HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing – Victoria

Step 1

Before you apply please ensure that you have read the important information about the VET Student Entry Procedure, accessed the Student Handbook which includes access to course fees  and  the Policies and Procedures section where you can find information about Refunds and the College Grievance Complaints and Appeals policies and procedures, RPL procedures any additional requirements detailed below.

Step 2

Review the available dates and locations of your preferred course, complete the online application form.

Step 3

If required, book and attend a Literacy, Writing and Numeracy Refresher Class.

Step 4

We will contact you within 24-48 hours to discuss next steps, in the meantime, please begin collating the documentation required to finalise your application. You will be asked to supply:

  • Photo ID i.e. Australian licence or passport
  • Evidence of your citizenship i.e. Australian birth certificate, passport or naturalisation certificate
  • Evidence of previous qualifications (if applicable)
  • National Police Record and Working With Children Checks (if available)

You can send copies of these documents in to us via email at info.hsa@navitas.com or mail to Navitas Health Skills Australia, Level 13, 255 Elizabeth Street, NSW 2000.

Copies need to be provided to us prior to receiving an offer of enrolment. Your originals must also be presented at Enrolment & Orientation Day.

Click here to complete the online application form


Pre-Training Review

As part of Health Skills Australia’s (HSA) commitment to provide students with high quality training that meets their needs, you will undertake in a pre-training review as part of the enrolment process.

The pre training review ensures that HSA:

  • Understands your objectives and reasons for undertaking this course
  • Explores your current competencies and provides opportunities for these to be assessed through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), or Credit Transfer (CT)
  • Determines your eligibility for any fee concession

As part of the pre-training review your language, literacy and numeracy assessment will be discussed to determine your learning support needs.  Our pre-training review ensures you get the maximum outcomes and benefits from the course you are enrolling in, according to your career aspirations, learning objectives and skill level.

National Police Record & Working With Children Checks

To help you gain real life experience throughout the course, 400 hours of supervised clinical placement must be completed in a range of health care environments. As a condition of enrolment and attending placement, you need to obtain current National Police Record and Working with Children Checks. A current National Police Record is required for each calendar year you are enrolled.  For further information about clinical practicum documentation click here

To Obtain Your Police Check

Successful candidates will be sent a link to complete an online Police Check application form via Fit2Work once students are enrolled in the clinical placement management site(Clinical Placement Central). 

Please Note: If a disclosable court outcome or positive finding is returned on either of these checks, you may be unable to proceed with the course.


To Obtain Your Working with Children Check

  • Visit your local post office where forms are available.  
  • Insert all of your personal details
  • In section D, insert 48 as the 1st code number and select Volunteer.
  • In section E, select ‘I WILL be doing child-related work’.
  • The name of the primary organisation is Health Skills Australia.
  • The postal address is the campus that you are studying at either 184 Whitehorse Road, Blackburn, 3130 or Level 3, 206 Bourke Street, Melbourne, 3000
  • The organisation contact phone number is 1300 306 886.

Immunisation & Vaccinations

All students with clinical practicum requirements are required to have up to date immunisations as a condition of enrolment to attend  clinical practicums. Further instructions will be provided during enrolment and orientation sessions.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer (CT)

RPL and CT is a process to acknowledge your previous achievements of competencies or learning outcomes that may count towards your qualification.

RPL provides credit for relevant skills, knowledge and experience gained through working and learning, as well as formal and informal training.

CT is a process that provides credit for a unit of competency previously achieved.

Applications for RPL need to be received by the RPL assessor 3 weeks prior to the start of the term of study. If you intend on applying for RPL:

  1. Complete all sections of the RPL Application Form.
  2. Collate copies of all required documents to use as evidence of your prior learning/experience and attach them with your application.
  3. Submit these via email to hsa.rpl.vic@navitas.com.
  4. There is a fee for each successful unit of competency RPL assessment.

Applications for CT can be made up until the start of term. If you intend on applying for CT:

  1. Complete the Application for Credit Form and submit with certified copies of your transcript or statement of attainment to Student Administration.