Certificate IV in Nursing(Enrolled/Division 2 Nursing)

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  • Objectives
    The Certificate IV in Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 Nursing) covers the application of nursing skills and knowledge required to be eligible for enrolment (or registration as a Division 2 Nurse in Victoria) with state and territory nursing authorities.
  • Entry requirements
    All applicants must successfully complete: * An approved short course in Medical Terminology, estimated course fee $150. Text: “Introduction to Medical Terminology Health Care” $70. Dates: 27/11/08; 3/12/08/ & 23/01/09 at the City Campus Bendigo. For enrolment details phone 1300 554 248. * A literacy and numeracy selection test compulsory for all applicants in all modes of delivery. The test which costs $45 is conducted by Vetassess. Test date: 4/12/08. Applications done online at www.vetassesstest.com.au Non-compulsory numeracy classes available for Vetassess preparation, estimated cost $100. Dates: 19/11/08; 26/11/08 & 3/12/08 at the City Campus Bendigo. For enrolment details phone 1300 554 248. Individual Interview: Required for fulltime and parttime modes of delivery Not required for traineeship as the employer selects the candidate. Other Entry Requirements Access to the internet and to a computer necessary.
  • Academic title
    Certificate IV in Nursing(Enrolled/Division 2 Nursing)
  • Course description
    Key Study Areas      

    The units in the Nursing course begin with the study of foundational nursing knowledge and skills encompassed in units such as Occupational Health & Safety, Working in the nursing profession, Basic nursing care, Client assessment and Anatomy & physiology. It then progresses to more complex nursing knowledge and skills over the course of study.

    • Bendigo (City Campus)
    • Workplace Based

    Selection Process    
    • Individual Interview
    • Skills Test

    Up Coming Courses     
    Campus     Start Date     End Date     Attendance Mode
    City Campus     19.01.2009     17.12.2009     Trainee
    City Campus     01.01.2009     31.12.2009     Part Time

    Traineeship Program
    A traineeship program for existing workers will be offered in 2009. Traineeships have an “on the job” and “off the job” component. The program will commence on 19 January 2009, with a two week fulltime (five days per week) study block at BRIT’s City Campus Bendigo, followed by weekly study days (Fridays).  Students will be required to attend two clinical placements of two weeks “off the job” at another health care facility arranged by BRIT.

    You and your employer will need to discuss your eligibility for this program with an Australian Apprenticeship Centre.  For more information on traineeship please access: http://www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au/about/ or contact your local Australian Apprenticeship Centre.

    Employment Opportunities     

    Division 2 nurses can seek employment in a variety of health care settings such as:

        * Acute Care
        * Aged Care
        * Mental Health
        * Rehabilitation
        * Community Health

    Opportunities also exist in remote area nursing.

    Further Study Options    

    Successful completion of this course enables you to articulate into the Diploma of Nursing at Bendigo Regional Institute of Tafe. Diploma units will be offered on a Fee for Service basis in 2009 based on demand. Credit points may be available on application into the Bachelor of Nursing at other higher education institutions.


    You will be assessed as part of this course.

    Packaging Rules    

    Nineteen units must be completed of which 15 are core and 4 electives (prescribed by the Nurses Board of Victoria).

    Typical Course Content     (exact details may be obtained from the teaching centre)
    HLTAP401A      Confirm physical health status
    HLTAP501A      Analyse health information
    HLTEN401A      Work in the nursing profession
    HLTEN403A      Undertake basic client assessment
    HLTEN405A      Implement basic nursing care
    HLTEN406A      Undertake basic wound care
    HLTEN410A      Deliver nursing care to consumers with mental health conditions
    HLTEN414A      Deliver basic nursing care to older clients
    HLTEN415A      Deliver nursing care to acute care clients
    HLTEN502A      Apply effective communication skills in nursing practice
    HLTEN505A      Contribute to the complex nursing care of clients
    HLTEN507A      Administer and monitor medications in the work environment
    HLTEN509A      Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
    HLTEN513A      Implement and monitor nursing care for clients with chronic health problems
    HLTFA301B      Apply first aid
    HLTHIR403B    Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
    HLTHIR404B    Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
    HLTIN301A      Comply with infection control policies and procedures in health work
    HLTOHS300A   Contribute to OHS processes

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