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Certificate IV in Nursing (Division 2 Nursing)

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  • Objectives
    This qualification covers the application of nursing skills and knowledge required to be eligible for registration as a Division 2 Nurse in the state of Victoria. Those seeking careers as Division 2 Nurses should enjoy working with people.
  • Entry requirements
    Year 12 (VCE) Police Check
  • Academic Title
    Certificate IV in Nursing (Division 2 Nursing)
  • Course description
    Course Outline
    This qualification covers the application of nursing skills and knowledge required to be eligible for registration as a Division 2 Nurse in the state of Victoria. Those seeking careers as Division 2 Nurses should enjoy working with people.

    Campuses
    Berwick, Frankston

    Study Mode
    Full-time, part-time

    Duration and Commencement Dates
    Full-time: Berwick, Frankston
    Part-time: Berwick, Frankston

    Entrance Requirements
    Applicants may apply for entry under the mature age entry category or the VCE entry category.
    Apply in August (for February intake) and in February (for July intake).

    Selection Criteria
    • Compulsory attendance at information night and completion of pre-entry test (numeracy and literacy) now at a cost of $45.00 to VETASSESS.
    • Applicants are notified by mail whether they have met the minimum entrance requirements.
    • Police check and proof of Hepatitis B immunisation status must be provided.
    • Curriculum Vitae is required.
    • Working With Children Check is required.

    Application Procedure
    Direct to Health and Aged Care.

    Study Areas
    The Nursing course is a training package hence each module has a classroom component, a clinical placement component and several will also have a clinical laboratory component. The student must pass every aspect of the course to be a successful graduate. The training package is 1018 hours in total and 320 hours are required for the clinical component as required by the Victorian Nurses Board for registration.

    Nineteen (19) competency units are required for this qualification. Chisholm Institute has structured the course with the following 14 compulsory units and 5 elective units:

    HLTEN401A Work in the nursing profession – 90 hours
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to practice as a nursing professional with clients across the lifespan in a range of health care environments, such as acute care, community care, mental health, aged care, medical/surgical.

    HLTIN301A Comply with infection control policies and procedures in health work - 20 hours
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to comply with infection control policies and procedures. It 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 person.

    HLTOHS300A Contribute to OHS processes – 20 hours
    This unit specifies the workplace performance required by an employee to contribute to OH&S processes where there is responsibility for own work outputs and possibly limited responsibility for the work output of others.

    HLTHIR404B Work effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – 20 hours
    This unit describes the communication and work practice skills and knowledge required to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the health industry context. It deals specifically with cross-cultural awareness and issues involving working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, organisations and communities

    HLTHIR403B Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers – 20 hours
    This unit deals with cultural awareness required for effective communication and co-operation with persons of diverse cultures

    HLTAP401A Confirm physical health status – 90 hours
    This unit of competency describes a detailed level of knowledge of anatomy and physiology required to confirm physical health status.

    HLTEN403A Undertake basic client assessment – 30 hours
    This competency unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake a nursing assessment using a lifespan approach

    HLTEN405A Implement basic nursing care – 90 hours
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the nursing care of clients in a range of health environments.

    HLTEN406A Undertake basic wound care – 30 hours
    This unit involves the principles of infection prevention, in relation to wound care processes in a variety of health care contexts

    HLTEN410A Deliver nursing care to consumers with mental health conditions – 50 hours
    This competency unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the nursing care and management of consumers with mental health conditions. It focuses on the roles and responsibilities of the Registered Division 2 Nurse within the mental health team, and on the nursing management of the consumer with a mental illness.

    HLTEN509A Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice – 30 hours
    This unit of competency describes the skills an knowledge required for a Registered Division 2 Nurse to perform within the legal and ethical parameters of professional practice, supporting client rights and meeting duty of care requirements.

    HLTEN415A Deliver basic nursing care to older clients – 70 hours
    This competency unit describes the skills and knowledge required for the Registered Division 2 Nurse to perform basic nursing interventions to support the health care needs of the older person in any environment.

    HLTEN415A Deliver nursing care to acute care clients – 50 hours
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required for Registered Division 2 Nurses in contributing to the care of a person with an acute health problem.

    HLTFA301B Apply first aid – 18 hours
    This unit of competency describes the skills and 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 assistance.

    Electives
    Medication skill mix
    HLTAP501A Analyse health information – 30 hours
    This unit of competency describes the application of in-depth level of knowledge of anatomy and physiology required to analyse available health information in relation to specific services to be provided.

    HLTEN502A Apply effective communication skills in nursing practice – 40 hours
    This competency unit describes the skills and knowledge required for effective communication in complex communication

    HLTEN507A Administer and monitor medications in the work environment – 180 hours
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required of Registered Division 2 Nurses to administer and monitor medications and evaluate their effectiveness for clients within a health environment.

    HLTEN505A Contribute to the complex nursing care of clients – 90 hours
    This competency unit describes the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to providing nursing care for clients with complex needs.

    HLTEN513A Implement and monitor nursing care for clients with chronic health problems – 50 hours
    This unit of competency describes the skills an knowledge required in contributing to the care of the client with a chronic illness by performing nursing interventions that support the client’s needs and assist in maintaining an optimal lifestyle.

    First Aid Level 2 and Medical Terminology are prerequistes.

    Compulsory test remains
    Assessment
    Examinations, classroom presentations, practical laboratory assessment, assignments, nursing care plans, workbooks (reports), clinical assessment.

    Features
    Exclusive clinical laboratory days for practical skills. Inbuilt tutorial program to assist students with assignment writing, presentations, preparation for study and tests.

    Career Opportunities
    Acute Care Provider, Aged Care Facilities, Community and Health Care Worker, Nurse – general, Psychiatric Centres, Rehabilitation Centres

    Further Study
    Graduates receive credit for several modules of degree level nursing courses which varies with universities. Currently Monash University will give graduates six months exemption in first year RN Division 1.

    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)/RCC
    There is an opportunity to apply for recognition to be given for:
    • Previous study
    • Knowledge
    • And/or skills resulting from work or life experience relevant to the course
    Contact the department for further details

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