Tuition FEE: $0* for eligible funded applicants

The student contribution fee is comparable to free TAFE


Diploma of Nursing

The Diploma of Nursing at Mayfield Education is a nationally recognised qualification approved by Australian Nursing & Midwifery Council (ANMAC) and Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). The qualification has been developed in consultation with leading industry partners. It prepares students with the essential knowledge and skills that can lead to enrolled nursing registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA).

By successfully completing a Diploma of Nursing qualification with Mayfield you can gain the skills and knowledge to pursue a rewarding career as an enrolled nurse in a variety of health care settings.

Take this course with a monthly payment plan!

Subject to availability.


Diploma of Nursing (HLT54121)

Start Date

14 Aug 2023 (Intake 3)


Program Length

20 months


2-10 Camberwell Road
Hawthorn East VIC 3123


Study Mode

Classes 2 days a week. Some online learning. Clinical placement.



Course Overview

If you’re passionate about caring for others our Diploma of Nursing can lead you towards a rewarding career in healthcare.

Our Diploma of Nursing qualification reflects the role of an enrolled nurse working under the direct or indirect supervision of a registered nurse. During this course you gain the skills and knowledge required to provide nursing care for people across the health sector and at all stages of life.

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Course Details

Entry Criteria

Students entering the course must meet the required entry criteria, educational standards and administrative requirements as per Mayfield Education’s Student Entry and Administration Policy and Procedure.

Applicants must:

  • Be 18 years of age or over.
  • Have declared any pre-existing medical or other conditions which may impact on their ability to undertake the course and obtain gainful employment in the vocational area of choice as an enrolled nurse.
  • Have a current email address and mobile phone number for contact and communication.
  • Have basic computer skills and access to a personal computer device including internet to enable connectivity with learning resources.
  • Have COVID 19 vaccination history.
  • Be able to provide the below checks at least 8 weeks prior to the first clinical placement:
    • A current and clear National Police Check.
    • A current and clear Working with Children Check.
    • Healthcare category A immunisation record including flu vaccination.

Enrolment Process:

  1. Attend a information session that informs the nature of the course and the work related to the vocational course including its physical and psychological rigor.
  2. Submit a course application form through our website or via email, post or in person.
  3. Submit a pre course assessment via Language, Literacy & Numeracy (LNN) robot.
  4. Provide evidence of meeting at least one of the three Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) English language skills registration requirements. The English language requirements form is available online.
  5. Attend a 1:1 pre course interview to confirm an adequate command of English comprehension and verbal articulation online or in-person.
Training Program

Total number of units = 25
20 core units
5 elective units

Core Units

HLTAAP002 Confirm Physical Health Status
HLTINF006 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
HLTENN035 Practice nursing within the Australian health care system
HLTENN036 Apply communication skills in nursing practice
HLTENN037 Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care
HLTENN038 Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans
HLTENN041 Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
HLTENN045 Implement and monitor care of the older person
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
HLTAAP003 Analyse and respond to client health information
HLTENN040 Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy
HLTENN042 Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions
HLTENN044 Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health conditions
HLTENN047 Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting
HLTENN039 Apply principles of wound management
HLTENN043 Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health conditions
HLTENN068 Provide end of life care and a palliative approach in nursing practice

Elective Units

HLTAID011 Provide First Aid 
BSBPEF402 Develop personal work priorities
HLTENN057 Contribute to the nursing care of a person with diabetes 
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice 
HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment 

Classes run 2 days a week in person at Mayfield Education.

There will be some online learning as directed for each unit.

Mandatory 400 hours of clinical placement across a variety of health care settings in Victoria. To participate in clinical placement students will be required to provide current clear police check, clear Working with Children’s Check and immunisation records (students will need to fulfill any additional requirements requested by the placement host).

Intake Dates

Intake 3 2023

  • Commencement date: 14 August, 2023
  • Days of attendance in person at Mayfield Education:
    Tuesdays and Thursdays
    (Please Note: An additional day will be allocated on the timetable if a public holiday will falls on any of the above days).

Students are assessed against specific performance criteria for each unit of study in a variety of ways.

Some examples include question/answers, journal writing, case studies, group presentations, assignments, role play, online learning, self-paced learning packages, multiple choice questions and practical/simulation examples.


Graduates of our Diploma of Nursing will receive a nationally recognised qualification.

Graduates with this qualification are eligible to apply for registration with the Australian Health Professionals Registration Authority (AHPRA) as an Enrolled Nurse.

Learning Pathway

Student may be eligible for recognition of prior learning when applying for the Bachelor of Nursing.

Some of the units completed assist in the upgrade courses leading to Advanced Diploma.


Government funded* applicant

Tuition Fee: $0*
(Government funding: Skills First subsidy *$9.75/hour)

Student Contribution Estimate Fee: $4,340
(Includes: Course Material Fees: $900, Course Retained Items: $ 2,800, Student Service Fee: $ 350, Course Education Levy: $290)

Initial Course Deposit via electronic Transfer: $250

Monthly Direct Debit Instalment Payment Plan: Available
Complete direct debit form

Full Fee applicant

Tuition Fee: $26,000

Student Total Course Estimate: $30,340
(Inclusions: Course Material Fees: $900, Course Retained Items: $2,800, Student Service Fee: $350, Course Education Levy: $290)

Initial Course Deposit via electronic Transfer: $440

Monthly Direct Debit Instalment Payment Plan: Available
Complete direct debit form


The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Fees are indicative, may subject to change of government policy and this may occur during the course.

Fee instalment plan is available.

* Government funding eligibility criteria applied.

Book An Information Session

Information Session Information sessions for this course are coming soon. Let us know if you would like us to contact you with updates.


Ready to enrol for the course?

STEP 1: Attend the information session

STEP 2: Submit a course application form through our website or via email, post or in person