The VCAL Nursing program provides students with the opportunity to begin their nursing training and complete their senior secondary education. The course is a VCAL Senior only so students will be studying at the Year 12 level. Students begin the Certificate IV in Nursing (Division 2 Nursing) as part of their Year 12 and complete their nursing qualification the following year. The course provides the appropriate skills, knowledge and understanding for people who wish to work as Division Two registered nurses in hospitals and community services. Those seeking careers as Division Two nurses should enjoy working with people in a range of health settings. They will
provide patient care with supervision by Division One registered nurses.
Students are required to satisfactorily complete an entrance test to gain a place in this course.
Completed Yr 11
VET assess pass
During the program you will need to obtain a police check and working with children
Literacy, Numeracy evaluation and interview
Students must successfully complete the selection criteria
How do I Apply?
Apply directly to Chisholm
Is There An Interview?
Applicants will be interviewed
Maths, communications, personal development skills, employment skills and selected industry specific subjects in the Certificate IV in Nursing
Subjects / Modules
HLTEN401A Work in the nursing profession
HLTIN301A Comply with infection control policies and procedures in health work
HLTOHS300A Contribute to OHS process
HLTHIR404B work effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
HLTHIR403B Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
HLTAP401A Confirm physical health status
HLTEN403A Undertake basic client assessment
HLTEN405A Implement basic nursing care
HLTEN406A Undertake basic wound care
HLTEN401A Deliver nursing care to consumers with mental health conditions
HLTEN509A Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
HLTEN414A Deliver basic nursing care to older clients
HLTEN415A Deliver nursing care to acute care clients
HLTFA301B Apply first aid
HLTAP501A Analyse health information
HLTEN502A Apply effective communication skills in nursing practice
HLTEN507A Administer and monitor medication in the work environment
HLTEN505A Contribute to the complex nursing of clients
HLTEN513 Implement and monitor nursing care for clients with chronic health problems
ONLY SOME OF THESE MODULES WILL BE DELIVERED IN THE SENIOR VCAL PROGRAM, THE
REMAINING MODULES WILL NEED TO BE COMPLETED IN THE FOLLOWING YEAR.
NUM021 Numeracy Skills Module
This module aims to builds student’s confidence to explore mathematics beyond its familiar and everyday use. Students will develop mathematics skills that are both important in their industry area of choice, create strong pathways into further study and increase their general confidence in this subject. The mathematics covered includes measurement, graphs and statistics, use of maps and directions and an understanding of the use of formulas and other problem solving strategies.
LIT022 Oral Communication Module
Oral Communication skills are an important part of all subject areas. The VCAL program allows for
communication skills to be built into every aspect of a student's program in order to develop the skills they will need for employment and further study as well as for general confidence. The Oral Communication module
• Practise job interviews
• Speaking with industry employers
• Working in teams
• Presentation skills
• Inspirational and informative speakers
LIT021 Literacy Skills Module
Building general reading and writing skills is an important part of VCAL. Literacy classes are developed around student’s vocational and personal interests. Vocational (industry) and literacy teachers work together to create a program that involves and engages a student on many levels. They will work on workplace documents, reports, resumes, communication skills and more.
PDS021 Personal Development Skills Module
The Personal Development Skills module is about developing each student’s skills, knowledge and attitudes towards one another and their community. Examples include leadership, team building and community projects using a broad range of engaging activities.
WRS022 Work Related Skills Module
The module is designed to
• Development key employability skills such as good communication skills, teamwork, using initiative, problem solving, planning and organising
• Give students the opportunity to experience relevant work placement in industry
Berwick TEC also offers students an edge when seeking employment by offering additional industry relevant qualifications and training. These include First Aid and Course in Construction card where applicable.
To be advised
(Concessions on tuition fees may be available to holders of valid Centrelink Benefits Cards unless otherwise stated.)
Once you have finished your Senior VCAL, you will need to complete the remaining Certificate IV Nursing modules. On successful completion of your Certificate IV Nursing you will be able to apply to the Nurses Board of Victoria (NBV) for registration as a Registered Nurse Division 2.
Communication Self Management
Team Work Using Technology
Learning new skills Using initiative
Planning and organising Solving problems
Further Options (& Articulation)
Diploma of Nursing
Where applicants can show evidence of prior qualification or experience in a related field, they may apply for skills recognition (Recognition of Prior Learning).
There is an opportunity to apply for recognition to be given for:
• Previous study
• Skills resulting from work or life experience relevant to the course.
Support is available to students in a range of areas including Study Skills, Personal Counselling, Careers Advice and Disability Support. Contact Student Advisory Services for more details.