiratory care setting
HLTENN024 Apply nursing practice in the cardiovascular care setting
HLTENN010 Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice
HLTENN025 Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes
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
HLTENN029 Apply nursing practice in contemporary aged care settings
HLTENN016 Apply nursing practice in the emergency care setting
HLTENN021 Apply nursing practice in the critical care setting
CHCMHS005 Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other
drugs issues
CHCMHS006 Facilitate the recovery process with the person, family and carers
HLTENN031 Apply nursing practice in contemporary mental health care settings
CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations
CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
HLTENN026 Apply nursing practice in the perioperative care setting
HLTINF003 Implement and monitor infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTRNL001 Support a person with chronic kidney disease
HLTRNL002 Provide care and support to a person undergoing renal replacement therapy
CHCMHS005 Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other
drugs issues
HLTENN032 Apply nursing practice in the rural and remote setting
HLTENN014 Contribute to maternal and infant health care
HLTAID007 Perform advanced resuscitation
CHCDIS009 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach

 

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

ETEA uses a range of assessment methods which may include:

  • Written assessment (open book)
  • Projects
  • Case study
  • Observation

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.

Work based training

The Work based training component is one of the methodologies of assessments.

The nature of this occupation within the industry makes it important to embed Work based component as a part of assessment. As at a practical work level the occupation clusters all skills, it is important that all units are assessed.

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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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